Oct. 10, 2011
Kurt Spearing, assistant professor of biology at Morningside College, is presenting his dissertation research at the Geological Society of America’s annual meeting today in Minneapolis, Minn.
Spearing’s presentation will cover his research on the evolutionary history of saber-toothed cats. Spearing has compared the skeletons of extinct saber-toothed cats and used their characteristics to determine their family tree.
Spearing joined the faculty at Morningside College in the fall of 2010. He has over 10 years of teaching experience at various schools. Spearing is a doctoral candidate in biological sciences at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.
The Geological Society of America is an international organization that promotes and publishes scientific work in all areas of earth sciences.