Phone: 203-413 6755 E-mail: ksepka[at] ksepkalab@twitter

Phone: 203-413 6755

E-mail: ksepka[at]


Dr. Daniel T. Ksepka

Museums are my home, and I am broadly interested in building natural history collections, museum-based outreach and education, and presenting compelling topics in exhibitions.  My research centers on the evolution of birds, with particular interests in phylogeny, divergence dating, and the transition to wing-propelled diving in penguins. 


  • PhD, Columbia University (2007)
  • MS, Columbia University (2005)
  • BS, Rutgers University (2002)


  • Curator, Bruce Museum


  • Research Associate, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Research Associate, Field Museum of Natural History
  • Research Associate, American Museum of Natural History
  • Assistant Research Professor, University of Connecticut