Professor of Paleontology

Kenneth Lacovara’s research is focused on the paleontological reconstruction of Mesozoic Era environments containing the remains of dinosaurs and other vertebrate animals. Over the past decade, he and his students have excavated large sauropod dinosaurs from Late Cretaceous terrestrial deposits in southern Patagonia, Argentina. He is also a member of the Bahariya Dinosaur project, working in the Egyptian Sahara, and collaborates with the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences on the evolution of Cretaceous ornithurine birds from the middle Cretaceous of China. Closer to home, he and his students study the Cretaceous fauna of southern New Jersey, at the newly designated Rowan University Fossil Quarry in Mantua Township, New Jersey.