About Leonard R. Brand, PhD

Primary academic pursuits: Research in paleontology, especially taphonomy, the study of how organisms become fossils and the factors that affect their preservation or lack of preservation; teaching courses in Philosophy of Science and Origins, Vertebrate Paleontology, and Mammalogy.  Other classes previously taught include Animal Behavior, Taphonomy, Ichnology, Rocky Mountain Field Geology, and Dinosaur Biology and Fossil Record.

Hobbies and other diversions
: Nature photography, hiking and camping, traveling, boating, carpentry, furniture construction, bird watching, water skiing, music (guitar and trombone), teaching crafts and nature classes or giving talks to Pathfinders (a boy scout-like youth group) and other youth groups.