Carrie Schweitzer

Carrie Schweitzer

Earth Sciences
Office Hours:
By appointment; Stark Campus Office: 023G Science & Nursing, Phone: (330) 244-3303 (on any campus call ext. 5-3303). Kent Campus Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00 - 11:00 am.
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I have conducted field work and museum work in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. I conduct research at the Kent Campus and teach introductory geology courses at the Kent State University Campus at Stark, in North Canton, Ohio.

I have concentrated on the areas of the taxonomy, systematics, and evolution of the fossil decapod crustaceans, the shrimp, lobsters, and crabs. I have worked particularly on the Jurassic, Cretaceous, and Eocene groups, but my work has spanned the full range of the decapod Crustacea. I have also worked on the paleobiogeography and paleoecology of these animals. I have worked on decapod faunas from North America, the Caribbean, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, Asia and eastern Europe.


Ph.D. Applied Geology, Kent State University, 2000, M.S. Geology, Kent State University, 1996, B.A. Biology, Hiram College, 1993


Decapods, Crustacea, Invertebrate Paleontology, Evolution, Taxonomy, Geology


  • Jones, A. R., C. E. Schweitzer, and R. M. Feldmann. 2022. Sexual dimorphism and rare intersex individuals in Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Dakoticancer Rathbun, 1917 (Decapoda: Brachyura: Dakoticancroida). Journal of Crustacean Biology, 42: 1-13
  • Feldmann, R. M., & C. E. Schweitzer. 2022. Unique occurrence of the Miocene Trichopeltarion greggi Dell, 1969 (Decapoda: Brachyura: Trichopeltariidae): potential documentation of maternal care. Journal of Crustacean Biology,42: 1-7
  • Feldmann, R. M., and C. E. Schweitzer. 2022. Illustration of type material of Cretaceous Linuparus spp. (Decapoda: Achelata: Palinuridae) from British Columbia, Canada, and reevaluation of American occurrences of Linuparus. Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil
  • Schweitzer, C. E., R. M. Feldmann & R. Eckert. 2022. Evaluation of extinct members of Asthenognathinae (Decapoda: Brachyura: Varunidae) based on new specimens from the Astoria Formation (Miocene), Oregon, USA. Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum, 49:
  • Feldmann, R. M. & C. E. Schweitzer. 2021. New nephropid lobster (Decapoda: Astacidea) from the late Campanian of California; extending the range of Pacific coastal fossil lobster occurrences. Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana, 73: A241220
  • Schweitzer, C. E., M. Hyžný, and R. M. Feldmann. 2021. New Paleogene and Neogene decapod crustaceans (Axiidea, Brachyura) from Venezuela. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen, 300: 245-266
  • Schweitzer, C. E., H. Karasawa & R. M. Feldmann. 2021. Reevaluation of Thelecarcinus Böhm, 1891 (Decapoda: Brachyura, Raninoida, Paranecrocarcinidae). Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum, 48: 21-25
  • Tang HY, Mychko EV, Feldmann RM, Schweitzer CE, Shaari H, Sone M. Malayacyclus gen. nov., the first Southeast Asian Cyclida (Crustacea) from the Early Carboniferous of Terengganu, Malaysia. Geological Journal. 2021;1–9
  • Schweitzer, C. E., R. M. Feldmann, and H. Karasawa. 2020. Part R, Revised. Volume 1. Systematic descriptions: Superfamily Parthenopoidea. Treatise Online, 131
  • Schweitzer, C. E., R. M. Feldmann, and H. Karasawa. 2020. Part R, Revised. Volume 1. Systematic descriptions: Superfamily Eriphioidea. Treatise Online, 132


Geological Society of America, Paleontological Society (US), Crustacean Society, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Sigma Xi, Palaeontological Society (UK), Paleontological Research Institute


  • Fellow, Paleontological Society, 2018
  • President’s Faculty Excellence Award, Spring 2017
  • Fellow, Geological Society of America, May 2016
  • Outstanding Research and Scholarship Award, Kent State University, 2013
  • AWG (Association of Women Geologists) Distinguished Lecturer, 2011-2015