Carrie Schweitzer

Carrie Schweitzer

Office Hours:
Kent Campus Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9 am – 12 am, or by appointment. Stark Campus Office: 023G Science & Nursing, Phone: (330) 244-3303 (on any campus call ext. 5-3303)
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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


  • Tashman, J. N., R. M. Feldmann, and C. E. Schweitzer. 2019. Morphological variation in the Pennsylvanian horseshoe crab Euproops danae (Meek & Worthen, 1865) (Xiphosurida, Euproopidae) from the lower Mercer Shale, Windber, Pennsylvania, USA. Journal of Cr
  • Feldmann, R.M., C. E. Schweitzer, and G. Phillips. 2019. Paleogene Decapoda (Caridea, Anomura, Axiidea, Brachyuran) from Alabama and Mississippi, USA. Journal of Crustacean Biology
  • Feldmann, R. M., C. E. Schweitzer and G. E. Phillips. 2019. Oligocene pagurized gastropods from the River Bend Formation, North Carolina, USA. Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum, 45: 7-13
  • Schweitzer, C. E., R. M. Feldmann, H. Karasawa, J. Luque, and Francisco J. Vega. 2019. New decapod crustacean (Brachyura, Raninoida) from the Lower Cretaceous Hudspeth Formation of Oregon, USA. Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum, 45: 15-22
  • Feldmann, R. M., and C. E. Schweitzer. 2019. Earliest known sponge crab (Brachyura, Dromiidae) from the Upper Cretaceous Wenonah Formation, New Jersey, USA Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum, 45: 1-6
  • Schweitzer, C. E., W. Santana, A. Pinheiro, and R. M. Feldmann. 2018 (imprint 2019). Redescription and illustration of caridean shrimp from the Cretaceous (Aptian) of Brazil. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 90: 70-75
  • Feldmann, R. M., C. E. Schweitzer, and J. L. Goedert. 2018. A new species of Carcinidae (Portunoidea) and preservation with a complex taphonomic and depositional history, Washington State, USA. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 38: 579-586
  • Sload, A. M., R. M. Feldmann, C. E. Schweitzer, R. W. Portell, and S.K. Donovan. 2018. Decapod crustaceans from the Seroe Domi Formation of Curaçao. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History, 56: 49-82
  • Schweitzer, C. E., R. M. Feldmann, I. Lazăr, G. Schweigert, and O. D. Franţescu. 2018. Decapoda (Anomura; Brachyura) from the Late Jurassic of the Carpathians, Romania. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen, 288: 307-341
  • Jones, W. T., R. M. Feldmann, J. T. Hannibal, C. E. Schweitzer, et al., 2018. Morphology and paleoecology of the oldest lobster-like decapod, Palaeopalaemon newberryi Whitfield, 1880 (Decapoda: Malacostraca). Journal of Crustacean Biology, 2018: 1-13


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