Ruth O'Leary

  • Overall responsibility for Vertebrate Paleontology (VP) collections
  • Supervisor of the VP Fossil Preparation Lab
  • Management of collections VP staff and preparation lab staff
  • Accessioning of specimens for FARB, Fossil Fish and Fossil Mammal collections
  • Management of Osborn Library and divisional archives
  • Co-manager of the Fossil Mammal collection
  • Director of Building 3A renovation moves
  • Collection database development
  • Website design and maintenance
  • Security, access, and emergency response issues

Division of Paleontology


B.Sc. National University of Ireland, Cork, 1995
M.A. City College of New York, CUNY, 2004


Selected Publications

O'Halloran, J., Smiddy, P., Quishi, X., O'Leary, R., and Hayes, C., 2002. Trends in mute swan lead levels: evidence of grit reducing lead poisoning. Waterbirds, 25: 363-367.

O'Leary, R., 2003. An annotated catalog of the African primate genera Colobus and Procolobus (Cercopithecidae: Colobinae) in the collections of the American Museum of Natural History. American Museum Novitates, 3399: 1-26. Download