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Heads, Sam William

Director & Curator-in-Charge, Center for Paleontology

Address and Contact Information

Forbes Natural History Building
1816 South Oak Street
M/C 652
Champaign, IL  61820-6960


Ph.D. Palaeontology, University of Portsmouth, UK - 2009
B.Sc. (Hons) Palaeobiology & Evolution, University of Portsmouth, UK - 2004

Research Biography

Research Interests

Paleontology, systematics and evolution of terrestrial arthropods, particularly insects.

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of the Linnean Society of London (FLS)
  • Palaeontological Association
  • Paleontological Society
  • International Palaeoentomological Society
  • Illinois State Academy of Science

Selected Service Activities

  • Editor-in-Chief, Kentiana
  • Co-chair, Prairie Research Institute Committee on Collections
  • Illinois Natural History Survey Biological Collections Committee

Selected Publications

A full list of publications is available via

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