Richard Lupia completed his Bachelor of Arts in Biology, with a minor in Geology, at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1991. Rick Lupia received both his Masters of Science and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois under Dr. Peter R. Crane. He earned his Ph.D. in 1997 for his dissertation entitled “Palynological Record of the Cretaceous Angiosperm Radiation: Diversity, Abundance and Morphological Patterns.”
Lupia worked as an adjunct interim curator while a postdoctoral researcher in Paleobotany at The Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois, United States from 1997-1999 before accepting the position as Assistant Curator of Paleobotany and Micropaleontology at the Sam Noble Museum and Assistant Professor of Geology in the School of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, United States. He was promoted to Associate Curator/Associate Professor in 2006.
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