John Morrissey

John MorrisseyProfessor of Biology
Pre-veterinary Advisor

P | 434-381-6190
E | jmorrissey@sbc.edu
O | Guion Science Center | First Floor, 117

B.A., Biology | Hofstra University
M.A., Biology | Hofstra University
Ph.D., Marine Biology and Fisheries | University of Miami

Professor Morrissey, a lifetime member of the American Elasmobranch Society, studies the natural history of sharks, skates and rays, including the description of new species and the investigation of their reproduction, feeding ecology, age and growth, visual adaptations, and more. Specifically, he and his students study a new species of gulper shark from the Cayman Trench (between Jamaica and Cuba), the cownose rays in Chesapeake Bay, and chain catsharks in his lab. He is also the lead author of the bestselling textbook “Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life” published through Jones & Bartlett Learning.