Steve Rissing

Steve Rissing
Short Bio

Steve Rissing directed the Introductory Biology Program, one of the largest of its kind in the country, at The Ohio State University from 1999-2005. He studied the role of kin selection—and the lack thereof—in starting desert ant colonies. He assisted in development of the Next Generation Science Standards, and state K-12 science standards in Arizona and Ohio. He writes the Biology column for the Columbus Dispatch and is an emeritus professor in OSU’s Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology.