James Cronin

James (Jim) Cronin

George C. Kent Professor

Current Professional Positions

  • George C. Kent Professor
  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • Louisiana State University
  • 2001-present
  • Subject Matter Editor
  • Ecology
  • 2003-present

Previous Professional Positions


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Diving the Cenotes of the Yucatan
Diving the Cenotes of the Yucatan

I was born in Connecticut but grew up in Central Florida, just a few miles away from one of my favorite places - The Archbold Biological Station in Lake Placid.

I have a wonderful wife, Debbie, of twenty years. She's the designer of this webpage. Our family currently consists of two dogs, Finnigan and Kerwin. Finn is a pure bred Yellow Lab and Kerwin is a rescue.

As with many Floridians, I developed a passion for scuba diving. Over the years, I've logged many dives on coral reefs, in deep water (> 200 feet), and in wrecks along the Florida Coast. I've also done a lot of cave diving in North Florida, the Caribbean and Mexico.

Other recreational activities and interests of mine include:

  • Hiking and Backpacking   

  • Travel   

  • Birding and Herping   

  • Baseball   

  • Caving   

  • Winter Activities