Graduate Bulletin

Spring 2018

Doctoral Program in Anthropological Sciences

Distinguished Professors

Fleagle, John G.,1 Distinguished Professor, Ph.D., 1976, Harvard University: Primate and human evolution; primate behavior and ecology; functional morphology; growth and development.

Grine, Frederick E.,2 Distinguished Professor, Ph.D., 1984, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa: Hominid evolution; functional morphology of the masticatory apparatus; diet reconstruction; dental anthropology; mineralized tissues.

Jungers, William L.,1 Distinguished Teaching Professor, Ph.D., 1976, University of Michigan: Primate and human evolution; functional morphology; biomechanics.

Wright, Patricia C.,2 Distinguished Service Professor, Ph.D., 1985, City University of New York: Primate behavior and ecology; rainforest conservation; Madagascar.


Demes, Brigitte,1 Ph.D., 1982, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany: Biomechanics; functional morphology; allometry; primates.

Hicks, David,2 D.Phil., 1973, Oxford University, Great Britain: Politics; ritual; literature; East Timor; Insular Southeast Asia.

Koenig, Andreas,2 Ph.D., 1992, Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany: Primate behavioral ecology; social evolution; reproductive strategies; Asia.

Martin, Lawrence B.,3 Director of TBI, Ph.D., 1983, University of London, Great Britain: Hominoid evolution; enamel thickness; enamel microstructure and development.

O’Leary, Maureen A.,1 Ph.D., 1997, Johns Hopkins University: Origin of primates and anthropoids; vertebrate paleontology; mammalian systematics; functional morphology; pattern of evolution.

Shea, John J., Ph.D.,2 1991, Harvard University: Old World paleolithic archaeology; lithic analysis; Near East; Africa.

Stone, Elizabeth C.,2 Ph.D., 1979, University of Chicago: Old World archaeology; state formation; ancient economy and society; remote sensing and GIS; Near East.

Susman, Randall L.,1 Ph.D., 1976, University of Chicago: Functional morphology and behavior of primates; evolution of apes and humans; gross anatomy.

Zimansky, Paul E.,4 Ph.D., 1980, University of Chicago: History and archaeology of the Near East; ancient imperialism; Urartian, Anatolian and Mesopotamian civilizations. Research Professor

Leakey Meave G.,3 PhD., 1968, University of North Wales: Primate evolution; palaeoecology and evolution of African mammals.

Associate Professors

Davalos, Liliana M.,5 Ph.D., 2004, Columbia University: Phylogenetics, tropical deforestation.

Harmand, Sonia.,2,3 Ph.D., 2005, Paris X, France: Early stone age archaeology; lithic technology; cognition; primate archaeology; Africa.

Hildebrand, Elisabeth,2,3 Ph.D., 2003, Washington University: Origins of agriculture; paleoethnobotany; ethnoarchaeology; Africa.

Newman, Elizabeth Terese,4 Ph.D., 2008, Yale University: Zooarchaeology; historical archaeology; household archaeology; gender; Mexico.

Rasbury, Troy, E.,6 Ph.D., 1998, Stony Brook University: Sedimentary geochemistry; chronostratigraphy; geochronology.

Rossie, James B.,2 Ph.D., 2003, Yale University: Primate evolution; miocene hominoids; cranial anatomy; East Africa.

Ruf, Gregory A.,7 Ph.D., 1994, Columbia University: Social organization; politics and history; cultural ecology; ethnographic methods and writing; China.

Seiffert, Erik R.,1 Ph.D., 2003, Duke University: Evolution of primates and other placental mammals.

Turner, Alan H.,1 Ph.D., 2008, Columbia University: Phylogenetic methods, dinosaur and crocodylomorph evolution, morphological data, paleontology

Twiss, Katheryn C.,2 Ph.D., 2003, University of California, Berkeley: Zooarchaeology; origins of agriculture and social complexity; anthropology of food; Southwest Asia. Research Associate Professor

Research Associate Professor

Borries, Carola,2 Ph.D., 1989, Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany: Socio-ecology; reproduction; life history; Asian primates.

Assistant Professors

Henkes, Gregory A.,6 Ph.D., 2014, Johns Hopkins University: Stable isotope geochemistry, paleoclimatology, biogeochemistry.

Lu, Amy,2 Ph.D., 2009, Stony Brook University: Behavioral endocrinology, socioecology, sexual selection, growth and development, life history

Maiolino, Stephanie A.,1 Ph.D., 2015, Stony Brook University: primate evolution, comparative morphology, hands and feet, locomotion

Markham, A. Catherine,2 Ph.D., 2012, Princeton University: Behavioral ecology; maternal care; spatial ecology; wild primates.

Percival, Christopher J.,2 Ph.D., 2013, Penn State University: Skull development and evolution, craniofacial disease, geometric morphometrics, computed tomography image analysis

Russo, Gabrielle A.,2 Ph.D., 2013, University of Texas at Austin: Functional morphology of the axial skeleton, primate and human evolution, locomotion, ontogeny.

Smaers, Jeroen B.,2 Ph.D., 2009, Cambridge University, Great Britain: Brain evolution, phylogenetic comparative methodology, macroevolutionary morphology.

Veeramah, Krishna R.,5 Ph.D., 2008, University College London, Great Britain: Primate Evolution; Genomics; Population Genetics; sub-Saharan Africa, Ancient DNA.

Yager, Karina A.,8 Ph.D., 2009, Yale University: Pastoralism; cultural ecology; remote sensing; climate change and society; Andean studies.

Number of teaching assistants/graduate assistants/research assistants, fall 2016: 22 Number of graduate fellows, fall 2016: 13


  1. Department of Anatomical Sciences
  2. Department of Anthropology
  3. Turkana Basin Institute
  4. Department of History
  5. Department of Ecology and Evolution
  6. Department of Geosciences
  7. Department of Asian and Asian American Studies
  8. Sustainability Studies Program



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