Graduate Bulletin

Spring 2018

Faculty of Anatomical Sciences

Distinguished Professor

Fleagle, John G., Ph.D., 1976, Harvard University: Evolutionary biology of higher primates; vertebrate paleontology; behavioral and experimental analysis of comparative musculoskeletal anatomy; skeletal growth and development.

Emeritus Distinguished Service Professor

Krause, David W.4, Ph.D., 1982, University of Michigan: Vertebrate paleontology; mammalian evolution; functional morphology of masticatory and locomotor systems.

Emeritus Distinguished Teaching Professors

Jungers, William L., Ph.D., 1976, University of Michigan: Paleoanthropology; comparative primate anatomy; biomechanics; primate paleontology and systematics.

Emeritus Stern, Jack T., Jr., Chairperson. Ph.D., 1969, University of Chicago: Functional gross morphology; relationship between primate locomotor behavior and structure; human muscle function in relation to athletic activity and orthopaedics; radiotelemetered electromyography.

Emeritus Professors

Demes, A. Brigitte, Ph.D., 1982, University of Bochum, Federal Republic of Germany: Biomechanics; functional morphology; scaling effects on locomotion.


Larson, Susan G., Ph.D., 1982, University of Wisconsin: Functional morphology of human and nonhuman primate locomotor systems; human and primate evolution; telemetered electromyography.

O’Leary, Maureen A.4, Ph.D., 1997, Johns Hopkins University: Vertebrate paleontology; phylogenetic systematics; mammalian evolution.

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

Associate Professors

Kley, Nathan J., Ph.D., 2001, University of Massachusetts Amherst: Functional morphology and evolution of feeding and locomotor systems in vertebrates. Phylogenetic origin, interrelationships and early evolution of snakes.

Turner, Alan H., Ph.D., 2008, Columbia University: Vertebrate paleontology; phylogenetic systematics, biogeography, archosaur evolution.

Assistant Professors 

Eric Wilberg, Ph.D.,2012,University of Iowa:Vertebrate paleontology, crocodilian biology.

Stephanie Maiolino, Ph.D.,2015 Stony Brook University:  Physical anthropology, primate evolution.

Adjunct and Joint Faculty
Brink, Peter R.2, Ph.D., 1976, University of Illinois: Physiology and biophysics of junctional and excitable membranes.

Doran-Sheehy, Diane M.1, Ph.D., 1989, University at Stony Brook: Behavior and ecology of African apes; relationship of positional behavior and morphology.

Grine, Federick E.1, Ph.D., 1984, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa: Hominid evolution; functional morphology of the masticatory system; vertebrate paleontology; dental structure and comparative odontology.

Leakey, Maeve, Ph.D., 1968, University of North Wales: Evolution of hominoids; evolution of Late Cenozoic faunas in East Africa.

Martin, Lawrence B., Dean of the Graduate School.1 Ph.D., 1983, University of London, England: Primate evolution; thickness, development, and microstructure of dental enamel; neogene vertebrate paleontology.

Mittermeier, Russell, Ph.D., 1977, Harvard University: Ecology and behavior of primates; primate conservation.

Rubin, Clinton T.3, Ph.D., 1982, Bristol University, England: Structural adaptation in bone; skeletal remodeling and morphology.


Number of teaching, graduate, and research assistantships annually: 4-6


1) Joint appointment, Department of Anthropology

2) Joint appointment, Department of Physiology

3) Joint appointment, Department of Orthopaedics

4) Joint appointment, Department of Earth and Space Sciences