Selected Alumni in Human Paleobiology

The Ph.D. degree in Hominid Paleobiology was created in 1997 and had its first graduate in 2003.  Beginning in 2015-16, the program has been called Human Paleobiology.

    Jennifer Baker (2015) is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institutes of Health.
    Amy Bauernfeind (2014) is an Assistant Professor in two departments — Anatomy and Neurobiology and Physical Anthropology — at Washington University in St. Louis. Her lab investigates neuroanatomical and molecular variation in primates.
    Serena Bianchi (2015) is a Postdoctoral Researcher, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY.
    Felicitas [Wiedemann] Bidlack (2003) is a Staff Associate in the Department of Mineralized Tissue Biology at the Forsyth Institute (Cambridge, MA) and Instructor, Department of Developmental Biology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
    Janine Chalk (2011) is a Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Functional Anatomy & Evolution at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
    Habiba Chirchir (2013) is an  Assistant Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, Marshall University.
    Paul Constantino (2007) is an Assistant Professor of of Biology at St. Michael's College in Burlington, VT. He researches how diet influences the skull and dentition of mammals.
    Alexandra de Sousa (2008) is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Bath Spa University (England). Her research examines the relationship between human behavior and brain structure.
    Rui Diogo (2011) is an assistant professor in the Department of Anatomy at Howard University. He researches developmental biology and birth defects. He received the Outstanding Faculty Researcher Award for 2016-17.
    Andrew Du (2016) is a Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, The University of Chicago.
    J. Tyler Faith (2011) is a Lecturer in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Queensland, Australia.  He is an archaeozoologist with an interest in megafauna extinctions.
    Felicia Gomez (2012) is a post-doc in the Department of Genetics at Washington University in St Louis. Phylogenetic analysis is one of her particular interests.
    David Green (2010) is an assistant professor in the Department of Anatomy at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL. His research interests include early hominin evolution and locomotion and comparative primate shoulder functional morphology.
    Nicole Griffin (2009) is an assistant professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology in the Temple University School of Medicine. Her expertise is in the human foot and its evolution.
    Catherine Haradon (2010) is a Lecturer at Cal State-Northridge.  She studies the paleoenvironmental context of the emergence of modern humans across different regions of Africa.
    Kevin Hatala (2014) is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. He studies the evolution of hominin anatomy and locomotion.
    Amanda Henry (2010) is an Associate Professor, Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University (The Netherlands).  She studies dietary ecology, such as the role of plant foods in Neanderthal diet.
    Robert McCarthy (2004) is an assistant professor of biological sciences at Benedictine University, Lisle, IL. His research specialty is the evolution of speech and language.
    Lisa Nevell (2008) is a Research Fellow at Wayne State University School of Medicine in the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics. She works with Profs. Monica Uddin and Derek Wildman.
    Kathryn Ranhorn (2017) is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University.
    Kes Schroer (2013) is a Program Associate at GW’s Gelman Library, setting up the STEMworks resource center.
    Matthew Skinner (2008) is a Senior Lecturer in the Evolutionary Anthropology Department at University of Kent in Canterbury, England. Among his research areas is the evolution of the human hand.
    Amelia Villaseñor (2017) is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biology at the University of New Mexico.
    Andrew Zipkin (2015) is a NSF Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.  He is an archaeologist of the Middle Stone Age with a particular interest in geochemistry.


Last updated November 17, 2017