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I am a Biological Anthropologist at Marshall University. I teach Human Anatomy, Human Biology, Human Evolution and Organic Evolution. My research focuses on understanding the relationship between skeletal anatomy and behavior. Specifically, I research the evolution of modern human skeletal anatomy and how we evolved anatomical features that distinguish us from our ancestors (hominins), and our similarities in those features with other mammals with whom we share certain behavioral traits. I study skeletons of humans and other primates, as well as skeletons of felids and canids. I utilize CT imaging to examine morphological traits of interest.


Press highlights and Outreach 

1. Herald Dispatch 

2. Ironton Tribune 

3. NPR 

4. National Geographic

5. Washington Post

6. Moment of UM, APM Studios

7. WV Public Radio "Us and Them" podcast



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