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  1. Department Head
  2. Faculty
  3. Instructors and Researchers
  4. Staff
  5. Graduate Students
  6. Affiliated Graduate Students
  7. Emeritus
  8. Courtesy Appointments
  9. Alumni

Department Head

Douglas J. Kennett

  • Department Head and Professor of Anthropology

(814) 867-0005

djk23@psu.edu

Evolutionary and Ecological Theory, Human Behavioral Ecology, Environmental Archaeology, Integrated Archaeological Science, Climate and Society

Faculty

Douglas Bird

  • Associate Professor of Anthropology

(814) 863-1096

dwb5537@psu.edu

Ethnoarchaeology, socio-ecological systems, livelihoods in arid lands, behavioral ecology, Aboriginal Australia

Rebecca Bliege Bird

  • Professor of Anthropology

(814) 863-2391

rub33@psu.edu

Human-environment interactions, Hunter gatherer socio-ecology, human behavioral ecology, costly signaling, gender

José M. Capriles

  • Assistant Professor of Anthropology

(814) 865-7835

juc555@psu.edu

Environmental archaeology, pastoralism, South American archaeology, zooarchaeology

Ken Hirth

  • Professor of Anthropology

(814) 863-9647

kgh2@psu.edu

Ancient economy, Mesoamerican archaeology, cultural complexity, household archaeology, craft production

Nina Jablonski

  • Evan Pugh University Professor of Anthropology

ngj2@psu.edu

Paleoanthropology, Human adaptation, Skin pigmentation, Human diversity, STEM education

Stephen A. Matthews

  • Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Demography
  • (Courtesy Geography)
  • Director, Graduate Program in Demography

(814) 863-9721

sxm27@psu.edu

Demography, Spatial Inequality, Population Health, Ecologic Exposure, Spatial Analysis

Sarah McClure

  • Harry and Elissa Sichi Early Career Professor in Anthropology and Associate Professor of Anthropology

(814) 863-2694

sbm19@psu.edu

Behavioral ecology, environmental archaeology, origins & spread of agriculture & animal husbandry; Landscape evolution & biodiversity; Cultural transmission & emergence of social complexity; Faunal & ceramic analysis, including stable isotope and geochemi

George Milner

  • Professor of Anthropology

(814) 865-2509

ost@psu.edu

Eastern North American archaeology; Small-scale society warfare; Paleodemography; Paleoepidemiology; Skeletal age estimation

Lee Newsom

  • Associate Professor of Anthropology

(814) 865-2509

lan12@psu.edu

Human ecology, Paleoethnobotany, Paleoecology, Environmental Archaeology, Wood Anatomy

George (PJ) Perry

  • Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Biology

(814) 863-7654

ghp3@psu.edu

Evolutionary ecology, Population and comparative genomics, Paleogenomics (ancient DNA), Malagasy extant and extinct lemurs, and people, Rainforest hunter-gatherers, Parasites as proxies for human evolution

David Puts

  • Associate Professor of Anthropology

(814) 867-0453

dap27@psu.edu

behavioral endocrinology, evolutionary psychology, sex differences, sexual selection, sexuality

Philip Reno

  • Assistant Professor of Anthropology

(814) 863-7740

plr16@psu.edu

Joan Richtsmeier

  • Distinguished Professor of Anthropology

(814) 863-0562

jta10@psu.edu

Craniofacial development, Craniosynostosis, Genetics of craniofacial development, and Genotype-phenotype correspondence

Timothy Ryan

  • Associate Professor of Anthropology and Information Sciences and Technology

(814) 865-1531

tmr21@psu.edu

human evolution, trabecular bone, biomechanics, skeletal biology microCT

Mark Shriver

  • Professor of Anthropology

(814) 863-1078

mds17@psu.edu

James Wood

  • Professor of Anthropology and Demography

(814) 865-1936

jww3@psu.edu

Instructors and Researchers

Christina Bergey

  • Post Doctoral Scholar

(814) 863-3869

cxb585@psu.edu

Evolutionary genomics, Population and comparative genomics, Rainforest hunter-gatherers, Hybridization, Old World monkey phylogenetics, Mosquito population genomics

Anne Buchanan

  • Adjunct Senior Research Associate in Anthropology

(814) 865-1586

abw1@psu.edu

George Chaplin

  • Senior Research Associate

(814) 865-2509

guc5@psu.edu

Brendan J. Culleton, PhD

  • Research Associate

(814) 865-5342

bjc23@psu.edu

Laurie Eccles

  • Research Technologist

(814) 865-5342

lre101@psu.edu

Susan Toby Evans

  • Adjunct Professor of Anthropology

(814) 865-2509

ste@psu.edu

Kirk D. French

  • Senior Lecturer

(814) 865-1142

kirkdfrench@psu.edu

Ancient Hydraulic Technology, Alcohol Production, Documentary Film

Kazuhiko Kawasaki

  • Research Associate

(814) 863-0032

kuk2@psu.edu

Corey Liebowitz

  • Research Assistant

(814) 865-2313

crl5110@psu.edu

Stephanie Marciniak

  • Post Doctoral Scholar

(814) 867-0456

szm316@psu.edu

Brooke Mattern

  • Research Coordinator

(814) 865-2313

bcm5214@psu.edu

Claire Milner

  • Director of Exhibits and Curator of the Matson Museum of Anthropology

(814) 865-2033

cmm8@psu.edu

Laurel Pearson

  • Post Doctoral Scholar

(814) 863-2977

lnp123@psu.edu

Michael Price

  • Post Doctoral Scholar

(814) 863-2244

mhp12@psu.edu

Pat Shipman

  • Adjunct Professor of Anthropology

(814) 865-3745

pls10@psu.edu

Nandini Singh

  • Post Doctoral Scholar

nus22@psu.edu

Elizabeth Wright

  • Post Doctoral Scholar

(814) 867-0015

eaw24@psu.edu

Staff

Betty Blair

  • Administrative Support Assistant to the Department Head and Administrative Services

(814) 867-0005

byb3@psu.edu

Audrey Chambers

  • Graduate and Undergraduate Administrative Support Assistant

(814) 867-0009

amv14@psu.edu

Chris Foster

  • Liberal Arts Financial Assistant

(814) 867-0021

cvf3@psu.edu

Jasmine Hines

  • Research Technologist

(814) 867-0456

jem48@psu.edu

Robin Kephart

  • Administrative Support Coordinator

(814) 867-0006

rqk2@psu.edu

Cheri Krape

  • Administrative Support Assistant

(814) 865-9752

cxk305@psu.edu

Tess Wilson

  • Research Technologist

(814) 867-0454

tmw119@psu.edu

Graduate Students

Landscape Archaeology and GIS

Richard Bankoff

  • Graduate Student and AGSA Treasurer

(814) 863-3869

rjb398@psu.edu

Gina Buckley

  • Graduate Student

gmb226@psu.edu

Isotope Analysis, Bioarchaeology, Mesoamerican Archaeology, Mortuary Rituals, Urbanization, Paleodemography, Migration
Human evolution, skeletal biology, bone biomechanics, physical activity, diet, trabecular bone, microCT

Eric Dyrdahl

  • Doctoral Student
  • Junior Fellow, Dumbarton Oaks
  • Profesor Auxiliar, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador

erd142@psu.edu

Economic Anthropology, Interregional Interaction, Craft Production, Geochemical Sourcing, Shellworking, Obsidian

Claire Ebert

  • Ph.D. Candidate

cebert@psu.edu

Emergence of Socio-economic Complexity, Human-Environment Interaction, Formative Mesoamerica, Household & Settlement Archaeology, Origins of Sedentism & Agriculture, Ancient Economies, Radiocarbon Dating, Stable Isotopes, GIS & Remote Sensing
Craniofacial Development and Morphology

Lia Gavazzi

  • IUG Graduate Student

lmg311@psu.edu

Bianca Gentil

  • Graduate Student

bug156@psu.edu

Sara M. Getz

  • Research Assistant

smg5036@psu.edu

Skeletal Age Estimation, Human Variation, Bioarchaeology, Forensic Anthropology

Tomás González

  • Graduate Student

(814) 865-1586

tug156@psu.edu

Paleoethnobotany, Anthropogenic Landscapes

Jonathan A. Hanna

  • PhD Candidate in Archaeology

jah1147@psu.edu

Circum-Caribbean ancient human ecology-- Areas: early colonization of the Lesser Antilles (Grenada) and Classic Maya commoners (Belize). Interests: human behavioral ecology, remote sensing/GIS, domestic economies and ritual, public arch, radiocarbon

Timothy Hay

  • IUG Graduate Student

tnh5130@psu.edu

Elijah Hermitt

  • IUG Graduate Student

ejh5293@psu.edu

Heather Hilson

  • Graduate Student

hxh58@psu.edu

Sean Hixon

  • Graduate Student

szh5623@psu.edu

Emily Kate

  • Graduate Student

exk5224@psu.edu

Mesoamerican Archaeology, Bioarchaeology, Paleodemography, and Migration Studies

Kelsey Kjosness

  • Graduate Student

(814) 865-1586

kkjosness@psu.edu

Human Evolutionary and Developmental Biology

Sandra Koch

  • Graduate Student

(814) 867-0018

slk336@psu.edu

Human variation with a focus on hair microstructure and morphology, TEM, microscopy, forensic analysis

Tina Lasisi

  • Graduate Student

tpl5158@psu.edu

Human variation, hair morphology, evolution, pigmentation
Skeletal Biology; Morphological and Genetic Variation in Modern Humans; Human Anatomy; Human Evolution; Forensic Anthropology; Geometric Morphometrics
Anatomy, Functional Morphology, and Developmental Biology

Chloe McGuire

  • Graduate Student

clm80@psu.edu

Archaeometry, Geophysics, Paleohydrology, Agricultural Intensification, Mesoamerica, Remote Sensing, Complex Societies, Urbanism, Environmental Change

Casana Popp

  • IUG Graduate Student

cmp5860@psu.edu

Catherine Roberts

  • IUG Graduate Student

cer5303@psu.edu

Talia Shirazi

  • Graduate Student

tus37@psu.edu

Functional Morphology

Suzanna (Anna) Tremblay

  • Graduate Student and AGSA President

(814) 867-0014

set190@psu.edu

Mark Van Horn

  • IUG Graduate Student

mtv5062@psu.edu

Ziyu (Raining) Wang

  • Graduate Student

(814) 867-0014

zzw117@psu.edu

Martin Welker

  • Graduate Student

(814) 867-0014

mhw126@psu.edu

Human-Environmental Interaction and Modification, Zooarchaeology, Morphometrics Agricultural Intensification, Land-Use, Evolutionary Ecology, Human Behavioral Ecology, Niche Construction

Julie White

  • Graduate Student

jdw345@psu.edu

Human facial variation and health; dysmorphological facial phenotypes; evolution of facial features; human skin pigmentation
Human-Environment Interaction, Emergence of Social Complexity, European Prehistory, Faunal Analysis, Stable Isotopes, Human & Animal Diet Modeling, Spread of Agriculture & Animal Husbandry, Mortuary Archaeology, Warfare

Affiliated Graduate Students

Alexis Sullivan

  • Biology Program Graduate Student

(814) 863-3869

aps216@psu.edu

Evolutionary biology, genomics, morphology, body size, and human hunting

David Villalta

  • Ecology Program Graduate Student

(814) 867-0456

dav141@psu.edu

Emeritus

Stephen Beckerman

  • Associate Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

stv@psu.edu

Paul Durrenberger

  • Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

epd2@psu.edu

Patricia Johnson

  • Associate Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, Demography, and Women's Studies

(814) 865-3129

plj2@psu.edu

Jeffrey Kurland

  • Associate Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Human Development

Joseph Michels

  • Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

j4m@psu.edu

Warren Morrill

  • Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

wtm@psu.edu

Dean Snow

  • Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

(814) 865-2509

drs17@psu.edu

Alan Walker

  • Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Biology

David Webster

  • Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

(814) 865-1897

dxw16@psu.edu

Kenneth Weiss

  • Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Genetics

(814) 865-0989

kmw4@psu.edu

Courtesy Appointments

Garry Chick

  • Emeritus Professor of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management and Anthropology

gec7@psu.edu

Santhosh Girirajan

  • Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Anthropology

(814) 867-4373

sxg47@psu.edu

Ann E. Killebrew

  • Associate Professor, Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Jewish Studies, and Anthropology

(814) 865-1686

aek11@psu.edu

Matthew B. Restall

  • Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Colonial Latin American History, Anthropology and Women's Studies

mxr40@psu.edu

Amara Solari

  • Associate Professor of Art History and Anthropology

(814) 865-4883

als66@psu.edu

Catherine Wanner

  • Professor of History, Anthropology and Religious Studies

cew10@psu.edu

Alumni

Evolution of human sexuality and applied social dynamics

Sean Carr

  • IUG Graduate Student

spc5149@psu.edu

Evolutionary psychology and human sex differences

Anne Hayward

  • Graduate Student

ath143@psu.edu

Mesoamerican archaeology and textiles

Alex Hill

  • Lecturer
  • Biocultural Anthropology
  • University of Washington

akhill@uw.edu

behavioral biology, biological anthropology, primatology, sexual selection, vocalization

Christopher Jazwa

  • Post Doctoral Scholar

(814) 863-2244

csj111@psu.edu

Coastal Human Paleoecology, Archaeometry

Eric Jones

  • Ph.D. Graduate, 2008

jonesee@wfu.edu

Logan Kistler

  • Senior Research Fellow

logankistler@gmail.com

Denise Liberton

  • Ph.D. Graduate, 2012

dkl130@psu.edu

Greg Luna

  • Lecturer of Anthropology

(814) 865-1341

luna@psu.edu

Mesoamerica, Chinampa Agriculture, GIS
disease ecology, anthropological demography, molecular epidemiology, spatial demography and epidemiology
Functional Morphology

Chris Percival

  • Post Doctoral Researcher

cjpercival@gmail.com

Evolutionary Biological Anthropology and Sexual Selection

John Starbuck

  • Ph.D. Graduate, Spring 2012

jstarbuc@iupui.edu

Vitamin D and Bone Microstructure
Evolution of Human Sexuality

Eric Young

  • Graduate Student

eey105@psu.edu

Mesoamerican Archaeology

Arslan Zaidi

  • Genetics Program Graduate Student

saz5078@psu.edu