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Douglas Bird
Associate Professor of Anthropology
(814) 863-1096
Ethnoarchaeology, socio-ecological systems, livelihoods in arid lands, behavioral ecology, Aboriginal Australia
Rebecca Bliege Bird
Professor of Anthropology
(814) 863-2391
Human-environment interactions, Hunter gatherer socio-ecology, human behavioral ecology, costly signaling, gender
José M. Capriles
Associate Professor of Anthropology
(814) 865-7835
Environmental archaeology, human ecology, pastoralism, South American archaeology, zooarchaeology
Assistant Research Professor in the Institutes of Energy and Environment, and Assistant Research Professor of Anthropology
Alejandra Domic
Assistant Research Professor
(814) 865-7835
Director of the Matson Museum of Anthropology
Associate Research Professor of Anthropology
Affiliate Professor of Art History
(814) 865-2033
Archaeology of the Americas, Mesoamerican Art and Architecture, Maya civilization, material and visual culture, museum studies, decolonization/indigenization, ancient politics
Kirk French
Teaching Professor of Anthropology
(814) 865-1142
David Webster
Sagan Friant
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
(814) 865-3129
Evolutionary anthropology of human health, disease ecology, nutrition, socio-ecological systems, bushmeat hunting, Nigeria
Ken Hirth
Professor of Anthropology
(814) 863-9647
Ancient economy, Mesoamerican archaeology, cultural complexity, household archaeology, craft production
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Nina Jablonski
Evan Pugh Professor of Anthropology
Paleoanthropology, Human adaptation, Evolution of human skin, Skin pigmentation, Human diversity, Race and racism, STEM education
Kazuhiko Kawasaki
Associate Research Professor of Anthropology
(814) 863-0032
Evolution of mineralized tissues, Evo-devo of the skull, Biomineralization, Evolution of genomes
Stephen A. Matthews
Liberal Arts Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, Demography, and Geography
Courtesy School of International Affairs
Director, Graduate Program in Demography
(814) 863-9721
Demography, Spatial Inequality, Population Health, Ecologic Exposure, Spatial Analysis
George Milner
Distinguished Professor of Anthropology
(814) 865-2509
Eastern North American archaeology; Small-scale society warfare; Paleodemography; Paleoepidemiology; Skeletal age estimation
Susan Motch Perrine
Associate Research Professor of Anthropology
Assistant Teaching Professor of African Studies and Anthropology
(814) 865-5406
Laurel Pearson
Associate Teaching Professor of Anthropology
(814) 863-7740
George (PJ) Perry
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Biology
(814) 863-7654
Anthropological genomics, Paleogenomics (ancient DNA), Human rainforest hunter-gatherers, Human impacts on non-human evolutionary biology, Parasites as proxies for human evolution, Madagascar people and lemurs
David Puts
Professor of Anthropology
(814) 867-0453
behavioral endocrinology, evolutionary psychology, sex differences, sexual selection, sexuality
Joan Richtsmeier
Distinguished Professor of Anthropology
(814) 863-0562
Craniofacial development, Craniosynostosis, Genetics of craniofacial development, and Genotype-phenotype correspondence
Erick Rochette
Associate Teaching Professor of Anthropology
(814) 863-4388
Asher Yoel Rosinger
Ann Atherton Hertzler Early Career Professor in Global Health
Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health and Anthropology
Director of Water, Health and Nutrition Lab
Water and dietary intake, water insecurity, hydration status, environmental and lifestyle transitions, anthropometrics, global health
Mary K. Shenk
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Demography, and Asian Studies
Faculty Associate, Population Research Institute
Faculty Affiliate, Center for Human Ecology
(814) 863-1045
Human behavioral ecology, anthropological demography, evolutionary demography, fertility, parental investment, marriage, kinship, inequality, India, Bangladesh
Mark Shriver
Professor of Anthropology
(814) 863-1078
Human Genetics, Population Genetics, Population Genomics, Sexually Dimorphism, Pigmentation, Hair Form, Facial Features, Predictive Biometrics, Molecular Photofitting, DNA Phenotyping
Laura Weyrich
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Bioethics
(814) 867-0016
Microbiome adaptation and evolution; medical microbiology; anthropological genetics; ancient DNA; paleomicrobiology; paleoecology; bioethics; dentistry; and Indigenous health