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Biological Anthropology
Archaeology
Human Ecology
Penn State Anthropology

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

axr579@psu.edu

Water and dietary intake, water insecurity, hydration status, environmental and lifestyle transitions, anthropometrics, global health

David Puts

  • Associate Professor of Anthropology

(814) 867-0453

dap27@psu.edu

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

Douglas Bird

  • Associate Professor of Anthropology

(814) 863-1096

dwb5537@psu.edu

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

George (PJ) Perry

  • Associate Professor of Anthropology and Biology

(814) 863-7654

ghp3@psu.edu

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

George Milner

  • Distinguished Professor of Anthropology

(814) 865-2509

ost@psu.edu

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

James Wood

  • Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Demography

(814) 865-1936

jww3@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

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

Kristina G. Douglass

  • Assistant Professor of Anthropology

(814) 865-2937

kdouglass@psu.edu

Human-environment interaction, anthropology and archaeology of Sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean, coastal and island archaeology, ethnohistory, ethnoarchaeology, historical ecology, extinction, migration, ethnogenesis

Luke Glowacki

  • Assistant Professor of Anthropology

(814) 867-0013

lxg272@psu.edu

Warfare and violence, collective behavior, human behavioral ecology, small-scale societies, social organization

Mark Shriver

  • Professor of Anthropology

(814) 863-1078

mds17@psu.edu

Human Genetics, Population Genetics, Population Genomics, Sexually Dimorphism, Pigmentation, Hair Form, Facial Features, Predictive Biometrics, Molecular Photofitting, DNA Phenotyping

Mary K. Shenk

  • Associate Professor of Anthropology & Demography
  • Faculty Associate, Population Research Institute
  • Faculty Affiliate, Center for Human Ecology

(814) 863-1045

mks74@psu.edu

Human behavioral ecology, anthropological demography, evolutionary demography, fertility, parental investment, marriage, kinship, inequality, India, Bangladesh

Nina Jablonski

  • Evan Pugh University Professor of Anthropology

ngj2@psu.edu

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

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

Sagan Friant

  • Assistant Professor of Anthropology

(814) 865-3129

srf215@psu.edu

Evolutionary anthropology of human health, disease ecology, nutrition, socio-ecological systems, bushmeat hunting, Nigeria

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

sxm27@psu.edu

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

Timothy Ryan

  • Interim Department Head and Associate Professor of Anthropology

(814) 867-0005

tmr21@psu.edu

human evolution, trabecular bone, biomechanics, skeletal biology microCT