Core Faculty

Core CASHP Faculty are based in the Departments of Anthropology and Speech & Hearing Sciences at the George Washington University, and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and Tropical Research Institute (TRI). These faculty members participate in all facets of CASHP, and they may also serve as primary advisors for students completing the Ph.D. dissertation in Hominid Paleobiology.


The George Washington University

René Bobe
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Paleoecology
Climate and evolution
East Africa
 
Brenda J. Bradley
Associate Professor of Anthropology (starting Spring 2015)
Evolutionary genomics
Molecular ecology
Primatology
David R. Braun
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Archaeology
Paleoanthropology
Africa
Alison S. Brooks
Professor of Anthropology
Paleolithic archaeology
Paleoanthropology
Ethnoarchaeology
Shannon C. McFarlin
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Primate life history evolution
Growth and development
Hard tissue biology
Carson M. Murray
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Primate social behavior
Mother-infant relationships
Female competition
Chet C. Sherwood
Professor of Anthropology
Evolutionary neuroscience
Cerebral cortex
Primates
Francys Subiaul
Associate Professor of Speech and Hearing Science
Social cognition
Imitation learning
Bernard A. Wood
University Professor of Human Origins
Human evolution
Comparative morphology
Dental morphology
 

Smithsonian Institution

Anna K. Behrensmeyer
Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology
Dolores R. Piperno
Staff Scientist Emeritus, Tropical Research Institute
Briana L. Pobiner
Research Scientist and Museum Educator, Human Origins Program
Richard Potts
Director of Human Origins Program, Paleoanthropologist
Matthew W. Tocheri
Database Specialist and Physical Anthropologist, Human Origins Program
Melinda A. Zeder
Curator, Old World Archaeology and Archaeozoology