CASHP Faculty

Core Faculty 

W. Andrew Barr

W. Andrew Barr

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Paleoecology, Ecomorphology, Paleoanthropology

Brenda J. Bradley

Brenda J. Bradley

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Evolutionary genomics, Molecular ecology, Primatology

David R. Braun

David R. Braun

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Archaeology, Paleoanthropology, Africa

Alison S. Brooks

Alison S. Brooks

Professor of Anthropology
Paleolithic archaeology, Paleoanthropology, Ethnoarchaeology

Shannon C. McFarlin

Shannon C. McFarlin

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Primate life history evolution, Growth and development, Hard tissue biology

Carson M. Murray

Carson M. Murray

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Primate social behavior, Mother-infant relationships, Female competition

Chet C. Sherwood

Chet C. Sherwood

Professor of Anthropology
Evolutionary neuroscience, Cerebral cortex, Primates

Francys Subiaul

Francys Subiaul

Associate Professor of Speech and Hearing Science
Social cognition, Imitation learning

Bernard A. Wood

Bernard A. Wood

University Professor of Human Origins
Human evolution, Comparative morphology, Dental morphology

Resource Faculty

In addition to core faculty members from the Anthropology Department, CASHP includes resource faculty members based at other GW departments, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoo, Howard University, Johns Hopkins University, the National Institutes of Science and Technology, the Carnegie Institute and the National Institutes of Health. These individuals collaborate with core CASHP faculty, provide laboratory rotations and other training opportunities for students and serving on PhD dissertation committees.

Smithsonian Institution Collaborators

Anna K. Behrensmeyer
Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology

Briana L. Pobiner
Research Scientist and Museum Educator, Human Origins Program

Richard Potts
Director of Human Origins Program, Paleoanthropologist

Additional Faculty

  • Brian R. Lawn, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Rob Lee, Director of Science, Conservation and Exploration, National Geographic Society
  • Peter W. Lucas, Professor of Anthropology, Kuwait University
  • David B. Patterson, Faculty in Biology, University of North Georgia
  • Sarah A. Tishkoff, David and Lyn Silfen University Professor, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • Erin R. Vogel, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Rutgers University
  • Erin Marie Williams-Hatala, Assistant Professor of Biology, Chatham University
  • Jonathan G. Wynn, Associate Professor, School of Geosciences, University of South Florida