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

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, Language & Hearing Sciences
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, CASHP includes resource faculty members based at other GW departments, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History and National Zoological Park, Howard University, Johns Hopkins University, the National Institutes of Science and Technology, the Carnegie Institute and elsewhere. These individuals collaborate with core CASHP faculty, provide laboratory rotations and other training opportunities for students and serve 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

  • Rui Diogo, Associate Professor of Anatomy, Howard University College of Medicine
  • David Hunt, Assistant Collections Manager, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Marilyn R. London, Forensic Anthropologist, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Lydia Luncz, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
  • Rob O'Malley, Project Director, Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion, American Association for the Advancement of Science 
  • David B. Patterson, Faculty in Biology, University of North Georgia
  • Michael L. Power, Conservation Biology Institute, Smithsonian Institution National Zoological Park
  • Christopher B. Ruff, Professor of Functional Anatomy and Evolution, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Douglas UbelakerCurator of Physical Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Erin Marie Williams-Hatala, Associate Professor of Biology, Chatham University
  • Jonathan G. Wynn, Associate Professor, School of Geosciences, University of South Florida