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). These faculty members participate in all facets of CASHP, and permanent core faculty may also serve as primary advisors for students completing the Ph.D. dissertation in Human Paleobiology.

The George Washington University

BarrW. Andrew Barr
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Brenda J. Bradley
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Evolutionary genomics
Molecular ecology
David R. Braun
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Alison S. Brooks
Professor of Anthropology
Paleolithic archaeology
MurrayCarson M. Murray
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Primate social behavior
Mother-infant relationships
Female competition
Shannon C. McFarlin
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Primate life history evolution
Growth and development
Hard tissue biology
Chet C. Sherwood
Professor of Anthropology
Evolutionary neuroscience
Cerebral cortex
Francys Subiaul
Associate Professor of Speech and Hearing Science
Social cognition
Imitation learning
Bernard WoodBernard A. Wood
University Professor of Human Origins
Human evolution
Comparative morphology
Dental morphology

Smithsonian Institution

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