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 permanent core faculty may also serve as primary advisors for students completing the Ph.D. dissertation in Human Paleobiology.


The George Washington University

Sergio Almécija
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Early hominins
Fossil apes
Morphometrics
W. Andrew Barr
Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Paleocology
Ecomorphology
Paleoanthropology
Brenda J. Bradley
Associate Professor of Anthropology
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
Ashley Hammond, Postdoctoral ScientistAshley S. Hammond
Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Primate functional morphology
Postcrania and locomotion
Paleoanthropology
Shannon C. McFarlin
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Primate life history evolution
Growth and development
Hard tissue biology
Carson M. Murray
Associate 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
Briana L. Pobiner
Research Scientist and Museum Educator, Human Origins Program
Richard Potts
Director of Human Origins Program, Paleoanthropologist