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 Human Paleobiology.

The George Washington University

Sergio Almécija
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Early hominins
Fossil apes
W. Andrew Barr
Visiting 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
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
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

Melinda A. Zeder
Curator, Old World Archaeology and Archaeozoology