I am a university professor and research scientist actively working in the field of Anthropology
and specializing in the subfields of Physical/Biological Anthropology and Archaeology
. More specifically I am a Bioarchaeologist and Zooarchaeologist with a tendency toward working as a Forensic Anthropologist. But don’t let the Anthropology part fool you. Although my doctorate (Ph.D., 1996, CUNY Grad. Center, NYC) looks to be of the social sciences, in reality I am more of a Physical or Hard Scientist. My background training has a large dose (perhaps more than most Anthropologists) of Anatomy
, Comparative Morphology & Systematics, Biology
, Earth Sciences & Geology
and Global Climate Change & Historical Ecology
As a university professor, I normally teach a wide variety of courses. In the Biological Sciences, I regularly teach Human Anatomy
, Anatomy/Physiology, and Comparative Vertebrate Morphology for pre-med., Nursing
, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy students. Within the field of Anthropology, I have taught a great variety of courses that include Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Native North Americans, Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Human Variation, Human Fossil Record, Human Osteology and Forensic Anthropology, Zooarchaeology, Archaeological Statistics
, World Prehistoric Archaeology, Archaeological Field Methods, Archaeological Theory, Cultural Resource Management, Urban Archaeology and Area Archaeological courses for North America, the Circumpolar Zone and Europe.
Besides working as a university professor, I have also tutor students from graduate students to the high school level. Where does the Illustrator
/Artist part fit in? While working toward my doctorate in Anthropology, I also trained to be a professional Illustrator. The drawing
skills helped to pay for graduate school and this skill set now greatly helps with my research.