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 & Physiology, Comparative Morphology & Systematics, Biology & Genetics, 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/drafting/art skills helped to pay for graduate school and this skill set now greatly helps with my research.
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