Faculty

Douglas Martin Boyer

Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Anthropology

Office: Biological Sciences Building

Phone: (919) 668-3348

doug.boyer@duke.edu

Steven E. Churchill

Professor in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology

Office: Duke University, Evolutionary Anthropology, 130 Science Drive, Room 108, Durham,

Campus Box: 90383

Phone: (919) 660-7314

Fax: (919) 660-7348

churchy@duke.edu

I am a human paleontologist studying morphological and behavioral adaptation in archaic and modern humans of the Middle and Late Pleistocene. Through comparative functional-morphological analysis of human fossil remains, coupled with investigation of the archeological record of prehistoric human...

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Tara A Clarke

Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology

Office: 103B Biological Sciences Building

Campus Box: 90383

Phone: (919) 660-7267

Fax: (919)660-7348

tara.clarke@duke.edu

Leslie J. Digby

Associate Professor of the Practice

Office: 08A Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90383

Phone: (919) 660-7398

Fax: (919) 660-7348

Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:30-2:30 and Wednesdays 1-2:30 and by appointment

ldigby@duke.edu

My research focuses on the behavior and ecology of non-human primates, including how primates balance cooperation and competition in their breeding strategies. In addition, I examine how animals mitigate the costs of temperature extremes through behavior and the use of microhabitats. Our...

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Christine M. Drea

Earl D. McLean Professor

Office: 129 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90383

Phone: (919) 660-7367

Fax: (919) 660-7348

cdrea@duke.edu

I have two broad research interests, sexual differentiation and social behavior, both focused on hyenas and primates. I am particularly interested in unusual species in which the females display a suite of masculinized characteristics, including male-like or exaggerated external genitalia and...

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Kenneth Earl Glander

Professor with Tenure

Office: 130 Science Dr., 108 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90383

Phone: (919) 668-0267

Fax: (919) 660-7348

glander@duke.edu

Primate ecology and social organization: the interaction between feeding patterns and social structure; evolutionary development of optimal group size and composition; factors affecting short and long-term demographic changes in stable groups; primate use of regenerating forests.

Ashley D Gosselin-Ildari

Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology

Office: 130 Science Dr, 102 Biological Sciences Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 684-1172

Fax: (919) 6607348

Office Hours: Wednesday 1 - 4 pm

ashley.gosselin.ildari@duke.edu

Brian Hare

Associate Professor in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology

Office: 004 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90383

Phone: (919) 660-7292

Fax: +1 919 660 7348

b.hare@duke.edu

What is human about our mind and brain and how did it get that way?Brian Hare leads the The Hominoid Psychology Research Group (www.3chimpsduke.com) which compares the psychology of hominoids (human and non-human apes). Specifically, we seek to identify...

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Richard Frederick Kay

Professor of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy

Office: 0013 Biological Sciences Building, 130 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90383

Phone: (919) 684-2143

Fax: +1 919 660 7348

richard.kay@duke.edu

I have two areas of research:1) the evolution of primates in South America; and 2) the use of primate anatomy to reconstruct the phylogenetic history and adapations of living and extinct primates, especially Anthropoidea. 1) Evolution of primates and mammalian faunal evolution, especially in...

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Charles L Nunn

Professor in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology

Office: 106 Biological Sciences Building

Campus Box: 90383

Phone: (919) 660-7281

Fax: 919-660-7348

charles.nunn@duke.edu

My research addresses a range of questions in primate evolutionary ecology, with major research areas involving infectious disease, primate behavior, the evolution of sleep, and cultural trait dynamics. These research foci are rooted in a comparative perspective that examines variation across...

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Anne Pusey

James B. Duke Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology

Office: 101 Biological Sciences Building

Campus Box: 90383

Phone: (919) 684-4124

Fax: (919) 684-8542

anne.pusey@duke.edu

I am interested in understanding the evolution of sociality, social structure, and the patterns of competition, cooperation and social bonds in animal species, including humans. Most of my work has focused on social mammals: lions and chimpanzees. For the last twenty years I have worked almost...

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Daniel Oliver Schmitt

Professor in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology

Office: 203 Biological Sciences Buildi, 130 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90383

daniel.schmitt@duke.edu

My primary interest is in the evolution of primate locomotion. I am studying the mechanics of movement in primates and other vertebrates in the laboratory to understand the relationship between movement and postcranial morphology, and the unique nature of primates among mammals. Current...

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Jenny Tung

Assistant Professor in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology

Office: 08 Bio Sci, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90383

Phone: (919) 668-4912

Fax: (919) 660-7348

jenny.tung@duke.edu

The interplay between genes and behavior is the focus of research in the Tung lab. Specifically, we are interested in how genetic differences and gene regulatory effects shape behavioral traits, and in the reciprocal influence of social and behavioral variation on genetic variation and genome...

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Christine Elizabeth Wall

Research Professor in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology

Office: Room 206B Biological Sciences Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90383

Phone: (919) 668-2543

Fax: (919) 660-7348

christine.wall@duke.edu

The focus of my work is the functional and evolutionary anatomy of the head, with an emphasis on how the feeding apparatus works and how it influences and is influenced by other structures and functions. My research focuses primarily on the functional anatomy of extant and extinct primates, but...

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Blythe A. Williams

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology

Office: 0013 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90383

Phone: (919) 660-7385

Fax: (919) 660-7348

blythe@duke.edu

I'm interested in the evolutionary relationships and ecological adaptations of primates, with particular focus on the initial diversification of the order Primates, the origin of the Anthropoidea, and the early hominoid radiation. I am also interested in the effects of climate change on the...

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