David J. Green, B.A. 2003

Associate Professor and Chair of Anatomy, Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine – Buies Creek, NC

2003 Major: Biological Anthropology & Anatomy (now Evolutionary Anthropology)

How has being an Evolutionary Anthropology graduate from Duke helped shape you personally and/or professionally?

"It guided my decision to pursue a graduate degree in paleoanthropology (George Washington University). There I took and had the chance to teach medical gross anatomy, which ultimately became my career path. I had fantastic lecturers at Duke (e.g., Glander, Churchill, van Schaik, Digby), which definitely influence the way that I approach material when I teach."

What advice would you give students in Duke's Evolutionary Anthropology programs? 

"Follow your passions and don't assume that your chosen field limits you to just one career path. The old adage, "it's not what you know, but who you know" has really rung true for me - don't be afraid to make that phone call, write that e-mail, or approach some individual at a meeting or conference. Getting your foot in the door can make all of the difference!"

David J. Green