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IHB Steering Committee

tom kraft

Thomas Kraft

Assistant Professor, Anthropology


(Ph.D. Dartmouth College 2017; Assist. Prof). Behavioral ecology; how human health and life history are shaped by the interactions between social behavior, culture, and the environment

David Carrier

Professor, Biology


(Ph.D. U New Mexico 1979; Prof). Evolutionary psychology, behavioral ecology, hunter-gatherers

Leslie A. Knapp

Professor, Anthropology


(Ph.D.; UCLA, 1994; Prof). Primate immunogenetics and molecular ecology

IHB Staff

Shawn Carlyle

Shawn Carlyle, PhD
Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Brittany Kiser

Brittany Kiser
Anthropology Programs Manager



Fred Adler (Prof, Biology and Mathematics).
Evolutionary ecology; mathematical epidemiology and immunology; urban ecology

Adrian Bell (Assoc. Prof, Anthropology).  
Cultural evolution; evoultionary theory; statistical modeling; ethnography of Tonga and the Tongan diaspora communities around the world; migration

David Bowling (Assoc. Prof, Biology).
Ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry

Jack M. Broughton (Prof and Dept. Chair, Anthropology).
Zooarchaeology, evolutionary ecology, human paleoecology, North American Prehistory (especially California and the Great Basin)

Sarah Bush (Assist. Prof, Biology).
Evolutionary ecology of hosts and parasites; coevolution; parasite systematics; parasite biodiversity

David Carrier (Prof, Biology).
Functional morphology; biomechanics; human paleobiology

Thure Cerling (Distinguished Prof. Biology and of Geology and Geophysics).
Paleoecology; stable and cosmogenic isotopes; environmental studies

Dale Clayton (Prof, Biology).
Host-parasite coevolution; systematics of birds and ectoparasites

Brian Codding (Prof, Anthropology).
Behavioral ecology, foraging economies, anthropogenic fire, gender division of labor, ethnoarchaeology, ethno-ecology, GIS; Australia & North America

Phyllis Coley (Distinguished Prof, Biology).
Microbiology and molecular evolution; insects and endosymbionts

Denise Dearing (Prof, Biology).
Physiological ecology; plant-mammal interactions; disease ecology

Jim Ehleringer (Distinguished Prof, Biology).
Global changes, plant ecology, and stable isotopes

Kristen Hawkes (Distinguished Prof, Anthropology).
Human evolution, behavioral ecology, sociobiology, hunter-gatherers, life history evolution,

Douglas Jones (Assoc. Prof, Anthropology).
Biocultural perspectives on mate choice, human behavioral ecology, evolutionary psychology, kinship; Brazil

Leslie Knapp (Prof, Anthropology).
Primate immunogenetics and molecular ecology

Thomas Kraft (Asst. Prof, Anthropology).
Behavioral ecology; how human health and life history are shaped by the interactions between social behavior, culture, and the environment

Karen Leslie Kramer (Prof, Anthropology).
Behavioral ecology, demography, cooperative breeding, evolution and economics of childhood & parenting; hunter-gatherers and agriculturalists; Latin America

Richard R. Paine (Assoc. Prof, Anthropology).
Archaeology, prehistoric demography, complex societies, human/land relationships; Mesoamerica, Europe

Diane Pataki (Assoc. Prof, Biology).
Urban Ecology, Ecohydrology, and Land-Atmosphere interactions

Wayne Potts (Prof, Biology).
Host-pathogen coevolution; behavior; immunogenetics and evolutionary genetics

Cagan Sekercioglu (Asst. Prof, Biology).
Avian ecology, climate change, community-based conservation, conservation finance, ecosystem services, entomology, landscape ecology, ornithology, primatology, tropical ecology

Last Updated: 11/29/23