Adjunct Professor in Anthropology
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 1991
Curator-in-Charge of the Physical Anthropology Section in the Penn Museum and Adjunct Associate Professor in Anthropology. The Museum collection is extensive and includes both historic and archaeological skeletal collections with all skeletons 3D digitized using computed tomography. Her research interests include human evolution, human skeletal biology, bioarchaeology, and life history/paleodemography. In addition, she offers research experiences in applied anthropology within forensic science and museum studies (emphasizing NAGPRA) and teaches classes in all of these topical areas. She is Director of the Museum’s Fossil Casting Program that produces over 3000 bones representing all phases of human and primate evolution - fossil casts and human skeletal materials form the core of all of her classes and are integrated into all aspects of graduate student education.