Full Curriculum Vitae

Professional Appointments

  • 2012-pres.    Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Benedictine University
  • 2011-2012    Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University at Albany
  • 2005-2011    Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Florida Atlantic University
  • 2004-2005    Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University
  • 2002-2005    Postdoctoral Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis

Education

  • B.A. magna cum laude, 1996, Anthropology, Rutgers University
    • Senior Honors Thesis Title: Cranial Base Flexion in Humans and Chimpanzees

Grants

  • 2013 Benedictine University Summer Research Grant ($1,200)
  • 2006-2007 Leakey Foundation General Research Grant for "Mandibular Anatomy Related to the Hominin Speech Apparatus" ($12,000)
  • 2007 Florida Atlantic University SCAF 2-course teaching release for "Evolution of Speech and Language"
  • 2006 Florida Atlantic University Teaching Development Award for Forensic Anthropology ($2,975)
  • 2001-2002 NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant #BCS-0107474 for "Constraints on Primate Craniofacial Growth and Form" ($11,975)
  • 2002 Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research ($500)
  • 2000 Lewis B. Cotlow Field Research Grant, Department of Anthropology, GWU ($1,500)
  • 1996 Rutgers College Bigel Fellowship for Undergraduate Research ($600)
  • 1996 Research Award from the Rutgers College Dean's Office ($600)

Fellowships

  • 2001-2002 Smithsonian Institution Pre-doctoral Fellowship ($12,000)
  • 2002 Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology Graduate Fellowship ($9,000)
  • 1997-2000 NSF Graduate Fellowship ($75,000)