|2009 - Present||
|2007 - 2009||Postdoctoral Fellow||The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution
Supervisor: Dr. Mark Teaford
|2006 - 2007||Postdoctoral Research Associate||The University of Tennessee
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering
Supervisor: Dr. Mohamed Mahfouz
|2001 - 2006||Ph.D. in Anthropology||The University of Tennessee
Dissertation: "The Decoupling Hypothesis: A new theory for the origin of hominid bipedalism."
Advisor: Dr. Andrew Kramer
|1998 - 2000||M.A. in Anthropology||The University of Tennessee
Thesis: "Joint surface area proportions and articular curvature of AL 288-1: A functional interpretation."
|1992-1996||B.S. in Zoology (magna cum laude)||The University of Tennessee|
Instructor, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- Human Anatomy, 2007 - 2009
- Introduction to Matlab and R Programming, Summer 2008
- Biomechanics of Primate Locomotion, Fall 2008
Instructor, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering (UT)
- Human Gross Anatomy (Lecture and Laboratory Dissection), Spring 2007
Graduate Teaching Associate, Department of Anthropology (UT)
- Human Origins, Fall 2004 & Spring 2005
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Anthropology (UT)
- Human Origins, Head Teaching Assistant, Fall 2003 (Laboratory Sections) & Spring 2004
- Human Origins, Fall 2001 (Laboratory Sections), Spring 2002, Fall 2002 (Laboratory Sections), Spring 2003
- Human Paleontology (Laboratory Component), Spring 2005
Teaching Assistant, Department of Anthropology
- Human Osteology (Laboratory Component), Fall 2009
Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering
- January 2006 - August 2006
Responsibilities included data collection (computed tomography of ~400 complete skeletons), image processing and CT segmentation, building three-dimensional models of skeletal elements, analysis of three-dimensional shape.
- Spring 2000, Summer 2002, Summer 2006
Data collection on primate postcranial skeletons at the National Museum of Natural History.
- Spring 2000, Summer 2002
Data collection on primate postcranial skeletons at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History
- 2008: Wyoming, Eocene mammals in the Big Horn Basin.
- 1999: Tennessee, Historic archaeology at Ramsey House, Knoxville, TN.
- 2006: Zimmer Orthopaedics. Consultation for computed tomography data collection of skeletal samples held at Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
- American Journal of Physical Anthropology
- The Anatomical Record
Co-organizer, Teaching Evolution & Promoting Quality Science Education Symposium. 77th Meeting of American Association of Physical Anthropologists (2008) Columbus, Ohio.
Docent for McClung Museum Education Program, The Origins of Humanity: Searching for Our Fossil Ancestors. 2001-2005.
Graduate Student Representative to the Faculty, Department of Anthropology, The University of Tennessee. 2004-2005.
Awards and Honors
Finalist for Postdoctoral Poster Presentation Award, 2009 American Association of Anatomists Annual Meeting, New Orleans. Title: Quantifying relative shape variation in modern human femora and humeri.
Graduate Student Travel Award 2005, Department of Anthropology, The University of Tennessee. For travel to the 2005 Paleoanthropology Society Meetings / The 74th annual meeting of American Association of Physical Anthropologists held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Phi Beta Kappa, Epsilon Chapter, The University of Tennessee, 1995.
- American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Fall 2000 - Present
- Paleoanthropology Society, Fall 2004 - Present
- American Association of Anatomists, Fall 2008 - Present