I am a biological anthropologist and anatomist with interests in hominin paleontology, growth & development, functional morphology of the postcranial skeleton, mobility, and anatomical variation. The primary goal of my research is to elucidate the adaptive significance of changes to locomotor anatomy during hominin evolution. In other words, I seek to understand how hominins moved throughout their environment and what prompted shifts in their bony anatomy. My primary area of teaching expertise is in mammalian anatomy (including gross anatomy, osteology, and functional morphology), which I have taught at the undergraduate and medical school levels.


PhD, Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University; Durham, North Carolina

MPhil, Biological Anthropological Science, University of Cambridge; Cambridge, England

BA, Biological Anthropology, University of California, San Diego; La Jolla, California


Assistant Professor, Dept. of Molecular Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. of Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University

Honorary Research Fellow, Evolutionary Studies Institute, University of the Witwatersrand