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Steven E. Churchill

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Duke Box 90383, Durham, NC 27708-0383 (919) 660-7314 (office)
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Education:

  • Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1994

  • M.A., University of New Mexico, 1989

  • B.S., Virginia Polytech Institute and State University, 1981


Areas of Research

Human Paleontology; Functional Morphology of Postcranial Skeleton


Areas of Interest

Human Paleontology; Functional Morphology of Postcranial Skeleton


Professional Experience / Employment History

  • Duke University
    Professor, Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, 2013 - present

  • Chair, Dept. Biol. Anthro. & Anat., 2004 - 2007

  • Associate Professor, Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, 2002 - 2013

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, 1995 - 2002

  • University of the Witwatersrand
    Honorary Reader, Institute for Human Evolution, 2009 - present

  • Bernard Price Institute of Palaeontology, University of the Witwatersrand
    Associate, Palaeoanthropology Unit for Research and Exploration, 1998 - 2004

  • University of New Mexico
    Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, 1994 - 1995

  • Teaching Associate, Department of Anthropology, 1990, 1993-1994


Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Thomas Langford Lectureship Award

  • Ph.D. with distinction, University of New Mexico

  • M.A. with distinction, University of New Mexico

  • Department of Anthropology Endowed Graduate Fellowship, University of New Mexico

  • B.S. cum laude, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Professional Service

  Service as Departmental Officer
  • Chair, 2004 - 2007

  • DUS, 1997 - 2004

  Departmental Committees/Service

  • EvAnth Teaching and Research Collections Committee, member, 2010 - present

  • EvAnth Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, member, 2009 - present

  University Committees/Service

  • ad hoc promotion/tenure review committee (Brian Hare), Chair

  • ad hoc appointment review committee (Blythe Williams), Chair

  • Director, Duke in South Africa Paleoanthropology Field School, 1999 - 2006

  Service to the Professional Community

  Journals/Volumes Refereed

  • Grant/Manuscript reviewer (numerous journals, foundations), 1994 - present
  Editorial Positions

  • Editorial Advisory board, Human Evolution Series, Oxford University Press. 2008, Editorial Advisory board, Human Evolution Series, Oxford University Press, 2008 - present
  • Editorial board, Museum of Comparative Anthropogeny. 2008, Editorial board, Museum of Comparative Anthropogeny, 2008 - present
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Anthropological Research, 2005 - present
  • Associate Editor, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 2003 - 2007
  • Editorial Board Member, Paleorient, 2002 - 2006
  • Editorial Board Member, Bull. Mem. Soc. Anthrop., Paris, 2002 - 2006
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Human Evolution, 2003 - 2005, 1999-2001


Lectures

  Invited Lectures:

  • The pelvis of Australopithecus sediba and the evolution of pelvic architecture in the genus Homo, School of Anatomical Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, 2011

  • The human legacy, Keynote speaker, Duke University Scholars Spring Symposium, 2010

  • The evolution of the human capacity for “killing at a distance”, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, Research Triangle Park, 2009

  • The mean streets of Ice Age Europe: Neandertals in the context of European Pleistocene carnivore ecology, Department of Biology, Sam Houston State University, 2007

  • The history of prehistory: the uses and abuses of South Africa's fossil wealth, COSA (Consilium on Southern Africa), Duke University, 2006

  • Paleoanthropology as a discovery-driven science: public versus scientific perspectives on human evolutionary studies, "Rx for Science Literacy" workshop for North Carolina science teachers, 2006

  • The Neandertal murder: a 75,000 year old forensic case from Iraq, Cosumnes River College, 2006

  • Modern human origins, Bernard Price Institute of Palaeontology, University of the Witwatersrand, 2004

  • Modern human origins, Department of Biology, Pfeiffer University, 2004

  • Modern human origins, Department of Anthropology, George Washington University, 2003

  • Neandertal and Cro-magnon predatory behavior and the evolution of projectile weaponry, Anthropology colloquium, Smithsonian Institution, 2003


Doctoral Theses Directed

  • Adam Hartstone-Rose, Evaluating The Hominin Scavenging Niche From An Analysis Of The Carcass-Processing Abilities Of The Members Of The Carnivore Guild., (2003 - 2008)

  • Todd R. Yokley, The Functional and Adaptive Significance of Anatomical Variation in Recent and Fossil Human Nasal Passages, (1999 - 2006)

  • Michael T. Black, Mechanical determinants of form in the pubis of Middle-to-Late Pleistocene Homo, (1995 - 2004)

  • Patrick J. Lewis, Metapodial Morphology and the Evolutionary Transition of Late Pleistocene to Modern Bison, (1999 - 2003)


Professional Affiliations

American Association of Physical Anthropologists, 1987 to present.
Paleoanthropology Society, 1993 to present.
Corresponding member, Center for Academic Research Training in Anthropogeny, 2006 to present.


Publications (listed separately)

Students Mentored

  Ph.D. Students Supervised

  • Marisa E Macias, (2009 - present)
  • Nichelle D. Reed, (2009 - present)
  • Christopher S. Walker, (2009 - present)

  Senior Thesis Advised
  • Dwight Depasquale, (2013-present)

Last modified: 2019/11/15

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