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Richard F. Kay

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Duke Box 90383, Durham, NC 27708-0383 (919) 684-2143 (office)
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Education:

  • Ph.D., Yale University, 1973

  • M.Phil., Yale University, 1971

  • B.S., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1969


Areas of Research

Evolution of primate adaptations, anthropoid adaptations,phylogenetics, paleoecology


Areas of Interest

South America
Argentina
Peru
Bolivia
Dominican Republic


Professional Experience / Employment History

  • National Science Foundation
    Program Director, Physical Anthropology, Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, October 02, 2006 - October 02, 2007

  • Duke University Nicholas School
    Professor (Secondary), Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, 1990 - present

  • Duke University
    Professor, Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, 1988 - present

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Anthropology, 1978 - 1988

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology, 1973 - 1978

  • Duke University Medical School
    Professor, Anatomy, 1983 - 1988

  • Associate Professor, Anatomy, 1978 - 1983

  • Assistant Professor, Anatomy, 1973 - 1978

  • Associate, Anatomy, 1973 - 1973

Visiting Positions
Scientific Researcher, University of Montpellier II, 2004 - 2005
Scientific Researcher, Kyoto University Primate Center, 1999
Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina, 1995 - 1998
Research Scientist, National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution), 1987
Visiting Professor, Stony Brook University, 1980

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • A symposium honoring Richard Kay- New views on primate adaptation and Evolution, AmericanAssociation of Physical Anthropologists, April, 2018

  • Dr. Luis Federico Leloir Prize for International Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation, Argentina Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, November 17, 2014

  • Keynote Speaker. XXIV Jornadas Argentinas de Paleontología de Vertebrados, May, 2009

  • Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, September, 2007

  • AAAS Fellows, American Association for the Advancement of Science, The

  • Fellow, American Academy for the Advancement of Science, AAAS

  • Paleontological Recognition Award, Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Bolivia, May, 1999


Professional Service

  Service as Departmental Officer
  • Department officer, Chair, July 01, 1988 - June 30, 2004

  • Director of Graduate Studies, 2012 - present

  • Director of Graduate Studies, 1991-1993

  Departmental Committees/Service

  • Advisor of Majors, 2013 - present

  • Graduate Curriculum Committee, Comittee chair, 2013 - present

  • BAA Faculty Search Committee, Chair, Search Committee for new Assistant Professor, August, 2011 - February, 2012

  • BAA Faculty Search Committee, Chair, 2011-2012

  • EvAnth Teaching and Research Collections Committee, committee member

  • Graduate Student Advisor, 2010 - present

  • Graduate Student advising, Chair, 2010-present
    Current students Jackson Spradley and Wout Salebien (EOS). Recent grads Kari Allen and Lauren Gonzales

  University Committees/Service

  • First-year Course Director, Medical Gross Anatomy, 2008 - 2011

  • First Year Curriculum Committee, Duke Medical School, 2008 - 2011

  • Search Committee for a new chair, Evolutionary Anthropology, Chair, 2008 - 2009

  • Duke Primate Center Science Research Council, 2004 - 2007

  • Arts and Sciences Faculty Research Committee, Chair, 2015 - present

  • Medical Center Policy Advisory Committee, 1988 - 2004

  • Duke University Primate Center Internal Scientific Advisory Board, 1978 - 2007

  • Council of Chairs, Natural Sciences, 1988 - 2004

  • Executive Committee of the Graduate School, 1998 - 2002

  Service to the Professional Community

  Journals/Volumes Refereed

  • Proceedings, Royal Society B. November 30, 2010, Proceedings, Royal Society B, 2010 - present
  • Journal of Human Evolution, 1990 - present
  • American Journal of Primatology, 1980-present
  • Proceedings, National Academy of Sciences, 1980 - present
  • International Journal of Primatology, 1980 -present
  • Nature Magazine, 1975 - present
  • Review grants for NSF, NGS, LSB Leakey Foundation, 1973 - present
  • American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 1973 - present
  • Science Magazine, 1973 - present
  • Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 2013 - 2014, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 2013 - present
  NSF Reviews And Panels

  • National Science Foundation grant proposal review, 2006 - present
  • Member, HOMINID Grant panel : NSF Physical Anthropology. 2009 - 2015, Member, HOMINID Grant panel : NSF Physical Anthropology, 2009, 2010, and 2015
  • National Science Foundation, Program Director, 2007 - 2008
  Editorial Positions

  • Ameghiniana (Argentine Paleontological Association), Associate Editor, 2013 - present
  • Anthropological Science (Japan), 2004 - present
    Associate Editor
  • Associate Editor : Ameghiniana (Argentine Paleontological Association). 2000 - 2014, Associate Editor : Ameghiniana (Argentine Paleontological Association)
  • Internatoional Journal of Primatology. November 30, 2010, Internatoional Journal of Primatology, 1980-1985
    Associate Editor
  • American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 2002 - 2006
    Associate Editor
  • Journal of Human Evolution, 1993 - 1996
    Associate Editor

  Other Service

  • Lectures to Indiana high school science teachers, July 15, 2010
    A series of lectures to 35 Indiana high school teachers about primate evolution on islands


Lectures

  Invited Lectures:

  • Using faunal richness and ecomorphology to reconstruct climate change, Austin TX, November 23, 2013

  • Reconstructing Paleoecology of Miocene Mammals in Patagonia, Paläontologisches Institut und Museum Universität Zürich, Zürich Switzerland, November 16, 2011

  • Reconstructing Paleoecology of Miocene Mammals in Patagonia, Université Montpellier 2, Montpellier France, November 10, 2011

  • The origin of anthropoid primates and platyrrhine evolution in South America, San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina, May 05, 2009

  • Reconstructing dietary behavior in extinct primates: Have we made any progress in the past 30 years?, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, April 04, 2007

  • Adaptation and Primate Evolution, National Science Foundation, June 15, 2006

  • Recent advances in our understanding of the paleogeography of South American monkeys, New York Consortium of Evolutionary Primatology, American Museum of Natural History, October 27, 2005

  • Early Miocene monkeys of South America: a hitherto unrecognized basal clade of platyrrhine primates, Department of Anthrolology, University of Texas, Austin, April 5, 2005

  • Paleobiology of early platyrrhine monkeys, University of Montpellier II, October 16, 2004

  • Tremacebus and primate visual evolution in South America, Northwestern University, April 20, 2004

  • Paleobiology of the Amphipithecidae, Inuyama, Japan, February 03, 2003

  • Paleobiology of the Amphipithecidae, Yangon, Myanmar, 2002

  Other:
  • Ecomorphology as a Key to understanding Paleoclimates: The case of the Santa Cruz Formation (Early Miocene, Patagonia), La Plata, Argentina, 27 April 2016

  • A case study in primate biogeography: the Neotropics— the roots of our current understanding., Piura, Peru, 29 January 2016


Doctoral Theses Directed

  • Lauren A Gonzales, (2010 - September, 2015)

  • Lauren Gonzales, Intra and interspecific variation in semicircular canal morphology in primates and implications for locomotor behavior reconstruction models, (2010 - September, 2015)

  • Kari L. Allen, Endocranial volume and shape variatio iin early!anthropoid evolution, (August 20, 2009 - June 15, 2014)

  • Michael D. Malinzak, Experimental analysis of the relationship between semicircular canal morphology and locomotor head rotations in primates, (September, 2007 - May 15, 2010)

  • Terence R. Mitchell, The Role of Binocular Vision in Mammalian Locomotion, (September, 2001 - May, 2009)

  • Jonathan M. Perry, (2002 -2008)

  • E. Christopher Kirk, Evolution of the Primate Visual System, (1996 - 2003)

  • Marcelo Sanchez-Villagra, Patterns of morphological change in the ontogeny and phylogeny of the marsupial skull, (1992 - 1998)

  • Robert E. Ruiz, Beta-2 microglobulin exchange and the evolution of primate Beta-2 microglobulin, (1983 - 1994)

  • J Michael Plavcan, Sexual dimorphism in the denntition of extant anthropoid primatres, (1984 - 1990)

  • Richard H. Madden, Miocene Toxodontidae (Notoungulata, Mammalia) from Colombia, Ecuador and Chile, (1981 - 1990)

  • Herbert H. Covert, Adaptations and evolutionary relationships of the Eocene family Notharctidae, (1978 - 1985)

  • Brian T Shea, Growth and size allometry in the African Pongidae: cranial and postcranial analysis, (1976 - 1982)

  • Wendy S. Sheine, The effect of variations in molar morphology on masticatory effectiveness and digestion of cellulose in prosimian primates, (1975 - 1979)


Publications (listed separately)

Students Mentored

  Ph.D. Students Supervised

  • Jackson P. Spradley, (2012 - present)
  • Lauren A Gonzales, (2010 - September, 2015)
  • Lauren Gonzales, (2010 - September, 2015)
  • Lauren Gonzales, (2010 - September, 2015)
  • Lauren Gonzales, (201 - September, 2015)

  Graduate Students Mentored
  • Wout Salenbien, (2014 - present)
  • Robin Trailor, (2014 - present)
  • Randi Griffin, (2014 - present)
  • Gabriel Yapuncich, (January, 2013 - present)
  • Anne D Yoder, (defended June, 1992)
  • Michael Granatosky, (2011 - present)
  • Maxx C. Toler, (2010 - present)
  • Megan P. Wilson, (defended Masters 2010)
  • Callum Ross, (defended 1993)
  • Victoria Campbell, (Cartmill student; left program 2005)
  • Sara Doyle, (2005)

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