Hello and welcome to my webpage. I am a biological anthropologist, a scientist who studies the human animal. More specifically, I am a paleoanthropologist: I study human anatomical evolution by researching both variation and function in living people (and our primate relatives) and morphology of hominin (human ancestor) fossils. I am a foot and ankle evolution specialist.
I am currently employed by the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM), where I am associate professor of anatomy. I teach gross anatomy, embryology, histology, and neuroanatomy to our medical and MS students in the lecture hall and dissection laboratory. I also advise/supervise/collaborate with medical students on research projects.
As a research fellow at the University of the Witwatersrand’s Evolutionary Studies Institute in Johannesburg, I am grateful to be able to conduct paleoanthropological research and contribute to South African science. And closer to home, I help train biological anthropology graduate students as adjunct assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
Growing up in the 1990s with a Windows 3.1 PC, 56Kb modem, and AIM, I am active on the internet, including social media. My Twitter handle is @throckman.