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, then applying those data to the human fossil record. I am a lower limb 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 love lab. I also conduct research with medical students.
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 an adjunct professor of anthropology at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
My Twitter handle is @throckman.