Welcome to the home of the Evolutionary Studies program at SUNY New Paltz!
This program, funded partly with a grant awarded by the National Science Foundation, is modeled after a similar program at Binghamton directed by David Sloan Wilson. This program fosters opportunities for faculty and students at New Paltz to (a) develop a deep understanding of evolutionary ideas, (b) conduct cross-disciplinary research using evolution as a synthesizing paradigm, and (c) contribute to novel ideas across disciplines guided by evolutionary reasoning.
Given the major force that evolutionary theory has come to be in fields such as psychology and anthropology, evolution isn't just for biologists anymore! See Glenn Geher's article titled "Evolutionary Psychology is Not Evil! ... and here's why ..." for a treatise on how evolution can be incorporated into the behavioral sciences. We believe that academics have just started to scratch the surface when it comes to utilizing and applying evolution. We further believe that an accurate, broad, and deep understanding of evolutionary principles will be an important tool for future scholars and thinkers across academic disciplines.
Feb. 29, 2012 - EvoS is pleased to announce a new online course--BIO 358: The Biology of Being Human, taught from SUNY Stony Brook by Profs. Joanne Souza & Paul Bingham! This course can fill either the BIO Foundation requirement or an elective slot within the EvoS Minor requirements. The book and research taught in the course can be found here. If you would like to sign up for this course, e-mail Joanne Souza at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EvoS Executive Board
- Alice Andrews Psychology
- Alex Bartholomew Geology
- Glenn Geher Psychology
- Aaron Haselton Biology
- Spencer Mass Biology
- John Montgomery Psychology
- Hamilton Stapell History
- Andrea Varga Theatre
- Jennifer Waldo Biology
EvoS Affiiated Faculty
- Kerry Carso Art History
- Victor DeMunck Anthropology
- Andrew Higgins English
- Paul Kassel Theatre
- Jed Mayer English
- Itty Neuhaus Art
- Thomas Nolen Biology
- Kenneth Nystrom Anthropology
- Jeff Reinking Biology
If you are interested in participating in this program in the capacity of being a:
- student in the program
- faculty member who offers content courses in the program
- faculty member who offers courses that take a critical perspective regarding evolution
- benefactor looking for a worthy cause to support financially
- someone who is interested in presenting a seminar in our Spring seminar series
...please contact the EvoS program director (Glenn Geher (e-mail): email@example.com).
Glenn Geher, EvoS Director
Professor of Psychology
Office: JFT 314A
EvoS Assistant Fall 2014 Office Hours
Nicole Wedberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mon: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wed: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Office Hours for Glenn are found at: