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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 University 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! 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.
EvoS Executive Board
- Alice Andrews Psychology
- Alex Bartholomew Geology
- Glenn Geher Psychology
- Aaron Haselton Biology
- Aaron Isabelle Education
- Spencer Mass Biology
- Tom Nolen Biology
- Hamilton Stapell History
- Andrea Varga Theatre
EvoS Affiliated Faculty
- Michael Boms Biology
- Kerry Carso Art History
- Victor DeMunck Anthropology
- Eugene Heath Philosophy
- Andrew Higgins English
- Paul Kassel Theatre
- Jed Mayer English
- Ro Millham School of Education
- Itty Neuhaus Art
- Amy Nitza Institute for Disaster Mental Health
- Kenneth Nystrom Anthropology
- Raj Pandya Physics
- 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 Tom Nolen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tom Nolen, EvoS Director
Professor of Biology
Office: SH 152
Glenn Geher, EvoS Founding Director
Professor of Psychology
Office: WH 362
EvoS Assistant Spring 2021 Office Hours
Mariah Griffin (email@example.com; 845-257-2379)
Office: WH 303
Email for appointment