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Susan Ford

Professor and Provost and Vice Chancellor

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Office Phone: (618) 453-5744

Fax: (618) 453-1478

Email: provost@siu.edu

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1265 Lincoln Drive

Anthony Hall

MC 4305

SIU Carbondale

Carbondale, Illinois 62901

Research Interests

Primate evolution (especially platyrrhines), systematics, comparative functional anatomy, New World monkey biogeography, size and scaling, evolutionary theory, South America (platyrrhine primates). Ph.D. 1980 University of Pittsburgh.

Courses

  • Anth 104: The Human Experience
  • Anth 210: Survey of the Primates
  • Anth 240A: Human Biology: An Introduction to Biological Anthropology
  • Anth 380: Study Abroad-Europe
  • Anth 440B: Race and Human Variation
  • Anth 455C: Primate Behavior and Ecology
  • Anth 455G: Primate Biology and Evolution
  • Anth 455H: Human Osteology
  • Anth 480: Senior Seminar
  • Anth 495: Ethnographic Field School
  • Anth 500A: Theory and Method in Biological Anthropology
  • Anth 534: Seminar in Evolutionary Theory (including: Species: The History of a Concept; Phylogenetic Analysis of Morphological Traits; Darwin and Beyond; The Evolution of Primate Foraging Behavior)
  • Anth 536: Seminar in Primate Behavior (including: Primate Conservation; Primate Biogeography)
  • Anth 538: Seminar in Primate Evolution (including: Anthropoid Origins; Evolution of Primate Positional Behavior;Evolution of New World Primates)

M.A. Graduates

Randall Tindall (1985)

Brigitte Holt (1987)

David Hobbs (1993)

David Leavens (1993)

Gertrude Mugaisi (1994)

Cathy Van Arsdale (1998)

Richard Lawler (1999)

Katherine Whitcome (2000)

Scott Aubry (2003)

Alexandra Robinson (2004)

Karen Zambetta (2005)

Jacqueline Prime (2006) (2007 Outstanding Thesis Award Runner-up)

Taryn Clapper (2006)

Matthew Nowak (2006)

Twana Jill Golden (2007)

Elliott Forsythe (2008) (2009 OutstandingThesis Award Runner-up)

Chihiro Shibata (2008)

Dawn C. Stricklin (2008)

Aimee Hosemann (2008)

Ricardo Higelin Ponce de Leon (2012)

Ph.D. Graduates

Kelly A. Cichy, 1997 

Hanna Podolska-Schroeder, 2000

Lesa C. Davis, 2002

Matthew A. Tornow, 2005 (2006 Outstanding Dissertation Award Winner)

Hillary Huber (2014)

Jacqueline Prime (2014)

Current Students

Meadow Campbell (co-chair)

Ryan Campbell (co-chair)

Anastasia Holobinko

Rose Hores (PhD)

William Moore (PhD) 

Matthew Nowak (PhD)

Chihiro Shibata (PhD)

Selected Publications

2013: Iurck, M, Nowak, M, Costa, L, Mendes, S, Ford, S, Strier, K. Feeding and resting postures of northern muriquis (Brachyteles hypoxanthus). American Journal of Primatology 75(1):74-87 (came out in January 2013).

2013: Munds, RA, Nekaris, KAI, Ford, SM. Taxonomy of the Bornean slow loris with new species Nycticebus kayan (Primates, Lorisidae). American Journal of Primatology 75(1):46-56.

2011: Forsythe, EC, Ford, SM. Craniofacial adaptations to tree-gouging among marmosets. Anatomical Record 294:2131-2139

2011: Holobinko, A, Meier-Augenstein, W, Kemp, HF, Prowse, T, Ford, SM. 2H stable isotope analysis of human tooth enamel: a new tool for forensic human provenancing? Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 25:910-916. 

2009: Ford, SM, Porter, LM, & Davis, LC (eds.). The Smallest Anthropoids: The Marmoset/Callimico Radiation. Part of the series “Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects”, Series editor Russell A. Tuttle. Springer Press, New York. 800 pp. ms. 

2009: Ford, SM, Porter, LM, & Davis, LC. Preface. In: Ford, SM, Porter, LM, and Davis, LC (eds.), The Smallest Anthropoids. Springer Press, New York. 

2009: Ford, SM, Porter, LM, & Davis, LC. Section I: Phylogeny: Introduction. In: Ford, SM, Porter, LM, and Davis, LC (eds.), The Smallest Anthropoids. Springer Press, New York. 

2009: Porter, LM, Ford, SM, & Davis, LC. Section II: Reproductive, Social, and Cognitive Behavior: Introduction. In: Ford, SM, Porter, LM, and Davis, LC (eds.), The Smallest Anthropoids. Springer Press, New York. 

2009: Porter, LM, Ford, SM, & Davis, LC. Section III: Ranging Behavior and Locomotion: Introduction. In: Ford, SM, Porter, LM, and Davis, LC (eds.), The Smallest Anthropoids. Springer Press, New York. 

2009: Ford, SM, Porter, LM, & Davis, LC. Section IV: Anatomy: Introduction. In: Ford, SM, Porter, LM, and Davis, LC (eds.), The Smallest Anthropoids. Springer Press, New York. 

2009: Porter, LM, Ford, SM, & Davis, LC. Section V: Conservation: Introduction. In: Ford, SM, Porter, LM, and Davis, LC (eds.), The Smallest Anthropoids. Springer Press, New York. 

2009: Ford, SM & Davis, LC. Marmoset postcrania and the skeleton of the dwarf marmoset, Callibella humilis. In: Ford, SM, Porter, LM, and Davis, LC (eds.), The Smallest Anthropoids. Springer Press, New York.

2006 Lawler, RR, Ford, SM, Wright, PC, & Easley, SP. The locomotor behavior of Callicebus brunneus and Callicebus torquatus. Folia Primatologica. 77(3):228-239. 

2006 Tornow, MA, Ford, SM, Garber, PA, & de sa Sauerbrunn, E. Dentition of moustached tamarins (Saguinus mystax mystax) from Padre Isla, Peru, part 1: Quantitative variation. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 130(3):352-363. 

2005 Ford, SM. The Biogeographic History of Mesoamerican Primates. In: A. Estrada, P. Garber, and L. Luecke (eds.), New Perspectives in the Study of Mesoamerican Primates: Distribution, Ecology, Behavior, and Conservation. Kluwer Academic Press, NY, pp. 81-114. 

1999 Ford, SM. (came out 2000) Phyletic Dwarfism. In: R. Singer (ed.), Encyclopedia of Paleontology. Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, Chicago. Pp. 880-883. 

1996 Ford, SM & Hobbs, DG. Species differentiation in the postcranial skeleton of Cebus. In: M.A. Norconk, A.L. Rosenberger, and P.A. Garber (eds.), Adaptive Radiations of Neotropical Primates. Plenum Press, New York. pp. 229-249. (came out 1997) 

1994 Ford, SM. Primitive platyrrhines? Perspectives on anthropoid origins from platyrrhine, parapithecid, and preanthropoid postcrania. In: J.G. Fleagle and R.F. Kay (eds.), Anthropoid Origins: The Fossil Evidence. Plenum Press, New York. pp. 595-673 

1994 Ford, SM. Taxonomy and distribution of the owl monkey. Chapter 1 in: J.F. Baer, R.E. Weller, and I. Kakoma (eds.), Aotus: The Owl Monkey. Academic Press, Inc., New York. pp. 1-57. 

1994 Ford, SM. Evolution of sexual dimorphism in body weight in platyrrhines. American Journal of Primatology, 34:221-244. 

1992 Ford, SM & Davis, LC. Systematics and Body Size: Implications for Feeding Adaptations in New World Monkeys. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 88:415-468. 

1990 Ford, SM. Platyrrhine evolution in the West Indies. Journal of Human Evolution, 19 (1/2):237-254. [simultaneously published as Platyrrhine evolution in the West Indies. In: J.G. Fleagle and A.L. Rosenberger (eds.), The Platyrrhine Fossil Record. Academic Press, New York, pp. 237-254]. 

1990 Ford, SM. Locomotor adaptations of fossil platyrrhines. Journal of Human Evolution, 19 (1/2):141-173. [simultaneously published as Locomotor adaptations of fossil platyrrhines. In: J.G. Fleagle and A.L. Rosenberger (eds.), The Platyrrhine Fossil Record. Academic Press, New York, pp. 141-173]. 

1988 Ford, SM. Postcranial adaptations of the earliest platyrrhine. Journal of Human Evolution, 17:155-192.

Presentations at Meetings

2013 South, KE, Ford, SM. Of monkeys and Maya: Primate species identification from Classic Maya iconography. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of American Association of Physical Anthropologists, April, 2013, Knoxville, TN.

2012 Munds, R, Nekaris, KAI, Ford, SM. Taxonomy of the Bornean Slow Loris, with New Species of Nycticebus (Primates, Lorisidae). Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Primate Interest Group, September 29, 2012, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL.

2012 Ford, SM, Wright, KA, Wright, BW, Hobbs, DG. Capuchin postcranial adaptations. Poster presented in Invited Symposium on "Stories from the Skeleton: Hard Tissue Research on Modern, Non-Human Primates" (CA Kirchhoff, S Legge, organizers) at Annual Meeting of American Association of Physical Anthropologists, April, 2012, Portland, OR.

2012 Wright, KA, Wright, BW, Ford, SM, Masterson, TJ Jr., Hobbs, DG, Lynch-Alfaro, JW. Morphological diversity among tufted capuchins. Poster presented at Annual Meeting of American Association of Physical Anthropologists, April, 2012, Portland, OR.

2011 Munds, R, Nekaris, KAI, Ford, SM.  Facial mask markings used to reveal taxonomic differences in the Bornean slow loris (Nycticebus menagensis). Poster presented at Annual Meeting of American Association of Physical Anthropologists, April, 2011, Minneapolis.

2011 Forsythe, E, Ford, SM.  Evolution of Jaw-Gape Maximization in Marmosets: Adaptation or Exaptation. Poster presented at Midwest Evolution and Ecology Conference, April, 2011, Carbondale, IL.

2010 Ford, SM, Nowak, MG.  Gibbons as phyletic dwarfs. Paper presented in Invited Symposium on “The Evolution of Gibbons: Molecular Genetics, Morphology, Behavior, and the Fossil Record” (C Barelli, H Hirai, U Reichard, organizers) at the International Primatological Society meetings, September, Kyoto, Japan, September 13-18, 2010.

2010 Holobinko, A, Meier-Augenstein, W, Kemp, HF, Prowse, T, and Ford, SM.  2H stable isotope analysis of human tooth enamel: a new tool to extract forensic information from human remains? Poster presented at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, May 2-7, 2010.

2010 Forsythe, EC, Ford, SM.  Influence of body size on jaw-gape related characteristics among marmosets. Presented at Annual Meeting of American Association of Physical Anthropologists, April, 2010, Albuquerque.

2010 Stricklin, DC, Corruccini, RS, Ford, SM.  A preliminary biocultural analysis of hereditary tooth decay among isolate populations in the northeastern Missouri Ozarks. Presented at Annual Meeting of American Association of Physical Anthropologists, April, 2010, Albuquerque.

2009 Golden, TJ, Ford, SM, Prowse, TL.  Evidence of treponemal disease in Archaic southern Illinois. Poster presented at Annual Meeting of American Association of Physical Anthropologists, April, 2009, Chicago.

2008 Ford, SM &Davis, LC.  A Comparison of the Postcranial Adaptations of Exudativorous Primates.  Paper presented in Invited Symposium on “The Evolution of Exudativory in Primates” (AM Burrows, LT Nash, organizers) at the International Primatological Society meetings, August, Edinburgh, Scotland.

2008 Forsythe, EC &Ford, SM.  Craniofacial adaptations to tree-gouging in marmosets: biomechanics and implications for platyrrhine evolution. Poster presented at Annual Meeting of American Association of Physical Anthropologists, April, 2008, Columbus.

2007 Forsythe, EC &Ford, SM.  Foraging Strategies and Adaptive Radiation: Craniometrics of the Callitrichidae. Poster presented at Annual Meeting of the Midwest Primate Interest Group, October, 2007, Carbondale, IL.

2007 Munds RA, Best K, Hoppy P, Niebruegge K, Sabin D, Whipple M, Knobbe J, Porton IJ, & Ford SM. Captive lemur response to two types of natural enrichment. Poster presented at Annual Meeting of American Association of Physical Anthropologists, April, 2007, Philadelphia. 

2007 Shibata, C & Ford, SM. The maintenance of social bonds in adult pairs of captive cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus). Poster presented at Annual Meeting of American Association of Physical Anthropologists, April, 2007, Philadelphia 

2007 Ford, SM & Boinski, S. Primate Predation by Harpy Eagles in the Central Suriname Nature Reserve. Paper to be presented at Annual Meeting of American Association of Physical Anthropologists, April, 2007, Philadelphia. 

2006 Lopez, N & Ford, SM. The Use and Preference of Structural Enrichment of Captive Callitrichid Primates. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Midwest Primate Interest Group, October, 2006, Urbana, IL. 

2006 Nowak, MG & Ford, SM. Ankle and foot use during the positional behaviors of African hominoids. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Midwest Primate Interest Group, October, 2006, Urbana, IL. 

2006 Shibata, C & Ford, SM. The Maintenance of Social Bonds in Adult Pairs of Captive Cotton-top Tamarins (Saguinus oedipus). Poster presented at Annual Meeting of the Midwest Primate Interest Group, October, 2006, Urbana, IL. 

2006 Prime, JM & Ford, SM. Hand manipulation skills of gibbons. Poster presented at Annual Meeting of American Association of Physical Anthropologists, March, 2006, Anchorage. 

2006 Nowak, MG & Ford, SM. Functional aspects of the ankle and foot during the locomotor and postural behaviors of bonobos, chimpanzees and gorillas: a focus on captive animals. Poster presented at Annual Meeting of American Association of Physical Anthropologists, March, 2006, Anchorage. 

2006 Jackson, CP & Ford, SM. Contexts of positional behavior in captive pygmy marmosets (Cebuella pygmaea). Paper presented at Annual Meeting of American Association of Physical Anthropologists, March, 2006, Anchorage. 

2006 Davis, LC, Walker, SE, & Ford, SM. Locomotion and Skeletal Differentiation within the Pitheciini. Poster presented at Annual Meeting of American Association of Physical Anthropologists, March, 2006, Anchorage. 

2005 Prime, JM & Ford, SM. Hand manipulation and object use of gibbons. Poster presented at Annual Meeting of the Midwest Primate Interest Group, October, 2005, St. Louis. 

2005 Ford, SM & Davis, LC. The skeleton of the dwarf marmoset, Callibella humilis: functional and phylogenetic implications. (S.M. Ford, and L.C. Davis) Poster presented at Annual Meeting of American Association of Physical Anthropologists, April, 2005, Milwaukee. (invited symposium) 

2004 Ford, SM. Biogeographic history of Mesoamerican primate. Invited paper, First Annual Meeting of the Midwest Primate Interest Group, October, 2004, Champaign-Urbana, Il. 

2004 Robinson, A, Ford, SM, & Garber, PG. Dental wear and aging in Peruvian tamarins (Saguinus mystax). Poster presented at Annual Meeting of American Association of Physical Anthropologists, April, 2004, Tampa. 

2003 Ford, SM. Biogeographic patterns of the Atelinae across the Northern Tier of South America. Poster presented at Annual Meeting of American Association of Physical Anthropologists, March, 2003, Tempe (invited symposium). 

2003 Tornow, M, Ford, SM, & Garber, PG. Dental variability in Peruvian tamarins (Saguinus mystax). Poster presented at Annual Meeting of American Association of Physical Anthropologists, March, 2003, Tempe. 

2003 Davis, LC & Ford, SM. Comparative postcranial morphology of the marmosets. Poster presented at Annual Meeting of American Association of Physical Anthropologists, March, 2003, Tempe. 

2002 Ford, SM. Biogeography of platyrrhine communities across the northern tier of South America. Poster presented at Annual Meeting of American Association of Physical Anthropologists, March, 2002, Buffalo. 

2001 Walker, SE & Ford, SM. Evolution of behavioral and ecological variables in the Pitheciinae. Poster presented at Annual Meeting of American Association of Physical Anthropologists, March, 2001, Kansas City. 

2001 Davis, LC & Ford, SM. Forelimb anatomy and foraging strategy in Leontopithecus rosalia. Poster presented at Annual Meeting of American Association of Physical Anthropologists, March, 2001, Kansas City.