Craig Stanford

Craig Stanford is Professor and Chair of Anthropology and Co-Director of the Goodall Research Center. He received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1990, and taught at the University of Michigan before joining the USC faculty in 1992. Dr. Stanford is the author of nearly 100 scholarly publications, including 5 books, all based on his research in the areas of primate behavior and human evolution. He has conducted field studies of primates in India, Bangladesh, Peru, Tanzania and Uganda, and is best known for his work on the meat-eating behavior of wild chimpanzees, conducted in collaboration with Jane Goodall. He currently directs the Bwindi-Impenetrable Great Ape Project, a study of mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in Uganda. His research has been supported by numerous grants from the National Science Foundation, the Fulbright Foundation, and the National Geographic Society, among others.

Dr. Stanford was the 1996 recipient of the USC Raubenheimer Junior Faculty award, and the 2000 Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition award. He is a faculty member of Phi Kappa Phi, and a former Mortar Board campus speaker.

Professor Stanford regularly offers a 200-student GE course, "The Origins of Humanity," which he loves to teach at USC. He sees his role at the Center as helping to improve the undergraduate experience in large GE courses, as well as helping faculty to improve their own teaching skills and enhance their own enjoyment of teaching.

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