Richard J. Smith

Professor of Biological Anthropology
​Ralph E. Morrow Distinguished University Professor
PhD, Yale University
DMD, Tufts University
MS, Tufts University
research interests:
  • Human Evolution
  • Adaptation
  • Historical Explanation

contact info:

office hours:

  • Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 - 11:30 am

mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CB 1114
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

​Professor Smith is interested in examining the ways in which paleoanthropologists attempt to explain the origin of unique human traits, particularly the origin of bipedalism. From 2008-14, he served as dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

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