James B. Rossie

Associate Professor
Interdepartmental Doctoral Program in Anthropological Sciences
Stony Brook University


    The overarching theme of my research is the evolutionary history of primates, particularly hominoids. My current research includes investigation of the development, homology, and phylogenetic significance of nasal and paranasal anatomy among primates and other mammals; description and phylogenetic analysis of fossil hominoids and other catarrhines from East Africa; and fieldwork in the early, Middle, and late Miocene of Kenya.  




Ph.D. advisees

Stevie Carnation
Isabel Mormile
Steven Heritage

Courses Taught

Human Evolution
 Primate Evolution
                       Pseudoscience in Anthropology
                   Systematics & Biogeography

Primate Evolution
Human Evolution