James F. Parham

John D. Cooper Archaeology and Paleontology Center

Dept. Geological Sciences

California State University, Fullerton




My academic history includes an undergraduate degree in geology, a dissertation in paleontology, and postdoctoral appointments in genomics and bioinformatics. My research answers questions about biodiversity and evolution through empirical investigations involving fieldwork, comparative morphology, genetics, and specimen-based research. I have active research projects that are solving problems in the Caribbean, South America, China, the Middle East, and USA (especially California).