Craig Stanford, Ph.D.
(Prof. of Anthropology & Biological Sciences, USC)
3.2 – Aliens & Monsters (8.4.11)
3.16 – Aliens & the Creation of Man (11.23.11)
Craig Stanford is a primatologist and biological anthropologist. He took his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and is currently Professor of Biological Sciences and Anthropology at the University of Southern California, where he also serves as co-Director of the U.S.C. Jane Goodall Research Center. He has carried out field studies of chimpanzee hunting behavior in Tanzania in collaboration with Dr. Jane Goodall, of chimpanzees and mountain gorillas in Uganda, and of langur monkeys in South Asia. In addition, he has been involved for the past several years in field research and conservation efforts on endangered tortoises. His work has been funded by numerous organizations including the National Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society, the Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, and the L.S.B. Leakey Foundation.
An acclaimed teacher who has won every major teaching award at the University of Southern California, Stanford lectures around the United States and elsewhere on topics related to his work on human origins and primate behavior.