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Charles Edwards

PhD, SUNY Buffalo
Associate Professor
Anthropology Department

Office: C10, Cooper Hall
Office Phone: (585) 395-5708

Courses Taught

  • ANT 120  Introduction to Human Evolution
  • ANT 312  Culture and Health
  • ANT 313  Culture and Disability
  • ANT 350  Primate Behavior and Adaptation
  • ANT 395  Anthropology and Careers
  • ANT 456  Forensic Anthropology
  • ANT 482  Topics: Ancient Disease and Paleopathology
  • ANT 482  Topics: The Scientific Study of Mummies

Areas of Specialization

Biological Anthropology, Primate Biology, Primate Behavior, Dermatoglyphics (development and genetics of skin ridges), Osteology, Disability.

Current Research Projects

Genetics, intrauterine development and function of palm prints (dermatoglyphics) in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta); Implications of dermatoglyphics in assessing intrauterine stress and developmental disorders in non-human primates.

Last Updated 3/30/12


Professor Neal Keating participated in an Expert Meeting on peace sustainability at Columbia University on October 23, organized through the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity, part of the Earth Institute at Columbia. The expert meeting was convened to discuss and examine the design of a new approach to modeling sustainable peace systems at local to global scales, that makes use of non-linear systems of causality that are grounded in temporalities of historical memory, future expectations, and the current existence of conflict resolution mechanisms and peace-promoting practices.

Dr. Zinni's book project, “A Palimpsest of Place: Technologies of Memory, Landscape, and Folklife in Western New York,” has been selected by the University of Illinois Press for the 2015 Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World workshop, a collaborative publishing initiative of the University of Illinois Press, the University Press of Mississippi, and the University of Wisconsin Press, in conjunction with the American Folklore Society and with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Dr. Zinni was honored in 2015 faculty/staff recognition program by Office of Special Disabilities (OSD) for assisting and contributing to our students with disabilities.

Dr. Ramsay published an article: Ramsay, J.H. and Eger, A. 2015. Analysis of Archaeobotanical Material from the Tupras Field project of the Kinet Höyük Excavations. Journal of Islamic Archaeology 2 (1): 35-50.

Dr. Feldman was recently on the Coy Barefoot Show (two 30-minute radio shows) in May and June 2015:
The Coy Barefoot Show, 107.5 FM (Charlottesville, VA), 2015 (two 30-minute shows on “Same Sex Marriage” and “Baltimore, the Police, and African Americans”).


Please join us for our annual Fall/Halloween party in C-3 Cooper Hall on Friday, October 30, from 4 to 6 pm! There will be food and candy!
Cemetery Walk: Thursday, October 29, at 6:30 at the High Street Cemetery in Brockport, organized by the museum interns.1