David Webb

Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Kutztown University

Kutztown, PA  19530

webb@kutztown.edu

 

EDUCATION

University of Chicago, Department of Anthropology, Chicago, Illinois.  Doctor of Philosophy, December 1989.  Master of Arts, June 1986.

Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences, Ithaca, New York.  Bachelor of Arts, May 1983.

University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland.  Courses taken in Scots Gaelic, Archaeology of Britain and Biology, Oct. 1981 - June 1982.

Northwestern University, Archeological Field School, Kampsville, Illinois. Courses taken in Human Osteology, Archeological Field Methods and Collective Approach to Archeology, Summer 1985.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Fall 2010 - present Professor of Anthropology

Kutztown University (Pennsylvania)  Department of Anthropology/Sociology

Fall 1995 - Fall 2010   Associate Professor of Anthropology

Kutztown University (Pennsylvania)  Department of Anthropology/Sociology

as compared to earlier entry, below:  Department Chairman (Spring 2002-Spring 2008), represent the Department to the rest of the University and to the community at large, increased administrative assignments, and performing evaluations of tenured peers.

Fall 1990 - Spring 1995   Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Kutztown University (Pennsylvania)  Department of Anthropology/Sociology

teach Cultural Anthropology (2 classes), Introductory Physical Anthropology and Advanced Topics in Physical Anthropology every semester; teach Laboratory in Physical Anthropology (Fall semester); take on regular departmental duties (advise undergraduate students, serve on hiring committees, act as chairman during summers, perform peer evaluations) and university duties (serve on university-wide committees, assist in student registration and recruitment).

Spring 1990  Lecturer of Anthropology

DePaul University (Chicago)  Department of Sociology

1 hour, 3 days/week; developed and taught course for non-majors in human evolution and variation, with emphasis on the interaction between biology and culture; administered midterm, final exam, and weekly quizzes to help students keep up on course material; last 10 minutes of each class reserved for directed discussion of relevance of current topic to modern human culture.

Winter 1986 - Winter  1990  Teaching Assistant in Human Anatomy

University of Chicago  Department of Anatomy

assisted graduate and medical students in dissection laboratory; conducted review sessions for students; proctored and graded practical and written examinations.

Fall 1989  Teaching Assistant in Biology Common Core Labs

University of Chicago  Biological Sciences Collegiate Division

gave orientation lectures, supervised students, and graded written labs in several of the College's common undergraduate laboratory sessions; wrote two new lab protocols to be used in the College's biology courses in subsequent years.

Winter 1987 - Fall 1988  Teaching Assistant in Anthropology

University of Chicago  Department of Anthropology

assisted in Comparative Primate Morphology, Apes and Human Evolution, and Human Osteology; gave scheduled lectures in all three courses on various aspects of human and ape functional morphology; graded weekly examinations and end-of-term skeletal projects (Human Osteology); led laboratory discussions and oversaw laboratory assignments completed by students; prepared display specimens for each lecture and laboratory period; conducted review sessions for exams and helped set up practical exams.

 

COURSES TAUGHT

Physical Anthropology

Laboratory in Physical Anthropology

Classical Archaeology

Forensic Anthropology

Human Heredity

Human Origins

Human Biology and Culture

Primate Studies

Cultural Anthropology

 

GRANTS/HONORS

Professional Development Travel Grant, for presentation at Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, 2007

Professional Development Travel Grant, for presentation at Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, 2006

Research Grant ($815), Kutztown University Professional Development Committee, 2003

Sabbatical Leave for Research and Teaching in Brazil, Fall 2003

Undergraduate Student Research Grant, February 2001; with Anthropology/Biology major, Sarah Fabiny

Professional Development Travel Grant, for presentation at Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, 2000

Professional Development Grant, for one-quarter release time to do research, Spring 2000

Research Equipment Grant, Kutztown University Research Committee, Jan. 1993

Professional Development Travel Grant, for presentation at Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, 1997

Professional Development Travel Grant, for presentation at Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, 1996

Professional Development Tuition Grant, for seminar in forensic archaeology, at Mercyhurst College, May 20-25, 1996

 Summer Archaeology Program, National Science Foundation with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, competitive summer science program for high school students, Summer 1978.

Grant in Aid of Research, Harvard Travellers Club, Feb. 1988

University of Chicago Unendowed Fellowship, Division of Social Sciences, partial tuition remission, Fall 1984 to Fall 1989

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Manuscript Referee, Journal of Human Evolution

Grant Referee, National Science Foundation, Anthropology subsection

Grant Referee, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Faculty Professional Development Council, Anthropology proposals

Book Manuscript Reviewer, The Human Species: An Introduction to Biological Anthropoology, 7th ed., by John H. Relethford, McGraw-Hill, 2008.

Book Manuscript Reviewer, Our Origins: Discovering physical anthropology, by Clark Spencer Larsen, Norton Publishing, 2008.

Book Manuscript Reviewer, The Life of Primates, by Pia Nystrom and Pamela Ashmore, Prentice Hall

Book Manuscript Reviewer, Anthropology: The exploration of human diversity, 8th ed., Conrad Phillip Kottak, McGraw-Hill, 2000.

Manuscript Referee, American Journal of Physical Anthropology

Manuscript Referee, Journal of Comparative Human Biology

Manuscript Referee, Bulletin of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History

Advisor, Kutztown University Anthropology/Sociology Club, 1990 to present

Member, Graduate Faculty, Kutztown University

Member, Honors Faculty, Kutztown University

 

 

Memberships in Professional Organizations

Member, American Association of Physical Anthropologists

Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Member, Aegean Dendrochronology Project, Archaeological Research Program, Ithaca, New York.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Webb, David and Sarah Fabiny, ĺ─˙Cheiridial Genetics and Tool Use Among Later Hominids,ĺ─¨ Anthropologie,

Webb, David, "Toe Indexer", ImageJ: Image Processing and Analysis in Java, Wayne S. Rasband, ed., National Institutes of Health, August 8, 2008  <http://rsbweb.nih.gov/ij/macros/Toe_Indexer.txt>.

Webb, D. and A. Sparrow, "Description of Joint Movements and Interlimb Coordination in Human and Non-Human Primates with Reference to the Origins of Bipedalism," Primates, Vol.48, No.4, pp.277-292, 2007.

Webb, D., D. V. Bernardo and T. Hermenegildo, "Evaluating and improving footprint measurement for clinical and scientific testing," Anthropologie, Vol.44, No.3, pp.269-279, 2006.

Webb, D., Kutztown University's Online Index to the American Journal of Physical Anthropology (Old Series), 2003.  http://faculty.kutztown.edu/webb/AJPAIndex.htm

Musiba, C.M., R.H. Tuttle, B. Hallgrimsson and D. Webb, "Swift and sure-footed on the savanna:  a study of Hadzabe gaits and feet in northern Tanzania," American Journal of Human Biology, Vol.9, pp.303-321, 1997.

Webb, D., "Maximum Walking Speed and Lower Limb Length in Hominids," American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Vol. 101, pp. 515-525, 1996.

Webb, D., "Correspondence:  Whose Rights?," commentary, Anthropology Newsletter, April 1994.

Webb, D., R. H. Tuttle and M. Baksh, "Pendular Activity of Human Upper Limbs During Slow and Normal Walking," American Journal of Physical Anthropology , Vol. 93, pp.477-490, 1994.

Tuttle, R.H., D. Webb, N.I. Tuttle and M. Baksh, "Footprints and gaits of bipedal apes, bears and barefoot people:  perspectives on Pliocene tracks," in Topics in Primatology, Volume3:  Evolutionary Biology, Reproductive Endocrinology, and Virology, edited by M. Goodman, H. Ishida, S. Matano and R. Tuttle, Tokyo, Univ. of Tokyo Press, 1992

Tuttle, R.H., D. Webb and M. Baksh, "Laetoli Toes and Australopithecus afarensis ," Human Evolution, Vol. 6, pp.193-200, 1991.

Tuttle, R.H., D. Webb and N.I. Tuttle, "Laetoli footprint trails and the evolution of hominid bipedalism," in The Origin(s) of Bipedalism in Hominids, edited by Y. Coppens & B. Senut, Paris, C.N.R.S., 1991.

Tuttle, R., D. Webb, E. Weidl and M. Baksh, "Further progress on the Laetoli Trails," Journal of Archaeological Science, Vol.17, pp.347-352, 1990.

 

 

JURIED PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Webb, D and S. Bratsch, ĺ─˙Bipedalism:  practice and experience in carrying a heavy unilateral load,ĺ─¨ Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Minneapolis, MN, 2011.

Webb, D and S. Bratsch, ĺ─˙Step width and carrying:  a biomechanical mystery solved,ĺ─¨ Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Albuquerque, NM, 2010.

Webb, D. ĺ─˙A flexible new program for computer-aided footprint analysis: demonstration, discussion and application,ĺ─¨ Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Chicago, IL, 2009.

Webb, D. and H. Ward, "Staggering under the load:  biomechanics of carrying as indicated by footprint trail parameters," Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Columbus, OH, 2008.

Webb, D., D.V. Bernardo and T. Hermenegildo, "Measuring footprints: Refining the methods," Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Philadelphia, 2007.

Webb, D., symposium chairman, "Functional Anatomy and Locomotion", Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Philadelphia, 2007.

Webb, D. and S. Fabiny, ĺ─˙Human hands are adapted for bipedalism, not tool use,ĺ─¨ Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Kansas City, MO, 2001.

Manley-Buser, K.A., D. Webb and M. Allen, ĺ─˙Was the Laetoli G-3 hominid a juvenile?,ĺ─¨ American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Kansas City, MO, 2001.

Webb, D. and W. A. Sparrow, "Fourier analysis as a quantitative descriptor of joint angles in various forms of human locomotion," Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Salt Lake City, 1998.

Tuttle, R, C. Musiba and D. Webb, "False impressions from the Laetoli hominid footprints," Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Salt Lake City, 1998.

Webb, D. and W. A. Sparrow, "Comparison of joint angles in primate locomotion using Fourier analysis," Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, St. Louis, 1997.

Webb, D., "Why people run and the evolutionary implications of lower limb length," Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Denver, 1994.

Tuttle, R., D. Webb, and M. Baksh, "Did Australopithecus afarensis  make the Laetoli footprint trails?" Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Milwaukee, 1991.

Webb, D., R. Tuttle and M. Baksh, "The relationship between stride frequency and upper limb frequency in human walking," 17th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Physical Anthropology, Vancouver, 1990.

Webb, D., "Changes in footprint trail parameters associated with carrying a moderate load," Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Miami, 1990.

Webb, D., "The function of the upper limbs in human bipedalism, or How your arms swing when you walk," December 6 Meeting of the Anthropology/Sociology Club, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, 1990.

Webb, D., R. Tuttle and M. Baksh, "The effects of stride frequency on the motion of the upper limbs in human walking," Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, San Diego, 1989.

Tuttle, R.H., D.M. Webb and M. Baksh, "The pattern of little feet," Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, San Diego, 1989.