Evolutionary Studies & Outreach


Lynn et al. (2020).pdf

Lynn, C. D., Guitar, A. E., Keck, C., & Verrelli, A. R. Applied evolutionary education: The benefits and costs of hosting regional evolution conferences. Evolution: Education and Outreach, 13(7), 1-9. 

Abstract: Regional academic conferences provide a variety of benefits to attendants, but hosting them can be costly. Here, we share benefits and drawbacks of hosting regional evolution meetings from the vantages of a tenured associate professor, a tenure-track assistant professor, and a doctoral student. We use experiences of hosting the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society (NEEPS), the Southeastern Evolutionary Perspectives Society (SEEPS), and the Mid-Atlantic Bioanthropology Interest Group (MABIG) as cases to address the benefits and costs. We highlight what are likely universal benefits and costs of hosting evolution conferences while also discussing the risks of excess service to women and underrepresented faculty members. We also draw attention to personal and circumstantial contingencies that evolution conference hosts may encounter.

Glass et al. (2014).pdf

Abstract: The Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) minor at SUNY New Paltz is an incredibly diverse academic program that attracts majors from nearly all disciplines. EvoS students are provided with unique educational opportunities beyond their standard curricula, such as the opportunity to engage and collaborate with researchers and distinguished guest speakers from a variety of fields, many outside their major. Students also learn the broad applicability of evolutionary theory and are given numerous opportunities to become involved in projects and publish papers, all of which have the potential to make them more well-rounded as well as give them advantages when applying for graduate programs and future career opportunities.


Evolutionary medicine: a not so radical (but absolutely neccessary) paradigm for human health

EvoS Seminar
February 16, 2017


EvoS Summit
October 26, 2012