I am an assistant professor of anthropology at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. While I identify as a biological anthropologist, my research draws from multiple methodological and theoretical approaches within anthropology. My primary research and teaching interests focus on primate behavioral ecology, particularly how primates, including humans, obtain food and move through their environment. Using an approach called ethnoprimatology, I study the complex interactions between humans and non-human primates, including hunting, the sociocultural importance of primates to humans, disease transmission, and responses of primates to anthropogenic habitat modification. However, my interests are broad within the field of anthropology and also include ecological anthropology and variation in material hunting technology.