Professor, School of Natural Science
Biography: Alan Goodman, professor of biological anthropology, teaches and writes on the health and nutritional consequences of political-economic processes including poverty, inequality and racism. He is the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty. Goodman is the editor or author of seven books including Building a New Biocultural Synthesis: Political-Economic Perspectives on Human Biology (with Thomas Leatherman) and Genetic Nature/Culture (with Susan Lindee and Deborah Heath). He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Massachusetts and was a postdoctoral fellow in International Nutrition at University of Connecticut and a research fellow in stress physiology at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm. He is the former dean of Natural Sciences at Hampshire College and the immediate past President of the American Anthropological Association. He is an Associate Director of the New York African Burial Ground project and the recipient of the World of Difference Teaching Award from the Anti-Defamation League in 2000. Goodman is also a current member of the US Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Review Committee.