Mary Baker

Building 30 (B30) 103
(401) 456-8112

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Academic Background

Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
M.A., University of California, Riverside
B.A., California State University, Northridge

While an undergraduate, Dr. Baker held a research assistant position at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute collecting behavioral data on captive vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops). As a graduate student at UC Riverside she conducted research on white-faced capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus) in Costa Rica. Her dissertation focused on the cognitive aspects of medicinal plant use by capuchin monkeys. She held visiting professor and lecturer positions before joining the faculty at RIC in 2005. She has published 2 book chapters and 5 articles in professional journals. She has presented posters and articles at professional meetings in the United States, Mexico and Cuba; these focus primarily on medicinal plant use by capuchin monkeys, foraging patterns and the conservation of nonhuman primates.

Courses Taught

ANTH 103: Introduction to Biological Anthropology
ANTH 233: Methods in Anthropology
ANTH 265: Anthropological Perspectives on Childhood (Core 4 / Connections)
ANTH 304: Human Paleontology
ANTH 306: Primate Ecology and Social Behavior (AQSR)
ANTH 307: Human Nature: Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior (AQSR)
ANTH 402: Evolution of the Capacity for Culture
ANTH 460: Sem in Anthro,Sr Experience

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