Evolution Working Group


The Evolution Working Group is an interdisciplinary network of researchers dedicated to the understanding and application of evolutionary processes. Members of the group conduct basic research in evolutionary theory as well as apply evolutionary thinking to address complex problems as diverse as invasive species, developing treatments for complex diseases, understanding social constructs, and increasing scientific literacy. The aim of the group is to improve research, teaching, and outreach through cross-disciplinary collaboration. The group includes faculty and students from a diversity of departments across USF campus in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, the College of Public Health, and the Moffitt Cancer Center.


Adams, John

John Adams

Distinguished Professor, USF Health / Department of Global Health

Bethard, Jonathan

Jonathan Bethard

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

Bright, Jen

Jen Bright

Assistant Professor, School of Geosciences

Caple, Zachary

Zachary Caple

Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Anthropology

Carney, Ryan

Ryan Carney

Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Biology


Cook, Meghan

Meghan Cook

Coordinator of Library Operations, USF Tampa Library



Deban, Stephen

Stephen Deban

Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director. Department of Intregrative Biology

Garey, James

James Garey

Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology


Gaspar, Alessio

Alessio Gaspar

Associate Professor, College of engineering / Department of Computer Science and Engineering


Harwood, Valerie

Valerie Harwood

Professor & Chair, Department of Integrative Biology




Herbert, Greg

Greg Herbert

Associate Professor & Director, IASCE, School of Geosciences


Jiang, Rays H.Y.

Rays H.Y. Jiang

Assistant Professor, USF Health / Department of Global Health



Kooyers, Nicholas

Nicholas Kooyers

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Integrative Biology

Levine, Alex

Alex Levine

Professor & Chair, Philosophy Department



Lewis, David

David Lewis

Associate Chair. Department of Integrative Biology



Madrigal, Lorena

Lorena Madrigal

Professor, Department of Anthropology

Miller, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Miller

Assistant Professor & Undergraduate Director, Department of Anthropology


Novoa, Adriana

Adriana Novoa

Associate Professor, Department of History



Richards, Christina

Christina Richards

Assistant Professor & Director of Evolution Working Group, IASCE, Department of Integrative Biology

Sackett, Loren

Loren Sackett

Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Biology




Schönfeld, Martin

Martin Schönfeld

Professor, Philosophy Department



Scott, Kathleen

Kathleen Scott

Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology


Sheffield, Sarah

Sarah Sheffield

Assistant Professor, School of Geosciences


Shimizu, Toru

Toru Shimizu

Professor & Chair, Philosophy Department





Stanish, Charles

Charles Stanish

Professor & Executive Director, IASCE, Department of Anthropology