Research Abstract

Work in my laboratory is focused upon the analysis of paleontological evidence for primate and human evolution. I am currently involved in several multidisciplinary paleoanthropological field projects in the American West. Our previous fieldwork in Namibia discovered the first Miocene hominoid ever found in sub-equatorial Africa and one of the most extensive middle Miocene faunas from Africa. I am currently interested in applying GIS and remote sensing techniques to paleoanthropological exploration. I am the Coursemaster of the Human Anatomy & Development course for first year medical students (and Anthropology PhD candidates) at Washington University Medical School.

Selected Publications

  • Conroy, GC. (2014) Walking back the cat: Unsupervised classification as an aid in “remote” fossil prospecting. Evol. Anthropol. 23: 172-176.
  • Conroy, GC, Emerson, C., Anemone, R., Townsend, K. (2012) Let your fingers do the walking: a simple spectral signature model for “remote” fossil prospecting. J. Hum. Evol. 63:79-84.
  • Anemone, R., Emerson, C. Conroy, G. (2011) Finding Fossils in New Ways: An Artificial Neural Network Approach to Predicting the Location of Productive Fossil Localities. Evol. Anthropol. 20:169-180.
  • Anemone, R., Conroy, GC, Emerson (2011) GIS and Paleoanthropology: Incorporating New Approaches from the Geospatial Sciences in the Analysis of Primate and Human Evolution. Yrbk. Phys. Anthropol. 54:19-46.
  • Conroy GC, Anemone RL, Van Regenmorter J, Addison A (2008) Google earth, GIS, and the great divide: a new and simple method for sharing paleontological data. J. Hum. Evol. 55:751-755.
  • Conroy GC and Smith RJ (2007) The size of scalable brain components in the human evolutionary lineage: with a comment on the paradox of Homo floresiensis. Homo 58:1-12.
  • Conroy GC (2006) Creating, analyzing, and querying paleoanthropological maps using GIS: an example from the Uinta Basin Utah. Evol. Anthropol. 15:217-223.
  • Conroy GC and Pontzer H (2012) Reconstructing Human Origins (3rd ed.). W.W. Norton and Co., NY, 732p.
  • Conroy GC (1990) Primate Evolution. W.W. Norton and Co., NY, 492p.

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Glenn Conroy, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Anatomy in Neuroscience (Retired, June 2017)

Other Information

1970 BA (Honors), Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

1972 MPhil, Biol. Anthropology, Yale University, New Haven, CT

1974 PhD, Biol. Anthropology Yale University, New Haven, CT

Selected Honors
2001 Samuel R. Goldstein Leadership Award in Medical Education

2014 Senior Class Award, Preclinical Teacher of the Year

1980 National Academy of Science - Czechoslovakian Academy of Science Exchange

1986-1987 Fulbright Senior Research Fellow, Africa Program

1993-1996 Master, Lowry-Moore Society

1998 NSF Study Panel (Division of Information and Intelligent Systems)

2003 Austrian Decoration of Honor for Science and Art, First Class

2003 Elected Fellow, Academy of Sciences (St. Louis)

2004 Official Nominator for the MacArthur Foundation Fellows Program.

2015 Alumni Association Distinguished Service honoree