I began my education at the University of West Ga but earned my BSc here at KSU in Anthropology. Continued on to attain my MA at Georgia State University concentrating my research on the growth and development of the fetal and infant brain. I then began teaching here at KSU, as well as at UWG and Georgia Perimeter College, until 2012. I then left to pursue a Taught MSc in Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology at the University of Sheffield in England under the KSU Clendenin Graduate Fellowship. It is there that I explored the relationship between the growth and development of infants and the health of women in Medieval England. My teaching interests include human origins, human variation, and human growth and development.