Kathleen Paul

Office: 
WHALL
140
Instructor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2402

Biography

Kathleen Paul is bioarchaeologist whose work focuses on the modern human dentition and what it can tell us about population histories and evolutionary processes. She uses quantitative genetic analyses to understand how genes, environment, development, and epigenetic factors contribute to the variation that we see in human tooth crowns at the population level. She is especially interested in deciduous (or "baby") teeth and their application to bioarchaeological and paleoanthropological research.

 

Academic Positions

Instructor | School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University (2018)

Postdoctoral Research Associate | School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University (2018)

Teaching Assistant | School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University; Arizona University Biomedical Campus, Phoenix (2012-2017)

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (2012-2015)

 

Education

Ph.D. Anthropology, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University (December, 2017)

M.A. Anthropology, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University (May, 2012)

Hon.B.A. Anthropology and Spanish, New York University (May, 2009)

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Research Interests

Dental Anthropology, Dental Morphology, Deciduous Teeth, Dental Phenomics, Bioarchaeology, Biodistance Analysis, Kinship, Mesoamerican Archaeology, Dental Modification, Dental Morphogenesis

Publications

2018   Stojanowski CM, Paul KS, Seidel AC, Duncan WN, Guatelli-Steinberg D. Heritability and genetic integration of anterior tooth crown variants in the South Carolina Gullah. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. (In Early View) DOI 10.1002/ajpa.23612.

2018   Scott GR, Schmitz K, Heim KN, Paul KS, Schomberg R, Pilloud MA. Sinodonty and Sundadonty: issues of timing and migrations in the New World. Quaternary International 466:233-246.

2017   Stojanowski CM, Paul KS, Seidel AC, Duncan WN, Guatelli-Steinberg D. Heritability and genetic integration of tooth size in the South Carolina Gullah. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 164:505-521.

2017   Paul KS, Stojanowski CM. Comparative performance of deciduous and permanent dental morphology in detecting biological relatives. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 164:97-116.

2017   Paul KS, Astorino CM, Bailey SE. The Patterning Cascade Model and Carabelli’s trait expression in metameres of the mixed human dentition: exploring a morphogenetic model. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 162:3-18.

2016   Evans AR, Daly ES, Catlett KK, Paul KS, King SJ, Skinner MM, Nesse HP, Hublin J-J, Townsend GC, Schwartz GT, Jernvall J. A simple rule governs the evolution and development of hominin tooth size. Nature 530:447-480.

2016   Johnson KM, Paul KS. Bioarchaeology and kinship: integrating theory, social relatedness, and biology in ancient family research. Journal of Archaeological Research 24:75-123.

2015   Paul KS, Stojanowski CM. Performance analysis of deciduous morphology for detecting biological siblings. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 157:615-629.

2015   Stojanowski CM, Johnson KM, Paul KS, Carver CL. Indicators of idiosyncratic behavior in the dentition. In: Irish JD, Scott GR, editors. A companion to dental anthropology. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ. p 377-395.

2014   Bailey SE, Benazzi S, Souday C, Astorino C, Paul KS, Hublin J-J. Taxonomic differences in deciduous upper second molar crown outlines of Homo sapiens, Homo neanderthalensis, and Homo erectus. Journal of Human Evolution 72:1-9.

2013   Paul KS, Stojanowski CM, Butler MM. Biological and spatial structure of an Early Classic cemetery at Charco Redondo, Oaxaca. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 152:217-229.

Research Activity

2017- Exploring the Bioarchaeological Relevance of Population-Specific Patterns of Heritability and Integration in the Human            Dentition; NSF-BCS-1750089: PI Christopher Stojanowski, Co-PI Kathleen Paul

  • School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State Univeristy (Tempe, Arizona)

2017- Mycobacterial Diseases in Ancient Mexico

  • Department of Archaeogenetics at Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (Jena, Germany)
  • Dirección de Antropología Física del Instituto Nacional de Anthropología e Historia (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State Univeristy (Tempe, Arizona)

2014-   Dental Anthropological Data Collection and Research

  • Craniofacial Biology Research Group, South Australian Twin Study, and the University of Adelaide School of Dentistry (Adelaide, Australia)
  • School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State Univeristy (Tempe, Arizona)

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ASB 222 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes
ASB 322 Peoples of Latin America

Presentations

Fall 2018 Courses

ASB 222 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes (Session A)

ASB 322 Peoples of Latin America (Session A)

Honors/Awards

EXTERNAL FELLOWSHIPS AND RESEARCH GRANTS                

2017   National Science Foundation Award (NSF-BCS-1750089; PIs-Christopher Stojanowski, Kathleen Paul), Exploring the Bioarchaeological Relevance of Population-Specific Patterns of Heritability and Integration in the Human Dentition 

2017   Australian Department of Education and Training Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (Host Institution: University of Adelaide, South Australia) 

2015   Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant (Supervised by Dr. Christopher Stojanowski), Developing an Infrastructure for Biodistance Analysis Using Deciduous Dental Phenotypes 

2015   National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (NSF BCS-1540313; PIs-Christopher Stojanowski, Kathleen Paul), Deciduous Dental Phenotypes and Biodistance Analyses       

2015   National Science Foundation Graduate Opportunities Worldwide Award, A Performance Analysis of Deciduous Dental Phenotypes in Reconstructing Genealogies                

2011   National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (No. 2011121784)    

 

INTERNAL FELLOWSHIPS AND RESEARCH GRANTS     

2016   Arizona State University Graduate Education Dissertation Fellowship

2015   Arizona State University Center for Bioarchaeological Research Award

2012   Graduate and Professional Student Association (ASU) Graduate Research Grant

2010   ASU Graduate Research and Teaching Fellowship 

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

2017

  • International Symposium for Dental Morphology and International Association for Paleodontology 2017 IdEx Young Scientist Award, Podium Prize Honorable Mention
  • American Association of Physical Anthropologists Mildred Trotter Prize, Superior Podium Presentation on Bones and Teeth 
  • Dental Anthropology Association Albert A. Dahlberg Paper Prize 

2016

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (ASU) Graduate Excellence Award 

2015   

  • Western Bioarchaeology Group Student Poster Prize, Honorable Mention
  • School of Human Evolution and Social Change (ASU) Rupp� Prize for Outstanding Doctoral Student in Archaeology 
  • Dental Anthropology Association and Cambridge University Press Christy G. Turner Poster Prize 
  • Fulbright US Scholars Program (Australia), National Finalist

2014   

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (ASU) Graduate Excellence Award 
  • P.E.O. Scholar Award Nominee, Tempe Chapter Nominee                         

2013

  • School of Human Evolution and Social Change (ASU) Donald H. Morris Award for Outstanding Doctoral Student in Bioarchaeology