The Institute of Human Origins is a model for a strong public/private partnership between ASU and the IHO Research Council. That partnership is key to our success and a critical aspect of our long-term vision.

The IHO Research Council comprises individuals from business, education, and scientific communities who provide strategic guidance and financial support for operations, research, and outreach and, through its broad network, provides an outlet for IHO’s diverse public programs.

The Research Council is led by an Executive Board, which plays a vital role in strategic planning, development, and financial oversight.

For more information on how to join the search for human origins through the Research Council, contact

Yohannes Haile-Selassie
Director, Institute of Human Origins

IHO Research Council 2021–2022

* indicates member of Executive Board

Rob Boyd* (ex-officio) Phoenix, Arizona
Charles Brickman Scottsdale, Arizona
Geoff Clark PhD Tempe, Arizona
Russel Cook Washington, North Carolina
Colleen Cookson* Phoenix, Arizona
Robert Cookson* (Chair) Phoenix, Arizona
Jack Daulton Los Altos Hills, California
David Deniger* Dallas, Texas
Martin Dobelle New York, New York
Molly Dobelle New York, New York
Alejandra M. Escandon* Mexico City, Mexico
Josh Friedman Miami, Florida
Ian Gilby* (ex-officio) Tempe, Arizona
Jay Greene* St. Helena, California
Yohannes Haile-Selassie PhD* Chandler, Arizona
Thomas F. Hill* (Founding Chairman)   New York, New York
Roz Ho Los Altos Hills, California
Donald C. Johanson PhD*    San Francisco, California
Thomas P. Jones III*  Berkeley, California
Patrick Kenney PhD* (ex-officio Tempe, Arizona
Bobby Ellen Kimbel PhD Pasadena, California
Ross Leventhal* Sisters, Oregon
Craig Lichtman MD, MBA* Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Curtis W. Marean PhD* Mesa, Arizona
Carolyn Lee (Susie) Marston Paradise Valley, Arizona
George Mehler PhD* Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
Candice Millard Overland Park, Kansas
Rand Morimoto Alamo, California
Gerry Ohrstrom New York, New York
Harry A. Papp* (Treasurer) Phoenix, Arizona
Arthur L. Pearce II Scottsdale, Arizona
Linda Pierce Playa del Rey, California
Cornel Raab Crown Point, IN
Karen Raab* Crown Point, IN
Kaye E. Reed PhD* (ex-officio) Tempe, Arizona
Elaine Reiss Manheim New York, New York
Herb Roskind*  Scottsdale, Arizona
Laura Roskind* Scottsdale, Arizona
Janet D. Sands*  (Secretary) Flagstaff, Arizona
Edgar L. Sands* Flagstaff, Arizona
Peter Saucier*  Baltimore, Maryland
Carol Saucier*   Baltimore, Maryland
Bruce W. Schnitzer* New York, New York
Ridge Smidt   Encinitas, California
Christopher Stojanowski PhD* (ex-officio)

Tempe, Arizona

Denise Su PhD* Tempe, Arizona
Ian Tattersall PhD* New York, New York
John Taylor  Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
Rebecca Taylor  Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
Mark Uhlig Overland Park, Kansas