John Rowan

IHO Affiliated Graduate Student
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus

Student Information

Graduate Student
Liberal Arts & Sciences


John Rowan received a Bachelor's in biology from the Stockton University in 2012 before coming to ASU to pursue a PhD in evolutionary anthropology. He studies the ecology and evolution of eastern African mammals over the past several million years in relation to paleo- climatic and environmental change. This work addresses fundamental ecological and evolutionary questions in mammalian evolution in addition to providing important contextual data related to human evolution.


Current       PhD Candidate in Evolutionary Anthropology (Spring 2018 Graduation)
                   Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona)

2014           MA, Evolutionary Anthropology
                   Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona)

2012           BA, Biology (Program Distinction; Cum Laude)
                   Stockton University (Galloway, New Jersey)

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Research Interests

Evolution and ecology of living and fossil eastern African mammals; vertebrate paleontology and paleobiology; human evolution.