Curriculum Vitae

Department of Biology, MSC03 2020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Phone:  505-277-3411
Fax:    505-277-0304

Current Rank:   Distinguished Professor Emeritus, The University of New Mexico


Ph.D. Dissertation:   Evolutionary Ecology of the Mecoptera (Insecta). 633 pp.

Research Interests:   Evolutionary and ecological aspects of animal social psychology and behavior; insect behavioral ecology; human behavioral ecology and evolutionary psychology; evolutionary methodology.

Research in Progress:

Recent Ph.D.s:

Teaching Interests:   Undergraduate and graduate level courses in behavioral biology, evolutionary biology, social biology, human evolutionary psychology, and scientific methodology.

Selected Publications:

Popularization of My Research:

I am interested in increasing the public’s understanding of science in general and evolutionary biology in particular. In this regard, my research has been featured in televised productions by The Today Show; The Morning Show; CNN Live; CNN International; BBC; National Geographic; Beyond 2000; Discover Magazine; Discover Canada; Dateline NBC; ABC News Special; Charles Grodin Show; Cronkite, Ward & Company’s documentary series; 20/20; Primetime Live; and others, including TV productions in Europe, Australia and South America. Also, my research has been featured in many U.S. and European radio programs, international newspapers and international magazines (e.g., Science, Nature, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Economist, Vogue, Playboy, New Scientist, Reader’s Digest, Mademoiselle, Elle, Men’s Health, Health, Time, Psychology Today) and in many newspapers and magazines in the U.S. and many other countries.

Article in 2014 Pacific Standard magazine on Thornhill's current research on moral systems and parasites.

Updated: September 2018