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Amy Chew, PhD


Assistant Professor of Anatomy

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

E-Mail: achew@westernu.edu

Phone: 909-706-3516 |

Education

PhD Functional Anatomy and Evolution, Johns Hopkins University, 2005

MSc Physical Anthropology, University of Toronto, 1998

BSc Paleontology (Minor in Physical Anthropology), University of Toronto, 1996
 

Professional Experience

Field Experience
Early-Middle Eocene Wind River and Bridger Formations, WY, with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (director: R Stucky), 06/2006-07.
Early Eocene Willwood Formation, WY, with the Johns Hopkins (+USGS) Expeditions (director: KD Rose), 07/1995-2005, as co-PI: 2006-07. Study of Alouatta palliata in Costa Rica, with the Duke/Johns Hopkins Universities (directors: KE Glander and MF Teaford), 03/2001.
 

Presentations at Professional Meetings
Chew AE and K Oheim (2007). Teasing apart the effects of taphonomic and sampling bias on species diversity estimates using GIS. J. Vert. Pal. 27(Suppl. to No. 3): 58A.

Chew AE (2006). Species interactions and habitat preferences in the Early Eocene mammal fauna of the central Bighorn Basin, WY. J. Vert. Pal. 26(Suppl. to No. 3): 49-50A.

Chew AE (2006). Evidence of pulsed turnover and variability selection in an Early Eocene mammal fauna from the central Bighorn Basin, WY. Society for the Study of Evolution Annual Meetings, Stony Brook, NY.

Clyde WC, Snell KE, Koch PL, Bowen GJ, Chew AE and SL Wing (2006). Is ELMO in the Bighorn Basin? Climate and Biota of the Early Paleogene International Conference, Bilbao, Spain.

Chew AE (2005). Mammalian faunal turnover in the Early Eocene of the central Bighorn Basin, Wyoming. J. Vert. Pal. 25(Suppl. to No. 3): 44A.

Chew AE (2003). Early Eocene perissodactyls from the central Bighorn Basin, Wyoming. J. Vert. Pal. 23(Suppl. to No. 3): 40A.

Chew AE (2002). â œThe performance of four indices of congruence between stratigraphy and cladistic topology . J. Vert. Pal. 22(Suppl. to No. 3): 43A.

Chew AE (2001). Preliminary biostratigraphic analysis of the central and southern Bighorn Basin, Wyoming. Climate and Biota of the Early Paleogene International Conference, Powell, Wyoming.

Gagnon M and AE Chew (1998). Bovids as paleoecological indicators. Determining diet and habitat preferences in extant species. J. Vert. Pal. 18(Suppl. to No. 3): 44A.

Gagnon M and AE Chew (1995). Computer image analysis of bovid ecomorphology using CD-ROM technology. J. Vert. Pal. 15(Suppl. to No. 3): 30A.

Gagnon M and AE Chew (1996). Computer-based image analysis as a tool in bovid ecomorphology. Am. J. Phys. Ant. Suppl. 22: 108.
 

Teaching Experience

Academic Positions
Present: Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Western University of Health Sciences
2005-2007: Research Associate, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Prior Teaching Experience
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Fall semesters 2005, 2006: Teaching Assistant/Lecturer, Anatomy of Head, Neck and Trunk


Eastern High School:
Fall/winter semester 2003: Three guest lectures and demonstrations, Anatomy of the Eye


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine:
Fall/winter semester 2001-02: Teaching Assistant, Gross Human Anatomy
Summer semester 2001: Teaching Assistant, Gross Human Anatomy
Fall/winter semester 2000: Teaching Assistant/Lecturer, Introduction to Biological Anthropology
 

University of Toronto:
Fall/winter semester 1997: Teaching Assistant, Primate Evolution

Courses

Anatomy

Research Grant

Grants
NSF Collaborative Research Grant 0616430, 2006. Collaborative Research: Effects of Climatic/Environmental Change on the Early Eocene Mammal Fauna of the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming.
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant 0303768, 2003. Paleoecological modeling and the evolution of Early Eocene primates in the Bighorn Basin, WY.
Johns Hopkins University Graduate Student Association Award, 2003.

Awards

Phi Beta Kappa, 2005

Johns Hopkins University Graduate Student Fellowship, 1999-2004

Matheson Scholarship for study at the University of Michigan, 1999 (declined to pursue study at the Johns Hopkins University)

Ontario Graduate Scholarship for study at the Master s level, 1997

Ontario Scholar, 1986-91
 

Publication

Chew AE (2007). Mammalian Evolution. Quart. Rev. Biol., 82(3): 251-255.

Clyde WC, Hamzi W, Finarelli JA, Wing SL, Schankler D and AE Chew (in press GSA Bull.). A basin-wide magnetostratigraphic framework for the Bighorn Basin, WY.

Secord R, Wing SL and AE Chew (in press Paleobiol.). Stable isotopes in Early Eocene mammals as an indicator of canopy structure and microhabitat specialization.

Chew AE (in prep for Paleobiol.). Faunal turnover and climate change in the Early Eocene of northwestern North America.

Chew AE and Froelich D (in prep for J. Vert. Pal.). Evolution of Early Eocene tapiromorphs (Perissodactyla) in the central Bighorn Basin, WY.

Chew AE (2005). Biostratigraphy, Paleoecology and Synchronized Evolution in the Early Eocene Fauna of the Central Bighorn Basin, Wyoming. PhD thesis, Johns Hopkins University, 661p.

Gagnon M and AE Chew (2000). Dietary preferences in extant African Bovidae. J. Mamm. 81(2): 490-511.