Academic Personnel

Alison Galloway
  • Title
    • Professor Emerita of Anthropology
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Anthropology Department
    • John R. Lewis College
    • Crown College
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Social Sciences 1, 261
  • Mail Stop Social Sciences 1 Faculty Services

Research Interests

Skeletal biology, forensic anthropology, human variation, history and ethics of physical anthropology, reproductive energetics and aging

Biography, Education and Training

Alison Galloway (Ph.D. 1988 University of Arizona), Professor, is a physical/biological anthropologist specializing in the study of the human skeleton. Her areas of research include legal aspects of forensic anthropology, rates and processes of decomposition, age-related changes in the skeleton, and analysis of trauma. She is certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology and consults with the coroners/medical examiners for many Central and Northern California counties.

Selected Publications

  • "Skeletal trauma analysis of the lower extremity." By Alison Galloway and Lauren Zephro. In Rich J, Dean DE, Powers RH eds. Forensic medicine of the Lower Extremity: Human Identification and Trauma Analysis of the Thigh, Leg and Foot. Humana Press. Pp. 249-273. 2005.
  • "Utility of dorsal pits and pubic tubercle height in parity assessment." By J. Josh Snodgrass and Alison Galloway. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2003.
  • "Skeletal Aging in Wild-Ranging Chimpanzees." By M.E. Morbeck, Alison Galloway and D. Richman Sumner. Aging in Nonhuman Primates, Joseph Erwin and Patrick Hoff (eds.) Karger Interdisciplinary Topics in Gerontology. Pp. 48-62. 2002
  • "Recovery of surface scattered and buried bodies and evidence." By Alison Galloway and Heather Walsh-Heaney for Forensic Entomology edited by J. Byrd. Boca Raton: CRC Press. 2000.
  • Broken Bones: Anthropological Analysis of Blunt Force Trauma. edited by A. Galloway. CC Thomas.1999.
  • The Evolving Female: A Life History Perspective edited by M.E., A. Galloway and A.L. Zihlman. Princeton University Press. 1997
  • "Human bone mineral densities and survival of bone elements: a contemporary sample." with P. Willey and L. Snyder. Forensic Taphonomy. ed. by W. Hagslund and M. Sorg. CRC Press, 1996.

Teaching Interests

In addition to the introductory course for physical anthropology, her courses include Human Skeletal Biology (ANTH 102), Forensic Anthropology (ANTH 103), Human Adaptability (ANTH 104) and Physical Anthropology Practice (ANTH 108). Senior seminars are offered in Reproduction and Human Evolution and in the History of Race Theory in Physical Anthropology. She was a winner of the Excellence in Teaching Award for UCSC in 1994 and was a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer in 2003-2005.