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Dr. Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi does research in Gujarat, India

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Dr. Daniel Goldstein in Belgium

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Recently graduated anthropology major continues her work and studies

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Dr. Dorothy Hodgson and Maasai activist Ndini Kimesera Sikar at the U.N. in NYC

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Student discusses honors poster on “Undocumented Mexican Women in New Brunswick”

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Dr. David Hughes at Fukushima Workshop, Tokyo

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Graduate student meets orangutan as a T.A. in Borneo with Rutgers Study Abroad "Primates, Ecology and Conservation in Indonesia"

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Student discusses Honors work at historic site in Trappe, PA with Chair, Dr. Craig Feibel

Amy Jacobson

(PhD, Rutgers U; Lecturer and Research Associate, SAS)  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.








EDUCATION

1991    B.A. Anthropology, State University of NY at Oswego - 3.8 Cum
1991     B.A. Zoology, State University of NY at Oswego - 3.7 Cum
1996    M.A. Physical Anthropology, Arizona State University - 4.0 Cum
         Thesis:  Evaluating Psychological Wellness in Captive Chimpanzees
2005    Ph.D. Anthropology, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey - 4.0 Cum
    Dissertation:  The Effect of Fluctuating Asymmetry and Attractiveness on Self-Perception,  Self-Deception and  Preferences
    for Others in Rural Jamaica


RESEARCH/ TEACHING POSITIONS

Research Assistant,
   1994 - 1996    Research Department, Primate Foundation of Arizona
   2000 - 2001    Human Sex Ratio Project, L. Tiger, Ph.D.
   2001 - 2004    Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, Poaching Database Project, H.D. Steklis, Ph.D.
   2001 - 2004    Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, Facial Symmetry Project, H.D. Steklis, Ph.D.
   1997 - 2008    Rutgers Jamaican Symmetry Project, R. Trivers, Ph.D.

Co-Adjunct Instructor, Rutgers, The State University of NJ
   1998      Summer     Instructor for Anthropology 350: Primatology and Human Evolution
   2000      Summer     Instructor for Anthropology 204: Introduction to Social Evolution
   2001      Spring        Instructor for Anthropology 204: Introduction to Social Evolution
   2002      Fall             Instructor for Anthropology 204: Introduction to Social Evolution

Teaching Assistant, Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University
  Fall 1994:         Anthropology 101:  Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  Spring 1995:     Anthropology 101:  Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
 
Teaching Assistant, Department of Anthropology, Rutgers, The State University of NJ
   Spring 1998:    Anthropology 212: Survey of the Living Primates, H.D. Steklis, Ph.D.
   Fall 1998:        Anthropology 102: Intro to Human Evolution, R. Blumenschine, Ph.D.
   Spring 1999:    Anthropology 204:  Introduction to Social Evolution, R. Trivers, Ph.D.
   Fall 2000:         Anthropology 204:  Introduction to Social Evolution, L. Cronk, Ph.D.
   Spring 2001:     Instructor for Anthropology 348:  Primate Socioecology
   Fall 2001:         Computer/website maintenance TA
   Spring 2002:     Anthropology  293/294: Anthropology of Fun and Games (7 weeks)
                             Social Uses of Food (7 weeks), L. Tiger, Ph.D.
   Fall  2003:        Anthropology 204:  Introduction to Social Evolution, L. Cronk, Ph.D.
   Spring 2004:     Anthropology 204:  Introduction to Social Evolution, R. Trivers, Ph.D.

Teaching Assistant, Writing Program, Rutgers, The State University of NJ
    Fall 2002:         English 101: Expository Writing - Instructor for 2 sections (PR & QA)

TEACHING AWARDS

2001-2002    Rutgers Faculty of Arts and Sciences - Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate                 Student
2002             Rutgers Graduate School New Brunswick - Award for Teaching by a Graduate Student

PUBLICATIONS

Jacobson, A.J. and L.T. Nash 1995.  "Behavioral Thermoregulation in a Captive Population of Ring-Tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta)."  American Journal of Primatology 36(2):130. Abstract of Poster Presented at the Eighteenth Annual Meeting of the American Society of Primatologists.

Penton-Voak, I.S., Jacobson A., Trivers, R.  2004.  "Populational Differences in Attractiveness Judgements of Male and Female Faces:  Comparing British and Jamaican Samples."  Evolution and Human Behavior 25(6):355-370.

Brown, W.M., Cronk, L., Grochow, K., Jacobson, A., Liu C. K., Popovic, Z , Trivers, R. 2005.  "Dance Reveals Symmetry Especially in Young Men."  Nature 438:7071 pp. 1148-1150.

Trivers, R, Manning, J., Jacobson, A.  "A Longitudinal study of digit ratio (2D:4D) in Jamaican Children."  (in review, Hormones and Behavior).

Jacobson, A., Brown, W.M.,  Trivers, R.  "Preference for Symmetry and Waist-to-Hip Ratio is Influenced by Relative Mate Value in a Sample of Young Jamaicans."   (submitted to Evolution and Human Behavior).

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Jacobson, A. and R. L. Trivers  2002  "Attractiveness and Potential as a Friend in Jamaican Children as a Function of Bodily Symmetry of Chooser and Chosen." Presented at the 2002 Human Behavior and Evolution Society meeting, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Feinberg, D. and A. Jacobson  2001.  "Human Mate Choice and Female Preferences for Voices: Correlations with Symmetry and Sexual Behavior."  Presentation given at the 2001 Human Behavior and Evolution Society meeting, University College, London, England.
 
Penton-Voak, I. and A. Jacobson  2001.  "Cross-Cultural Differences in Attractiveness Judgments of Male Faces:  a Rural Jamaican sample."  Presentation given at the 2001 Human Behavior and Evolution Society meeting, University College, London, England.

Feinberg, D. R. and A. Jacobson  2002   "Human Mate Choice and Female Preferences for Male Voices: Correlations with 2D:4D and Sexual Behavior."  Presented at the 2002 Human Behavior and Evolution Society meeting, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Jacobson, A., W. Brown, R. Trivers  2005  "Preference for Symmetry and Waist-to-Hip Ratio is Influenced by Relative Mate Value in a Sample of Young Jamaicans."  Presented at the 2005 Human Behavior and Evolution Society meeting, University of Texas, Austin, TX.

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