Tom Rein is a biological anthropologist and associate professor at Central Connecticut State University. He received his B.A. in anthropology from Columbia University in 2003. He then obtained his Ph.D. in anthropology from New York University in 2010.
Dr. Rein’s research interests include human evolution, functional morphology, the hominin fossil record, and primate locomotor behavior. Using geometric morphometrics and virtual anthropology, he examines variation in the shape of the primate limb skeleton in order to infer locomotor adaptation from primate fossils. Dr. Rein teaches in the Department of Anthropology and offers a wide range of lecture and laboratory courses in biological anthropology including those in forensic anthropology, primatology, paleoanthropology, and research methods (see course list below).
ANTH 160 Introduction to Biological Anthropology
ANTH 161 Introduction to Biological Anthropology Laboratory
ANTH 220 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
ANTH 250 Introduction to the Primates
ANTH 335 Theories of Human Evolution and Behavior
ANTH 365 The Anthropology of Human Differences
ANTH 373 Methods in Biological Anthropology
ANTH 375 Anthropological Data Analysis
ANTH 452 Field School in Biological Anthropology
ANTH 475 Topics in Anthropology - The Human Fossil Record
ANTH 490 Senior Thesis