Alan Goodman
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty
Hampshire College
United States
(413) 559-5378

Alan Goodman is the vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.  Goodman had been dean of natural sciences and is a professor of biological anthropology at Hampshire.  Goodman co-directs the American Anthropological Association’s (AAA) public education project on race, which includes an award winning museum exhibit, Race: Are We So Different? and website (  He is the primary author of the projects companion book to be published by Wiley-Blackwell.  He is a past president of the AAA, with 11,000 members, the world’s largest professional organization of anthropologists. 


Goodman teaches and writes on the intersections of biology, ecology, culture and global processes; particularly on the health and nutritional consequences of including inequality and racism.  He conducts laboratory work on tooth histology and chemistry and field work in childhood nutrition in Mexico and Egypt.  He is the editor or author of seven books and over a hundred articles including Building a New Biocultural Synthesis: Political-Economic Perspectives on Human Biology (with Thomas Leatherman) and Genetic Nature/Culture (with Susan Lindee and Deborah Heath) and The Nature of Difference (with George Ellison). 




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