CV

EDUCATION

*years in permanent post since PhD =  8 (6 years 100% teaching)*

2017 (June)     Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Durham University [enrolled]

2001 (Dec)      PhD Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Biological Anthropology

1997 (Aug)      MA Florida State University, Anthropology

1994 (Aug)      MA Florida State University, Religion

1990 (June)     BA Flagler College, Social Sciences

ACADEMIC POSITIONS HELD

2016 (Fall)      Anthropology Department, Durham University

2014 (Fall)      Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Leipzig

2013-              Anthropology Department, University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)

2008-2013     Anthropology Department, UAF

2005-08         Temple University (TU), 6 courses/academic year

2004-05         Emory University (Emory), 5 courses/academic year

2002-04         Georgia State University (GSU), 8 courses/academic year

 

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS/GEOGRAPHIC AREAS

  • Evolution of sensory ecology with a focus on human olfaction
    • Population genetics
    • Hominin paleogenomics and reconstructing the ancient nose
    • Evolutionary mismatch theory
    • Rural-urban and subsistence-based links to olfaction
  • Circumpolar Adaptations
    • Genetic epidemiology
    • Diet, food preference, olfaction, and evolution in hominins (including ancient humans)
  • Paleobiology
    • resilience and adaptation (Japan and medieval Moravia)
    • developmental & nutritional stress (Japan, Moravia, Imperial Rome, US Mid-Atlantic)

SPONSORED PROGRAMS

Research

2015          PI: Paleogenomic reconstruction and functional testing of archaic hominin olfactory receptors. National Science Foundation grant BCS-1550409. $47,857

2015          coPI. UAF Undergraduate Research & Scholarly Activity: Who are the Shenks Ferry People? Role: mentorship in application and training. $2,463

2009-13     Research Associate (PI: Mami Aoyama): Developing a readiness program for activities promoting environmental conservation. Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society [Japan]. Role: advising on resilience theory. $185,125

2014          coPI. UAF College of Liberal Arts Undergraduate Research, Moravian migration via mtDNA genomic sequencing. Role: mentorship in application and training. $1500

2014          coPI. UAF Undergraduate Research & Scholarly Activity Mentorship: Moravian migration via mtDNA genomic sequencing. Role: mentorship in application and training. $1500

2013          PI: UAF Undergraduate Research & Scholarly Activity Mentorship: Lab Skills Workshop. $3400

2011          PI: NIH Alaska INBRE. $5000

2010          PI: International Knowledge Collaboration (for Japanese bioarchaeology project on resilience and adaptation). NSF Alaska EPSCoR. $3600

2009-11     Research Associate (PI: Mami Aoyama): Nature conservation and the utilization of cultural resources in Kanzaki: a human occupational dimensions approach. Nishi Kyushu University Health and Welfare Research Center Project [Japan]. Role: advising on resilience theory. $27,000

2009-11     PI: UAF Graduate School Doctoral Research Fellowship. $36,000

2009          PI: Adaptation, Resilience, &Identity: lessons learned from bioarchaeology in the north and applications to Alaska. NSF Alaska Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). $25,000

2004          PI: Health & dispersal patterns of complex hunter-gatherer populations in prehistoric Japan. National Science Foundation/Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. $16,000

2001          PI: Southern Illinois University Dissertation Research Award. $12,000

Technology Grants ($110,399)

2014          coPI: Bringing next-generation sequencing to the University of Alaska researchers. MJ Murdock Charitable Trust Major Scientific Instrumentation Program. Role: Contributed portions of text and manuscript review. $63,000

2013          Co-PI: Bringing Next Generation Sequencing to the University of Alaska. UAF Technology Advisory Board. Role: Contributed portions of text and manuscript review. $31,000

2011          PI: Gel documentation imager. UAF Technology Advisory Board. $10,964

2010          PI: Water purifier for bioanthropology lab (genetics/bone chemistry research). UAF Technology Advisory Board. $5435

Teaching Awards

2007-08     PI: TU Online Course Initiative Equipment Award. $3000

2004          PI: GSU Writing Across the Curriculum. $2000

2004          PI: GSU Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. $1000

2003-04     PI: GSU Freshman Learning Community Subadvisory Committee. $4000

Travel Awards

2016          PI: NIH Alaska INBRE. $2000

2015          PI: UAF Provost Travel Award. $800

2013          PI: American Association of Geographers. $1250

2012          PI: NIH Alaska INBRE. $2000

2011          PI: NIH Alaska INBRE. $2600

2011          PI: NSF Alaska EPSCoR. $4500

2009          PI: Summer School in Human Olfaction/Volkswagon Stiftung. $1600

2008          PI: TU College of Liberal Arts. $1500

PUBLICATIONS (*International and peer reviewed)

*Hoover KC. Paleogenomic epidemiology and CCR5. Submitted to PLOS ONE (Impact Factor: 3.54).

*2016. Hoover KC and Barker C. West Nile Virus, Climate Change, and Circumpolar Vulnerability. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 7(2):283-300. (Invited review) DOI: 10.1002/wcc.382 (5 Year Impact Factor: 5.185). Role: intellectual lead on overall paper, genetic epidemiology, and high latitude/circumpolar vulnerability; production of original manuscript; collaborative work on WNV background and final manuscript.

*2016. Hoover KC and Hudson MJ. Resilience in prehistoric persistent hunter–gatherers in northwest Kyushu, Japan as assessed by population health and archaeological evidence. Quaternary International 405(Part B):22-33. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2015.10.047 (5 Year Impact Factor 2.383). Role: biological data analysis and resilience theory; production of manuscript.

*2016. Hoover KC and Williams, FL. Variation in regional diet and mandibular morphology in prehistoric Japanese hunter–gatherer–fishers. Quaternary International 405(Part B):101-109. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2015.01.030 (5 Year Impact Factor 2.383). Role: biological data collection, collaborative analysis, archaeological knowledge and, contextual interpretation of results.

*2015. Hoover KC, Gokcumen O, Qureshy Z, Brugeura E, Savangsuksa A, Cobb M, Matsunami H. Global survey of variation in a human olfactory receptor gene reveals signatures of non-neutral evolution. Chemical Senses 40(7):481-488. DOI: http://10.1093/chemse/bjv030 (5 Year Impact Factor: 2.886). Altmetric score 125 (top 5% of research output).Role: Intellectual lead on project, population genetics analysis, production of manuscript, phenotypic adaptive data, data mining and generation of sequence data for functional reconstructions of extinct hominin OR7D4.

  1. Hoover KC. Evolution of olfactory receptor cells and genes. In: J Walker, Ed: Olfactory Receptors: Methods and Protocols. Methods in Molecular Biology Series. New Jersey: Humana Press

*2013. Hudson MJ, Aoyama M, and Hoover KC. Navigating hunter-gatherer resilience: networks and insularity in the prehistory of the Ryukyu Islands. In: Damm C, and Saarikivi J, editors. Networks, Interaction and Emerging Identities in Fennoscandia and Beyond: Papers from the conference held in Tromsø, Norway, October 13–16 2009. Mémoires de la Société Finno-Ougrienne [Special Edition of the Finno-Hungarian Society Journal]: 265: 49-66. Role: resilience theory, manuscript review.

*2012. Hudson M, Aoyama M, Hoover KC, Kawashima T, and Uchiyama J. 現在の地球気候変 動と考古学的研究—社会生態システムのレジリアンスを高めるための考古学的戦略の構築 (Archaeological research and current global climate change: Building archaeological strategies for increasing the resilience of social-ecological systems). The Quaternary Research (Journal of the Japanese Quaternary Society) 51(4):267-274. Role: resilience theory.

*2012. Hudson M, Aoyama M, Hoover KC, Uchiyama J. Prospects and challenges for an archaeology of global climate change. WIREs Climate Change. Impact Factor 3.415 DOI: 10.1002/wcc.174  (5 Year Impact Factor: 5.185). Role: resilience theory.

*2012. Aoyama M, Hudson M, Hoover KC. 2012. Hoover KC. Occupation mediates ecosystems services with human well-being. Journal of Occupational Sciences 19(3):213-225. DOI: http://10.1080/14427591.2011.634782 . Role: resilience theory.

  1. Hoover KC. The scent emotion, sex, and evolution. Invited editorial. Maturitas 70:1-2. (5 Year Impact Factor 3.231)

*2011. Hoover KC. Smell with inspiration…the evolutionary significance of olfaction. Yearbook of Physical Anthropology 143(51):63-74. DOI: http://10.1002/ajpa.21441 (5 Year Impact Factor 2.234)

  1. Hoover KC and Giordano C. The bioarchaeology of a late prehistoric Mid-Atlantic agricultural village: the Terminal Funk Phase of the Shenks Ferry site, Quaker Hills Quarry. Journal of Mid-Atlantic Archaeology 26:105-114. Role: lead on bioarchaeological data collection and analysis (mentoring student training), production of manuscript.
  2. Hoover KC. The Geography of Smell. Cartographica: The International Journal for Geographic Information and Geovisualization 40: 237–239. DOI: http://10.3138/carto.44.4.237

*2008. Hoover KC, and Matsumura H. Temporal variation and interaction between nutritional and developmental instability in prehistoric Japanese populations. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 137:469-478. DOI: http://10.1002/ajpa.20892 (5-year Impact Factor 2.690). Role: biological data collection and analysis, production of manuscript.

  1. Hoover KC. Odontometric fluctuating asymmetry at the Mohr Site. Journal of Mid-Atlantic Archaeology 23:123-133.

*2005. Hoover KC, Corruccini RS, Macchiarelli R, Bondioli L. Exploring the relationship between dental stress markers: hypoplasia and odontometric asymmetry. American Journal of Human Biology 17:752-764. DOI: http://10.1002/ajhb.20436 (5 Year Impact Factor 2.189). Role: biological data collection and analysis, production of manuscript.

 

Monograph

Hoover KC. The Smell of Evolution. Cambridge University Press (under contract)

 EXHIBITIONS

12-18 March 2016. Arctic Perspectives: An art-science collaborative show. UAF Art Gallery. Fairbanks, Alaska

4-30 March 2016. First Friday at the Ursa Major Distillery. Fairbanks, Alaska

15-17 November 2015. Being Human Festival: Midlands Hubs. Malt Cross Gallery. Nottingham UK.

INVITED LECTURES and SEMINARS

2016 December. Hoover KC. Evolutionary mismatch and the human senses. Durham University, Centre for the Coevolution of Biology and Culture. [UK]

2016 March. Hoover KC. Olfactory genetics and old noses. Part of Being Human: Arctic Edition. University of Alaska (Fairbanks), Anthropology Department. [USA]

2014 December. Hoover KC. Patterns of global variation in human olfactory receptors. Radboud University, Faculty of the Arts, Centre for Language Studies. [Netherlands]

2013 November. Hoover KC. You eat what you smell! University of Alaska Anchorage, Anthropology Department. [USA]

2013 November. Hoover KC. Eat what you smell: patterns of global variation in human olfactory receptors. University of Cincinnati, Anthropology Department. [USA]

2013 July. Hoover KC. Developmental markers of resilience and human adaptation. Baikal-Hokkaido Rebun Island Archaeological Field School. Rebun Island, Kafuka [Japan]

2013 March. Hoover KC. Developmental and Genetic Markers of Human Adaptation in an Evolutionary Context. University of Kentucky, Anthropology Department. [USA]

2013 April. Hoover KC. Adapting to Novel Environments: Odonto-Skeletal and Genetic Signatures. DePaul University, Anthropology Department. [USA]

2013 February. Hoover KC. Signatures of Human Adaptation: Developmental Stress and the Evolution of Human Olfaction. Queens College, Anthropology Department CUNY. [USA]

2012 October. Hoover KC. West Nile Virus and the Genetic Epidemiology of the Circumpolar Region. University of Kentucky, Department of Biology Seminar, Ribble Endowment. [USA]

2009 June. Hoover KC. Resilience and Adaptation in the Circumpolar Prehistoric North. Seminar series for ‘Nature Conservation and the utilization of cultural resources in Kanzaki: a human occupational dimensions approach.’ Nishi Kyushu University [Japan]. Funded by: Nishi Kyushu University Health and Welfare Research Center Project.

October 2006. Hoover KC. Is Race Back on the Menu? Human Biodiversity. Scranton University. Invited by the Mission and Identity Committee of Scranton University. [USA]

2004 July. Hoover KC. Microevolutionary Trends: The Japanese Islands and the Peopling of the Americas. Kyoto University, Inter-Lab Symposium [Japan]

2002 March. Hoover KC. Dental health in Imperial Rome. Monticello, Kiwanis Club [USA]

PAPERS PRESENTED AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS (*International and peer reviewed)

*2017 February. Hoover, KC. Evolutionary mismatch between the olfactory past and present. Invited Panel: How We Came To Our Senses: Ecology, Evolution, and Future of Human Sensation. American Association for the Advancement of Science. Meeting theme: Serving Society Through Science Policy. (selected by AAAS for News Briefing [for media to connect with leading scientists and engineers] out of 110 scientific sessions).

*2016 August. Hoover KC, Bruguera E, and Matsunami H. Smelling through time: Functional evolution and population genetics of olfactory receptors. Invited Symposium: Fuelling Integrative Approaches in Primate Sensory Ecology and Genomics. International Primatological Society and the American Society of Primatologists.

*2016 May. Hoover KC, Nathanial Dominy, Elise Bruguera, Hiroaki Matsunami. Smelling in the cold: Homo evolutionary ecology and genetics of olfaction. Invited Panel: Climate change and the evolution of technology and palaeobiology in Homo from ~1.5 million years ago. Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and the Department of Africa Oceania and the Americas at the British Museum Conference on Anthropology Weather and Climate Change.

*2014 March. Hoover KC. The evolutionary relationship between pig meat exploitation in Asian prehistory and an olfactory receptor gene. 41st Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association.

*2012 April. Hoover KC & Dicke CD. Circumpolar genetic epidemiology of invasive disease threats. 36th Annual Meeting of the Human Biology Association. Published abstract: American Journal of Human Biology 24(2): 227-228. DOI: 10.1002/ajhb.22230

*2011 June. Hoover KC & Dicke CD. Are Arctic immune systems equipped to respond to emergent disease threats? International Congress for Arctic Social Sciences VII.

2011 March. Dicke CR & Hoover KC. Are Arctic immune systems equipped to respond to disease threats from invasive species due to global climate change? 38th Annual Conference of the Alaska Anthropological Association

*2011 March. Hudson M, Aoyama M, Hoover KC. Resilience and change in Japanese prehistory. Society and Environment in Japanese Past Conference.

*2010 December. Hudson M, Aoyama M, Hoover KC. Environmental archaeology and global climate change: salvation or “collapse porn”? Association for Environmental Archaeology Annual Conference.

2009 July. Hoover, KC. Human Genetic Olfactory Variation. Summer School in Human Olfaction. 2009. Published abstract: Frontiers Human Neuroscience Conference Abstract, Summer School on Human Olfaction. DOI: 10.3389/conf.neuro.09.2009.12.010

*2009 November. Taylor KM & Hoover KC. Unfiltered Understanding. 35th meeting: National Communication Association

2009 October. Taylor KM & Hoover KC. Unfiltered Understanding. UAF Social Sciences Research Council.

1999 May. Hoover KC. Assessment of Childhood Stress at Isola Sacra Using Degree of Relationship between Dental Anomalies. Brown Bag Lecture, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

 SYMPOSIA ORGANIZER/CHAIR AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS (*International and peer reviewed)

*2016, March. Hoover KC. [Chair] Human Genetic Variation. 85th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists.

*2015, March. Hoover KC. [Chair] Bioarchaeology: Growth, Nutrition and Health. 84th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists.

*2014, March. Hoover KC and Harrod RP [Co-Chair, Organizer]. Papers in Biological Anthropology. 41st Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association.

*2013, April. Hoover KC. [Chair]. Genes, Genomes, and Phenotypes. 36th Annual Meeting of the Human Biology Association.

*2013, April. Hoover KC & Horsburgh, KA. Bioarchaeology Poster Session. [Co-Chair] 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists

*2011, April. Hoover KC & Halffman CM. Invited Symposium: Advances in Chemical Bioarchaeology. [Co-Chair, Organizer] 80th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists

 POSTERS PRESENTED AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS (*International and peer reviewed)

*2016 April. Hoover KC, Bruguera E. Matsunami H. Building ancient noses: a functional approach to paleogenomic data. 85th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Published abstract: American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

*2015 March. Hoover KC and Williams FL. Variation in regional diet and mandibular morphology in prehistoric Japanese hunter-gatherer-fishers. 84th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Published abstract: American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

*2014 April. Hoover KC. Paleogenomic variation in a CC Chemokine Receptor Gene (CCR5). 83nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Published abstract: American Journal of Physical Anthropology 153(S58):144. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.22488

*2014 April. Hoover KC. Patterns of global variation and selection in a human olfactory receptor (OR7D4) 37th Annual Meeting of the Human Biology Association. Published abstract: American Journal of Human Biology 26(2): 267-8. DOI: 10.1002/ajhb.22508

*2013 April. Hoover KC and Hudson MJ. Hunter-gatherer resilience after the agricultural transition in prehistoric Kyushu, Japan. 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Published Abstract: American Journal of Physical Anthropology 150(S56): 152. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.22247.

*2012 April. Halffman CM, Hoover KC, and Velemínský P. Isotopic dietary analysis and molecular sex identification of adults and juveniles from medieval Great Moravia. 81st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Published abstract: American Journal of Physical Anthropology 147(S54):159. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.22033

*2011 April. Dewey KK & Hoover KC. aDNA Comparative Extraction Methods. 35th Annual Meeting of the Human Biology Association. Published abstract: American Journal of Human Biology 23(2): 256. DOI: 10.1002/ajhb.21153.

*2011 April. Ellicott M, Hoover KC, Vélèminsky P, Vélèminksa J. Health and empires: implications for political development on the health of the inhabitants of Great Moravia (9th-10th centuries). 80th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Published abstract: American Journal of Physical Anthropology 144(S52):132. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.21502

*2008 April. Giordano C. & Hoover KC A Preliminary Report on the Quaker Hills Quarry Human Remains. 77th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 135(S46):104. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.20806

*2005 April. Hoover KC, Temple DH, & Hashimoto H. Possible Hereditary Hypoplasia at Yoshigo Shell Mound. 74th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Published abstract:         American Journal of Physical Anthropology 128(4):118-119. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.20217

*1999 May. Hoover KC. Assessment of Childhood Stress at Isola Sacra Using Degree of Relationship between Dental Anomalies. Brown Bag Lecture, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

*1998 April. Hoover KC. Carpals and Tarsals: Discriminant Functions for the Estimation of Sex. 67th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 105(S26):122

 

TEACHING (all courses are original design; + innovated by me, *delivered online)

Undergraduate Courses Taught

+*Anthropology and Race

Introduction to Anthropology

*Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Introduction to Archaeology

Upper Division/Graduate Courses Taught

+Advanced Genetics Practicum

Bioarchaeology

+Biocultural Adaptation and Diet

Diet, Demography, and Disease

Evolutionary Anthropology

+Evolutionary Biology

Human Adaptation

+Human Biology

*Human Variation

Human Genetics

+Human Population Genetics

+Evolutionary Genetics

*Human Growth and Development

Human Paleoanthropology

+Medical Anthropology

Nutritional Anthropology

+*Science of Smell

+*Science Fiction & Bioanthropology

+*Sensory Ecology

Senior Seminar

Research Design (graduate)

UK Modules Taught at Durham University

Human Evolution and Diversity (first year)

Our Place in Nature (second year)

Dissertation in Anthropology (third year)

 

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

Outreach

2015 Nov        Being Human Festival (Midland Hub ‘Creative City’): Consider Smell II, Nottingham

2015 Nov        Being Human Festival: Consider Smell III, London

2011 April       Girl Scout Day of Science

Osher Lifelong Learning Courses

2013 Spring    Anthropology of Wine, Beer, & Spirits, Kentucky Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

2012 Fall         Anthropology of Wine, Beer, & Spirits, Alaska Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

2011 Fall         Your Inner Fish, Alaska Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

2011 Spring    Science of Smell, Alaska Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

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