CV

EDUCATION
*years in permanent post since PhD = 10 (6 years 100% teaching)*
2018 (15 Jan) Higher Education Academy of the UK Fellow
2001 (15 Dec) PhD Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Anthropology
1997 (15 Aug) MA Florida State University, Anthropology
1993 (18 Dec) MA Florida State University, Religion
1990 (19 Apr) BA Flagler College, Social Sciences

ACADEMIC POSITIONS HELD
2013- Associate Professor Anthropology, University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)
2011- Associated Faculty Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UAF
2008-2013 Assistant Professor Anthropology , UAF
2005-08 Term Lecturer, Anthropology, Temple University (TU), 6 courses/academic year
2004-05 VAP, Emory University (Emory), 5 courses/academic year
2002-04 Lecturer, Georgia State University (GSU), 8 courses/academic year

AFFILIATE POSITIONS HELD
2016- Hon. Research Fellow, Anthropology Department, Durham University
2016 (Fall) Teaching Fellow, Anthropology Department, Durham University
2013-16 Research Fellow, Research Institute for Sustainable Environments and Cultures,
Nishi Kyushu Japan
2014 (Fall) Visiting Scientist Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Leipzig

PUBLICATIONS
In Review
Hoover KC, Berbesque C. Early Holocene (8000 BP) Early Holocene Morphological Variation in Hunter-Gatherer Hands and Feet. Submitted to American Journal of Physical Anthropology March 2018. Preprint: http://biorxiv.org/cgi/content/short/271460v2
Hoover KC, Roberts J, Berbesque JC. Market Smells: Olfactory Identification in the Built Environment. Submitted to Chemical Senses February 2018. Preprint: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/02/23/270744
Hoover KC. Paleogenomic epidemiology and CCR5. In second review with PLOS ONE (resubmitted 25 January 2018). Preprint: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2017/09/27/195081
Hoover KC. Human occipital bone sexual dimorphism in an Archaic Period archaeological population. Submitted November 2017 to HOMO: Journal of Comparative Biology. Preprint: https://doi.org/10.1101/177758

Published/In Press
2018. Hoover KC. Sensory Disruption in Modern Living and the Emergence of Sensory Inequity. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine for the special edition, Sensory Biology and Pain. (invited submission).
2018. Berbesque JC, Hoover KC. Stress in Early Archaic Hunter-Gatherers: An Assessment of Linear Enamel Hypoplasias. PeerJ. 2018;6:e4367. doi: 10.7717/peerj.4367
2016. Hoover KC, Barker C. West Nile Virus, Climate Change, and Circumpolar Vulnerability. WIREs Climate Change 7(2):283-300. (Invited review). DOI: 10.1002/wcc.382
2016. Hoover KC, 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2015.10.047
2016. Hoover KC, Williams, FL. Variation in regional diet and mandibular morphology in prehistoric Japanese hunter–gatherer–fishers. Quaternary International 405(Part B):101-109. 1 citation. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2015.01.030
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. http://10.1093/chemse/bjv030 Altmetric score 125 (top 5% of research output).
2013. 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, 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. 1 citation
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.
2012. Hudson M, Aoyama M, Hoover KC, Uchiyama J. Prospects and challenges for an archaeology of global climate change. WIREs Climate Change. 10.1002/wcc.174
2012. Aoyama M, Hudson M, Hoover KC. 2012. Occupation mediates ecosystems services with human well-being. Journal of Occupational Sciences 19(3):213-225. http://10.1080/14427591.2011.634782
2011. Hoover KC. The scent emotion, sex, and evolution. Invited editorial. Maturitas 70:1-2
2011. Hoover KC. Smell with inspiration…the evolutionary significance of olfaction. Yearbook of Physical Anthropology 143(51):63-74. http://10.1002/ajpa.21441
2010. Hoover KC, Giordano C. The bioarchaeology of a late prehistoric Mid-Atlantic agricultural village: the Terminal Funk Phase of the Shenks Ferry site, Quaker Hills Quarry. [An initial description of the Quaker Hills Quarry human remains] Journal of Mid-Atlantic Archaeology 26:105-114.
2009. Hoover KC. The Geography of Smell. Cartographica: The International Journal for Geographic Information and Geovisualization 40: 237–239. http://10.3138/carto.44.4.237
2008. Hoover KC, Matsumura H. Temporal variation and interaction between nutritional and developmental instability in prehistoric Japanese populations. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 137:469-478. http://10.1002/ajpa.20892
2007. Hoover KC. Fluctuating asymmetry as a measure of developmental stress 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. http://10.1002/ajhb.20436

MONOGRAPHS
Hoover KC. The Smell of Evolution. Cambridge University Press (under contract for 2018)

SPONSORED PROGRAMS
Research
2015 PI: Paleogenomic reconstruction and functional testing of archaic hominin olfactory receptors. Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences-National Science Foundation Award 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

INVITED LECTURES and SEMINARS
2018 June. Science Foo Camp at Googleplex (#scifoo). Proposing sessions on ‘expertise binning’ and ‘open data’ and a lightening talk on ‘human ecology of smell’.
2017 October. Hoover KC. The evolution of olfaction within the genus Homo. Physiology Department Seminar Series, Medical College. University of Kentucky. [USA]
2017 June. Hoover KC. Why Olfaction? Bristol University, Anthropology Department [UK]
2017 June. Hoover KC. The evolutionary tuning of human olfaction and the sensory inequities of the modern world. Human olfaction at the intersection of language, culture and biology. Hosted by Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Nijmegen, The Netherlands. [EU]
2017 February. Hoover KC. Smell of evolution. Bristol University, Anthropology Department [UK]
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.
2006 October. 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]

ACTIVITY AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS
Papers Delivered
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 and/or Session Chair
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
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

EXHIBITIONS
12-18 Mar 2016. Arctic Perspectives: An art-science collaborative show. UAF Art Gallery. Fairbanks AK
4-30 Mar 2016. First Friday at the Ursa Major Distillery. Fairbanks AK
15-17 Nov 2015. Being Human Festival: Midlands Hubs. Malt Cross Gallery. Nottingham UK.

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

MEDIA
Research in the Press
Global survey of variation in a human olfactory receptor gene reveals signatures of non-neutral evolution featured on BBC Radio 4 Inside Science (2 July 2015) and multiple international news outlets (e.g., Daily Mail, Correio Braziliense, Yahoo India, Science Daily).

How We Came to Our Senses: Ecology, Evolution, and Future of Human Sensation (American Association for the Advancement of Science panel) featured in The Independent, The Daily Mail, five outlets of UK Express, Sweden, Finland

Interviews

  • Today FM [Ireland]: Dermot and Dave (10 March 2017)
  • BBC Radio 5 Live: Up All Night presented by Richard Foster (24 February 2017)
  • BBC Radio Ulster: Sunday Sequence presented by Audrey Carville (26 February 2017: Exoplanets, Bad Catholics and Losing Senses)
  • Newstalk Ireland: Newstalk Drive presented by Chris Donoghue, Sarah McInerney (1 March)

 News Features

 

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