Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Biology, and Anthropology, Indiana University

P. David Polly is a vertebrate paleontologist and evolutionary biologist whose research addresses tradeoffs in the factors that influence morphological evolution, including development, function, and environment. His Bachelor's degree (1987) is from the Plan II Honors Program at University of Texas at Austin, his PhD in Paleontology (1993) is from the Department of Integrative Biology at Berkeley, and he was a Fellow of the Michigan Society at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor from 1994-1996. He worked at St. Bartholomew's and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London before moving to Indiana University and has held research appointments at the Natural History Museum in London and at the Field Museum in Chicago. He is serving as President of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (2016-2018).

Experience

  • 2013–present
    Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Biology, and Anthropology, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • 2017–present
    Robert R. Shrock Professor, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • 2006–2013
    Associate Professor, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • 2001–2006
    Lecturer in Biological Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London
  • 1997–2001
    Lecturer in Anatomy, St. Bartholomew's and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • 1994–1996
    Fellow of the Michigan Society, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Education

  • 1993 
    University of California-Berkeley, PhD, Paleontology/Integrative Biology
  • 1987 
    University of Texas-Austin, BA, Plan II Honors Program (Zoology, Paleontology, Anthropology)

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
  • Society for the Study of Evolution
  • Society of American Naturalists
  • Society of Systematic Biology
  • Palaeontological Association
  • Paleontological Society