Jonathan S. Mitchell

I am an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at the West Virginia University Institute of Technology. I teach Human Anatomy & Physiology I/II (BIOL 230 and 231), Vertebrate Embryology (BIOL 336), Vertebrate Comparative Anatomy (BIOL 440), and Evolution (BIOL 461).

I grew up in Goldsboro, North Carolina

I received my B.S. in Geology with a paleontology concentration from Appalachian State University. I worked on Triassic microvertebrate bonebeds with Dr. Andy Heckert.

I worked in an internship on Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous microvertebrate bonebeds with Dr. Matt Carrano at the Smithsonian.

Then, I completed a Ph.D. at The University of Chicago in the Committee on Evolutionary Biology. I worked primarily at the Field Museum working under Drs. Ken Angielczyk and Pete Makovicky.

For two years, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Rabosky Lab at the University of Michigan, where I worked on methods for inferring rate heterogeneity in phylogenies that include extinct and extant taxa.

I've travelled all over the country on field expeditions, museum trips, and random adventures.

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