NYCEP Alumnus Profile

Denise Su

Curator of Paleobotany and Paleoecology Cleveland Museum of Natural History


B.A., University of California, Berkeley M.A., New York University Ph.D. 2005, New York University



Tel: (610) 526-5032

Overview of Research

Denise Su is a biological anthropologist specializing on the context of human evolution, more specifically how the environment and environmental changes might have affected macroevolutionary processes in the human lineage, i.e. origination, extinction, and adaptation. Conducted faunal-based paleoecologial research at key fossil sites pertinent to these questions in Africa and Asia.  Denise received her B.A. degree in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Anthropology from New York University.