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Instructional Services Lead

Evan earned his PhD in Biological Anthropology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he focused on spatial patterns of skeletal and dental variation in two large necropoles of Iron Age Central Italy (1st millennium BC). His current research focuses on various aspects of human existence, how environmental and cultural influences affect "normal" skeletal and dental developmental trajectories, clinical research of fungal pathogens, teaching pedagogy, and other machine learning and computational text analysis topics. 

He helped develop the R and Python introductory workshop trainings and the Introduction to Machine Learning and Deep Learning workshops in R, founded the Machine Learning Working Group in Fall 2016, and teaches DIGHUM101 (Practicing the Digital Humanities) for the DH Summer Minor. Evan always advocates for the beginner and prides himself on helping anthropologists, social and biological scientists, and humanists get onboarded with computational tools for their research. In an effort to "practice what he teaches", he has published original research in Dental AnthropologyMedical Mycology, and The Bioarchaeology of Frontiers and Borderlands using the same techniques taught in his workshops and developed for online courses


September 23, 2020
September 8, 2020 - September 17, 2020
August 17, 2020 - August 20, 2020
August 10, 2020 - August 13, 2020


R, Machine learning, Quantitative Methods & Research Design
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Are you new to R? Evan can teach you to import, manipulate, store, visualize, and understand statistical data for a variety of research projects in the social and biological sciences. He can help you utilize formal statistical tests for data exploration and hypothesis testing for undergraduate, master's, and doctoral theses and other professional research.

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