Earl D. McLean, Jr. Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology (2016 - 2021)
Professor Drea is a highly interdisciplinary researcher with work lying at the intersection of three disciplines: organismal biology, comparative psychology, and evolutionary anthropology. She is also well-known for her excellent teaching and the high standards that she insists that her students meet. Her students praise her classes as being thought-provoking, even though they are considered to be among the most challenging in her department. Besides post-docs and graduate students, nine of her recent papers include undergraduate authors, four with undergraduates as first authors.