Professional Bio

Elizabeth A. Newell joined the Elizabethtown College faculty in 1998. She is currently an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Dr. Newell earned her B.A. in Zoology and History from Miami University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from Temple University. Dr. Newell’s research interests include dental anthropology, with a focus on enamel defects in primates, and osteology. She has worked as an osteological consultant for several archaeology firms in the area and the State Museum of Pennsylvania. Prior to coming to Elizabethtown College, Dr. Newell taught at Temple University and the Universidad de Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia.