Jordan Crowell

Doctoral Candidate

Jordan Crowell is a doctoral candidate at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and the New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology (NYCEP). His dissertation research is focused on using high resolution CT scan technology to study the cranial morphology of plesiadapiforms and other placental mammals and applying these insights to better understand primate supraordinal relationships. He is also preparing fossiliferous freshwater limestone nodules to uncover new skeletons of Paleocene and Eocene mammals.

Jordan Crowell

Grants Received

2022-2024: “Doctoral Dissertation Research: Unraveling primate supraordinal relationships: Insights from plesiadapiform cranial morphology.” National Science Foundation: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. SBE-2216582. co-PI with PI Stephen Chester. $27,379.

2022-2024: “Unraveling primate supraordinal relationships: Insights from plesiadapiform cranial morphology.” Leakey Foundation General Research Grant. $12,091.


Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Pampush, J. D., Crowell, J., Karme, A., Macrae, S. A., Kay, R. F., Ungar, P.S. 2019. Comparing dental topography software using platyrrhine molars. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 169:179-185.


Published Abstracts and Conference Presentations

Crowell, J. W., Wible, J. R., Chester, S. G. B. 2022. Accepted. Auditory region of Paleocene Zanycteris paleocenus and the relationship of picrodontids to plesiadapiforms. To be presented at the 2022 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Conference in Toronto, ON.

Weaver, L. N., Chester, S. G. B., Crowell, J. W., Lyson, T. R. 2022. Accepted. A small archaic ungulate skull from the early Paleocene Denver Formation of Colorado (Corral Bluffs, El Paso County). To be presented at the 2022 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Conference in Toronto, ON.


Weaver, L. N., Chester, S. G. B., Crowell, J. W., Lyson, T. R. Accepted. A small archaic ungulate skull from the early Paleocene Denver Formation of Colorado (Corral Bluffs, El Paso County). To be presented at the 2022 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Denver, CO.

Crowell, J. W., Wible, J. R., Chester, S. G. B. 2020. Petrosal morphology of Paleocene Zanycteris paleocenus and the relationship of picrodontids to plesiadapiforms. American Association of Physical Anthropology Supplement 69:61. Annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in Los Angeles, CA.

Crowell, J. Anemone, R. L. 2018. New Adapid material from Wyoming’s Great Divide Basin: Diversity and Biogeography in the Early Wasatchian of the American West. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Program and Abstracts, 111. Presented at the 2018 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Conference in Albuquerque, NM.

Anemone, R. L., Emerson, C., Crowell, J., Nachman, B. 2018. Developing a Geospatial Paleoanthropology: An Example from Vertebrate Paleontology. Presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society in Austin, TX.

Anemone, R. L., Crowell, J., Nachman, B. 2018. New adapoid material (Primates, Adapiformes) from the Great Divide Basin of southwestern Wyoming. Presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in Austin, TX.

Anemone, R. L., Crowell, J. 2017. Three-Dimensional Virtual Reconstruction of a Coryphodon maxilla from the Eocene of Wyoming. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Program and Abstracts, 74. Presented at the 2017 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.