Professor James J. McKenna, Ph.D.
Edmund P. Joyce C.S.C. Chair in Anthropology
Director, Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Lab
Areas of Interest and Expertise: Infant Sleep, Breast Feeding, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Evolution of Human Behavior (especially parenting and infant development)
Primate Social Behavior
Education: 1966-70 A.B., University of California, Berkeley (Anthropology)
1970-72 M.A., San Diego State University (Anthropology) Master's Thesis: "Primate Aggression: A Problem in Behavioral Systematics"
1972-75 Ph.D., Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon (Anthropology) Dissertation: "Social Roles and Behaviors of Seventeen Captive Indian Langur Monkeys (Presbytis entellus)"
Reading fluency in German, French, and Italian