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Dr. Marilyn A Norconk

Professor and Graduate Coordinator

PhD from UCLA, MA degree from San Diego State University, BS in nursing from the University of San Diego. I have been at Kent State since 1992 as a faculty member of the anthropology department and graduate faculty of the school of biomedical sciences.

      Personal Philosophy: Share my enthusiasm of exploration and learning with students.     

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Research Areas
  • My research program has been defined by interests in 1) feeding behavior and ecology saki monkeys (white-faced sakis and bearded sakis), and 2) evolution of sexual dichromatism in white-faced sakis.
  • I have studied saki feeding ecology for many years and am currently interested in how sakis, as seed eaters, impact the reproduction of their major food resources.
  • My students and I approach the second issue through long-term behavioral field studies as well as captive (zoo) and field experiments.
Dr. Marilyn A Norconk
Department of Anthropology
236 Lowry Hall

Office: 330-672-4123


Phone: 330-672-4123