William Schaffer is Residential Faculty of Anthropology in the Liberal Arts Department at Phoenix College. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University with 15 years of archaeological experience specializing in many areas of the world including the southeastern United States, Caribbean, West Africa, and the Nile Valley. He was educated at the University of Massachusetts in Boston where he received the Departmental Book Award from the Department of Anthropology, and received his M.A. from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He has published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences, International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, Paleopathology Newsletter, African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter, and has made a book contribution to the University of Colorado Press in Boulder.
Skeletal and craniofacial biomechanics; Spatial and temporal variation in human body size, shape and limb proportions; Biodistance and population genetics; Demography, pathology, and human ecology.