Dr. Evan MacLean is a biological anthropologist and comparative psychologist with interests in cognitive evolution and the study of animal minds. He received his Ph.D. from Duke University in 2012, and served as Co-Director of the Duke Canine Cognition Center from 2012-2016. Dr. MacLean conducts research with diverse species ranging from chimpanzees and bonobos to lemurs and domestic dogs. His work is motivated by questions about what makes the human mind unique, as well as how and why cognition evolves.
Dr. MacLean teaches courses in the School of Anthropology on a range of topics, including cognitive evolution and statistics using R.