Dr. Dupras is the Interim Dean of the College of Sciences and a professor of anthropology specializing in biological anthropology, specifically bioarchaeology. Her primary focus of research is the reconstruction of life history, particularly diet, migration, disease, growth and development, through the analysis of stable isotope analysis and paleopathology. She received her B.A. in archaeology from Simon Fraser University in 1993, an M.Sc. in Human Biology from the University of Guelph in 1995, and her Ph.D. in Anthropology from McMaster University in 1999, the same year that she joined the faculty at UCF. Dr. Dupras has been a member and co-director of the bioarchaeology team of the Dakhleh Oasis Project in Egypt since 1996, and also leads the bioarcheology research portion of the Sai Island Mission in Sudan since 2015. In addition, she and her students have been involved in stable isotope projects based in Lithuania, Hungary, France, Croatia, Jordan, and the island of Flores in SE Asia.
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Congratulations to Dr. Tosha Dupras as CoPI on a SEED Grant for Portable and Novel Electrochemical Sensor for Genotyping Archaeological Samples.
Congratulations to Dr. Tosha Dupras for being selected as a SEED Grant recipient for Investigating Health and Nutrition in Prehistoric/Historic Lithuania using Stable Isotope Analysis.
Congratulations to Dr. Tosha Dupras for receiving the UCF Teaching Incentive Program Award and UCF College of Sciences Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award.
Congratulations to Dr. Tosha Dupras for receiving the UCF College of Sciences Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award.
In the News
Dr. Tosha Dupras Appointed Interim Dean of College of Sciences
A message from Michael Johnson, Ph.D., Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs I am pleased to announce that Associate Dean Tosha Dupras, Ph.D.,…
Another Side of Anthropology: Infants and Children
Not many anthropologists focus on infants and children when they research the past, but UCF bioarchaeologist Sandra Wheeler, Ph.D., does just that. She investigates the…