Dr. Dupras is the Interim Dean of the College of Sciences and a professor of anthropology specializing in biological anthropology. Her primary focus of research is analysis of human diet and migration through stable isotope analysis, bioarchaeology, growth and development and forensic archaeology. 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. Dr. Dupras has been part of the Dakhleh Oasis research project in Egypt since 1996, and joined a second expedition at Deir al Barsha in Egypt in 2004. Dr. Dupras also works with local law enforcement agencies on the search, recovery and identification of human skeletal remains. She has been at UCF since 1999 and teaches The Human Species, General Anthropology, Human Osteology, Advanced Forensic Anthropology, Human Origins, Primatology, and Life and Death in Ancient Egypt. She has published her work in journals such as the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Archaeological Sciences, and Journal of Forensic Sciences. She recently published two books titled Forensic Recovery of Human Remains: Archaeological Approaches (with co-authors J. Schultz, S. Wheeler and L. Williams, CRC Press, 2005), and The Osteology of Infants and Children (with co-authors B. Baker and M. Tocheri, Texas A&M Press, 2005).


Please visit the News section for Dr. Dupras to find the latest information on her accomplishments.

May 2013:

Congratulations to Dr. Tosha Dupras as CoPI on a SEED Grant for Portable and Novel Electrochemical Sensor for Genotyping Archaeological Samples.

May 2012:

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.

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