Dr. Dupras is the Senior Associate 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.