Congdon School of Health Sciences
Exercise Science

Michala Stock, PhD

Assistant Professor
Norcross Graduate School 249-D

Ph.D. – Anthropology, University of Florida
M.A. – Anthropology, New York University
B.S. – Anthropology, Dance  Northwestern University


  • ANA 2070/2071 Human Anatomy
  • ANA 4900 Advanced Human Anatomy

Research Interests
Dr. Stock’s research concentrates on human skeletal variation, with a specific aim toward investigating the developmental mechanisms underlying these differences. Current projects focus on the growth and development of sex-based variation in the human and non-human primate skull, which can aid in identifying unknown skeletal remains in forensic contexts, as well as impact the interpretation of the human archaeological and fossil records. As a classically trained anatomist and practicing forensic anthropologist, Dr. Stock brings a perspective informed by evolutionary theory and applied expertise to teaching human anatomy.

Selected Publications

  • Stock MK. “Growth and development of secondary sex characteristics in the human skull.” In press at the Journal of Forensic Sciences.
  • Rubin KM, Stock MK. “Early signs of fracture repair in the human ribcage: Implications for forensic casework.” In press at the Journal of Forensic Sciences.
  • Stock MK, Winburn AP, Burgess GH. (2017) “Skeletal indicators of shark feeding on human remains: A Florida case study in context.” Journal of Forensic Sciences, 62(6): 1647-1654.
  • Garvin HM, Stock MK. (2016) “The utility of advanced imaging in forensic anthropology.” Academic Forensic Pathology, 6(3):499-516.


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