James Webber

About James Webber

I am a Ph.D. student studying at the University of Arizona under the tutelage of Dr. David Raichlen. I came to the U of A with an interest in barefoot running that I have transformed into a holistic exploration of the evolution of bipedal running. Currently I am working to publish research that connects movement to morphology, specifically looking at how foot posture affects walking ground reaction forces. Additionally I am beginning to use virtual reality to create artificial environments for exercise and health-related research. 


Areas of Study

Biological Anthropology

Research Interests

Foot morphology, evolution of running, longevity, persistence hunting, exercise and biophilia.

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Contact Information

Ph.D. Program
Office: 408B
Office Hours: Tu 2:30 - 3:30


M.A., Biological Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2011-2013

B.S., Exercise Science, Anthropology, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, 2008-2010

A.S., Computer Aided Drafting, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, MI, 2001-2004