Photo: Dr. Andrushko in Cuzco, Peru

to begin SCSU's Biological Anthropology program in 2007 and have since added two more. View Dr. Andrushko CV »


My career in Anthropology began as an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley. One of my courses was Human Osteology with Dr. Tim White—a tough course that became the basis for my future work.


During summers, I volunteered at digs in Belize, Israel, Peru, and California. After graduation, I worked as an osteologist in contract archaeology, where I honed my skills in data collection from human skeletal remains. Ph.D. studies followed at UC Santa Barbara in the Walker Lab. Read other articles from the Walker Lab »


I love what I do and I feel lucky to have learned from great people. Please contact me at:


Dr. Valerie A. Andrushko
Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515
203.392.5687
andrushkov1@southernct.edu