Who We Are
Northeastern Evolutionary Primatologists
The Northeastern Evolutionary Primatology group (NEEP) is a group of people based throughout the northeastern United States whose research focuses on primate (human and nonhuman) evolution, ecology, and behavior. The primary goal of NEEP is to organize annual meetings to discuss ongoing research, and to provide students with professional networking opportunities and a supportive environment to hone their presentation skills. Meetings typically last 1-2 days, and are self-organized to keep costs low. The first and founding meeting was held in October 2014 at Rutgers University.
Hunter College, NYC
Our second meeting was held November 4-5, 2016 at Hunter College in New York City, NY. Our keynote speaker on Friday evening was Dr. Christopher Schmitt.
Rutgers University, NJ
Our inaugural meeting was held November 7th-8th at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Our keynote speaker was Jenny Tung (Duke).
Assistant Professor, Hunter College CUNY
The President shall coordinate the annual business meeting and the Executive Committee. He or she shall have powers and authorities usually vested in the President of a learned society and shall perform such other duties as the Executive Committee or membership may direct.
Professor, Stony Brook University
The President-Elect shall assist the President in the performance of the President’s duties, and, in the absence or disability of the President, shall perform the duties of the President. He shall be responsible for assisting with the coordinating of the program of the annual meeting.
Research Associate Professor, Stony Brook University
The Treasurer shall keep financial accounts of the Association, insure that its funds are collected, and disburse funds under the direction of the Executive Committee. He or she shall provide a written report to the Association and work with the Annual Meeting Coordinator to keep the Association Membership List up-to-date.
Associate Professor, Canisius College
The Secretary shall be responsible for the arrangement of meetings of the Executive Committee and ensure that minutes are taken during these meetings. He or she shall keep a current Association Membership List, a copy of the current Constitution and By-Laws, and a separate list of all successful amendments.