Barry Bogin is a professor of biological anthropology in the School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences, Loughborough University, UK. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from Temple University in 1977. Bogin has expertise in human physical growth and development, nutritional ecology, evolutionary biology, Maya people, and human adaptation. The focus of his research is to explain how social, economic, and political forces influence human physical development. He has authored more than 130 books, articles, book chapters, and popular essays. These include the books Patterns of Human Growth, 2nd edition, Human Variability and Plasticity, Human Biology: An Evolutionary and Biocultural Approach, and The Growth of Humanity.