Barry Bogin is a Professor Emeritus of Biological Anthropology of the School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences, Loughborough University, UK and William E Stirton Professor Emeritus of Anthropology of the University of Michigan-Dearborn. 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.