Blaine Maley, PhD

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Blaine Maley earned his Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis and an AB in Biochemistry from Bowdon College. Prior to joining ICOM, he worked as an assistant professor of Anatomy at the Des Moines College of Osteopathic Medicine followed by a four year stint in Indiana as a founding faculty member at the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine as an Associate Professor in Biomedical Sciences. Blaine brings 8 years of experience teaching Anatomy at the Osteopathic medical level, including his experience founding and assisting with Marian University COM’s path to full accreditation status.

Originally a product of Idaho and Boise High School, he is excited to be back in the Boise area after a 25 year hiatus, during which he called Maine, New Jersey, New York, Missouri, Iowa, and Indiana home. He has an active research program studying the origins and biology of the first Americans, and is currently involved in several international research collaborations including field sites in Bolivia and the Canadian Yukon. Looking to the future, he is eager to begin the process of unraveling the mystery of the unwritten history of the first Idahoans and the initial populating of the Northwest.