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Charles J. Welsh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences

E102A Fisher Hall
Phone: 412.396.2306


Ph.D., Biological Sciences–Comparative Anatomy, Ornithology, & Evolution: University of Pittsburgh, 1997
B.S., Biology, University of Pittsburgh, 1989

I study the comparative musculature and skeletal systems of Passerine Birds. Data collected is used to infer phylogenetic relationships and character evolution. Phylogenies, which are hypotheses of evolutionary descent, are compared with hypotheses based upon molecular data sets.


Human Biology Laboratory Manual. 2006. Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

Academic Experience

Assistant Professor: Duquesne University, 2009-Present
Research Associate: Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 1996 to Present
Assistant Professor: Allegheny College, 2005-2009


Anatomy & Physiology
Life Processes

Science Education and Media

Resident Naturalist at The Allegheny Front, WYEP 91.3 FM, Pittsburgh