Paul Hooper

Adjunct Associate Professor (appointed via Letter of Academic Title)
Research Affiliate, Economic Science Institute, Chapman University; Chief Scientist, Systems Science Ltd.
Chapman University
PhD, University of New Mexico, (2011)


Paul Hooper is an evolutionary anthropologist with broad training in the quantitative social sciences and complex dynamical systems. His theoretical work has developed the evolutionary theory of family formation among mammals and humans, as well as social dynamics of leadership, territoriality, and hierarchy formation. This mathematical and computational modeling is complemented by analyses of high-resolution field data collected in lowland Bolivia, Inner Asia and elsewhere. Dr. Hooper was an Omidyar Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute, Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology at Emory University, and Director of Education at the Santa Fe Institute. He is now the head of Systems Science, a company devoted to systems modeling and prediction.