Aryeh Grossman, Ph.D.

Glendale, AZ

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Dr. Grossman Recieved his Ph.D. from Stony Brook Univeristy in August 2008. He began his teaching carreer at Midwestern in September 2008 as an Assistant Professor of Anatomy. He was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure in 2013, and to Professor of Anatomy in 2019. Dr. Grossman has extensive experience teaching both human and veterinarian gross anatomy, microanatomy (histology), and developmental anatomy (embryology)


Glendale, AZ

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Stony Brook University | 2008 | Ph.D.
Stony Brook University | 2005 | M.A.
University of Toronto | 2000 | M.S.
University of Toronto | 1998 | B.S.

Courses Taught

BASIG 1504/1513 - Module 8: Musculoskeletal System – Module leader

BASIG 1506/1515: Module 10 – Cardiovascular System, Module 11: Respiratory System

ANAT 1511/ANAT 1522: Gross Anatomy

ANAT/OTHE 502: Gross Anatomy

ANAT 451: Gross Anatomy/Embryology

ANAT 1551: Gross Anatomy

ANAT 1555: Veterinary Anatomy I

ANAT 1556: Veterinary Anatomy II

PTHE1700: Human Anatomy II


I am a paleontologist and comparative antomist. I currently have two paleontological field sites -Loperot in West Turkana, Kenya, and the Hazeva and Hordos Formations, in Israel. Both are part of my on-going research focus on the interaction between environmental changes and the origins of modern mammals in the Old World, specifically during the Early and Middle Miocene. I focus my research on transitional regions in order to identify the movements of fossil mammals between Eurasia and Africa.

I am also a member of a third paleontological research project studying the Cretaceous fauna from the Arlington Archaeosaur Site. This is a much older site, but is also one that provides important information about environmental conditions and animal movements between landmasses - this time Applachia and Larimidia.

My comparative antomy projects include comparative antomy of Sengis, Xenarthrans, and artiodactyls. These are conducted here at MWU


Adrian, Brent, Smith, Heather F., Noto, Christopher R., and Grossman, Aryeh. 2019. A new baenid, “Trinitichelysmaini sp. nov., and other fossil turtles from the Upper Cretaceous Arlington Archosaur Site (Woodbine Formation, Cenomanian), Texas, USA. Palaeontologia Electronica 22.3.81 1–29.

Grossman, A., Calvo, R., López-Antoñanzas, R., Knoll, F., Hartman, G., and Rabinovich, R., 2019, First record of Sivameryx (Cetartiodactyla, Anthracotheriidae) from the lower Miocene of Israel highlights the importance of the Levantine Corridor as a dispersal route between Eurasia and Africa: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, p. e1599901.

Liutkus-Pierce, C. M., Takashita-Bynum, K. K., Beane, L. A., Edwards, C. T., Burns, O. E., Mana, S., Hemming, S., Grossman, A., Wright, J. D., and Kirera, F. M., 2019, Reconstruction of the Early Miocene Critical Zone at Loperot, Southwestern Turkana, Kenya: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, v. 7, no. 44.

Adrian B, Werdelin L & Grossman A. (2018) New Miocene Carnivora (Mammalia) from Moruorot and Kalodirr, Kenya. Palaeontologia Electronica 21.1.10A:1-19.

López-Antoñanzas, R. Gutkin, V. Rabinovich, R. Calvo, R. and Grossman, A. (2016). A transitional gundi (Rodentia: Ctenodactylidae) from the Miocene of Israel. PLoS ONE 11(4): e0151804

Rowan, J. Adrian, B. and Grossman A. (2015) The first skull of Sivameryx africanus (Anthracotheriidae, Bothriodontinae) from the Early Miocene of East Africa. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology: 35 (3):e928305


American Association of Anatomists 

Society of Vertebrate Paleontology

Geological Society of America

South Western Association of Biological Anthropologist