Cynthia Faux, Ph.D.



Clinical Assistant Professor
Office: McCoy room 207
Phone: 335-2155

Faux, Cynthia


1983 Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University - Agricultural Biochemistry
1987 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University
1997 Masters of Philosophy, Yale University - Geology and Geophysics (Vertebrate paleontology)
2000 Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University - Geology and Geophysics (Vertebrate paleontology)
Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Large Animal Specialty
2000-2002 Post Doc at the Museum of the Rockies, Montana State University

Prior Academic Appointments

Member of the Washington State Department of Agriculture's Reserve Veterinary Corps
Member of the National Veterinary Response Team, part of the National Disaster Medical System

Research Statement

Dr. Faux is interested in avian/archosaur/dinosaur growth plate kinetics, avian and dinosaurian growth, feeding behavior, as well as the evolution of herbivory. She is also interested in disaster planning and response.


Crespo R, Faux C, Dhillon SA, Newberry RC, Moore DA. 2010. Pet Poultry Training for Veterinary Practitioners. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 37(4): 383-387. 

Moore DA, Kohrs P, Baszler T, Faux C, Sathre P, Wenz JR, Eldridge L, Li H. Outbreak of malignant catarrhal fever in cattle associated with a state livestock exhibition. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 2010;237:87–92. 

Joyce, Walter G. and Cynthia Faux, 2008. “Chelys patagonica” from the Pliocene of Argentina: Not lost, not valid, not a chelid turtle. Ameghiniana. 45(4):801-803. 

Faux, Cynthia and Walter G. Joyce. 2008. Connecticut's Pleistocene Horse Reassigned to the 19th Century. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History. 49(1):131-132. 

Faux, Cynthia Marshall and Kevin Padian. 2007. The opisthotonic posture of vertebrate skeletons: post-mortem contraction or death throes? Paleobiology. 33(2): 201-226.  

Schweitzer, Mary Higby and Marshall, Cynthia Lee. 2001. A molecular model for  the evolution of endothermy in the theropod-bird lineage. Journal of Experimental Zoology, (Molecular and Developmental Evolution). 291(4): 317-338. 

Seilacher, A., Marshall, C., Skinner, C., Tsuihitsi, T. 2001. A fresh look at sideritic "coprolites.” Paleobiology. 27(1) 7-13. 

Ph.D. dissertation: “Embryonic Growth Patterns in Ostrich and Other Ratite Skeletons.” Yale University, 2000. 

Marshall, CL and Anderson, KL. 1996. Services provided by, and veterinary education of, small ruminant practitioners. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 208(12):1983-1986. 

Marshall CL, Weinstock D, Kramer RW, Bagley, RS. 1995. Glioma in a goat. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 206(10):1572- 1574.