Tim Bransford

Assistant Professor of Animal Studies

Continuing Education Center (CEC) 134 Room 2


  • B.S. Environmental Science, Baylor University, 2011
  • M.A. Anthropology, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 2016
  • Ph.D. Anthropology, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 2019


Tim Bransford is thrilled to join the Animal Studies faculty starting in the 2020-2021 academic year. The courses he teaches include but are not limited to Introduction to Animal Studies, Animal Behavior, and Statistics for Animal Studies. Tim is a primatologist that works with both wild and captive primates, and uses a variety of direct and remote observation methods to answer questions about primate foraging and ranging behavior, ecology, conservation biology, and the human-animal interface. He has worked with a variety of species, including Bornean orangutans, mantled howler monkeys, several lemur species, and multiple species of monkey endemic to West Africa. Tim is excited by the enthusiasm shown from Eckerd College students and is always looking forward to working with passionate students on research and other projects, whether it be in the classroom, a local reserve, or in the field. Outside of Eckerd, Tim enjoys exploring the many ecosystems found around the Tampa Bay area, watching soccer, and playing with his two dogs and two cats.