Barbara J. King is a biological anthropologist and Professor of Anthropology at The College of William and Mary. Professor King received her B.A. in anthropology from Douglass College, Rutgers University, and earned her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma.Professor Kingï¾’s research interests concern the social communication of the great apes, the closest living relatives to humans. She has studied ape and monkey behavior in Gabon, Kenya, and at the Language Research Center at Georgia State University. The recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, she has published three books on anthropology, including The Information Continuum: Social Information Transfer in Monkeys, Apes, and Hominids.At William and Mary, Professor King has won four teaching awards: The William and Mary Alumni Association Teaching Award, the Collegeï¾’s Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award, the Virginia State Council of Higher Educationï¾’s Outstanding Faculty Award, and the designation of University Professor for Teaching Excellence, 1999ï¾–2002.