Lawrence served as Dean of the Graduate School at Stony Brook University for 19 years, from 1993-2012. He began research on faculty scholarly productivity and its relationship to university quality in 1995. Lawrence was also Associate Provost at Stony Brook for 12 years from 2001-2012.
He is a Professor of Anthropology and of Anatomical Sciences and currently serves as Director of the Turkana Basin Institute and as Special Advisor to the President on Academic Excellence.Anthony J. Olejniczak, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Chief Knowledge Officer
Anthony earned his Ph.D. in Anthropological Sciences in 2006 from Stony Brook University, followed by a three-year post-doctoral position at the Max Planck Institute for Human Evolution (Leipzig, Germany), and became a Juan de la Cierva fellow at the Spanish National Centre for the Study of Human Evolution (Burgos, Spain).