Anthropology Department

Our Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Charles R. Riggs, Ph.D., RPA

Charles R. Riggs, Ph.D., RPA
Associate Professor of Anthropology & Department Chair 

Professional interests: Southwest archaeology with emphases on prehistoric architecture, migration, GIS-based approaches, public education, Native American collaboration, and cultural resource management.

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Rebecca L. Austin, Ph.D.

Rebecca L. Austin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies 
Professional interests: environmental anthropology, cultural ecology, environmental movements, coastal anthropology, applied anthropology, traditional cultural properties.

Geographic regions include: Southwestern U.S., Alaska, Philippines/S.E. Asia, Florida.

Kathleen S. Fine-Dare, Ph.D.

Kathleen S. Fine-Dare, Ph.D.
Professor of Anthropology and Gender/Women’s Studies 
970-247-7438Professional Interests: Indigenous cultural politics and repatriation; NAGPRA; History of anthropology; critical anthropology and indigenous advocacy; neo-liberalism and education in Latin America and the U.S.; nationalism and postcolonial theory; Latin American urban fiesta complex; intellectual property rights and Native Americans; anthropology of gender and gender asymmetry; feminist theory; ideological aspects of museum and cultural park interpretation and displays; tourism.

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Kelly L. Jenks, Ph.D.

Kelly L. Jenks, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Gender/Women's Studies

Professional interests: the history and late prehistory of the U.S. Southwest and Great Plains; social identity theory; cross-cultural contact and culture change; regional economic systems; Spanish colonial history and archaeology; historical archaeology; ethnohistory; archaeologies of gender, age, sexuality, and personhood; Hispanic corporate communities; and community archaeology.

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David Kozak, Ph.D.

David Kozak, Ph.D.
Professor of Anthropology

Professional interests: Medical anthropology, applied anthropology, oral traditions, adventure culture, service learning, US Southwest, East Africa.

Dawn M. Mulhern, Ph.D.

Dawn M. Mulhern, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Anthropology 

Professional interests: Skeletal biology, forensic anthropology, paleopathology, human evolution, and repatriation, with an emphasis on ancient North American, Egyptian and Nubian populations.

Emeritus Faculty

Philip Duke, Ph.D., F.S.A., Professor Emeritus

Don Gordon, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus

W. James Judge, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus

Susan Riches, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus