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.

More information at: http://faculty.fortlewis.edu/riggs_c

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.

More information at: http://faculty.fortlewis.edu/fine_k

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.

More information at http://faculty.fortlewis.edu/kljenks/

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