Dr. Rebecca Austin
Professor of Anthropology & Chair and Professor of Environmental Studies

Expertise 

  • Environmental anthropology 
  • Applied anthropology 
  • Cultural ecology 
  • Community-based conservation 
  • Environmental impacts 
  • Southeast Asia 
  • Public involvement 
  • Social impact assessment 
  • Curriculum design 
  • Program evaluation 
  • Environmental justice 
  • Environmentalism  

Education 

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Georgia, 2003 
  • M.A., Applied Anthropology, Northern Arizona University, 1989 
  • B.A., Fort Lewis College, 1980 

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Dr. David Kozak
Professor of Anthropology

Expertise:

    • Medical anthropology
    • Applied anthropology
    • Global health
    • Religion and shamanism
    • Oral traditions
    • Adventure culture and tourism
    • Substance abuse
    • Native American cultures
    • U.S. Southwest
    • East Africa

Education:

    • Ph.D., Anthropology, Arizona State University, 1994
    • M.A., Anthropology, Arizona State University, 1990

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Dr. Dawn Mulhern
Associate Dean / Division Coordinator
Professor of Anthropology & Coordinator of the Forensic Studies Minor

Expertise

  • Skeletal biology
  • Forensic anthropology
  • Bioarchaeology
  • Paleopathology
  • Human evolution
  • Repatriation

Education

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1996
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1994
  • B.S., Cornell University, 1992

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Dr. Charles Riggs
Chair & Professor of Anthropology

Expertise 

  • Neolithic societies 
  • Community layout, architecture, and spatial organization 
  • Migration, residential mobility, and identity 
  • Community aggregation and reorganization 
  • Computer applications in archaeology, including GPS/GIS technologies 
  • Native American perspectives  

Education 

  • Ph.D., The University of Arizona, 1999 
  • M.A., The University of Arizona, 1994 
  • B.A., The University of Arizona, 1990 

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Dr. Marnie Thomson
Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Areas of interest

  • Migration and borders
  • Human rights and humanitarianism
  • War and conflict
  • Displacement and refugee camps
  • Sovereignty and governance
  • Anthropology of gender
  • Sexual and gendered violence
  • Memory and narrative
  • Public anthropology
  • Multi-sited ethnography (Tanzania, DRC, Kenya, Switzerland, US)

Education

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Colorado, 2016
  • M.A., Social Sciences, University of Chicago, 2006
  • B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 2004

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Jesse Tune
Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Research Expertise

  • Ice Age hunter-gatherers
  • Colonization processes
  • Human-environment relationships
  • Human behavioral ecology
  • Lithic technological organization
  • Geoarchaeology
  • Drone-based remote sensing

Education

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, Texas A&M University, 2015
  • M.A., Anthropology, American University, 2010
  • B.S., Anthropology, Middle Tennessee State University, 2008
  • B.S., Aerospace, Middle Tennessee State University, 2008

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Emeritus Anthropology Faculty

  • Dr. Kathleen Fine-Dare, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
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  • Philip Duke, Ph.D., F.S.A., Professor Emeritus
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  • W. James Judge, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
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  • Susan Riches, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
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