Anthropology Department - Alumni

Alumni Profiles
Madeline Smith

Madeline Smith

Class of 2014

At Fort Lewis College, the anthropology department staff fostered and encouraged in me an academic independence. This has led me to embrace travel to many countries and the tremendous benefits it has brought to my education.

Tags: 2014
Kristen Arbuckle

Kristen Arbuckle

Class of 2000

Studying anthropology at Fort Lewis College provided me with the foundation for a satisfying career and experiences that I still draw upon today. The most practical results were skills that showcase well on a resume, but it also helped me with interpersonal skills that are harder to quantify.

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Braden Wilson

Braden Wilson

Class of 2001

My studies in anthropology at Fort Lewis College provided the foundation and direction which defined my subsequent academic and professional endeavors.  The melding of the academic and the pragmatic have provided me with both the analytical knowledge and the real world skills that are needed to have an impact.

Tags: 2001
Bradford (Brad) Andrews

Bradford (Brad) Andrews

Class of 1986

I graduated in 1986 with a BA in Anthropology and a Minor in Biology. After doing CRM for four years in Colorado, I went on to get my Ph.D. from Penn State University in 1999, with an emphasis on prehistoric Mesoamerica. I am now an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.

Tags: 1986
Jane Cobb

Jane Cobb

Class of 1995

Having a degree in Anthropology has helped me so much in the real working world! I currently work as an RN, and I feel like I am using my degree every day. I have learned the art of providing culturally competent care, as my training in Anthropology has continually helped me to understand human behaviors.

Tags: 1995
Michael Jacobson

Michael Jacobson

Class of 1996

I graduated from Fort Lewis College in 1996 with a degree in Anthropology and a minor in History. I went on to finish an MA and PhD at Binghamton University, specializing in Historical Archaeology. I currently work as a Principal Investigator at Binghamton University’s Public Archaeology Facility.

Tags: 1996
Michael Zukosky

Michael Zukosky

Class of 1998

FLC faculty helped nurture and deepen my passion for education and the discipline. Moreover, their guidance was crucial in my pursuit of graduate school and a career in higher education. I went on to receive a Ph.D. in Anthropology at Temple University, and wrote my dissertation on grassland policy and politics in northwest China.

Tags: 1998
John Hall

John Hall

Class of 1999

My primary interest while attending FLC was in anthropology, but every class in the department expanded my horizons. Because FLC is small college I was able to have individualized interaction with my professors and other students. This interaction was very fulfilling and provided me with unique opportunities and challenges.

Tags: 1999
Dan Bauer

Dan Bauer

Class of 1999

I graduated from Fort Lewis College in 1999 with a degree in Anthropology and minors in Spanish and Biology. While at Fort Lewis, my interest in Cultural Anthropology was fostered by my experiences both in and out of the classroom. I had the opportunity to work with numerous excellent faculty members and to study abroad in Mexico.

Tags: 1999
Ben Bellorado

Ben Bellorado

Class of 2002

I graduated from Fort Lewis College in 2002 after studying anthropology, though my focus was on southwestern archaeology and ethnobotany. I was fortunate enough to study under Dr. Jim Judge, Dr. Enrique Salmon, Mona Charles, and many others in the great anthropology and indigenous studies programs at FLC. Since graduating, I have continued to work as a southwestern archaeologist in the contract and academic worlds.

Tags: 2002
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