Full Time Faculty

Effie Athanassopoulos

Graduate Advisor

Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania (1993)
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Classics
Subfield: Archaeology
Research Interests: landscape archaeology, historical archaeology, Europe, archaeology and its role in national/ethnic identity formation. Documentary sources and archaeological evidence: relationship and interpretation

 

Mark Awakuni-Swetland

Mark Awakuni-Swetland

Ph.D. University of Oklahoma (2003)
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Ethnic Studies (Native American Studies)
Subfields: Sociocultural anthropology, Anthropological linguistics
Research Interests: Native Peoples: prairie/plains, California, Hawaii. ethnohistory & material culture, oral history, sociolinguistics, native language ideology, Siouan:Dhegiha:Omaha languages

 

Shimelis Beyene

Shimelis Beyene

Ph.D. Washington University St. Louis (1998)
Lecturer in Anthropology and Ethnic Studies
Subfield: Anthropology
Research Interests: development, applied, primatology, Africa

 

Doug Scott

Matthew Douglass

Ph.D. University of Auckland (2010)
Research Assistant Professor and Lecturer in Anthropology
Subfield: Archaeology
Research Interests: stone artifact analysis, human ecodynamics, hunter-gatherers of the North American Great Plains, Africa and Australia, experimental archaeology

Raymond Hames

Ph.D. University of California-Santa Barbara (1978)
Professor of Anthropology
Subfield: Cultural anthropology
Research Interests: behavioral ecology, economic exchange, time allocation

Stephen Glazier

Emily Hammerl

Ph.D. University at Buffalo (2012)
Research Assistant Professor and Lecturer in Anthropology
Subfield: Physical Anthropology
Research Interests: Dental development, Life history theory, Paleoanthropology, Skeletal biology, Primate comparative anatomy, Human gross anatomy, Growth and development, Evolution of human childbirth

Carrie C. Heitman

Ph.D. University of Virginia (2011)
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Subfield: Archaeology
Research Interests: Kinship and households, social and ritual organization, social inequality, heritage preservation, ethnoarchaeology, digital archaeology and digital anthropologies

Martha McCollough

Martha McCollough

Undergraduate Advisor

Ph.D. University of Oklahoma (1996)
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Ethnic Studies
Subfield: Cultural Anthropology
Research Interests: Native North Americans; Arctic, Great Plains

 

Daniel Osborne

Daniel Osborne

Ph.D. Indiana University Bloomington (2007)
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Subfield: Biological Anthropology
Research Interests: skeletal biology, nutrition, human adaptation, growth and development, medical anthropology, evolutionary medicine

 

LuAnn Wandsnider

LuAnn Wandsnider

Chair

Ph.D. University of New Mexico (1989)
Professor of Anthropology
Subfield: Archaeology
Research Interests: archaeological method and theory, human-ecodynamics on the North American Great Plains, traditional food preparation, social signaling, Hellenistic/Roman Asia Minor

 


Emeritus Faculty

Peter Bleed

Peter Bleed

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin (1973)
Emeritus Professor of Anthropology
Subfield: Archaeology
Research Interests: theoretical analysis of technological systems and material culture, lithics, historic archaeology, battlefields and conflict sites, Japan, North America

 

Patricia Draper

Patricia Draper

Ph.D. Harvard University (1972)
Emeritus Professor of Anthropology
Subfield: Sociocultural anthropology
Research Interests: hunter-gatherers, biocultural bases of sex roles, adult development and aging, cultural ecology, peoples and cultures of Africa, anthropological methods

 



Adjunct and Affiliated Graduate Faculty

Wayne Babchuk

Ph.D. University of Nebraska (1997)
Adjunct Professor of Anthropology
Subfield: Anthropology
Research Interests: qualitative research methods, indigenous land rights and resource use

 

John Bozell

John R. Bozell

M.A. University of Nebraska (1981)
Adjunct Professor in Anthropology
Subfield: Archaeology
Research Interests: Late Prehistoric-Historic Culture Change, Subsistence Strategies, Paleoecological Reconstruction, Cultural Resource Management, Public Archaeology

 

Phil R. Geib

M.A. Northern Arizona University (1985)
A.B.D University of New Mexico 
Lecturer
Subfield: Hunter-gatherers, Transition to Agriculture, North American Southwest & Great Basin, Prehistoric Technology, Cooperation & Warfare, Cultural Resource Management

 

Stephen Glazier

Stephen Glazier

Ph.D. University of Connecticut (1981)
Adjunct Professor of Anthropology
Subfield: Cultural anthropology, Caribbean archaeology
Research Interests: general anthropology, religion, race and race relations, ethnohistory, Caribbean

 

Ralph Hartley

Ph.D. University of Nebraska (1989)
Adjunct Professor of Anthropology
Subfield: Archaeology
Research Interests: rock art

William Hunt Jr.

William J. Hunt Jr.

Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania (1989)
Adjunct Professor of Anthropology
Subfield: Archaeology
Research Interests: American fur trade (focus on Fort Union National Historic Site), historical archaeology of tourism with a special interest in the development of tourism in Yellowstone National Park

 

Mark Lynott

Mark Lynott

Ph.D. Southern Methodist University (1977)
Adjunct Professor of Anthropology
Subfield: Archaeology
Research Interests: cultural resource management, cultural ecology

 

Vergil Noble

Vergil Noble

Ph.D. Michigan State University (1983)
Adjunct Professor of Anthropology
Subfield: Archaeology
Research Interests: Historical archaeology, 18th-century French fur trade, 19th-century settlement and transportation systems, Great Lakes and Mississippi River valley, cultural resource management and heritage tourism

 

Doug Scott

Douglas Scott

Ph.D. University of Colorado, Boulder (1977)
Adjunct Professor of Anthropology
Subfield: Archaeology
Research interests: battlefield archaeology