Great Plains Fellows: Anthropology

Douglas Bamforth (AF)
Professor, Anthropology

University of Colorado-Boulder

Human use of the Plains, long-term environmental change

William Belcher (F)
Associate Professor, Anthropology


Forensic anthropology and forensic archaeology, forensic taphonomy related to post-mortem interval of forensic case work within the Great Plains

Peter Bleed (F)
Professor Emeritus, Anthropology


Technology, material culture, lithics, historic archaeology, Japan

Warren Caldwell (EF)
Professor Emeritus, Anthropology


Northwest, Midwest archaeology, history

Matthew Douglass (F)


Stone artifacts, human ecodynamics, hunter-gatherers of the Great Plains

Phil Geib (F)
Professor of Practice, Anthropology


Archaeology, hunter-gatherers, transition to agriculture

Elizabeth Grobsmith (AEF)
Provost Emeritus

Northern Arizona University

Anthropology, ethnology, native cultures of North America

Harvey Markowitz (AF)
Assist. Prof., Sociology/Anthropology

Washington and Lee University

Relationships among American Indian religions, landscapes, cultures, histories, and identities

Kurt Mantonya (AF)
Senior Associate

Heartland Center for Leadership Development

ethnographic and anthropological research

Alan Osborn (F)
Associate Professor, Anthropology


Great Plains archaeology, paleoindian adaptations, nutritional anthropology

Beth Ritter (F)
Associate Professor, Anthropology


Federal Indian policy, contemporary Native American issues

Regina Robbins (F)
Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology and Native Americans Studies


Medical humanities, language and education, and preventative and societal medicine

LuAnn Wandsnider (F)
Professor, Anthropology


Pre-Columbian archaeology of the North American central and high plains

W. Raymond Wood (AEF)
Professor Emeritus, Anthropology

University of Missouri-Columbia

Ozark Highlands, Plains villages, archaeology, ethnohistory

(F) = Fellow, (AF) = Affiliate Fellow, (EF) = Emeritus Fellow, (AEF) = Associate Emeritus Fellow, (GF) = Graduate Fellow