Resource & Research Faculty

Anthropology Department Resource Faculty Members & Research Staff

 

The department chair is Chet Sherwood.

 

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Catherine J. Allen
Catherine J. Allen

 

Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and International Affairs

 

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Symbolism; ritual; social organization; aesthetics; oral narrative; drama. Regional focus: Andean South America.

Diane Bell
Diane Bell

 

Professor Emerita of Anthropology

 

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Indigenous peoples (Australia and North America), applied, legal and feminist anthropology.

Nancy Benco
Nancy Benco

 

Associate Research Professor of Anthropology

 

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Complex societies, ceramic analysis, craft production; Neolithic, Bronze Age, and Islamic archaeology. Regional focus: North Africa and the Near East.

Linda Brown
Linda Brown

 

Assistant Research Professor of Anthropology

 

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Ethnoarchaeology, archaeology of ritual, the role of ideology and resistance in complex society, the cultural landscape. Regional focus: Mesoamerica.

Colin Chapman
Colin Chapman

 

 

 

Primate behavioral ecology, Conservation Biology, Forest Regeneration, Plant Phenology and Distributions, Plant Animal Interactions, Evolution of Social Systems and Group Size, Demography and Life History, Climate Change, People and Park Interactions, Nutritional Ecology, Parasitology, Elephant Ecology.

Professor Tetyana Duka
Tetyana Duka

 

Assistant Research Professor of Anthropology

 

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Joseph M. Erwin
Joseph M. Erwin

 

Research Professor of Anthropology

 

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Primate neurobiology, comparative study of aging, treatment of captive primates, primate conservation.

J. Tyler Faith
J. Tyler Faith

 

Assistant Research Professor of Anthropology

 

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Modern human origins, human-environment interaction, paleoecology, extinctions, climate change, zooarchaeology, taphonomy, conservation paleobiology.

Professor Edward C. Green
Edward C. Green

 

Research Professor

 

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Amanda G. Henry
Amanda G. Henry

 

Assistant Research Professor of Anthropology

 

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Ruth M. Krulfeld
Ruth Krulfeld

 

Professor Emerita of Anthropology and International Affairs

 

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Peter W. Lucas
Peter W. Lucas

 

Research Professor of Anthropology

 

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Dental morphology and function; primate diet, feeding ecology, and behavior; chemical and physical content of food; tools for the field study of foraging mammals; evolution of color vision.

Professor Frances Norwood
Frances Norwood

 

Assistant Research Professor in Anthropology

 

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Long-term care and end-of-life health policy; healthy aging, disability; spirituality and health; independent living and aging in place; health care reform and health policy; critical medical anthropology; qualitative and quantitative methods.

Briana L. Pobiner
Briana L. Pobiner

 

Associate Research Professor

 

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Paleoanthropology, zooarchaeology, taphonomy, faunal analysis, Paleolithic archaeology, evolution of human diet, evolution education and outreach. Regional focus: Africa.

Donald Reid
Donald J. Reid

 

Research Professor of Anthropology

 

 

Primate dental biology, development, and microanatomy; modern human dental variation; dental markers of stress; human evolution.

Jeffrey Splitstoser by a stela at the site of Chavin de Huantar, Peru
Jeffrey Splitstoser

 

Assistant Research Professor of Anthropology

 

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Andean archaeology, textile analysis.

Research Staff

Cheryl Stimpson
Cheryl Stimpson

 

Senior Research Associate

 

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