Selected Alumni in College Teaching & Research

    Gary Aronsen (M.A. Anth 1995) is a Research Associate at Yale University and Manager of Yale’s Biological Anthropology Laboratories. His Ph.D. is also from that institution.
    Jessica Calvanico (B.A. Anth 2008) is an adjunct faculty member in the Theater Arts Department at SUNY-Stony Brook.  She is also a writer/researcher with Peradam Press in New York City.
    Isabelle Champlin (B.A. Anth 1968, M.A. Anth 1970) is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford and Director of International Studies there.
    Maureen Devlin (M.A. Anth 2000) is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard in 2007 and was an Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery at the Harvard Medical School.
    Karen Diller (B.A. Clas Arch & Anth-honors 1984) is Associate Library Director at Washington State University at Vancouver. She received a Ph.D. in Library Science from Emporia State University (KA) in 2014.
    Tricia Gabany-Guerrero (M.A. Anth 1988) is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at California State University at Fullerton. She studies the Tarascan Empire in Mexico.
    Chris Garces (M.A. Anth 1999) is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Cornell University, writing a book on interconnections between state politics and Catholic activism in Ecuador.  He also studies prisons and monasteries in Andean South America.
    Cathy Griggs (B.A. Anth 1986, M.A. Anth 1989) is an Associate Professor of American Studies and Coordinator of Humanities at Eckerd College in Saint Petersburg, FL.
    Arianna [Fogelman] Huhn (M.A. Anth-MT 2004) is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at CSU-San Bernardino, specializing in south African foodways. Her Ph.D. (2013) is from Boston University.
    Andrew Johnson (M.A. Anth-ID 2001) is an Assistant Professor of Social Sciences at Yale-NUS, a joint program with the National University of Singapore.  Earlier, he was postdoctoral fellow in Modern Southeast Asian Studies at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell in 2010.  Andrew’s work focuses on ideas of progress, urbanity, and chaos in the contexts of Thai and Lao spirit cults.
    Thomas Kavanagh (M.A. Anth 1980) is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Seton Hall University and director of the Seton Hall University Museum. He has published extensively on the Comanches, and was recently appointed Consulting Anthropologist for the Comanche Nation.
    Katie Kearns (B.A. Arch 2006) holds the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities at Stanford University in 2015-2016 before starting her tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Chicago in Summer 2016. She received her Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology at Cornell University in 2015. Katie has done fieldwork and geophysical survey in Cyprus and elsewhere.
    Chris Kolb (M.A. Anth 2002) received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins in 2009 and is now an assistant professor of anthropology at Spalding University in Louisville, KY. An urban anthropologist, Chris conducts fieldwork with long-time users of crack cocaine, the homeless, and the formerly incarcerated, primarily in a highly-segregated African American neighborhood of Cincinnati, OH.
    Nancy Mahoney (M.A. Anth 1994) is an adjunct faculty member at Montana State University at Bozeman. She has been studying artifacts from Pictograph Cave, a site near Billings, MT. Nancy received her Ph.D. from Arizona State University in 2000.
    Carole [Stein] Mandryk (M.A. Anth-MT 1981) is Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Hawai'i. She received a doctorate in Anthropology and Quaternary Studies from the University of Alberta in 1992.
    Emily [Tumpson] Molina (M.A. Anth 2006) is an assistant professor of sociology at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. Her research focuses on housing, urban inequality, and social policy.
    Ellen Miller (B.A. Anth 1983) is a Professor of Anthropology at Wake Forest University. Ellen is a paleoanthropologist and expert in fossil primates.
    Elinor Ochs (B.A. Anth 1966) is a Professor of Linguistics at UCLA. She directs the Sloan Center on Working Families, which examines how middle class working families create a home life through culturally and situationally organized social interactions. Among her honors is a 1988 MacArthur Fellowship for her "transformative contributions to linguistics, science studies, sociocultural anthropology and psychology."
    Karen Fog Olwig (B.A. Anth 1970) is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen, publishing about Caribbean societies and about refugees and migrants. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Minnesota.
    Katie Rhine (B.A. Anth 2002) is an associate professor at the University of Kansas-Lawrence. She got her Anthropology Ph.D. in 2010 from Brown University. Katie studies medical anthropology, demographics, and HIV/AIDS, especially in Nigeria.
    Alexander Robling (M.A. Anth 1995) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine; and the Department of Biomedical Engineering, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN. He received the Shellhamer Outstanding Teacher Award from the Anatomy Department in 2008. Alex’s Ph.D. is from the University of Missouri.
    Lorrie Rubenstein (M.A. Anth 1979) is on the faculty of the Maryland Institute College of Art. One of her courses is The Genesis of Anthropology.
    Helen [Bittig] Schwalbe (M.A. Anth 1976) is the Soldwedel Family Professor of Journalism at the University of Arizona.  Besides teaching, she researches the use of images of war. Earlier, Helen was a writer-editor for the National Geographic Society and author of the book Discover America.
    Kate Spilde (M.A. Anth 1993) is an associate professor in the L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at San Diego State University. She is chair of the Sycuan Institute on Tribal Gaming and has worked with over 100 tribal governments in the United States on economic development and gaming issues.
    William Stuart (B.A. Socio & Anth 1961) is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Undergraduate Honors Program at the University of Maryland.
    Gerald Sullivan (B.A. Anth 1981) teaches at Collin College in Plano, TX.  One course, Anthropology and Photography, he co-teaches with a member of the art faculty.
    Susan Trencher (B.A. Anth 1969, M.A. Anth 1972) is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at George Mason University. Her interests include American culture and the sociology of knowledge.
    Makena Ulfe (Ph.D. Human Sci 2005) is a professor in the Anthropology Department at the Catholic University in Lima, Peru's premier university.
    Matthew Wolfgram (M.A. Anth 1999) is an assistant professor at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.  A linguistic and medical anthropologist, his primary research is on the modernization of the South Asian medical system of Ayurveda.  Matt got his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2009.

Last updated November 16, 2016