Faculty and Staff Directory

Dr. Christopher Beekman

Christopher S. Beekman

Ph.D. • Professor
Department of Anthropology
Expertise Areas: Archaeological Theory and Method, Mesoamerican Archaeology, Political Systems and Ideology of Rulership, Landscape, Identity, Migration, Traditional Agriculture
Sulastri Carr

Sulastri Carr

Business Operations Coordinator
Department of Anthropology
Expertise Areas: empathetic leader in business operations, sociological research and analysis, Kaizen techniques in higher education and corporations
Jamie Hodgkins South Africa

Jamie Hodgkins

Ph.D. • Graduate Director, Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
Expertise Areas: paleoanthropology, paleolithic archaeology, zooarchaeology
Sarah Horton

Sarah B Horton

Ph.D. • Interim Chair for Spring 2024, Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
Expertise Areas: Latino health disparities, migration and transnationalism, migrants' access to care, cross-border health, and farmworkers' occupational health
Steve Koester

Steve Koester

Ph.D. • Professor Emeritus
Department of Anthropology
Expertise Areas: Medical Anthropology (disease transmission, health intervention, social inequality, substance abuse) and Political Ecology and Sustainable Development
Gail Krovitz

Gail Krovitz

Ph.D. • Lecturer
Department of Anthropology
Expertise Areas: Paleoanthropology, Human Skeletal Biology, Forensic Anthropology
Paleoanthropological Research at Laetoli

Charles Musiba

Ph.D., Professor, Carnegie African Diaspora and Montgomery Fellow, Board Member of US ICOMS
Department of Anthropology
Expertise Areas: Human Origins and Adaptability, Eastern and Southern Africa. Management of Archaeological World Heritage Sites in Africa.
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Marty Otañez

Ph.D. • On Sabbatical Spring 2024, Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
Expertise Areas: Critical Medical Anthropology, Digital Storytelling, Cannabis and Hemp Studies, Psilocybin Use Among BIPOC, Harm Reduction, Overdose Prevention, Workers' Rights, Corporate Accountability, Global Health Policymaking
Chris Sargent

Christine Sargent

Ph.D. • Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
Expertise Areas: kinship, disability, bioethics, Middle East, North America
Jean Scandlyn

Jean Scandlyn

Ph.D. • Retired, Clinical Professor
Department of Anthropology
Expertise Areas: Medical anthropology, global health, adolescence and young adulthood, gender, social science theory, qualitative research, U.S. society and culture, Andean Latin America
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Tammy Stone

Ph.D., RPA • Retired, Professor
Department of Anthropology
Expertise Areas: Southwestern Archaeology; issues of migration, ethnicity and identity; Architectural analysis of the pueblo period in the Mogollon highlands
Tiff Terneny

Tiffany Terneny

Ph.D., Undergraduate Director, Senior Instructor
Department of Anthropology
Expertise Areas: Field Archaeologist by training, but feel extremely comfortable and am interested in the cultural dimensions of anthropology, Mortuary Anthropology and Archeology, Bioarcheology, Forensic Anthropology, technological change among hunter-gatherers, Human Behavioral Ecology, and Lithic Technology.
David Tracer

David P. Tracer

Ph.D. • Chair of Health and Behavioral Sciences, Professor
Department of Anthropology
Expertise Areas: Decision-Making Theory, Evolutionary Theory, Global Health
Anna Warrener

Anna G. Warrener

Ph.D. • Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
Expertise Areas: Evolution of the human musculoskeletal system using biomechanical techniques to assess how variation in physical structure affects locomotor performance--human pelvis and anatomy impact--human birth