Department of Anthropology

http://anthropology.tamu.edu

Head: D. J. de Ruiter

Director of Graduate Studies: L. Wright

Director of Undergraduate Studies: A. Hopkins

The Department of Anthropology offers programs of study and research leading to a PhD in Anthropology. Students admitted to the PhD program may elect to earn an MA en route to their terminal degree. Additionally, a MS in Maritime Archaeology and Conservation is offered as a separate track. Students enrolled within these programs receive training preparing them for professional research and/or teaching careers in academic institutions, governmental agencies, museums or private industry. The department has a well-rounded program in anthropology with offerings in archaeology, biological anthropology and cultural anthropology. The department is particularly noted for its strength and emphasis in the fields of nautical archaeology, the archaeology of the first Americans, archaeological conservation, palynology and paleoethnobotany, behavioral ecology, economic anthropology, globalization, biological anthropology, and zooarchaeology.

Once admitted to the graduate program, students concentrate their academic and research efforts in one or more areas within the Department of Anthropology. The degree plan is prepared by the individual student with the assistance of a faculty advisory committee and the department's academic advisor, and the coursework is kept flexible (within the guidelines of graduate studies) in order to allow students to pursue their individual professional goals. In addition, whenever possible graduate students are encouraged to gain teaching and/or research experience as assistants within the department.

Alvard, Michael S, Associate Professor
Anthropology
PHD, University of New Mexico, 1993

Anderson, Monya, Lecturer
Anthropology
PHD, University of Oregon, 2019

Athreya, Sheela, Associate Professor
Anthropology
PHD, Washington University in St. Louis, 2003

Carlson, Deborah N, Associate Professor
Anthropology
PHD, University of Texas, 2004

Crisman, Kevin J, Professor
Anthropology
PHD, University of Pennsylvania, 1989

De Ruiter, Darryl J, Professor
Anthropology
PHD, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, 2001

Dostal, Christopher M, Assistant Professor
Anthropology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2017

Goebel, Frank E, Professor
Anthropology
PHD, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1993

Graf, Kelly E, Associate Professor
Anthropology
PHD, University of Nevada, Reno, 2008

Gursky, Sharon, Professor
Anthropology
PHD, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1997

Hopkins, Allison L, Assistant Professor
Anthropology
PHD, University of Florida, 2009

Kennedy, Carolyn, Instructional Assistant Professor
Anthropology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2019

Laporte, Catharina M, Instructional Associate Professor
Anthropology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2013

Lemus Sevilla, Sergio, Assistant Professor
Anthropology
PHD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016

Linderholm, Anna E, Associate Professor
Anthropology
PHD, Stockholm University - Sweden, 2008

Lynch, Darrell W, Lecturer
Anthropology
PHD, University of Tennessee, 2014

Prang, Thomas, Assistant Professor
Anthropology
PHD, New York University, 2019

Pulak, Cemalettin M, Professor
Anthropology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1996

Thakar, Heather B, Assistant Professor
Anthropology
PHD, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2014

Thoms, Alston V, Professor
Anthropology
PHD, Washington State University, 1989

Vieira-De-Castro, Luis, Professor
Anthropology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2001

Wachsmann, Shelley A, Professor
Anthropology
PHD, Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University, 1991

Waters, Michael R, University Distinguished Professor
Anthropology
PHD, The University of Arizona, 1980

Werner, Cynthia A, Professor
Anthropology
PHD, Indiana University, 1997

Winking, Jeffrey W, Professor
Anthropology
PHD, The University of New Mexico, 2005

Wright, Lori E, Professor
Anthropology
PHD, University of Chicago, 1994