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Anthropology and Museum Studies

College of the Sciences

Faculty

Anthropology Faculty

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J. Hope Amason, Assistant Professor
Director Museum of Culture and Environment

Jessica.Amason@cwu.edu

Interests & Expertise: Political economy and globalization, politics of representation, race, class, and gender, museums, memorials, and heritage sites, tourism studies, Appalachia, US South


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Steve Hackenberger, Professor
(on sabbatical 2018-2019)

Steven.Hackenberger@cwu.edu

Interests & Expertise: Cultural ecology, archaeology, cultural resource management, North America, Meso-America and Caribbean cultures


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Nicole Jastremski, Assistant Professor
Director Forensic Certificate

Nicole.Jastremski@cwu.edu

Interests & Expertise: Biological anthropology, forensic anthropology, bioarchaeology, mortuary analysis, paleopathology, taphonomy, identity formation, Ecuador


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Patrick M. Lubinski, Professor

Pat.Lubinski@cwu.edu

Interests & Expertise: Archaeology, zooarchaeology, methods, cultural resource management, western North America


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Jessica A. Mayhew, Assistant Professor
Director Primate Behavior & Ecology Program

Jessica.Mayhew@cwu.edu

Interests & Expertise: Biological anthropology, primate social behavior and socio-cognition, ethnoprimatology, the large-bodied apes, play behavior


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Patrick T. McCutcheon, Professor 
Interim Director AIS and CERM, 2017-2018

Patrick.McCutcheon@cwu.edu

Interests & Expertise: Archaeology, evolutionary theoretical perspectives, fieldwork and laboratory methods, archaeometry, lithic analysis, cultural resource management, North American prehistory


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Lene Pedersen, Professor
(on sabbatical 2018-2019)

Lene.Pedersen@cwu.edu

Interests & Expertise: Cultural anthropology, visual anthropology, symbolic anthropology, ecological anthropology, ritual, social organization, post-colonialism, southeast Asia (Indonesia), circumpolar north, sub-saharan Africa, natural resource management


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Rodrigo F. Rentería-Valencia, Assistant Professor

Rodrigo.Renteria@cwu.edu

Interests & Expertise: Environmental anthropology, linguistic anthropology, semiotics, visual anthropology, ritual and performance theory, human geography, maritime anthropology, indigenous studies. Ethnographic Specialization: the greater Southwest (including northern Mexico)


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Lori K. Sheeran, Professor
Interim Chair Anthropology & Museum Studies, 2018-2019

Lori.Sheeran@cwu.edu

Interests & Expertise: Biological anthropology, Tibetan macaques, tourism, and aging, gibbon behavior, ecology, and conservation, primate conservation, primate social behavior


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Penglin Wang, Professor

Penglin.Wang@cwu.edu

Interests & Expertise: Linguistic anthropology, linguistics, cognitive anthropology, cultural anthropology, Asian studies, Central Eurasia, China

Lecturers

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Kathleen Barlow, Ph.D.

Kathleen.Barlow@cwu.edu

Interests & Expertise: Learning and culture, childhood, psychological anthropology, museum anthropology, symbolism, gender, art and aesthetics, material culture, regional ethnography, Melanesia, Oceania, United States

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Sofia Blue (Bernstein), Ph.D.

Sofia.Bernstein@cwu.edu

Interests & Expertise: Signal systems in non-human animals, particularly vocal communication in non-human primates, bioacoustics and cognitive ethology, focus on the Macaca genus


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Kristen Drury, M.S.

Kristen.Drury@cwu.edu

Interests & Expertise: Forensic science, firearm and tool mark analysis, latent fingerprint comparison and analysis, crime scene reconstruction, shooting reconstruction, gunshot residue analysis, serial number restoration, microscopy, research and teaching


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Mary Lee Jensvold, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer

jensvold@faunafoundation.org

Interests & Expertise: Chimpanzee sign language studies, ape behavior, communication, culture, chimpanzee care & enrichment, non-verbal behavior


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Douglas London, Ph.D.

Douglas.London@cwu.edu

Interests & Expertise: Medical anthropology, nutritional anthropology, ethnography, health disparities, global food security, public health, dietary-related disease, indigenous people of Latin America


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Timothy McHale, Ph.D.

Timothy.McHale@cwu.edu

Interests & Expertise: Biocultural perspectives on the evolution of human behavior and physiology; evolution of middle childhood; behavioral endocrinology; life history theory; evolutionary psychology; evolution of human sexuality; sports physiology; competition; Hong Kong children


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J.B. Mulcahy, M.S.

jb@chimpsanctuarynw.org

Interests & Expertise: Captive primate welfare, environmental enrichment, chimpanzee behavior (see Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest)


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Isabella Sarton Miller, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer

Isabelle.Miller@cwu.edu

Interests & Expertise: Bio-cultural anthropology, adaptation to extreme environments: High altitude (Altiplano of Bolivia), cold (Northern territories, Canada, Alaska), hot and humid (Saint Kitts)


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Karisa Terry, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer

Karisa.Terry@cwu.edu

Interests & Expertise: Update coming soon!

Emeritus

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John Alsoszatai-Petheo (John.Alsoszatai-Petheo@cwu.edu)

Interests & Expertise: Biological anthropology and archaeology, paleoanthropology, human osteology, early lithic technology, and the initial peopling of the Americas

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Tracy J. Andrews (Tracy.Andrews@cwu.edu)

Interests & Expertise: Sociocultural anthropology, Native Americans, ecological and natural resource anthropology, medical anthropology, political ecology, gender, minority and international health issues, ethnicity, identity, and cultural dynamics
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Loran E. Cutsinger (Loran.Cutsinger@cwu.edu)

Interests & Expertise: Economic/ecological anthropology, gender studies, cultural anthropology, Caribbean/Latin America, US, Russia, Middle East, Native Americans of the Northern Rockies

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Anne S. Denman (Anne.Denman@cwu.edu)

Interests & Expertise: American culture, intercultural issues and gender roles, Brittany, France

Raymond Hall photographRaymond A. Hall

Interests & Expertise:
Folklore with emphasis on material culture within the African Diaspora in Latin America
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William C. Smith (William.Smith@cwu.edu)

Interests & Expertise: Archaeology, world Prehistory, museum studies, collections management, and computer applications

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