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Faculty and Staff






Dr. Linda Bennett

Professor and Associate Dean, CAS 

Alcohol Consumption & Alcoholism, Ethnicity & Identity, Family Rituals & Routines, Engaged Scholarship, Croatia & the former Yugoslavia 


Dr. Keri Brondo

Associate Professor

Environmental Anthropology, Gender & Development, Indigenous Rights, Conservation & Protected Areas 


Dr. Robert Connolly

Associate Professor and Director, CH Nash Museum at Chucalissa


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Dr. Michael Duke

Associate Professor

Immigration, Labor, Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol Use, Sexual Risk


Dr. Ruthbeth Finerman

Professor and Department Chair

Medical Anthropology, Reproductive Health, Health Program Evaluation Techniques, South America, US, and Immigrant Populations


Dr. Kathryn Hicks

Associate Professor

Biological Anthropology, Political Economy, Environmental Justice, Health Inequalities, Andes & US

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Dr. Stan Hyland

Professor and School Head, SUAPP



Dr. A. Katherine Lambert-Pennington

Associate Professor

Race and Social Inequality, Community Development and Food Access, Urban Indigenous Culture and Identity, Participatory Action Research, US and Australia 


Dr. Ross D. Sackett


Evolutionary Anthropology, Quantitative Methods, Native South America

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Dr. Micah Trapp

Assistant Professor

Food Systems, Refugees, US and West Africa


Evell F. Ballard

Administrative Secretary

(901) 678-4283

Fax: (901) 678-2069


Paulette Wilkerson

Assistant to the Chair

(901) 678-3329

Fax: (901) 678-2069

Professors Emeriti

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Dr. Thomas Collins

(901) 678-2020


Dr. Charles McNutt

(901) 678-2618


Dr. Charles Williams

(901) 678-0847/3333

Anthropologists in Other Departments

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Dr. David Dye

Dept. of Earth Sciences


Dr. Satish Kedia

School of Public Health

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Dr. Andrew Mickelson

Dept. of Earth Sciences


Dr. Cynthia Sadler

Dept. of African American Studies


Part-Time Instructors

                                    Tim Bolding (901) 678-2080
  John Gilmore

(901) 678-2080
  Gail House

(901) 678-2358
  Cindy Martin

(901) 678-5307
  Rachel Martin

(901) 678-6967
  Kaveh Safa

(901) 678-5372
  Michelle Safa

(901) 678-2080


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