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Faculty Research at Texas State

Dynamic research on diverse biological and cultural aspects of the human condition, past and present, is a defining aspect of the Department of Anthropology. Faculty have studied lemurs, interviewed villagers, excavated tombs, identified murder victims, and much more. As can be seen on the Faculty Research Areas map, the research agendas of department members include field and laboratory studies on four continents funded by grants, contracts, and donations. Graduate and undergraduate students are involved in all of these endeavors, in roles ranging from field school participants to paid research assistants to almost-independent researchers.


Faculty

Texas State University Applied Anthropology, Dr. Beth Erhart, Biological AnthropologyDr. Beth Erhart
Department Chair and Associate Professor
Biological Anthropology

Office: ELA 266
Phone: 512.245.3435
Email: berhart@txstate.edu

Texas State University Applied Anthropology, Dr. Augustine Agwuele, Linguistic AnthropologyDr. Augustine Agwuele
Associate Professor
Linguistic Anthropology

Office: ELA 242
Phone: 512.245.4726
Email: aa21@txstate.edu

Texas State University Applied Anthropology, Dr. Steve Black, ArchaeologyDr. Steve Black
Associate Professor
Archaeology

Office: ELA 271B
Phone: 512.245.7862
Email: sblack@txstate.edu

Texas State University Applied Anthropology, Dr. Britt Bousman, ArchaeologyDr. Britt Bousman
Professor & Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts

Archaeology
Office: ELA 232
Phone: 512.245.7787
Email: cb26@txstate.edu

Texas State University Applied Anthropology, Dr. Emily Brunson, Cultural AnthropologyDr. Emily K. Brunson
Assistant Professor
Cultural Anthropology

Office: ELA 237
Phone: 512.245.6753
Email: ebrunson@txstate.edu

Texas State University Applied Anthropology, Dr. Christina Conlee, ArchaeologyDr. Christina Conlee
Professor
Archaeology

Office: ELA 235
Phone: 512.245.6582
Email: cconlee@txstate.edu

Dr. Deborah CunninghamTexas State University Applied Anthropology, Deborah Cunningham, Biological Anthropology
Lecturer
Office:
ELA 254
Phone: 512.245.8272
Email: dlc165@txstate.edu

Texas State University Applied Anthropology, Dr. Jim Garber, ArchaeologyDr. Jim Garber
Professor
Archaeology

Office: ELA 261
Phone: 512.245.2478
Email: jg07@txstate.edu

Texas State University Applied Anthropology, Dr. Neil Hadder, Cultural AnthropologyDr. Neill Hadder
Senior Lecturer & Internship Coordinator
Cultural Anthropology

Office: ELA 241
Phone: 512.245.7961
Email: nh16@txstate.edu

Texas State University Applied Anthropology, Dr. Michell Hamilton, Biological AnthropologyDr. Michelle D. Hamilton
Associate Professor
Biological Anthropology

Office: ELA 240
Phone: 512.245.8429
Email: mh69@txstate.edu

Texas State University Applied Anthropology, Nicholas Herrmann, Biological AnthropologyDr. Nicholas P. Herrmann
Associate Professor
Biological Anthropology

Office: ELA 243
Phone: 512.245.6440
Email: nph16@txstate.edu

Texas State University Applied Anthropology, Dr. Ana Juarez, Cultural AnthropologyDr. Ana Juarez
Associate Professor
Cultural Anthropology

Office: ELA 228
Phone: 512.245.7838
Email: aj07@txstate.edu

Texas State University Applied Anthropology, Dr. David Kilby, ArchaeologyDr. David Kilby
Associate Professor
Archaeology

Office: ELA 247
Phone: 512.245.3033
Email: david.kilby@txstate.edu

Texas State University Applied Anthropology, Dr. Jon McGee, Cultural AnthropologyDr. R. Jon McGee
Professor
Cultural Anthropology

Office: ELA 262
Phone: 512.245.2474
Email: rm08@txstate.edu

Texas State University Applied Anthropology, Dr. Ashley McKeown, Biological AnthropologyDr. Ashley McKeown
Lecturer & Visiting Associate Professor
Biological Anthropology
Office:
ELA 266
Phone: 512.245.4964
Email: ahm@txstate.edu

Texas State University Applied Anthropology, Dr. Kent Reilly, ArchaeologyDr. F. Kent Reilly
Professor & Director: CASAA
Archaeology

Office: ELA 271
Phone: 512.245.8432
Email: fr04@txstate.edu

Texas State University Applied Anthropology, Dr. Kate Spradley, Biological AnthropologyDr. Kate Spradley
Associate Professor
Biological Anthropology

Office: ELA 234
Phone: 512.245.6539
Email: mks@txstate.edu

Texas State University Applied Anthropology, Dr. Nicole Taylor, Cultural AnthropologyDr. Nicole Taylor
Associate Professor
Cultural Anthropology

Office: ELA 236
Phone: 512.245.2473
Email: ntaylor@txstate.edu

Texas State University Applied Anthropology, Dr. Richard Warms, Cultural AnthropolgoyDr. Richard L. Warms
Professor
Cultural Anthropology

Office: ELA 260
Phone: 512.245.2504
Email: r.warms@txstate.edu

Texas State University Applied Anthropology, Dr. Daniel Wescott, Biological AnthropologyDr. Daniel J. Wescott
Associate Professor & Director: Forensic Anthropology Research Center
Biological Anthropology

Office: ELA 239
Phone: 512.245.1945
Email: dwescott@txstate.edu


Center Faculty

Amy Benton-ReidTexas State University Applied Anthropology, Amy Benton Reid, Archaeology
Collections Manager: Center for Archaeological Studies
Program Faculty

Phone: 512.245.2724
Email: ab71@txstate.edu
 

Sophia MavroudasTexas State University Applied Anthropology, Sophia Mavroudas, Biological Anthropology
Coordinator: Forensic Anthropology Research Center
Program Faculty
Office: GEFARL, 1727 Old Ranch Rd 12
Phone: 512.245.1900
Email: sm78@txstate.edu

Texas State University Applied Anthropology, Dr. Daniel Wescott, Biological AnthropologyDr. Daniel J. Wescott
Associate Professor & Director: Forensic Anthropology Research Center
Biological Anthropology

Office: ELA 239
Phone: 512.245.1945
Email: dwescott@txstate.edu


Research Professors

Texas State University Applied Anthropology, Carolyn Boyd, ArchaeologyDr. Carolyn Boyd
Associate Research Professor
Archaeology
Phone:
432.292.4848
Email: cboyd@shumla.org

Texas State University Applied Anthropology, Dr. Michael Collins, ArchaeologyDr. Michael Collins
Research Professor
Archaeology

Office: Pecos 108
Phone: 512.245.8734
Email: mc82@txstate.edu 

Texas State University Applied Anthropology, Monica Schock-Spana, Cultural AnthropologyDr. Monica Schoch-Spana
Associate Research Professor
Cultural Anthropology

Office: ELA 258
Phone: 512.245.5680
Email: mschoch@txstate.edu


Associated Faculty

Texas State University Applied Anthropology, Dr. D. Clark Wernecke, ArchaeologyDr. D. Clark Wernecke
Office: Pecos 108
Phone: 512.245.8734
Email: dw46@txstate.edu

Texas State University Applied Anthropology, Dr. Robert Williams, ArchaeologyDr. Robert Williams
Office: ELA 271
Phone: 512.245.8272
Email: rw28@txstate.edu