Skip to Content

People

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. Undergraduate and graduate students are involved in all of these endeavors, in roles ranging from field school participants to paid research assistants to completing their own research projects.


Faculty

 Dr. Beth Erhart, Biological Anthropology, Department ChairDr. Beth Erhart
Professor and Department Chair
Biological Anthropology

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

Dr. Augustine Agwuele, Linguistic Anthropology FacultyDr. Augustine Agwuele
Professor
Linguistic Anthropology

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

 Dr. Steve Black, Archaeology FacultyDr. Steve Black
Associate Professor
Archaeology

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

Dr. Britt Bousman, Archaeology FacultyDr. Britt Bousman
Professor

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

Dr. Emily Brunson, Cultural Anthropology FacultyDr. Emily K. Brunson
Associate Professor
Cultural Anthropology

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

Dr. Christina Conlee, Archaeology FacultyDr. Christina Conlee
Professor
Archaeology

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

Dr. Deborah CunninghamDeborah Cunningham, Biological Anthropology Faculty
Lecturer
Office:
ELA 254
Phone: 512.245.8272
Email: dlc165@txstate.edu

Dr. Jim Garber, Archaeology FacultyDr. Jim Garber
Professor
Archaeology

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

Dr. Neil Hadder, Cultural Anthropology FacultyDr. Neill Hadder
Senior Lecturer & Internship Coordinator
Cultural Anthropology

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

Dr. Michell Hamilton, Biological Anthropology FacultyDr. Michelle D. Hamilton
Associate Professor
Biological Anthropology

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

Dr. Nicholas Herrmann, Biological Anthropology FacultyDr. Nicholas P. Herrmann
Associate Professor
Biological Anthropology

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

Dr. Ana Juarez, Cultural Anthropology FacultyDr. Ana Juarez
Associate Professor
Cultural Anthropology

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

Dr. David Kilby, Archaeology FacultyDr. David Kilby
Associate Professor
Archaeology

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

Dr. Jon McGee, Cultural Anthropology FacultyDr. R. Jon McGee
Professor
Cultural Anthropology

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

Dr. Ashley McKeown, Biological Anthropology FacultyDr. Ashley McKeown
Lecturer & Visiting Associate Professor
Biological Anthropology
Office:
ELA 256
Phone: 512.245.4964
Email: ahm@txstate.edu

Dr. Jill Pruetz, Biological Anthropology FacultyDr. Jill Pruetz
Professor
Biological Anthropology

Office: ELA 271A
Phone: 512.245.4304
Email: pruetz@txstate.edu

Dr. Kent Reilly, Archaeology Faculty'Dr. F. Kent Reilly
Professor & Director: CASAA
Archaeology

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

Dr. Kate Spradley, Biological Anthropology FacultyDr. Kate Spradley
Professor
Biological Anthropology

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

Dr. Nicole Taylor, Cultural Anthropology FacultyDr. Nicole Taylor
Associate Professor
Cultural Anthropology

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

Dr. Richard Warms, Cultural Anthropolgoy FacultyDr. Richard L. Warms
Professor
Cultural Anthropology

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

Dr. Daniel Wescott, Biological Anthropology FacultyDr. Daniel J. Wescott
Professor & Director: Forensic Anthropology Research Center
Biological Anthropology

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


Center Faculty

Amy Benton-ReidAmy Benton Reid, Archaeology, CAS Staff
Collections Manager: Center for Archaeological Studies
Program Faculty

Phone: 512.245.2724
Email: ab71@txstate.edu
 

Sophia MavroudasSophia Mavroudas, Biological Anthropology, FACTS Staff
Coordinator: Forensic Anthropology Research Center
Program Faculty
Office: GEFARL
Phone: 512.245.1900
Email: sm78@txstate.edu

Dr. Daniel Wescott, Biological Anthropology, FACTS DirectorDr. Daniel J. Wescott
Professor & Director: Forensic Anthropology Research Center
Biological Anthropology

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


Research Professors

Dr. Carolyn Boyd, Archaeology FacultyDr. Carolyn Boyd
Shumla Endowed Research Professor
Research Associate Professor
Archaeology
Office:
ELA 255
Phone: 512.245.0727
Email: cb55@txstate.edu

Monica Schock-Spana, Cultural Anthropology FacultyDr. Monica Schoch-Spana
Research Associate Professor
Cultural Anthropology

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


Associated Faculty