Graduate Placement

Where are our graduates today?

The department's former Ph.D. students work in both academic and non-academic settings. Our recent alumni who have secured permanent positions related to their field of study are listed below.


Tenure-Track Academic Anthropologists:

Anderson, Ryan (2014) Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Santa Clara University

Hedwig, Travis H. (2013) Assistant Professor of Health Sciences, University of Alaska at Anchorage

Harnish, Allison (2013) Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Albion College

Compretta (Ellender), Caroline (2012) Assistant Professor, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the University of Mississippi Medical Center

Rignall, Karen (2012) Assistant Professor of Community and Leadership  Development, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Fletcher, Rebecca Adkins (2011) Assistant Professor of Appalachian Studies, East Tennessee State University

Meyers, Maureen (2011) Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Mississippi

Moore, Christopher R. (2011) Associate Professor of Physics and Earth-Space Sciences, University of Indianapolis

Murphy, Daniel J. (2011) Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Cincinnati

Stephenson, Keith (2011) Director of the Savannah River Archaeological Research Program, University of South Carolina

Stoner, Wesley (2011) Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Arkansas

Evans, Carol Jo (2010) Associate Professor of Sociology, College of the Albemarle

Isenhour, Cynthia (2010) Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Maine

O'Daniel, Alyson (2010) Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Indianapolis

Scott, Mary Alice (2010) Assistant Professor of Anthropology, New Mexico State University

Venter, Marcie (2008) Assistant Professor of GeoSciences, Murray State University

Owczarzak, Jill (2007), Assistant Professor Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health

Cairo, Aminata (2007) Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Randall, Theo (2006) Associate Professor of Anthropology, Indiana University South Bend

Thompson, Victor (2006) Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Georgia

Wies, Jennifer (2006) Associate Professor of Anthropology, Eastern Kentucky University

Kenny, Erin (2005) Associate Professor of Anthropology, Drury University

White, Jill (2005) Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin Green Bay


Practicing Anthropologists:

Davidson, Matt (2016) Cumberland District Archaeologist, Daniel Boone National Forest

Gunn, Christopher (2015) Transportation Archaeology Review Coordinator, Kentucky Heritage Council

Stottman, Jay (2015) Project Director, Kentucky Archaeological Survey, University of Kentucky

Meyer, Patti (2013) Program Director, Non-Academic Careers University of California San Francisco

Williams, Jennifer (2013) Evaluation Specialist with the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Greenough, Karen  (2011) Junior Researcher, West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use

Stephenson, Keith (2011) Director, Savannah River Archaeological Research Program, University of South Carolina

Maggard, Greg (2010) Staff Archaeologist, Cultural Resources Program, Oklahoma Department of Transportation

Meharie, Anduamlak (2009) Chair, Dallas Independent School District Research Review Board

Ricci, Erin (2008) Global Programs Manager, The Bohemian Foundation

Stackelbeck, Kary (2008) State Archaeologist, Oklahoma Archaeological Survey, University of Oklahoma

Arnn, John W. (2007) District Archaeologist, Texas Department of Transportation

Smith, Clifford (2003) Senior Planner, Neighborhood and Development Services Department, Sarasota, Florida, and Board Member, Florida Historical Commission

Cellarius, Barbara (1999) Cultural Anthropologist and Subsistence Specialist, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska




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