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Affiliated faculty are reviewed and renewed by the Department on an annual basis persuant to Policy 6-310.

Career-Line Faculty

Joan Brenner Coltrain Adj. Assoc. Prof. (Ph.D. Utah). Archaeological method and theory, stable isotope chemistry, Great Basin, eastern Arctic.


Adjunct Faculty (teaching)

Shannon Arnold BoomgardenAdj. Asst. Prof. Boomgarden (Phd U Utah, 2015) Archaeology. Paleoecology. Fremont agricultural productivity, irrigation & infrastructure. Fremont maize caching. Great Basin (Range Creek, Utah).

Gregory R. BurnsAdj. Asst. Prof. (Ph.D. University of California, Davis 2019). California, Great Basin, and Southwest culture areas. Stable isotopes, XRF, and other archaeometric and traditional methods to explore the role of trade as an adaption to environmental and cultural factors. The role of violence and intergroup conflict in ethnogenesis.

Shawn W. Carlyle Research Asst. Prof. (Ph.D. Utah, 2003). Biological anthropology, molecular archaeology of the US Southwest.

Russell D. Greaves Adj. Assoc. Prof. (Ph.D. U New Mexico, 1997). Hunter-gatherers, ethnoarchaeology, technology subsistence, North American archaeology, geoarchaeology, comparative ethnology, museum studies.

Derinna Kopp Adj. Asst. Prof. (Ph.D. U Utah). Forensic Anthropology

Bojka Milicic Adj. Assoc. Prof. (Ph.D. U Utah). Cultural anthropology, kinship, gender, ethnohistory, social networks; Mediterranean and India.

Shannen L. Robson Adj. Asst. Prof. (Ph.D. U Utah). Comparative primatology, life history, evolutionary ecology, demography and museum studies.

Rebecca Olsen Adj. Assoc. Prof.(MA Utah). Cultural anthropology, women cross-culturally.

Renee Pennington Adj. Asst. Prof. (Ph.D. Penn State). Demography, pastoralists, evolutionary ecology; Africa.

Meghan E. Banton Adj. Asst. Prof. (Ph.D. University College London) Skeletal & Dental Bioarchaeology, Forensic Death Investigation


Other Affiliated Faculty

Michael D. Cannon Adj. Assoc. Prof. (Ph.D. U Washington, 2001). Archaeology, zooarchaeology, evolutionary ecology, Great Basin and Southwest, cultural resources management.

Jesper L. Boldsen Adj. Prof. (Ph.D. U Aarhus-Denmark). Evolution of human life history, human osteology, epidemiology, paleodemography, Medieval Scandinavia, Europe.

Jerry Spangler Adj Asst Prof. (Master' Degree, Anthropology. Brigham Young University)

Matthew Edwards Adj. Asst. Prof. (Ph.D. University of California) Cultural Resources Program Director—Great Basin Offices

Christina Cloutier-Barbour Adj. Asst. Prof. (Ph.D. University of Utah 2018) Curator of Conservation, Research & Chimpanzees at Lion Country Safari

Celeste Henrickson Adj. Assoc. Prof. (Phd UC Berkeley, 2013) Archaeology. Historic archaeology. Geoarchaeology of rockshelters and caves. Prehistoric textile production and technology. Baja California and Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Steven R. Simms Adj. Prof. (Ph.D. University of Utah 1984) Archaeology of the American Desert West, archaeological method and theory, history and theory of anthropology, human evolutionary ecology.

Andrew Ugan Adj. Asst. Prof. (Phd U Utah, 2005) Archaeology. Archaeofaunal analysis. Paleoecology and stable isotope analysis. Fremont prey choice and prehistoric foraging behavior. Great Basin and South America (Argentina).

Last Updated: 12/12/23