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2009-2011 Graduate Catalog 
    
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Anthropology


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Chair

Martin, Debra
  (2006), Professor; B.S., Cleveland State University, M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
   

Graduate Coordinator

Benyshek, Daniel
  (2001), Associate Professor; B.A. University of Colorado, Denver; M.A., Ph.D., Arizona State University.
   

Graduate Faculty

Atici, Levent
  (2007), Assistant Professor; B.A., M.A., Ankara University; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University.
Bao, Jiemin
  (1997), Associate Professor; B.A., Laotian University; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.
Frink, Liam
  (2005), Associate Professor, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Gray, Peter
  (2005), Assistant Professor, B.A., University of California Los Angeles; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University.
Harry, Karen
  (2001), Associate Professor; B.A., Texas A&M; M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona.
Jankowiak, William
  (1991), Professor; B.A., State University of New York; B.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.
 Lienard, Pierre
   (2008), Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
Roth, Barbara
  (2002), Associate Professor; B.S. University of Colorado; M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona.
Simmons, Alan H.
  (1993), Professor; B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder; M.A., University of Toronto; M.A., Ph.D., Southern Methodist University.
Spencer, Rainier
  (1997), Professor; B.A., University of Texas at El Paso; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., Emory University.
Swank, Heidi
  (2005), Assistant Professor; B.A., Hamline University; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University.
Thompson, Jennifer L.
  (1998), Associate Professor; B.A., Queens University; M.A., Trent University; Ph.D., Durham University.
   

Desert Research Institute Associate Graduate Faculty

Beck, Colleen
  (1994), Research Professor; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.
Buck, Paul
  (1994), Associate Research Professor; B.A., California State University, Chico; M. A., Ph.D., University of Washington.
Rhode, David
  (2000), Research Professor; B.A., University of California, Davis; M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington.
Johnson, William
  (1994), Director; B.A., Florida International University; M.A., University of South Florida; Ph.D., University of Florida.
   

Professors Emeriti

Brooks, Sheilagh T.
  (1966-1992) Emeritus Distinguished Professor; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.
Knack, Martha
  (1977-2008), Distinguished Professor; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan.
Lyneis, Margaret M.
  (1976-2001), Emeritus Professor; B.A., University of Washington; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.
Miranda, Malvin
  (1976-2009), Professor; B.A., California State University, Long Beach; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.
Palmer, Gary B.
  (1973-2005), Emeritus Professor; B.S., Hamline University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota.
Swetnam, John J.
  (1973-2008), Professor; B.A., University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.
Urioste, George L.
  (1974-2009), Professor; B.A., St. Peter Claver College; Ph.D., Loyola University; B.D., Boston College; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University.
Warren, Claude N.
  (1969-1997), Emeritus Professor; B.A., M.A., University of Washington; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

The Department of Anthropology offers studies leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. At UNLV, students may concentrate in socio-cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, linguistics, or archaeology. Generally, students may participate in field and laboratory research in archaeology, field and laboratory research in physical anthropology, and field experience in various areas of ethnology and museum studies. The faculty offer particular expertise in the nearby Great Basin, Mojave, and Desert Southwest, as well as MesoAmerica, South America, the Arctic, China, South Asia, and the Near East/Mediterranean region.

The Patricia Anne Rocchio Memorial and the Edwards and Olswang Scholarships are awarded to anthropology students each year. Graduate assistantships are available, with responsibilities relating to archaeology, physical anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. The Desert Research Institute and the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Natural History provide some part-time employment opportunities for qualified students. Various assistantships to aid in faculty research also are available periodically.

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