Department of Anthropology

Faculty and Staff

Kelly M. Branam Macauley (she/her/hers)

  • Professor of Anthropology
  • Director, Global Studies Program
  • Ph.D., Anthropology, Indiana University
  • Research interests: Native North America; indigenous constitutionalism; American Indian law; ethnohistory; sacred sites and CRM; contemporary urban ethnography; homelessness; citizenship and immigration.

Debra Gold (she/her/hers)

  • Department Chair
  • Professor of Anthropology
  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Michigan
  • Research interests: North American archaeology, especially eastern woodlands; historic archaeology of the upper midwest; bioarchaeology; paleonutrition; mortuary archaeology; public archaeology.

Rob Mann (he/him/his)

  • Professor of Anthropology
  • Director, CRM-Archaeology Graduate Program
  • Director, SCSU Archaeology Laboratory
  • Director, Douglas A. Birk Collection
  • Ph.D., Anthropology, Binghamton University
  • Research interests: Great Lakes region/midwest; southeast; indigenous archaeology, decolonial archaeology; public archaeology; ethnohistory; fur trade archaeology; battlefield/conflict archaeology; cultural resource management (CRM).

Mark P. Muñiz

  • Professor, Department of Anthropology
  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Research interests: Hunter-gatherers of the midwest and Great Plains; lithic analyses; geoarchaeology; paleoenvironmental reconstruction; environmental anthropology; human ecology; anthropology of sport; four-field anthropology.

Matthew Tornow

  • Professor of Anthropology
  • Director, SCSU Biological Anthropology Laboratory
  • Ph.D., Anthropology, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • Research interests: Biological anthropology; primate origins and evolution; primate behavior and ecology; dental anthropology; climate change, behavior, and adaptation; forensic anthropology.

Kacy Bjornson

  • Department Administrator

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