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  • Advisor, Anthropology Majors (≥76 Earned Credit Hours)
  • Director, Center for Applied Anthropology

Contact Information

Research & Teaching Interests

Applied cultural (cognitive/environmental) anthropology; anthropological methods and theory; agriculture, conservation, and ritual; behavior and folk knowledge; technology and pedagogy; Belize, Internet, Madagascar, and the United States.

Current Research

My current research is focused upon community development in Belize and Kentucky through the lenses of applied cognitive and environmental anthropology using mixed research methods (qualitative and quantitative approaches). In directing the Center for Applied Anthropology (CfAA), I engage students in applying anthropology to real world problems to prepare them for careers and graduate school. In addition to local projects in Kentucky, my international research has now found a home in Northern Belize with sugar cane farming families, where I lead an ethnographic field school each summer.  For more information about my research, please visit my web site.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. University of Connecticut
  • M.A. California State University, Fullerton
  • B.A. California State University, Fullerton
  • A.A. Orange Coast College


  • ANT 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • ANT 201 World Cultures
  • ANT 245 Peoples of Latin American and the Caribbean
  • ANT 275 Language and Culture
  • ANT 309 Peoples of Africa
  • ANT 325 Applied Anthropology
  • ANT 342 Quantitative Research in Anthropology
  • ANT 345 Environmental Anthropology
  • ANT 365/565 Belize Ethnographic Field School
  • ANT 401 Anthropological Theory


  • Executive Board Member, Society for Anthropological Sciences, American Anthropological Association (2016-2020).
  • Graduate Faculty Scholar, Northern Illinois University (2017-19).
  • Outstanding Advisor Award, Northern Kentucky University (2011).

Selected Publications