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Dr. Eric Bates - Adjunct Instructor

  • Co-director, Native American Studies Minor
  • Faculty Sponsor, Anthropology Alumni Club and Native American Students Association

Contact Information

  • Office: 214 Landrum
  • Phone: (859) 572-1436
  • FAX: (859) 572-6086
  • Email:


Dr. Eric Bates is an award-winning part-time anthropology faculty member and co-director for the Native American Studies program at Northern Kentucky University.  

Research Interest

Dr. Bates' research focuses on the intersections of indigenous identity and Christianity. He has published a book, encyclopedia article, and a book chapter on indigenous peoples of North America. He enjoys playing music and spending time with his wife and five children on their horse farm in Independence, KY.