Dr. Harvard G. Ayers

Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
Ph.D. 1973 Catholic University of America

Office Address: 431 Sanford Hall
Email: harvard@boone.net
Phone: 828-262-6381
Fax: 828-262-2982

Areas of Research/Interest
Archaeology, physical anthropology, forensic anthropology, human ecology, North American Indians; Southewestern United States, Southern Appalachians.

Human Ecology of Southern Appalachia, Southwest Field Experience

His interests and areas of study include archaeology, physical anthropology, forensic anthropology, human ecology of the southern Appalachians, North American Indians, and the Southwestern US. Dr. Ayers will begin half-time retirement after this spring semester. He plans to continue teaching several courses including the Southwest Trip, as long as he can hike out of Canyon del Muerto. He will devote his "extra" time to his family including his two gorgeous grandchildren and his environmental work with Appalachian Voices.

Public Lecture: Disposable Futures: Neoliberalism's Assault on Higher Education

Henry A. Giroux
McMaster University


Henry Giroux, who is currently the Global Television Network Chair in English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University in Canada, is a leading scholar and public intellectual in the fields of critical pedagogy, cultural studies, communications, and educational philosophy. He was listed in "Fifty Modern Thinkers on Education: From Piaget to the Present" (Routledge, 2001) as one of the most influential contemporary educational thinkers. He is one of the most influential public intellectuals and theorists today.

A native of Rhode Island, Giroux completed an M.A. in history at Appalachian in 1968. After working as a high school social studies teacher, he earned a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 1977. He has taught at Boston University, Miami University (Ohio) and Pennsylvania State University.

This talk is organized by the ASU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). It is free and open to the public.


  • Reich College of Education
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Fine and Applied Arts
  • University College
  • Cratis D. Williams Graduate School
  • Office of International Education and Development
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of English
  • Department of Philosophy and Religion 
  • Department of Government and Justice Studies
  • Department of Sustainable Development 
  • Department of Culture, Gender, and Global Studies


For more information, please contact Gregory Reck at reckgg@appstate.edu


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