Our faculty have extensive research, teaching, and service experience, representing the fields of archeology, sociocultural anthropology, and biological anthropology, in diverse cultural settings that include Argentina, China, the Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, the Philippines, Senegal, Sri Lanka, and the United States (American Southwest, Appalachia, and the Atlantic Coast).
Each faculty member welcomes the opportunity to provide individual career advising and instruction to the student. In addition, faculty engage in interdepartmental cooperation through partnerships with Appalachian Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Biology, Geology, and Sustainable Development (which was started in our department).
In addition to excellence in teaching, we maintain one of the highest standards of research and teaching in the College. Over the past 26 years, two of our faculty members have been selected for a UNC Board of Governors Campus Excellence in Teaching Award, four of our faculty members have been inducted into the College of Arts & Sciences Academy of Outstanding Teachers, and six of our professors have been awarded the scholar of the year awards (junior and senior levels) given by the College of Arts & Sciences. Please click on one of the links below to learn more about our amazing faculty and staff.