Graduate Faculty

Although the Department does not offer a graduate degree in anthropology, six professors are members of the Graduate Faculty of the University. They serve on MA thesis committees and offer graduate courses for students.

List of Graduate Courses

Photo Faculty Member Research Interests
Jon Carter
Dr. Jon H. Carter
Associate Professor
(828) 262-6380
346 Anne Belk Hall
(PhD Columbia University 2012) Political anthropology, anthropology of violence, borders and immigration, incarceration and surveillance, media theory, fictocriticism and ethnographic writing; Honduras, Latin America
Dr. Seth B. Grooms
Dr. Seth B. Grooms
Assistant Professor
(828) 262-2283
328A Anne Belk Hall
(PhD Washington University in St. Louis 2022) Eastern Woodlands of pre-contact North America, earthen monumentality, Poverty Point, archaeology of the Archaic period, the Lower Mississippi Valley, hunter-gatherer studies, American Indian epistemologies and philosophies, cultural landscapes, the role of ritual in identity formation, performance, flexible social organization among non-agrarian societies, geoarchaeology, chronological modeling; Southeastern U.S.
Dr. Krista A. Lewis
Department Chair
(828) 262-7404
349J Anne Belk Hall
(PhD University of Chicago 2005) Arabian archaeology, interrelationships of food, politics, environment, and trade; archaeological heritage preservation and engagement; public archaeology; ancient urbanism; Arabian Peninsula, Oman, Yemen
Dr. Alice P. Wright
Associate Professor
Department Honors Director
(828) 262-6384
322A Anne Belk Hall
(PhD University of Michigan 2014) Southeastern archaeology, pre-Columbian interaction, Hopewell, the built environment and monumentality, landscapes, GIS, archaeological geophysics, community and applied archaeology, heritage management; Southern Appalachians, Southeastern U.S.