Faculty and Staff

Dr. Elizabeth Arnold

Associate Professor

Office Address: 225 Lake Michigan Hall
Phone: (616) 331-8936
Email: arnoleli@gvsu.edu

B.A., M.A, University of Manitoba
Ph.D., University of Calgary

Anthropologist/Archaeologist - Plant and animal studies within the archaeological record

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Dr. Janet Brashler

Professor and Curator of Anthropology

Office Address: 233 Lake Michigan Hall
Phone: (616) 331-3694
Email: brashlej@gvsu.edu

Ph.D., Michigan State University

Archaeology - Eastern United States and Middle East, ceramic analysis, Native Americans and social justice, cultural ecology

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Dr. Kristin Hedges

Assistant Professor

Office Address: 226a Lake Michigan Hall
Phone: (616) 331-8212
Email: hedgeskr@gvsu.edu

Ph.D., University of Arizona

Medical Anthropology - Kenya, urban United States

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Dr. Tara Hefferan

Affiliate Professor, Internship Coordinator

Office Address: 224 Lake Michigan Hall
Phone: (616) 331-8924
Email: hefferta@gvsu.edu

Ph.D., Michigan State University

Applied Cultural Anthropology - Haiti and the United States (Focus on Grand Rapids), economic development, midwifery

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Dr. Cindy Hull

Dr. Cindy Hull

Professor Emerita
Email: hullc@gvsu.edu

Dr. Gwyn Madden

Associate Professor

Office Address: 223 Lake Michigan Hall
Phone: (616) 331-2721
Email: maddeng@gvsu.edu

Ph.D., University of Nevada

Physical Anthropology - Bioarchaeology, paleopathology, mummy studies

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Angela Reed

Adjunct Professor

Office Address: 222 Lake Michigan Hall
Phone: (616) 331-8933
Email: reedang@gvsu.edu

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Dr. Russell Rhoads

Associate Professor

Office Address: 234 Lake Michigan Hall
Phone: (616) 331-3018
Email: rhoadsr@gvsu.edu

Ph.D., Kentucky

Applied sociocultural anthropology - Africa and Latin America, resettlement, refugees and migration, community engagement

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Dr. Mark Schwartz


Office Address: 220 Lake Michigan Hall
Phone: (616) 331-8518
Email: schwamar@gvsu.edu

Ph.D., Northwestern University

Archaeology - Near East, Great Lakes, underwater archaeology

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Dr. Christopher Shaffer

Assistant Professor

Office Address: 226 Lake Michigan Hall
Phone: (616) 331-8210
Email: shafferc@gvsu.edu

Ph.D., Washington University

Biological anthropology - Human variation, conservation ecology, ecological anthropology, hunting technology

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Dr. Sherman Horn

Dr. Sherman Horn III

Visiting Professor

Office Address: 228 Lake Michigan Hall
Phone: (616) 331-8211
Email: hornsher@gvsu.edu

Ph.D., Tulane University

Archaeology - Belize, Trade in the ancient Maya civilization, petrographic analysis

Dr. Heather Van Wormer

Associate Professor

Office Address: 221 Lake Michigan Hall
Phone: (616) 331-8673
Email: vanwormh@gvsu.edu

Cultural anthropology/archaeology - Intentional communities, social memory, historical anthropology, social movements, North America and New Zealand

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Dr. Deana Weibel

Professor, Department Chair

Office Address: 227 Lake Michigan Hall
Phone: (616) 331-3346
Email: weibeld@gvsu.edu

Cultural anthropology - United States and France, Religion and pilgrimage, tourism and space exploration

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Dr. Michael Wroblewski

Assistant Professor

Office Address: 230 Lake Michigan Hall
Phone: (616) 331-8931
Email: wroblewm@gvsu.edu

Ph.D., University of Arizona

Linguistic /cultural anthropology - Amazonian Ecuador and Latin America, multicultural policies, and regional variation in African American English within the United States

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Wesley Jackson

Collections and Information Management Specialist
Adjunct Professor

Office Address: 249 Lake Michigan Hall
Phone: (616) 331-3395
Email: jacksowe@gvsu.edu


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Barbie Young

Office Coordinator

Office Address: 231 Lake Michigan Hall
Phone: (616) 331-2325
Email: youngb@gvsu.edu

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