College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Anthropology Department Faculty

Faculty office hours

DEPARTMENT CHAIR

Todd A. Koetje 
Associate Professor and Chair
CEDAR
tkoetje@wwu.edu
360-650-4791
Office: AH 344

Education
Ph.D. University of Tennessee
M.A. State University of New York at Binghamton
B.A. University of Washington

Research Interests: Archaeology, quantitative methods, spatial studies, method and theory; Paleolithic Old World, Paleoindian-Archaic Northeast US

 

Daniel Boxberger 
Professor Emeritus

Education
Ph.D. University of British Columbia

Research Interests: Ethnohistory, method & theory, indigenous rights, North American Indians; Northwest Coast

 

Sean Bruna  
Associate Professor
CEDAR
WWU Medical Anthropology Lab
brunas@wwu.edu
360-650-2290
Office: AH 320

Education Ph.D. University of New Mexico

Research Interests: Native North America, U.S. Southwest, sovereignty, applied anthropology, medical anthropology, chronic disease prevention, community based participatory research (CBPR)

 

Sarah K. Campbell
Professor and Grad Student Advisor
CEDAR
campbsk@wwu.edu
360-650-4793
Office: AH 342

Education
Ph.D. University of Washington

Research Interests: Pacific Northwest prehistory, hunter-gatherer adaptations, archaeological method and theory

 

Dominique Coulet Du Gard
Senior Instructor
couletd@wwu.edu
360-650-4798
Office: AH 305

Education
Ph.D. Boston University (Anthropology and African Studies)

Research Interests: Gender disparities in Morocco; multivocal verbal and visual arts; museology; grant writing and social entrepreneurship; North and Central Africa.

 

Jerald Ek
Lecturer
CEDAR
Champoton Regional Settlement Survey
ekg@wwu.edu
360-650-4788
Office: AH 356

Education
Ph.D. State University of New York, Albany

Research Interests: Human-Environmental Dynamics, Ancient Cities and Urbanism, Political Organization of Pre-industrial Complex Societies, Collapse, GIS Applications, Ceramic Analysis, Environmental Archaeology, Mesoamerica, with specialization in pre-Hispanic Maya

 


Mike Etnier
Affiliate Research Associate
CEDAR
Boxcavations
etnierm@wwu.edu
Office: AH 302

 

Education
Ph.D. University of Washington

Research Interests: Mike is a zooarchaeologist, primarily interested in studying biogeography and historical ecology of North Pacific marine ecosystems, and how changes in each of these has or has not influenced, or been influenced by, prehistoric human hunting practices. To study these complex systems, he spends nearly equal amounts of time working with modern and ancient bone and tooth samples. Mike is currently working on year three of a three-year NSF grant, but is hoping to extend the project one more year (with or without additional funding)

 

Josh Fisher
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Affiliate Faculty in the Institute for Energy Studies and Huxley College of the Environment
fisherj5@wwu.edu
360-650-4785
Office: AH 334

Education
Ph.D. University of Oregon

Research Interests: Urban Political Ecologies, More-Than-Human Geographies/Anthropologies, Feminist/Decolonial/Queer Theory, Collaborative Ethnography, Nicaragua, Latin America

 


Joyce D. Hammond
Professor
CEDAR
jhammond@wwu.edu
360-650-4796
Office: AH 318

Education
Ph.D. University of Illinois

 

Research Interests: Gender studies, visual anthropology, participatory action research, expressive and popular culture (particularly photographic, film & video representations), tourism, fieldwork methods and museum studies; Pacific

 

Paul James
Senior Lecturer
CEDAR
jamesip@wwu.edu
360-650-2185
Office: AH 309

Education
Ph.D. University of Illinois

Research Interests: Applied medical anthropology, waterborne and communicable disease prevention, developmental immunology and childhood asthma, community based interventions for type-2 diabetes , public health program evaluation, tuberculosis in indigenous populations, evolutionary medicine, breast cancer, epidemiology, migrant/border health, environmental health. I am also interested in the promotion of diverse students in pre-med education and medical programs.

 

Kate Kolpan
Visiting Professor
kolpank@wwu.edu
360-650-4787
Office: AH 316

Education
Ph.D. University of Florida

Research Interests: Bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology, paleopathology, osteology and osteometry, isotope analysis, genocide and victimization, conflict and military archaeology, contemporary archaeological theory, materiality, World War II, Central Europe and the Balkans

 

James Loucky 
Professor
CEDAR
loucky@wwu.edu
360-650-3615
Office: AH 322

Education
Ph.D. University of Florida

Research Interests: Human rights, immigration and border policies, political ecology, community well being, intercultural education, Mesoamerican diaspora communities; Latin America, North America

 

Robert C. Marshall
Professor Emeritus
CEDAR
rcm@wwu.edu

Education
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests: Political economy, symbolism, Marxist anthropology, aging; East Asia, Japan

 

M.J. Mosher
Associate Professor
CEDAR
mosherm2@wwu.edu
360-650-3614
Office: AH 324

Education
Ph.D. University of Kansas

Research Interests: Anthropological genetics, epigenetics, nutrition, adipokines, human variation and adaptation, Arctic Populations

 

Jake Pfaffenroth
Lecturer
Website
pfaffej@wwu.edu
360-650-4798
Office: AH 305

Education
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin

Research Interests: Prehistory of eastern North America, Cahokia and Mississippian societies, cross-cultural interaction, multi-ethnic communities, human migration, identity, ancient architecture, archaeological cartography

 

Judith M.S. Pine
Associate Professor
CEDAR
pinej@wwu.edu
360-650-4783
Office: AH 338

Education
Ph.D. University of Washington

Research Interests: Linguistic anthropology, literacy theory, upland peoples of SE Asia/SW China, indigenousness, globalization/borders, language maintenance/endangerment

 

Alyson Rollins
Senior Instructor
rollina4@wwu.edu
360-650-2185
Office: AH 313

Education
M.A. Western Washington University

Research Interests: Human Origins, Biocultural Evolution of early Hominin populations, comparative Osteology and Bioarchaeology

 

Kathleen Saunders
Senior Instructor
saundek3@wwu.edu
360-650-4789
Office: AH 340

Education
ABD, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Research Interests: Anthropology of science and technology, production and reproduction, biomedical ethics, political economy

 

Kathleen Young
Associate Professor
website
kyoung@wwu.edu
360-650-4790
Office: AH 336

Education
Ph.D. Simon Fraser University

Research Interests: War/violence and human rights, death and dying, gender, religion, ethnic relations, cross-cultural law; Dalmatia, Bosnia and affiliated ethnic groups in Northwest Washington State


Yeon Jung Yu  
Assistant Professor
CEDAR
Yuy2@wwu.edu
360-650-2182
Office: AH 311

Education
Ph.D. Stanford University

Research Interests: Socio-cultural anthropology, medical anthropology, social networks, gender, political economy, mixed methods, marginalized populations, stigma, migration/immigration, HIV/STIs; East Asia, China & Korea