College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Anthropology Department Faculty

Faculty office hours

DEPARTMENT CHAIR

TODD A. KOETJE  website | tkoetje@wwu.edu | 360-650-4791 (x4791)
Associate Professor and Chair
Ph.D. University of Tennessee

Arntzen Hall 344  Office hours: Mon-Thurs 12:00 - 1:00

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

DANIEL L. BOXBERGER  website | danbox@wwu.edu
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. University of British Columbia

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

 

SEAN BRUNA  websiteWWU Medical Anthropology Lab | brunas@wwu.edu | 360-650-2290 (x2290)
Associate Professor
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  website | campbsk@wwu.edu | 360-650-4793 (x4793)
Professor
Grad Student Advisor
Ph.D. University of Washington

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

DOMINIQUE COULET DU GARD, Ph.D.  couletd@wwu.edu | 360-650-4798 (x4798)
Senior Instructor

Research Interests: Coming Soon

 

JERALD EK  websiteresearch website | ekg@wwu.edu | 360-650-4788 (x4788)
Lecturer
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  etnierm@wwu.edu | websiteBoxcavations  
Affiliate Research Associate
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  fisherj5@wwu.edu | 360-650-4785 (x4785_
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Affiliate Faculty in the Institute for Energy Studies and Huxley College of the Environment
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  websitejhammond@wwu.edu | 360-650-4796 (x4796)
Professor
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  website | jamesip@wwu.edu | 360-650-2185 (x2185)
Senior Lecturer
Ph.D. candidate, Anthropology; Human Evolutionary Ecology Program, University of New Mexico
M.S. Anthropology, University of New Mexico

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  kolpank@wwu.edu  | 360-650-4787 (x4787)
Visiting Professor
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  websiteblog | loucky@wwu.edu | 360-650-3615 (x3615)
Professor
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

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  website | rcm@wwu.edu 
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh

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

M.J. MOSHER  website | mosherm2@wwu.edu | 360-650-3614 (x3614)
Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Kansas

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

 

JAKE PFAFFENROTH  website | pfaffej@wwu.edu | 360-650-4798 (x4798)
Lecturer
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  website | pinej@wwu.edu | 360-650-4783 (x4783)
Associate Professor
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  rollina4@wwu.edu | 360-650-2185 (x2185)
Senior Instructor
MA, Western Washington University

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

 

KATHLEEN SAUNDERS  saundek3@wwu.edu | 360-650-4789 (x4789)
Senior Instructor
ABD, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

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

 

KATHLEEN YOUNG  website | kyoung@wwu.edu | 360-650-4790 (x4790)
Associate Professor
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  website | yuy2@wwu.edu | 360-650-2182 (x2182)
Assistant Professor
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