Anthropology Faculty

Archaeology Faculty

Rani_Alexander_oryx_skull_(2014)Rani Alexander (Department Head, Professor)

Office: Breland Hall 316
Phone: 575-646-5809
E-mail: raalexan@nmsu.edu
Education: Ph.D. Anthropology, University of New Mexico, 1993
Interests: Mesoamerican archaeology, historical archaeology of Yucatán, ethnohistory and colonialism, agrarian ecology, fauna analysis

 

fumiarakawaFumi Arakawa (University Museum Director, Associate Professor)

Office: Breland Hall 323 / Kent Hall 207
Phone: 575-646-4295 (Breland Hall) / 575-646-4536 (University Museum)
E-mail: farakawa@nmsu.edu
Education: Ph.D. Anthropology, Washington State University, 2006
Interests: Prehistoric American Southwest, lithic technological organization, pottery in Mesa Verde region, sociopolitical organization in tribal-level societies

 

Jenks_2015Kelly L. Jenks (Assistant Professor)

Office: Breland Hall 305 / Lab: Breland Hall 307
Phone: 575-646-2560
E-mail: kljenks@nmsu.edu
Education: Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Arizona, 2011
Interests: Historical archaeology, Hispanic colonization and settlement, political and social identities, regional economic systems, analysis of historical-period artifacts and aboriginal ceramics, ethnohistory

 

BillWalkerPhoto2013William Walker (Professor)

Office: Breland Hall 314
Phone: 575-646-7006
E-mail: wiwalker@nmsu.edu
Education: Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Arizona, 1995
Interests: Southwestern archaeology, ritual in prehistory

 

Biological Anthropology Faculty

benefit2Brenda Benefit (Professor)

Office: Breland Hall 304 / Lab: Breland Hall 94
Phone: 575-646-5940
E-mail: bbenefit@nmsu.edu
Education: Ph.D. Anthropology, New York University, 1987
Interests: Evolution of Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene Catarrhine primates, paleoecology

 


Monte_portrait2013Monte McCrossin (Associate Professor)

Office: Breland Hall 323
Phone: 575-646-1827
E-mail: mmccross@nmsu.edu
Education: Ph.D. Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, 1994
Interests: Human evolution, primate paleontology, paleoecology

 

Cultural Anthropology Faculty

ChaikenProfileMiriam Chaiken (Dean of the Honors College, Distinguished Achievement Professor)

Office: Breland Hall 308
Phone: 575-646-2826
E-mail: mchaiken@nmsu.edu
Education: Ph.D. Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1983
Interests: Participatory development, resettlement, and rural health and nutrition, gender, applied anthropology, Africa and SE Asia

 

tconellyW Thomas Conelly (College Professor)

Office: Breland Hall 308
Phone: 575-646-2826
E-mail: tconelly@nmsu.edu
Education: Ph.D. Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1983
Interests: Agriculture, ecological anthropology, applied anthropology, SE Asia, East Africa, Amish communities in the U.S.

 

dpepionDonald D. Pepion (College Professor)

Office: Breland Hall 303
Phone: 575-646-3610
E-mail: dpepion@nmsu.edu
Education: Ed.D. Adult, Community, and Higher Education, Montana State University, 1999
Interests: Ethnohistory of the indigenous Blackfoot peoples (Canada, U.S.)

 

 

srushfordScott Rushforth (Professor)

Office: Breland Hall 301
Phone: 575-646-2109
E-mail: srushfor@nmsu.edu
Education: Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Arizona, 1977
Interests: Linguistics, Native American ethnography, Athapaskan languages and cultures

 

scott2Mary Alice Scott (Associate Professor)

Office: Breland Hall 312
Phone: 575-646-5935
E-mail: mscott2@nmsu.edu
Education: Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Kentucky, 2010
Interests: Medical Anthropology, public health, transnational migration, Latin America

 

M. Lois Stanford (Professor)

Office: Breland Hall 306
Phone: 575-646-6092
E-mail: lstanfor@nmsu.edu
Education: Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, 1989
Interests: Applied anthropology, Latin American studies, agricultural economics

 

Emeritus Faculty

Christine Eber (Professor Emerita)

E-mail: ceber@nmsu.edu
Education: Ph.D. Anthropology, State University of New York, 1991
Interests: Art, drugs, gender, religion, Mesoamerica, women’s studies, and writing about culture

Beth O’Leary (College Professor Emerita)

E-mail: boleary@nmsu.edu
Education: Ph.D. Anthropology, University of New Mexico, 1985
Interests: Southwest archaeology, cultural resource management, subarctic ethnography

Edward Staski (Professor Emeritus)

E-mail: estaski@nmsu.edu
Education: Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Arizona, 1983
Interests: Urban archaeology, historical archaeology

Wenda Trevathan (Regent’s Professor Emerita)

E-mail: wtrevath@nmsu.edu
Education: Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1980
Interests: Childbirth, maternal behavior, evolutionary medicine, sexuality

Affiliated Faculty

Judy Berryman

E-mail: jberry12@nmsu.edu
Education: Ph.D.  Anthropology, University of California, Riverside, 1995
Interests: Cultural resource management, historical archaeology

Stan Berryman

E-mail: archyman@sbcglobal.net
Education: Ph.D.  Archaeology, University of Leicester, 2014
Interests: Cultural resource management, federal archaeology

Noel T. Boaz

Education: Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1997
Interests: Human evolution, biomedical anthropology

Warren DeBoer

E-mail: warren.deboer@qc.cuny.edu
Education: Ph.D.  Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, 1972
Interests: Archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, ceramic production, South America, North America

Debra LeBeau

E-mail: lebeau@developmentafrica.com / Website: http://www.developmentafrica.com; http://unam-na.academia.edu/DebieLeBeauSpence
Education: Ph.D.  Social Anthropology, Rhodes University, 2000
Interests: Health care and HIV in sub-Saharan Africa

Larry Loendorf

E-mail: llloendorf8910@gmail.com / Website: http://sacredsitesresearch.com/about.html
Education: Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Missouri, Columbia, 1973
Interests: Archaeology, rock art

Jennifer Robles

E-mail: jrobles@las-cruces.org
Education: Ph.D. Museum Studies, University of Syndey, 2008
Interests: Museum studies

David J. Steele

E-mail: david.steele@ttuhsc.edu or djsteele@nmsu.edu / Phone: 575-449-4180
Education: Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1982
Interests: Medical anthropology, educational anthropology, more information here

Sara Stinson

E-mail: sara.stinson@qc.cuny.edu
Education: Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Michigan, 1978
Interests: Biological anthropology, human growth and development, human adaptation, nutritional anthropology, South America