Faculty

Full Time Faculty



  • Elise Andaya

    PhD, NYU, 2007
    Assistant Professor
    Interests: Medical anthropology
    Areas: Cuba
    E-mail: eandaya@albany.edu



  • Lee S. Bickmore

    PhD, UCLA, 1989
    Department Chair
    Professor
    Interests: Linguistics, phonology, tone, stress, historical linguistics
    Areas: Africa, Polynesia
    E-mail: lbickmore@albany.edu



  • Michele Bleuze

    PhD, Western Ontario, 2010
    Visiting Assistant Professor
    Interests: Locomotor mechanics and behavioral ecology in Plio-Pleistocene hominins
    E-mail: mbleuze@albany.edu 



  • George Aaron Broadwell

    PhD, UCLA, 1990
    Professor
    Interests: Linguistics, syntax, historical linguistics
    Areas: North America
    E-mail: gbroadwell@albany.edu 



  • Louise M. Burkhart

    PhD, Yale, 1986
    Professor
    Interests: Ethnohistory/Historical ethnography; colonialism; folklore and folk narrative; Nahuatl language.
    Areas: Mesoamerica
    E-mail: lburkhart@albany.edu 



  • Jennifer Burrell

    PhD, New School for Social Research, 2005
    Associate Professor
    Interests: Political economy, structural and political violence, human rights.
    Areas: Mesoamerican and Latin America
    E-mail: jburrell@albany.edu



  • James Collins

    PhD, UC-Berkeley, 1983
    Professor
    Interests: Linguistics, social theory, Athabaskan studies, education studies
    Areas: North America
    E-mail: jcollins@albany.edu 



  • Timothy B. Gage

    PhD, Pennsylvania State University, 1982
    Professor
    Interests: Human biology, demography, population genetics, quantitative methods
    Areas: Oceania
    E-mail: tgage@albany.edu



  • Adam D. Gordon

    PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 2004
    Assistant Professor
    Interests: Paleoanthropology, primate evolutionary morphology, primate ecology
    Areas: Madagascar, Africa, Asia, Neotropics
    E-mail: agordon@albany.edu 



  • John S. Justeson

    PhD, Stanford, 1978; MS in Computer Science, Stanford, 1988
    Professor
    Interests: Linguistics, historical linguistics, language and prehistory, Mesoamerican languages and hieroglyphic writing, Indus Valley writing
    Areas: Mesoamerica
    E-mail: jjusteson@albany.edu 



  • Walter E. Little

    PhD, University of Illinois, 2001
    Associate Professor
    Interests: Cultural and Ethnic Identity, Marketplace and Household Economics, Tourism, Urban Anthropology
    Areas: Mesoamerica
    E-mail: wlittle@albany.edu 



  • Marilyn A. Masson

    PhD, University of Texas, 1993
    Associate Professor
    Interests: Archaeology, political organization, human ecology, ancient religion, zooarchaeology, lithic analysis
    Areas: Mesoamerica, North America
    E-mail: mmasson@albany.edu  



  • Verónica Pérez Rodríguez

    PhD, University of Georgia, 2003
    Assistant Professor
    Interests: Ecological and Environmental Anthropology; Complex societies and urbanism; Landscape and regional studies
    Areas: Mesoamerica
    Email: vperezrodriguez@albany.edu



  • Sean M. Rafferty

    PhD, Binghamton University, 2001
    Associate Professor
    Interests: Archaeology, Archaeometry, Ritual Practices
    Areas: Eastern North America
    Email: srafferty@albany.edu  



  • Robert M. Rosenswig

    PhD, Yale University, 2005
    Associate Professor
    Interests: Archaeology, Origins of Social Complexity, Emergence of Agriculture
    Areas: Mesoamerica
    Email: rrosenswig@albany.edu



  • Lawrence M. Schell

    PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1980
    Professor
    Director, Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities
    Interests: Biological anthropology, medical anthropology, human growth and development, cities and health
    Areas: urban North America
    E-mail: lmschell@albany.edu  



  • David S. Strait

    PhD, SUNY Stony Brook, 1998
    Professor
    Director, Human Biology Program
    Interests: Biological Anthropology, Hominid Evolution
    Areas: Africa
    E-mail: dstrait@albany.edu 

Emeritus Faculty



  • Hetty Jo Brumbach

    PhD, SUNY-Albany, 1978
    Professor Emeritus
    Interests: Archaeology, ecology, ethnoarchaeology, museum studies, and gender
    Areas: North America
    E-mail: hbrumbach@albany.edu  



  • Robert M. Carmack

    PhD, UCLA, 1956
    Professor Emeritus
    Interests: Social Anthropology, Ethnohistory, Mesoamerican Studies, Social Theory
    Areas: Central America
    E-mail: rcarmack@albany.edu 



  • Robert W. Jarvenpa

    PhD, Minnesota, 1975
    Professor Emeritus
    Interests: Socio-cultural anthropology, ecology, interethnic relations
    Areas: North America, Circumpolar
    E-mail: rjarvenpa@albany.edu 



  • Gail H. Landsman

    PhD, Catholic University, 1982
    Associate Professor Emeritus
    Interests: Cultural anthropology, gender, reproduction, feminist theory, disability studies, Iroquois
    Areas: North America
    E-mail:  glandsman@albany.edu



  • Ernest Scatton

    Ph.D. Harvard University
    Professor Emeritus
    Interests: Slavic (esp. South Slavic) and general lingustics; Bulgarian language and literature
    Areas: Eastern Europe
    Past editor, Slavic and East European Journal; Past president, AATSEEL
    Email:  escatton@albany.edu 



  • Stuart Swiny

    PhD, University of London, 1979
    Associate Professor Emeritus
    Director, Institute for Cypriot Studies
    Interests: Archaeology of Bronze Age Cyprus
    Areas: Cyprus
    E-mail: sswiny@albany.edu