Lisabeth G. Dashman

Ph.D. Anthropology, University at Albany – SUNY [In progress]

M.B.A. Technology Management, University of Phoenix, 1997.

M.A. Psychology, Hunter College – CUNY, 1978.
B.M. Music Therapy, Michigan State University, 1974.

B.A. Philosophy/Sociology, Goucher College, 1972.


Research Interests:
Semiotics, Metaphors, Speech Markers, Bi- and Multi-lingualism, Music as a language, How children create jokes.

Area of Study / Field site:

Academic Advisor & Subfield:
Dr. James Collins, Linguistics

I took some Anthropology courses as an undergrad and then had Medical Anthropology as part of my MA curriculum. I intended to pursue a PhD in Anthropology, but, as John Lennon pointed out, “Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans.” I got back on track this year with courses in Linguistics and Cultural Anthropology, and I am thrilled to be in the Ethnology Proseminar this semester.