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Full-Time Faculty

Associate Professor of Archaeology, Anthropology Department Chair 

870 SWKT
801-422-3059
jallis​on@byu.edu

Dr. Allison's primary research interests are in the small-scale societies of the northern Southwest, quantitative methods, ceramic analysis, and archaeological theory.​

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Professor, Archaeology

876 SWKT
801-422-3822
john_clark@byu.edu

Dr. Clark is a Mesoamerican archaeologist who works primarily in Chiapas.​

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Associate Professor, Anthropology

820 SWKT
801-422-7861
david_crandall@byu.edu

Dr. Crandall's research focuses on the Himba of Namibia, where he also directs a field school.

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Associate Professor, Archaeology & Museum Studies

864 SWKT
801-422-5628
calderfin@aol.com

Dr. Finlayson has over 30 years of experience in the Near East and directs major international projects in classical archaeology and museum studies in Jordan and Syria. She currently directs the Ad-Deir Monument and Plateau Project in Petra, Jordan.

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Professor, Archaeology

854 SWKT
801-422-3488
donald_forsyth@byu.edu

Dr. Forsyth is interested in the analysis of ceramic artifacts from the Mesoamerican region, particularly the Maya area. He is also interested in the origin of complex society in that region.

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Assistant Professor, Anthropology

860 SWKT
801-422-9373
jhickman@byu.edu

Dr. Hickman's current research interests include understanding how the processes of migration, displacement, and diaspora affect a host of cultural and psychological phenomena. He conducts transnational ethnographic fieldwork with Hmong communities in both Southeast Asia and the West, investigating religion, ritual practice, family life, moral thinking, and personhood.

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Associate Professor​

892 SWKT
801-422-2965
david_johnson@byu.edu

The main focus of Dr. Johnson's research is on the cultures associated with the Red Sea area and their involvement in long distance trade from the earliest period through the Islamic Period.

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Professor, Anthropology 

894 SWKT
801-422-6110
charles_nuckolls@byu.edu

Dr. Nuckolls is interested in anthropological studies of causal thinking and explanation in India, nationalism in Japan, and psychiatric classification and diagnosis in the U.S. and New Zealand.

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Assistant Professor, Archaeology

862 SWKT
801-422-5374
msearcy@byu.edu

Dr. Searcy is currently researching prehistoric processes associated with the Viejo (AD 700-1200) and Medio Periods (AD 1200-1450) of the Casas Grandes tradition, which flourished in the northwestern portion of modern-day Chihuahua, Mexico.

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Assistant Professor, Anthropology

880 SWKT
801-422-8095
greg.a.thompson@gmail.com  

Dr. Thompson works at the intersection of anthropology, language, education, and communication with a broad focus on the mediating role of cultural contexts in human interaction. 

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Part-time Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

800 SWKT

801-422-3058
ekandrus@gmail.com

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Adjunct Faculty

884 SWKT
801-422-8295
jaime.bartlett@byu.edu

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Senior Lecturer in Anthropology

800 SWKT

801-422-3058

richard_buonforte@byu.edu​

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Emeritus Faculty

Emeritus Faculty

john_hawkins@byu.edu

Dr. Hawkins studies Guatemalan life and beliefs. He is interested religion in Latin America, kinship and ethnicity, culture in military life, the American military, and the American military in Germany.

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Emeritus Faculty


Dr. Janetski has a long-term interest in hunter-gatherer studies and is currently focused on the timing and routes of the Apachean movement south from Canada to the American Southwest.

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Emeritus Faculty


Dr. Matheny's research has focused on the Maya area, particularly the lowlands, the American Southwest, and the Great Basin.

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John Sorenson

Emeritus Faculty


Dr. Sorenson served as the department chair in years past and continues to research and publish material regarding Book of Mormon archaeology topics through the Maxwell Institue (FARMS).


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Directors

Director of the Office of Public Archaeology

146 B67
801-422-7778
richard_talbot@byu.edu

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Director of the Museum of Peoples and Cultures

128 B67
801-422-0018
paul_stavast@byu.edu​

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Staff

Tami Pugmire

Administrative Assistant

862 SWKT
801-422-6108
tamipugmire@byu.edu

Tami manages all of the administrative issues in the Department of Anthropology, such as curriculum listings, research accounts, hiring students, payroll, etc.

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Amanda Kelley

Secretary
801-422-3058 
anthropology@byu.edu 


Megan Flinders

Secretary
801-422-3058 
anthropology@byu.edu

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Research Archaeologist

142 B67
801-422-0742

scott_ure@byu.edu

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