Texas Tech University

Anthropology Faculty

Ashley Booher

Instructor, Archaeology
MA, Texas Tech, 2016

Areas of Specialization: Maya archaeology, performance, processional architecture

Holden Hall 277

Dr. Lauren Miller Griffith

Assistant Professor, Ethnology
Ph.D., Indiana University, 2010

Areas of Specialization: Tourism, pilgrimage, performance, martial arts, capoeira, sustainability, African diaspora, Latin America, Brazil, Belize, and the anthropology of higher education

Bio Page

Holden Hall 275

Griffith

Dr. Brett A. Houk

Associate Professor, Archaeology
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 1996

Chair, SASW Department

Areas of Specialization: Ancient urban planning, the Classic Maya collapse, Mesoamerica, Maya archaeology, cultural resource management, Texas prehistory

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Curriculum Vitae

Holden Hall 158A
806-834-8107

Houk

Dr. Michael P. Jordan

Assistant Professor, Ethnology
Anthropology Undergraduate Program Director
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 2011

Areas of Specialization: Museum anthropology, material culture, intangible cultural heritage, ethnohistory and expressive culture of the Plains Indians, western Folklore

Curriculum Vitae

Holden Hall 272
806-834-8735

Dr. Esther Lee

Instructor, Physical Anthropology
PhD, Binghamton University, 2009

Areas of Specialization: Molecular anthropology, ancient DNA, population genetics

Curriculum Vitae

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Dr. Lee

Dr. Anna Novotny

Assistant Professor, Physical Anthropology/Bioarchaeology
PhD, Arizona State University, 2015

Areas of Specialization: Human osteology, bioarchaeology, biogeochemistry, biodistance, mortuary analysis, ritual and worldview, Mesoamerica, ancient Maya, Ohio Hopewell.

Curriculum Vitae

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Dr. Novotny

Lap Siu

Instructor, Ethnology
MA, Texas Tech, 2009

Areas of Specialization: Anthropological linguistics, Jarai grammar and dictionary, the Central Highlands of Vietnam

Curriculum Vitae

Holden Hall 266
806-834-8774

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Dr. Tamra L. Walter

Associate Professor, Archaeology
Anthropology Graduate Program Director
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 2000

Areas of Specialization: Historic archaeology, mission studies, colonialism and conflict, negotiating identities in colonial settings, coastal Ecuador, prehistoric populations and interaction with local ecosystems

Curriculum Vitae

Holden Hall 270
806-834-0615

Lauren Whitman

Instructor, Archaeology
MA, Texas Tech, 2009

Areas of Specialization: Historical Archaeology, Spanish Colonial Ceramics, Texas Archaeology

Curriculum Vitae

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806-834-3882

Dr. Jeff Williams

Professor, Ethnology
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 1987

Past Chair, SASW Department

Areas of Teaching: linguistics, anthropological linguistics, expressive culture, anthropology of music

Areas of Research: descriptive and documentary linguistics, contact linguistics, dialectology, endangered languages, Papuan languages, varieties of English in the West Indies, languages of mainland Southeast Asia

Curriculum Vitae

Bio Page

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Affiliated Faculty

Cristopher Witmore

Associate Professor, CMLL
Affiliated Faculty, Archaeology
Ph.D., Stanford University, 2005

Areas of Specialization: Things, land, and human ecology in the Mediterranean, the Roman built environment in Northern Britain, and archaeological memories of a POW camp in Norway

CMLL Bio Page

Christopher Witmore

Anthropology