Doctoral Alumni

  • Alecia Schrenk 2019 (Martin)
    Dissertation: A Community of Care: Patterns of Pathology and Trauma with a Focus on the Bioarchaeology of Care at Carrier Mills, IL.
  • Rogelio Arenas 2019 (Benyshek)
    Instructor, Biology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
    Dissertation: Virtually healthy: Using virtual ethnography to survey healthcare seeking practices of online transgender individuals
  • Amber Osterholt 2019 (Martin)
    Research Assistant, Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy, Las Vegas, NV
    Dissertation: The Bioarchaeology of instability: Violence and environmental stress during the Late Fort Ancient (AD 1425 - 1635) occupations of Hardin Village
  • Katelyn Dibenedetto 2018 (Simmons)
    Research Analyst, Institute for Higher Education Policy, Washington, DC
    Dissertation: Investigating land use by the inhabitants of Western Cyprus during the Early Neolithic
  • Levi Keach 2018 (Simmons)
    Archaeologist,  Army Corps of Engineers' Omaha District Office
    Dissertation: Investigating the role of liminality in the cultural transition of the Late Eighth Millennium BC on Cyprus
  • Matthew Martinez 2018 (Lienard)
    Research Associate at the Population Reference Bureau, Washington DC
    Dissertation: Working with constraints: The merit of prudence
  • Michael Moncrieff 2018 (Lienard)
    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Dissertation: Why such constriction of the moral sphere?: The importance of social coordination in Croatia’s ethnic conflict
  • Timothy McHale 2017 (Gray)
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Boston University, Boston, MA
    Dissertation: Acute salivary steroid hormone responses during coalitional and dyadic competitions in Hong Kong juvenile children
  • Caryn Tegtmeyer 2017 (Martin)
    Forensic Anthropologist, Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency (DPAA), HI
    Dissertation: Violence in the canyons: The human cost of raiding and warfare in Northeastern Arizona (AD 300-1300)
  • Shelly Volsche 2017 (Jankowiak)
    Lecturer, Boise State University, Boise, ID
    Dissertation: Setting the childless free: An ethnographic study of the practice of the childfree identity
  • Celeste Giordano 2017 (Benyshek and Frink)
    Adjunct Faculty, College of Southern Nevada, NV
    Dissertation: Aging and fermentation as adaptive food management strategies in the Arctic
  • Cheryl Anderson 2017 (Martin and Atici)
    Assistant Professor, Boise State University, Boise, ID
    Dissertation: The Bioarchaeology of inequality during the Middle Bronze Age in Central Anatolia
  • Sharon Young 2016 (Benyshek)
    Research Associate, Nutrition and Reproduction Lab, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
    Dissertation: Effects of human maternal placentophagy on postpartum maternal affect, health, and recovery
  • Katie Baustian 2015 (Martin and Roth)
    Teaching Professor of Anthropology, Skidmore College, NY
    Dissertation: The bioarchaeology of social order: Cooperation and conflict among the Mimbres (AD 550-1300)
  • Anna Osterholtz 2015 (Martin and Simmons)
    Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University, MS
    Dissertation: Bodies in motion: A bioarchaeological analysis of migration and identity in Bronze Age Cyprus (2400-1100 BC)
  • Ryan Harrod 2013 (Martin)
    Associate Professor, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
    Dissertation: Chronologies of pain and power: Violence, inequality, and social control among ancestral Pueblo populations (AD 850–1300)
  • Michelle Escasa-Dorne 2012 (Gray)
    Associate Professor, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO
    Dissertation: Sociosexuality, mate preferences, and sex steroid hormone levels among breastfeeding women in Manila
  • Animikha Dutt 2012 (Martin)
    Collections Assistant, Fowler Museum, University of California, Los Angeles
    Dissertation: Morphological features of the proximal femur: Investigations of habitual activities, sex and health in a Bronze Age population from the Arabian Peninsula
  • Doss Powell 2012 (Simmons)
    Tenured Residential Faculty and Dept Chair, Paradise Valley Community College, AZ
    Dissertation: Environmental adaptations at Neolithic Ghwair I as seen from a zooarchaeological perspective
  • Diane Hardgrave 2010 (Benyshek)
    Distinguished Residential Faculty, College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
    Dissertation: The effects of Cellular Theta Breathing meditation on cell mediated immune response: A controlled, randomized investigation of altered consciousness and health
  • David Yoder 2009 (Roth)
    Assistant Professor, Weber State University, Ogden, UT
    Dissertation: Puebloan plain -weave pointed /rounded-toe sandals
  • Jane Olive 2007 (Swetnam)
    Adjunct Faculty, College of Southern Nevada, NV (Retired)
    Dissertation: Self -actualization in the lives of medieval female mystics: An ethnohistorical approach
  • Jill Gardner 2006 (Simmons)
    Owner/President, Jill K. Gardner & Associates, Inc., Archaeological Consultants, OR
    Dissertation: The potential impact of the medieval climatic anomaly on human populations in the western Mojave Desert
  • Kennedy Ondieki 2004 (Palmer)
    Professor, National Chengchi University, Taipei , Taiwan
    Dissertation: Responses to transnational non-governmental terrorism in Kenya and the United States: An anthropological analysis
  • James Watson 2005 (Roth and Arriaza)
    Associate Professor, University of Arizona, AZ
    Dissertation: Cavities on the cob: Dental health and the agricultural transition in Sonora, Mexico
  • Gwyn Madden 2002 (Arriaza)
    Associate Professor, Grand Valley State University, MI
    Dissertation: Recontextualization and identity assessment of unprovenienced mummified human remains