Doctoral Alumni

  • Melissa Badillo, 2021
    Archaeologist, Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History, Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology, Government of Belize, Belmopan, Belize
    Dissertation: Investigating Ancient Maya Late Postclassic Period Households and the Associated Function of the Buildings at Santa Rita Corozal, Belize
    Adviser: Arlen and Diane Chase (Co-Chairs)
  • Cristina Tica, 2021
    Post Doctoral Fellow, Clemson University, SC 
    Dissertation: The Barbaricum Trilogy: A Bioarchaeological Approach to Deciphering Sarmatians’ Saga on the Great Hungarian Plain
    Adviser: Debra Martin

  • Maryann Calleja, 2020
    Postdoctoral Fellow: Forensic Anthropologist, Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency (DPAA), HI
    Dissertation: An Integrative Assessment of Post-Migratory Health and Violence at Point of Pines Pueblo (A.D. 1265-1450)
    Adviser: Debra Martin
  • Mark Toussaint, 2020
    Dissertation: Excavating Gender: The Embodiment and (Re)presentation of Social Relations in Mierzanowice Communities of the Early Bronze Age
    Adviser: Debra Martin
  • Sarah Macintosh, 2020
    Archaeologist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle, WA
    Dissertation: Zooarchaeology of Bone, Antler, and Ivory Technologies: A case study from the central Anatolian Bronze and Iron Age site Kaman Kalehӧyük
    Adviser: Levent Atici
  • Alex Nelson, 2020
    Visiting Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
    Dissertation: Love in South Korea: Transformations of Intimacy and Gender Relations in Korean Romantic Relationships
    Adviser: William Jankowiak
  • Alecia Schrenk, 2019
    Dissertation: A Community of Care: Patterns of Pathology and Trauma with a Focus on the Bioarchaeology of Care at Carrier Mills, IL.
    Adviser: Debra Martin
  • Rogelio Arenas, 2019
    Dissertation: Virtually healthy: Using virtual ethnography to survey healthcare seeking practices of online transgender individuals
    Adviser: Daniel Benyshek
  • Amber Osterholt, 2019
    Assistant Scientist, WISE (Wellbeing Informed by Science and Evidence in Indiana), Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
    Dissertation: The Bioarchaeology of instability: Violence and environmental stress during the Late Fort Ancient (AD 1425 - 1635) occupations of Hardin Village
    Adviser: Debra Martin
  • Katelyn Dibenedetto, 2018
    Research Analyst, Institute for Higher Education Policy, Washington, DC
    Dissertation: Investigating land use by the inhabitants of Western Cyprus during the Early Neolithic
    Adviser: Alan Simmons (Emeritus)
  • Levi Keach, 2018
    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
    Adviser: Alan Simmons (Emeritus)
  • Matthew Martinez, 2018
    Research Associate at the Population Reference Bureau, Washington DC
    Dissertation: Working with constraints: The merit of prudence
    Adviser: Pierre Lienard
  • Michael Moncrieff, 2018
    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
    Adviser: Pierre Lienard
  • Timothy McHale, 2017
    Lecturer, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA
    Dissertation: Acute salivary steroid hormone responses during coalitional and dyadic competitions in Hong Kong juvenile children
    Adviser: Peter Gray
  • Caryn Tegtmeyer, 2017
    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)
    Adviser: Debra Martin
  • Shelly Volsche, 2017
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Boise State University, Boise, ID
    Dissertation: Setting the childless free: An ethnographic study of the practice of the childfree identity
    Adviser: William Jankowiak
  • Celeste Giordano, 2017
    Dissertation: Aging and fermentation as adaptive food management strategies in the Arctic
    Co-Advisers: Daniel Benyshek and Liam Frink
  • Cheryl Anderson, 2017
    Assistant Professor, Boise State University, Boise, ID
    Dissertation: The Bioarchaeology of inequality during the Middle Bronze Age in Central Anatolia
    Co-Advisers: Debra Martin and Levent Atici
  • Sharon Young, 2016
    Assistant Professor, Univeristy of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
    Dissertation: Effects of human maternal placentophagy on postpartum maternal affect, health, and recovery
    Adviser: Daniel Benyshek
  • Katie Baustian, 2015
    Teaching Professor of Anthropology, Skidmore College, Sarasota Springs, NY
    Dissertation: The bioarchaeology of social order: Cooperation and conflict among the Mimbres (AD 550-1300)
    Co-Advisers: Debra Martin and Barbara Roth
  • Anna Osterholtz, 2015
    Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
    Dissertation: Bodies in motion: A bioarchaeological analysis of migration and identity in Bronze Age Cyprus (2400-1100 BC)
    Co-Advisers: Debra Martin and Alan Simmons
  • Ryan Harrod, 2013
    Dean of Academic Affairs, Garrett College, McHenry, MD
    Dissertation: Chronologies of pain and power: Violence, inequality, and social control among ancestral Pueblo populations (AD 850–1300)
    Adviser: Debra Martin
  • Michelle Escasa-Dorne, 2012
    Associate Professor, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO
    Dissertation: Sociosexuality, mate preferences, and sex steroid hormone levels among breastfeeding women in Manila
    Adviser: Peter Gray
  • Animikha Dutt, 2012
    Dissertation: Morphological features of the proximal femur: Investigations of habitual activities, sex and health in a Bronze Age population from the Arabian Peninsula
    Adviser: Debra Martin
  • Doss Powell, 2012
    Professor and Dept Chair (Social and Behavioral Sciences), Paradise Valley Community College, AZ
    Dissertation: Environmental adaptations at Neolithic Ghwair I as seen from a zooarchaeological perspective
    Adviser: Alan Simmons (Emeritus)
  • Diane Hardgrave, 2010
    Distinguished  Professor, 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
    Adviser: Daniel Benyshek
  • David Yoder, 2009
    Assistant Professor, Weber State University, Ogden, UT
    Dissertation: Puebloan plain -weave pointed /rounded-toe sandals
    Adviser: Barbara Roth
  • Jane Olive, 2007
    Adjunct Faculty, College of Southern Nevada, NV (Retired)
    Dissertation: Self -actualization in the lives of medieval female mystics: An ethnohistorical approach
    Adviser: John Swetnam (Emeritus)
  • Jill Gardner, 2006
    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
    Adviser: Alan Simmons (Emeritus)
  • James Watson, 2005
    Professor, University of Arizona, AZ
    Dissertation: Cavities on the cob: Dental health and the agricultural transition in Sonora, Mexico
    Co-Advisers: Barbara Roth and Bernardo Arriaza (current affiliation University of Tarapacá, Chile)
  • Kennedy Ondieki, 2004
    Professor, National Chengchi University, Taipei , Taiwan
    Dissertation: Responses to transnational non-governmental terrorism in Kenya and the United States: An anthropological analysis
    Adviser: Gary Palmer (Emeritus)
  • Gwyn Madden, 2002
    Professor, Grand Valley State University, MI
    Dissertation: Recontextualization and identity assessment of unprovenienced mummified human remainsAdviser: Bernardo Arriaza (current affiliation University of Tarapacá, Chile)