Tampa Campus Faculty

Tampa Campus Faculty
Name Position Research Photo
Baer, Roberta Professor
  • Medical anthropology
  • Nutritional anthropology
  • Food and culture
  • Cultural aspects of diabetes
  • Cancer, and stress
  • Race and health disparities
  • Minority, immigrant and refugee health issues
  • International development
  • Latin America, US
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Bethard, Jonathan Associate Professor
  • Biological
  • Archaeological
  • Bioarchaeology
  • Forensic anthropology
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Castañeda, Heide Professor and Associate Chair
  • Political and legal anthropology
  • Medical anthropology
  • Migration
  • Health policy
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Davis-Salazar, Karla Associate Professor
  • Anthropology of Higher Education
  • Education Policy
  • Organizational Change in Universities
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Deubel, Tara Associate Professor and Graduate Director
  • Sociocultural and linguistic anthropology
  • Politics of international aid
  • Gender and development
  • Forced migration and refugee resettlement
  • Ethnic minorities and nationalism
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Ford, EJ Instructor
  • Power
  • Ideology
  • Politics
  • Gender studies
  • Urban anthropology
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Himmelgreen, David Professor
  • Food security
  • Migration and dietary change
  • Obesity and chronic disease
  • Maternal and child health
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Jackson, Antoinette Professor and Chair
  • Sociocultural and historical anthropology
  • Critical Heritage studies and Cultural Heritage Tourism
  • African Diaspora studies and criticism
  • Engaged community research U.S. and the Caribbean
  • Ethnographic and ethnohistorical research
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Jayaram, Kiran Assistant Professor
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Political economy
  • Mobility/migration
  • Education
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Kimmerle, Erin Associate Professor
  • Biological anthropology
  • Forensic anthropology
  • Human rights and transitional justice
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Kusimba, Chapurukha  Professor
  •  Archaeology
  • People and cultures of Africa
  • History and Swahili


Kusimba, Sibel  Associate Professor
  • Economic Anthropology

  • East Africa

  • Technological Change

  • Design 

  • Gender and Family Life

  • Anthropology of Money and Finance

  • Digital Media in Anthropology



Lende, Daniel Associate Professor and Undergraduate Director
  • Substance use and abuse
  • Neuroanthropology
  • Behavioral health
  • Stress
  • Journalism and social media
  • Cybersecurity
  • Public and applied anthropology
  • Interventions in behavioral health
  • Colombia and the United States
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Madrigal, Lorena Professor
  • Biological anthropology
  • Bio-cultural anthropology
  • Population genetics, human biology
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Mahoney, Dillon Assistant Professor
  • Globalization
  • Informal economies
  • Digital media in East Africa
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Miller, Elizabeth Associate Professor 
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Human Reproduction
  • Evolution and Health
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Napora, John Instructor
  • Sociocultural anthropology
  • Economic anthropology
  • Social stratification
  • Symbolic anthropology
  • Anthropology of the person
  • Religion and ritual, Islam
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Pluckhahn, Thomas Professor
  • Household archaeology
  • Environmental anthropology
  • GIS applications for anthropology
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Romero-Daza, Nancy Professor
  • Women's health
  • Health problems in the inner city
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Stanish, Charles Professor
  • Cultural evolution
  • Archaeology
  • Landscapes
  • Andes, Lake Titicaca, Paracas
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Taylor, Sarah Instructor
  • Andean Archaeology
  • Emergent Inequality
  • Archaeology of Disasters
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Tykot, Robert Professor
  • Archaeological science
  • Mediterranean prehistory
  • Old World archaeology
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Wallman, Diane Associate Professor
  • Historical Archaeology
  • Zooarchaeology
  • Environmental Archaeology
  • European Colonialism
  • Atlantic Slavery
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Wells, E. Christian Professor
  • Environmental justice
  • Land use legacies
  • Human impacts on soil and water systems
  • Brownfields communities
  • Sustainability science
  • Science-policy interactions
  • Quantitative and formal modeling
  • Mesoamerica, Central America, Caribbean
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White, Nancy Professor
  • Prehistoric and historic archaeology
  • Public archaeology
  • Cultural resources management
  • Eastern U.S.
  • Gender in cross-cultural perspective
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Yelvington, Kevin Professor
  • Urban anthropology
  • Political anthropology
  • Public policy
  • History of anthropology
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Zarger, Rebecca Associate Professor 
  • Sociocultural anthropology
  • Environmental anthropology
  • Ethnoecology
  • Ethnographies of childhood
  • Political ecology of water
  • Public engagement in environmental policy
  • Central America and the Caribbean
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St. Petersburg Campus Faculty

St. Petersburg Campus Faculty
Name Position Research Photo

John W. Arthur


  • African Archaeology
  • North American Archaeology
  • Ethnoarchaeology
  • Ceramic Technology
  • Craft Specialization
  • Archaeology and Indigenous Knowledge of Beer
  • Archaeology and Material Culture
  • Community Identity and Heritage



Kathryn Weedman Arthur Professor, Program Coordinator and Student Advisor
  • Community Archaeology
  • Heritage and Technology
  • Ethnoarchaeology
  • Stone Tool Technology
  • Gender
  • Africa
  • Archaeology and Material Culture
  • Community Identity and Heritage
  • Social Construction of Race, Gender



Anna Dixon Instructor
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Paleonthobotany and ethnobotany in eastern North America, Polynesia, and Micronesia
  • Biocultural Anthropology



Heather O'Leary Assistant Professor
  • Global Environmentalism
  • Water disparities
  • Climate change
  • Informal labor
  • Gender
  • Cities
  • Development
  • Global Dynamics
  • Social Construction of Race, Gender



Faculty By Track

Research Associates and Postdoctoral Fellows

Billingsley, Krista, Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar

Kiahtipes, Christopher, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for the Advanced Study of Culture and Environment

Vine, Michael, Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar

Emeritus Faculty

Angrosino, Michael, Professor Emeritus
Bird, Elizabeth, Professor Emerita
Borman, Kathryn, Professor Emerita
Grange, Roger, Professor Emeritus
Greenbaum, Susan, Professor Emerita
Kushner, Gilbert, Professor Emeritus
Waterman, Patricia, Associate Professor Emerita
Schmidt, Ella, Professor Emerita
Sokolovsky, Jay, Professor Emeritus 
Weisman, Brent, Professor Emeritus
Whiteford, Linda, Professor Emerita
Wienker, Curtis, Professor Emeritus
Wolfe, Alvin, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus

Affiliated Faculty

Bryant, Carol, Professor, Department of Community and Family Health, College of Public Health
Carrion, Iraida, Associate Professor, School of Social Work
Hodges, Sharon, Research Associate, Director of the Division of Training, Research, Education, and Demonstration (TREaD)
Messing, Jacqueline, Retired
Rodriguez, Cheryl, Associate Professor, Director of Institute on Black Life
Donahue Singh, Holly, Affiliate, Honors College
Herbert, Gregory S., Associate Professor of Paleobiology, School of Geosciences
Wilson, Jason, Director of Clinical Research, Department of Internal Medicine
Linda Callejas , Research Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral and Community Sciences
Davide Tanasi, Associate Professor and Director of the Institute for Digital Exploration (IDEx)

Courtesy Faculty

Lai, Luca
Tullos, Rosanne, Faculty
Boyer, Micah, Assistant Professor
Brown, Racine, U.S. Dept. of Veteran's Affairs
Godfrey, David
Lanehart, Rheta, Assistant Professor
Rahman, Md. Ashiqur, Courtesy Faculty
Workman, Cassandra, Assistant Professor
Smith, Crystal                                                                                                                                   Tantalean, Henry
Caple, Zachary
Chakraborty, Poulomy 
Gaudge, Charlotte
Wathington, Deanna
Asante, Rabiu
Tantalean, Henry
Ussher, Yvette
Gornik, Vivian
Billingsley, Krista
Hathaway, Wendy
Cotner, Bridget
Montgomery, Ben
Ramani, Shraddha
Christopher Kiahtipes
Laura Kihlstrom

Visiting Research Fellow

Vianello, Andrea, Visiting Research Fellow