Tampa Campus Faculty

Tampa Campus Faculty
Name Position Research

Bethard, Jonathan


Associate Professor
  • Biological
  • Archaeological
  • Bioarchaeology
  • Forensic anthropology

Castañeda, Heide


Professor and Associate Chair
  • Migration
  • Critical border studies
  • Political & legal anthropology
  • Medical anthropology

Davis-Salazar, Karla


Associate Professor
  • Anthropology of higher education
  • Education policy
  • Organizational change in universities

Deubel, Tara


Associate Professor and Graduate Director
  • Sociocultural & linguistic anthropology
  • Politics of international aid
  • Gender & development
  • Forced migration and refugee resettlement
  • Ethnic minorities and nationalism

Ford, EJ


  • Power
  • Ideology
  • Politics
  • Gender studies
  • Urban anthropology

Himmelgreen, David


  • Food security
  • Migration and dietary change
  • Obesity and chronic disease
  • Maternal and child health

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

Jayaram, Kiran


Assistant Professor
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Political economy
  • Mobility/migration
  • Education

Kimmerle, Erin


Associate Professor
  • Biological anthropology
  • Forensic anthropology
  • Human rights and transitional justice

Kusimba, Chapurukha


  •  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

Madrigal, Lorena


  • Biological anthropology
  • Bio-cultural anthropology
  • Population genetics, human biology

Mahoney, Dillon


Assistant Professor
  • Globalization
  • Informal economies
  • Digital media in East Africa

Miller, Elizabeth


Associate Professor 
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Human reproduction
  • Evolution and health

Napora, John


  • Sociocultural anthropology
  • Economic anthropology
  • Social stratification
  • Symbolic anthropology
  • Anthropology of the person
  • Religion and ritual, Islam

Pluckhahn, Thomas


  • Household archaeology
  • Environmental anthropology
  • GIS applications for anthropology

Romero-Daza, Nancy


  • Women's health
  • Health problems in the inner city

Stanish, Charles



  • Cultural evolution
  • Archaeology
  • Landscapes
  • Andes, Lake Titicaca, Paracas

Taylor, Sarah

  • Andean Archaeology
  • Emergent inequality
  • Archaeology of disasters

Tykot, Robert


  • Archaeological science
  • Mediterranean prehistory
  • Old World archaeology

Wallman, Diane


Associate Professor
  • Historical Archaeology
  • Zooarchaeology
  • Environmental Archaeology
  • European colonialism
  • Atlantic slavery

Wells, E. Christian


  • Environmental justice
  • Land use legacies
  • Brownfields challenges
  • Sustainable and equitable development
  • Science-policy interactions
  • Quantitative and formal modeling

White, Nancy


  • Prehistoric and historic archaeology
  • Public archaeology
  • Cultural resources management
  • Eastern U.S.
  • Gender in cross-cultural perspective

Yelvington, Kevin


  • Urban anthropology
  • Political anthropology
  • Public policy
  • History of anthropology

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

St. Petersburg Campus Faculty

St. Petersburg Campus Faculty
Name Position Research

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


  • 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

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

Emeritus Faculty

Angrosino, Michael, Professor Emeritus
Baer, Roberta, Professor Emerita
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