Faculty

Full Time Faculty
 
Lisa M. Malley, Department Chair
Voicemail: 661.362.3641

Office: Bonelli 325

Areas of Interest: Forensic Anthropology, Osteology,  BioArchaeology, Primate Behavior and Communication, Religious Practices, Ethnomusicology and the Cultural Dynamics of Gender, Language and Art. 

Courses at COC: Physical Anthropology  (ANTH 101, 101H &101L), Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 103 & 103H), Introduction to Archaeology (ANTH 105), and Magic, Witchcraft, & Religion (ANTH 220)

 

Sarah Etheridge-Criswell

​Email: sarah.etheridge@canyons.edu

Areas of Interest: Dr. Etheridge-Criswell has a Master's in Anthropology and a PhD in Public Health. Her research interests are in primate conservation and clean water programs in developing countries.

Courses at COC: Physical Anthropology  (ANTH 101 &101L), Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 103), and Magic, Witchcraft, & Religion (ANTH 220)


Adjunct Faculty (Part Time)​

Matthew Curtis

Email: matthew.curtis@canyons.edu

Website: https://uclaextension.academia.edu/MatthewCurtis

Areas of Interest: Dr. Matthew (Matt) Curtis is a broadly trained anthropologist with a specialization in the Holocene archaeology of Africa.  Matt has taught at College of the Canyons since 2006. 

Courses at COC: Physical Anthropology  (ANTH 101, 101H &101L) Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 103 & 103H), Introduction to Archaeology (ANTH 105) 

 

J.S. (Noble) Eisenlauer

Email:  eisenlauer_n@canyons.edu

Voicemail: 818.710.2875

Areas of Interest: Dr. Eisenlauer specializes in New World archaeology, remote sensing, and hunter-gatherer technology.

Courses at COC: Physical Anthropology  (ANTH 101), Magic, Witchcraft and Religion (ANTH 220)

Kenneth (Duke) Feldmeier

 

Email: kenneth.feldmeier@canyons.edu

Website: http://feldmekj.weebly.com/

Areas of Interest: Community development, immigration, border history and violence, and Central America.

Courses at COC: Physical Anthropology  (ANTH 101 & 101L) and Magic, Witchcraft, & Religion (ANTH 220)

 

Amanda Keating

Email: amanda.keating@canyons.edu

 
 

Areas of Interest: Anthropology of development, oppression and enpowerment, and justice and reconciliation. Her applied work includes working for the International Criminal Court and the National Center for Lesbian Rights and disaster relief after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.  

Courses at COC: Physical Anthropology  (ANTH 101L), Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 103)


Angela Rockett Kirwin

Email: angela.kirwin@canyons.edu

Instagram & Twitter: @AnthroMama@AnthroMama1

Areas of Interest: Disaster anthropology, voluntourism and primate conservation in Nicaragua, GIS, California Mission archaeology, California ethnobotany, and foodways of triathlon and running subcultures; applied work: disaster relief in Mississippi, development work in India, and website user (UX) research and design.

Courses at COC: Physical Anthropology  (ANTH 101), Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 103), Indians of California (ANTH 210), and Magic, Witchcraft and Religion (ANTH 220)

 

Eric Paison

 

Email: eric.paison@canyons.edu

 

Areas of Interest: Cultural Identity, Diasporas, Transnationalism, Globalization and Tourism. Religious Practices: Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. Primary Geographic Focus: Southeast Asia/East Asia/United States/Global Diasporic Communities

Courses at COC: Physical Anthropology  (ANTH 101), Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 103)

 

Jessica Ann Proctor

Email: jessica.proctor@canyons.edu

 

Areas of Interest: Events surrounding Neanderthal extinction, interaction and interbreeding with modern humans, and dental microwear studies as well as fossil hominids and primate behavior.


Courses at COC: Physical Anthropology (ANTH 101 & ANTH 101L) and Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 103)

 

Gilbert Ramos

Email: gilbert.ramos@canyons.edu

 

Areas of Interest: “Positional Behavior of Pan paniscus (bonobos) at Lui Kotale, Democratic Republic of Congo” (dissertation title), Primate socioecology and human evolution.

Courses at COC: Physical Anthropology (ANTH 101), Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 103), and Anthropology of Magic, Witchcraft, and Religions (ANTH 220)

 
 

Laurie Rodriguez

Email: laurie.rodriguez@canyons.edu

 

Areas of Interest: Evolution of human reproductive behavior, evolutionary psychology, functional comparative anatomy, and bio-cultural anthropology. Dr. Rodriguez has researched women's adaptive responses to conditions that negatively impact their reproductive success in Botswana and the Philippines. 

Courses at COC: Physical Anthropology (ANTH 101), Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 103)

 

Laurie Solis

Email: laurie.solis@canyons.edu

 

Areas of interest: Cultural Resource Management (CRM) Archaeology, Great Basin Archaeology, Native American cultures, Historic Resource Protection and Law, and the Anthropology of Religion. Dr. Solis is the author of Tataviam: People Who Face the Sun.

Courses at COC: Physical Anthropology (101), Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 103), Introduction to Archaeology (105), Indians of California (ANTH 210)

 
Julie Vazquez
 

Email: julie.vazquez@canyons.edu

Areas of Interest: Medical Anthropology, Evolutionary Psychology, Primates and Hormones, and Bio-Cultural Evolution. 
Courses at COC: Physical Anthropology (ANTH 101, ANTH 101L) and Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 103)
 
 
 
Nora Vlaszof

Email: nora.vlaszof@canyons.edu

Areas of Interest: Forensic Anthropology, Crimminal Justice, Forensic Pathology and human rights issues, Paleopathology, Bio-Archaeology, South American Archaeology:  ritual and human sacrifice; Biological Anthropology and Osteology in medical and legal situations.

Courses at COC: Physical Anthropology (ANTH 101, ANTH 101L) and Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 103)

 

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