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Faculty

Full Time Faculty

 

Lisa M. MalleyDepartment Chair
Email: lisa.malley@canyons.edu
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
Email: sarah.etheridge@canyons.edu

Areas of Interest: Dr. Etheridge 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 (PartTime)

 

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), Introduction to Archaeology (ANTH 105)

 

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 ofTataviam: People Who Face the Sun.

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

 

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)

 

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), Introduction to Archaeology (105)

 

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)

 

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)

 

Jessica 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)

 

Angela Rockett Kirwin
Email: angela.kirwin@canyons.edu
Instagram & Twitter: @AnthroMama & @AnthroMama1

Areas of Interest: Disaster anthropology, voluntourism and primate conservation in Nicaragua, California ethnobotany, and foodways of triathlon and running subcultures; applied work: disaster relief (Thomas Fire, Hurricane Katrina, Andaman Sea Tsunami), development workin 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)

 

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), Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 103), Magic, Witchcraft, & Religion (ANTH 220)

 

Amanda Keating
Email: amanda.keating@canyons.edu

Areas of Interest: Anthropology of development, oppression and empowerment, 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), Magic, Witchcraft, & Religion (ANTH 220)

 

Kia Atsales
Email: kia.atsales@canyons.edu

Areas of Interest: Upper Paleolithic Archaeology of Europe (middle Danube region), Lithic technologies, mobility, portable X-ray fluorescence analysis.

Courses at COC: Physical Anthropology (ANTH 101)

 

Oscar Hernandez
Email: oscar.hernandez@canyons.edu

Areas of Interest: Culture of Anthropology Education, Digital Culture, Evolution of Morality

Courses at COC: Physical Anthropology (ANTH 101)