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Faculty Research Areas

Faculty in our department specialize in topics within archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology. Our faculty members are listed below according to their main areas of research specialization. These professors supervise graduate student research and serve on master’s thesis committees.


Old World, Late Neolithic through Iron Age Ireland
Ronald Hicks

New World, North America, Midwest prehistoric archaeology
Mark Hill

Southeast prehistoric archaeology
S. Homes Hogue

Historical archaeology, eastern North America
Mark Groover

Cultural resource management
Mark Groover, Ronald Hicks, S. Homes Hogue

Zoo archaeology
S. Homes Hogue

Biological Anthropology

S. Homes Hogue

Cultural Anthropology

North America, Native American studies, ethnohistory, Northwest
Cailin Murray

James M. Nyce

Technology and culture
James M. Nyce

Refugee settlement, Welfare, Feminism, Citizenship
Jennifer Erickson

Digital Media, Visual Anthropology, Sexuality and Gender, Religion and the state
Robert Phillips

Environmental Anthropology, Agricultural Sustainability, Ethnobotany, and Amazonia
Nicholas Kawa

Department of Anthropology
Burkhardt Building (BB), Room 315
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-1575
Fax: 765-285-2163