About Our Anthropology Faculty

  • A professor and student in Cyprus

    CYPRUS FIELDWORK John Crowley and Professor Beverly Chiarulli use IUP’s ground-penetrating radar equipment on Cyprus, where students found a weight from an olive press and more than 8,000 pieces of pottery, tile, and chips of non-native rock during trips offered by the History and Anthropology departments.

    Professors share expertise in the classroom and out in the field

    The Anthropology Department faculty is made up of 10 highly respected and energetic professors. With doctoral degrees from leading universities, many come with real-world experience from the private and public sectors, and all bring an enthusiasm and a high level of scholarship to their courses of study.

    Because the size of the program is small, students work with faculty to get experience in the field that they would not be able to get in bigger departments. 

    • Our professors’ first priority is teaching. While they publish books and papers with leading academic presses and highly regarded journals, their focus is always on teaching their students.
    • All anthropology majors work with an advisor from the Anthropology Department.
    • Every year professors take students with them to archaeological sites and on applied anthropology projects. Past locations include the U.S., Mexico, Panama, Cambodia, Belize, and China.
    • Our faculty is engaged not only in the classroom but also with the many activities that serve the university and greater community.