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    Faculty & Staff

    Meet the members of the Anthropology Department. You can meet our full-time faculty, part-time and visiting faculty, anthropologists in other departments, emeriti/emeritae faculty, and staff.

    Full-Time Faculty

    Krista FishKrista Fish

    Associate Professor

    Office: Barnes 312
    Phone: (719) 389-6826

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    Sarah HautzingerSarah Hautzinger


    Office: Barnes 304
    Phone: (719) 389-6359

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    Scott IngramIngram, photo for website

    Assistant Professor

    Faculty Liaison for the Student Anthropology Society

    Office: Barnes 312

    Phone: (719) 389-6124

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    Christina LezaLezaFacultyPic

    Associate Professor and Department Chair

    Office: Barnes 306
    Phone: (719) 389-6131

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    Mario MontañoMario.Photo.3.A

    Associate Professor 

    on sabbatical 2018-2019

    Office: Barnes 310
    Phone: (719) 389-6824

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    Part-time Faculty

    Paul SimmonsPKS Profile Picture

    Instructor American Sign Language

    Office: Barnes 302
    Phone: (719) 389-6358            

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     Visiting Faculty                                                                                                                                                            

    Mark D. MitchellMitchell 6-2018 Crop

    Visiting Professor, Block 1 - 2019-2020
    PhD University of Colorado-Boulder 2011
    Research Director, Paleocultural Research Group

    Office: Barnes 404
    Phone: (719) 389-6330

    Research Interests: Archaeology, colonial interaction, political economy, hunter-gatherer mobility, rock art, lithic technology, history of archaeology, Great Plains, Southern Rocky Mountains

    Ronald H. Towner

    Visiting Professor, Block 2 - 2019-2020
    PhD University of Arizona 1997
    Associate Professor - Lab of Tree-Ring Research

    Office: Barnes 404
    Phone: (719) 389-6330

    Research Interests: Dendrochronology, chronometry, archaeology, Southwest, Great Basin, early Navajo

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    Chantal Figueroa

    Visiting Professor, Block 3 - 2019-2020
    PhD University of Minnesota Twin-Cities  2014

    Office:  ID House Room 204A
    Phone:  (719) 389-6330

    Research Interests: medical anthropology, Guatemala, violence prevention, social determinants of mental health, Latinx population, qualitative methods, gender equity, critical pedagogy.

    Cyndi DunnCyndiJapan3

    Visiting Professor, Block 4 - 2019-2020
    PhD Texas-Austin 1996

    Office: Barnes 404
    Phone: (719) 389 6825

    Research Interests: Linguistic anthropology, speech styles and honorific use, language ideologies, politeness, narrative and identity, Japan


    Gregorio Gonzales

    Visiting Professor, Block 2, 5, 7 - 2019-2020
    PhD University of Texas at Austin 2017
    Riley Scholar in Anthropology and Southwest Studies

    Office: Barnes 408
    Phone: (719)-389-6360

    Research Interests: Sociocultural anthropology, Genizaro studies, Politics of Recognition, Politics of Representation, critical Indigenous studies, critical Latinx lndigeneities, Indigenous borderlands of the Southwest, New Mexico

    Brandi Wrenb_wren

    Visiting Professor, Block 5, 6, 8 - 2019-2020
    PhD Purdue University 2013


    Research interests: Biological anthropology, primatology, behavioral ecology; host-parasite ecology, conservation, ecosystem ecology, field methods


    Suzanne Ridings

    Staff Assistant

    Office: Barnes 302
    Phone: (719) 389-6358

    Ella AxelrodElla


    Office: Barnes 406
    Phone: (719) 389-6363

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