Archaeology Faculty

Program Advisors:  

Philip Venticinque  Contact info

Ellen Hoobler  Contact info


Core Faculty

Rhawn Denniston, Associate Professor of Geology, teaches several courses related to archaeology, including Mineralogy, Climate Change, and Geomorphology. Find out more about Professor Denniston on the geology faculty page.

Rhawn Denniston

John Gruber-Miller, Professor of Classical Studies, serves as advisor to the Archaeology program. He teaches off-campus courses on Greek and Roman Archaeology and courses in Latin and Greek. Find more about Professor Gruber-Miller on the classical studies faculty page.

John Gruber-Miller

Ellen Hoobler, Assistant Professor of Art History, teaches Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology and Museum Studies. Find out more about Professor Hoobler on the art faculty page.

Ellen Hoobler

Alfrieta Parks Monagan, Professor of Anthropology, teaches a range of courses in Anthropology, including Cultural Anthropology and the off-campus course West Indian People and Culture. Find our more about Professor Monagan on the sociology/anthropology faculty page.

Alfieta Monagan

John Doershuk, Visiting Professor of Anthropology, has taught various courses in anthropology over the years, including Archaeology, Introduction to Archaeological Field Methods, Human Origins, and Indigenous Peoples and Cultures of North America. He became the Iowa State Archaeologist in July 2007. Find our more about Professor Doershuk on the sociology/anthropology faculty page.

John Doershuk

Philip Venticinque, Professor of Classical Studies, serves as advisor to the Archaeology program. Find more about Professor Venticinque on the classical studies faculty page.

John Gruber-Miller

Affiliated Faculty

Ben Greenstein, Professor of Geology, teaches the course Sedimentology and Stratigraphy. Find our more about Professor Greenstein on the geology faculty page.

Ben Greenstein

Marcela Ochoa-Shivapour, Associate Professor of Spanish, teaches Latin American History as well as courses in Spanish. Find out more about Professor Ochoa-Shivapour on the Latin American studies faculty page.


Christina Penn-GoetschProfessor of Art History, teaches the course Etruscan and Roman Art. Find out more about Professor Penn-Goetsch on the art faculty page.

Chris Penn-Goetsch

Judith Siebert, Visiting Professor of Anthropology, teaches The Maya. Find out more about Professor Siebert on the sociology and anthropology faculty page.

Judith Siebert

Cindy Strong, Professor of Chemistry, teaches courses in analytical chemistry. Find out more about Professor Strong on the chemistry faculty page.

Cindy Strong

Emily Walsh, Associate Professor of Geology, teaches a number of courses that may count towards an archaeology major, and she has also co-led the off-campus course Greek Archaeology. Find out more about Professor Walsh on the geology faculty page.

Emily Walsh