Program Advisors


Core Faculty

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    Rhawn Denniston

    Professor of Geology

    Teaches several courses related to archaeology, including Mineralogy, Climate Change, and Geomorphology.

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    John Gruber-Miller

    Professor of Classics

    Teaches off-campus courses on Greek and Roman Archaeology and courses in Latin and Greek.

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    Ellen Hoobler

    Assistant Professor of Art History

    Serves as co-advisor of the Archaeology Program, focusing on the new world. She teaches the courses Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology, and Museum Studies.

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  • Photo of Alfrieta Parks Monagan

    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.

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    Phil Venticinque

    Assistant Professor of Classics

    Teaches courses in Latin.

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  • John Doershuk

    Lecturer in 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.

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Affiliated Faculty

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    Ben Greenstein

    Professor of Geology

    Teaches the course Sedimentology and Stratigraphy.

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  • Marcela Ochoa-Shivapour

    Associate Professor of Spanish

    Teaches Latin American History as well as courses in Spanish.

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    Christina Morris Penn-Goetsch

    Professor of Art History

    Teaches the course Etruscan and Roman Art.

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    Judith Siebert

    Lecturer in Anthropology and Latin American Studies

    Teaches the course The Maya.

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  • Photo of Cindy Strong

    Cindy Strong

    Professor of Chemistry

    Teaches courses in analytical chemistry.

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    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.

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