Faculty and Staff

Department of Anthropology

Judith Bense Headshot

Judith A. Bense

President Emeritus and Professor of Anthropology

 M.S., Florida State University, PhD Washington State University
Area: Historical Archaeology
Professional Interests: Spanish Colonial Archaeology, West Florida and the Southeast
Teaches: Intro to Anthropology

Phone: (850) 474-3493
Email: jbense@uwf.edu


Current Projects

  • Completion of 6th book: 18th Century Spanish Presidios of West Florida and Their Place in the Colonial Southeast
  • ”Unearthing Florida” National Public Radio and UWF station weekday radio program

 Bio Highlights

  • Founded
    • Department of Anthropology
    • Founded Archaeology Institute
    • Florida Public Archaeology Network
  • 2008-2016 President of the University of West Florida
  • 2005  President of the Society of Historical Archaeology
  • Academic books and major publications:
    • 2004 Presidios of the Spanish Borderlands.  Historical Archaeology Volume 37, Number 8
    • 2003 Presidio Santa María de Galve (1698-1719): A Struggle in Survival in 18th Century Pensacola, Florida.  University Press of Florida, Gainesville.
    • 1999 Archaeology of Colonial Pensacola 1750-1821. University Press of Florida, Gainesville.
    • 1994 Archaeology of the Southeastern United States: Paleoindian to World War II.    Academic Press, Orlando. 
  • Books for the Public
    • 1994 Unearthing Pensacola (coffee table book)
    • 1989 Underground Pensacola