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Anthropology and Archaeology Faculty

UWF faculty of the UWF Department of Anthropology and the Archaeology Institute


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Ramie Gougeon
Position: Chair and Professor
  • Department: Anthropology
  • Office Location:  Building 13, Room 115

Dr. Ramie Gougeon, professor, teaches courses in archaeological and anthropological theory; historic preservation, policies and practice in archaeology; and area courses in North American prehistory.

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Elizabeth Benchley
Position: Director
  • Department: Archaeology Institute
  • Office Location:  Building 89, Room 8

Dr. Elizabeth D. Benchley is director of the Division of Anthropology and Archaeology and of the Archaeology Institute at the University of West Florida.

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Judith Bense
Position: President Emeritus and Professor
  • Department: Anthropology
  • Office Location:  Building 13, Room 313

UWF President Emeritus Judy Bense joined UWF in 1980 and built an Anthropology/Archaeology program at UWF from scratch. This program today is one of the leading programs in Florida and the country known for its active research in Florida archaeology and outreach to the public.

John Bratten
Position: Professor
  • Department: Anthropology
  • Office Location:  Building 13, Room 121

Dr. John Bratten, associate professor of anthropology, teaches archaeology, maritime studies, shipwreck archaeology and artifact conservation.

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Gregory D Cook
Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Anthropology
  • Office Location:  Building 13, Room 109

Dr. Gregory Cook, associate professor, teaches shipwreck archaeology, maritime archaeological field methods and archaeological field survey.

April Holmes
Position: Faculty Research Associate
  • Department: Archaeology Institute
  • Office Location:  Building 89, Room 110

April Holmes is a faculty research associate with the UWF Archaeology Institute.

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Meredith Marten
Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Anthropology
  • Office Location:  Building 13, Room 131

Meredith Marten, assistant professor of anthropology, teaches cultural anthropology, medical anthropology, and African studies

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John Worth
Position: Professor

Dr. John Worth, professor of anthropology, teaches historical archaeology, historical research methods, Southeastern Indians, and field and laboratory methods in archaeology.

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Jennifer Melcher
Position: Faculty Research Associate
  • Department: Archaeology Institute
  • Office Location:  Building 89, Room 119E

Jennifer Melcher is a faculty research associate with the UWF Archaeology Institute.

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Katherine Miller Wolf
Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Anthropology
  • Office Location:  Building 13, Room 131

Dr. Katherine Miller Wolf is a bioarchaeologist, Registered Professional Archaeologist (#47012451), and UWF assistant professor of Anthropology. She specializes in the study of skeletal remains from archaeological sites to answer cultural questions about the past.

Allysha Winburn
Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Anthropology
  • Office Location:  Building 13, Room 305

Dr. Allysha Winburn is an associate professor of anthropology, Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, and Registered Professional Archaeologist. A biological anthropologist, she focuses on holistic forensic anthropology, skeletal age estimation, and ritual uses of human remains

William Lees
Position: Executive Director
  • Department: Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN)
  • Office Location:  Building 709, Room 100

Dr. William B. Lees is Executive Director of the UWF Florida Public Archaeology Network. He has been involved in archaeological research, academic education, and public education for over 40 years and has worked extensively in the Great Plains and Southeastern United States.

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Nicole Grinnan
Position: Research Associate/Public Archaeology Coordinator-Northwest Region
  • Department: FPAN
  • Office Location:  Building 709, Room 100

Nicole Grinnan currently works with the Florida Public Archaeology Network, a program of the University of West Florida, as a research associate and public archaeologist for Florida’s northwest region.

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Della Scott-Ireton
Position: Associate Director
  • Department: Florida Public Archaeology Network
  • Office Location:  Building 709, Room 100

Dr. Della Scott-Ireton has worked with the Pensacola Shipwreck Survey, West Florida Historic Preservation, Inc., Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research and the government of the Cayman Islands before joining the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN.us) where she serves as associate director.

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Margo Stringfield
Position: Research Associate
  • Department: Archaeology Institute
  • Office Location:  Building 89, Room 12

Margo Stringfield is a faculty research associate with the UWF Archaeology Institute


 

Adjunct Faculty

UWF Anthropology and Archaeology adjunct faculty 


 

Wayne Abrahamson

Monica Beck

Benjamin Burgen

Patricia Gleich

Chie Jex

Thomas Lopez