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Department of Anthropology Faculty

ECU's faculty covers a wide spectrum of specialization ranging from studies in Eastern North Carolina focusing on archaeology, medical, and migration studies of the area to broader global studies involving applied anthropology, cultural anthropology, the anthropology of religion, gender, economic anthropology, Middle East studies, primate behavior, and human evolution.

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I. Randolph Daniel, Jr. - Interim Chair
(PhD, Chapel Hill, 1994)
Office: 271 Flanagan Building 
Telephone: 252-328-9455
Website: Personal ECU Page
Interests: Chipped stone technologies, Cultural adaptations of Late Pleistocene-Early Holocene hunter-gatherers in the Southeast, Public Archaeology
Christine  B. Avenarius - Department Director of Graduate Studies
(PhD, Cologne, 2003)
Office: 213 Flanagan Building 
Telephone: 252-328-9446
Visit the ECU Graduate School page 
for applications to the Anthropology 
graudate program.
Interests: Social Networks, Cognition, Legal Anthropology, Economic Anthropology, Immigration, Ethnicity, Language and Culture, East Asia, China
Charles R. Ewen, Director - Phelps Archaeology Laboratory
(PhD, Florida, 1987)
Office: 267 Flanagan Building 
Telephone: 252-328-9454
Website: Personal ECU Page
Interests: Archaeology, Historical Archaeology, Archaeological methods and theory, Public Archaeology, Southeastern North America and Caribbean
EricEric J. Bailey
(PhD, Wayne State University, 1988, MPH, Emory University, 1996)

Office: 209 Flanagan Buildling
Telephone: (252) 328-9448
Personal ECU Page

Interests: Applied Medical Anthropology, Public Health, Ethnic Health and Health Disparities, African American Culture, Global Health, and Culturally Competent Health Care Strategies

Joint Appointment with Department of Public Health
Tony01Tony Boudreaux
(PhD, UNC Chapel Hill, 2005)
Office: 287 Flanagan Building
Telephone: 252-328-9462
Website: Personal ECU Page

Interests: Ceramic analysis, Complex Societies, Political Organization, the Archaeology of Settlements and Households, Late Prehistoric through Contact-period Native American Societies of Southeastern North America

Brooks_BlakelyB. Blakely Brooks 
(PhD, University of Alabama)
Office: 223 Flanagan Building 
Telephone: 252-328-9433
Website: Personal ECU Page
Interests: Applied Medical Anthropology, Cognitive Anthropological Theory and Methods, Social Stress, Peruvian Andean Culture, Cultural Syndromes, Andean Farming Practices
Robert L. Bunger
(PhD, Northwestern, 1972)
Office: 219 Flanagan Building 
Telephone: 252-328-9435
Interests: Cultural/social Anthropology, Anthropology of Religion, Africa, Oceania, Buddhism
photo2Luci Marie Fernandes
(PhD, U. of Connecticut, 2004)

Office: 285 Flanagan Building
Phone: 252-737-1072

Website: Personal ECU Page

Interests: Cuban Daily Life: Resource Distribution and Social Networks, Ethnomusicology, Visual Anthropology, Intercultural Competence

Susanne GrieveSusanne Grieve-Director of Conservation
(MA, University College London, 2005)

Office: 217 Flanagan Building
Phone: 252-328-4407

Website: Personal ECU Page

Interests: Cultural Heritage Preservation, Material Culture, Organic Residues, Maritime Materials
David Griffith
(PhD, Florida, 1983)
Office: 250 Flanagan Building
Telephone: 252-328-1748
Interests: Economic Anthropology, Labor Studies, Migration, Caribbean
James E
James E. Loudon
(PhD, University of Colorado, 2009)
Office: 211 Flanagan Building 
Telephone: 252-737-1263
Website: Personal ECU Page
Interests: Primate Feeding Ecology, Stable Isotope Ecology, Ethnoprimatology, Parasitology


Heidi01Heidi M. Luchsinger
(PhD, Texas A&M University, 2006)  

Office: 215 Flanagan Building
Telephone: (252) 328-9445
Personal ECU Page

Interests: New World prehistoric archaeology, South America, landscape archaeology, geoarchaeology, paleoenvironmental reconstructions, and settlement patterns
Holly F. Mathews
(PhD, Duke, 1982)
Office: 217 Flanagan Building 
Telephone: 252-328-9452
Website: Personal ECU Page

Interests: Psychological Anthropology, Gender Roles, Medical Anthropology, Latin America, Southeast United States

Mazow_ASOR bioLaura Mazow
(PhD, University of Arizona, 2005)

Office: 225 Flanagan Building
Telephone: (252) 328-9432

Website: Personal ECU Page

Interests: Archaeology of the Middle East, archaeology and the Bible, ancient technologies

Megan Perry
(PhD, New Mexico, 2002)
Office: 221 Flanagan Building 
Telephone: 252-328-9434
Website: Personal ECU Page
Interests: Biological Anthropology, Bioarchaeology, Forensic Anthropology, Near East
Ben01Benjamin A. Saidel
(PhD, Harvard University, 1998)

Office: 283 Flanagan Building
Telephone: (252) 737-1074

Website: Personal ECU Page

Interests: Ethnoarchaeology, Middle Eastern/Near Eastern Archaeology, Pastoral Populations, Archaeological and Ethnoarchaeological Research on Bedouin Populations 
Linda D. Wolfe
(PhD, Oregon, 1976)
Office: 224 Flanagan Building 
Telephone: 252-328-9453
Interests: Physical Anthropology, Primate Behavior, Human Evolution, Women's Studies
Donna Evans
Administrative Support Associate
Office: 230 Flanagan Building 
Telephone: 252-328-9431