Alumni News

Deanna Grimstead (Ph.D. Arizona, 2011) has accepted an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Anthropology at The Ohio State University. OSU is one of the largest research and teaching universities in the United States, with an anthropology program that has unique strengths in physical (biological) anthropology, archaeology... Read more

Post date: Fri, 04/05/2013 - 10:27

Tara Deubel (Ph.D. Arizona, 2010) has accepted a new position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, where she held a postdoctoral fellowship in 2010–2011. USF is a graduate institution with a nationally recognized anthropology program and research strengths in applied and... Read more

Post date: Thu, 04/04/2013 - 12:22

Sari Miller-Antonio (Ph.D. Arizona, 1992) and her colleague Dr. S. Steve Arounsack recently won a $250,000 grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to establish the Keck Visual Anthropology Lab (KVAL) on the campus of California State University, Stanislaus. Miller-Antonio, Professor and Chair of the CSUS Department of Anthropology, Geography and Ethnic Studies says that KVAL will allow faculty and students to research, document, preserve and disseminate the rich cultural history... Read more

Post date: Thu, 04/04/2013 - 12:19

Associate Professor Patrick Lyons (Ph.D. Arizona, 2001) will become the seventh director of the Arizona State Museum since its founding by the territorial legislature in 1893. Dr. Lyons, who will assume his position June 1, 2013, has served as head of ASM collections since 2006 and as associate director since 2009.

Post date: Tue, 03/12/2013 - 16:48

Alumnus Yancey Orr has accepted a position as lecturer (assistant professor) of anthropology in the School of Social Sciences at The University of Queensland. He completed his Ph.D. in 2012 on Balinese agricultural communities under the direction of Professor of Anthropology Stephen Lansing. The University of Queensland’s comely sandstone campus is located in tropical Brisbane, between Australia’s famed Gold and Sunshine Coasts. The department’s focus is on... Read more

Post date: Fri, 03/01/2013 - 12:05

Betsy Krause (Ph.D. Arizona, 1999) recently won a $500,000 grant from the Ford Foundation’s Sexuality Research Initiative. Krause, a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Massachusets–Amherst, and co-PI Aline Gubrium will use the funds for “Hear Our Stories,” a project in collaboration with the Community Adolescent Resources and Education Center of Holyoke, MA. Read more in this... Read more

Post date: Fri, 03/01/2013 - 11:37

Gordon Bronitsky is President of Bronitsky and Associates (, a firm which specializes in working with Indigenous artists and performers from around the world.  In November, he toured the Chinle Valley Singers ( for a performance tour of American Cultural Centers at Chinese universities in... Read more

Post date: Mon, 12/03/2012 - 11:30

Archaeology Southwest has announced the publication of Migrants and Mounds: Classic Period Archaeology of the Lower San Pedro Valley, edited by Patrick Lyons (Ph.D. Arizona, 2001; Associate Professor of Anthropology) and Jeffery Clark (Ph.D. Arizona, 1997; Adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology).... Read more

Post date: Mon, 11/26/2012 - 15:55

Medical anthropologist and asthma epidemiologist David Van Sickle (Ph.D. Arizona, 2004) is the co-founder and CEO of Asthmapolis, which uses inhaler sensors, mobile applications, advanced analytics and feedback to help physicians and patients monitor and control asthma. Asthmapolis is the winner of HealthTech Capital’s “Most Promising HealthTech Company of 2012” award, which was presented October 26th at the HealthTech Conference. After graduating from the UA, David went on... Read more

Post date: Fri, 11/16/2012 - 11:13

Arthur H. Wolf (M.A. Arizona, 1977) recently received the Hugo G. Rodeck Award for Excellence from the Mountain-Plains Museums Association (MPMA), a regional museum association serving ten states. Named for one of the founders of MPMA, the Rodeck Award recognizes an individual member of MPMA who has contributed significant service to the museum... Read more

Post date: Fri, 11/16/2012 - 11:10