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Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct faculty are those “whose primary professional responsibility is outside the University."  They are expected to contribute to the mission of the Department in at least one of the following ways: lectures, student mentoring, and/or collaboration with students and/or faculty.  Recent graduates may request adjunct status for three years. All other adjuncts are required to request renewal of status on an annual basis.  Department adjunct faculty are listed below in alphabetical order together with their primary professional affiliation and doctoral degree.

Veronica Arias

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Archaeology
Curator of Anthropology and Natural History, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum West Texas A&M University
PhD, University of New Mexico (2013)

Andreas Berghanel

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Adjunct Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology
PhD, University of Gottingen (2016)

Tami Blumenfield


Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ethnology
Assistant Professor, Furman University
PhD, University of Washington (2010)

Linda Brown


Adjunct Assistant Professor of Archaeology
PhD, University of Colorado Boulder (2002)

Jane Buikstra

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Adjunct Professor of Archaeology and Evolutionary Anthropology
Professor of Bioarchaeology, Arizona State University
Director, Center for Bioarchaeological Research (ASU)
PhD, University of Chicago (1972)

Wendy Bustard

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Archaeology
Museum Curator, Chaco Culture NHP Museum Collection
PhD, University of New Mexico (1996)

Anne Compton

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ethnology
Associate Director, UNM Center for Academic Program Support (CAPS)
PhD, University of Michigan (2014)

Cyler Conrad

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Adjunct Assistant Professor of Archaeology
Archaeologist, Environmental Stewardship Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory
PhD, University of New Mexico (2018)

Connie Constan

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Adjunct Assistant Professor of Archaeology
West Zone Archaeologist Custer-Gallatin National Forest
PhD, University of New Mexico (2011)

Wetherbee Dorshow

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Archaeology
President and CEO of Earth Analytic, Inc.
PhD, University of New Mexico (2012)

Brandon Lee Drake

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Adjunct Assistant Professor of Archaeology
Senior Applications Scientist, Bruker Handheld
PhD, University of New Mexico (2012)

John Robert Estes

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Archaeology
New Mexico Historic Preservation Division
PhD, University of New Mexico (2003)

Lisa Fontes

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Adjunct Assistant Professor of Archaeology
PhD, University of New Mexico (2016)

Cristobal Gnecco

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Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ethnology
PhD, Washington University (1994)

David Groenfeldt

Adjunct Professor of Ethnology
Director, Water-Culture Institute
PhD, University of Arizona (1984)

Lara Gunderson

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Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ethnology
Research Associate, Behavioral Health Research Center of the Southwest, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
PhD, University of New Mexico (2018)

Shirley Heying

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Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ethnology
Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico Gallup
PhD, University of New Mexico (2012)

Robert Hitchcock

Adjunct Professor of Archaeology and Evolutionary Anthropology
Professor, Department of Anthropology, Michigan State University
PhD, University of New Mexico (1982)

Lisa Huckell

Adjunct Research Associate Professor of Archaeology
Research Associate, Herbarium, UNM Department of Biology
MA, University of Arizona (1994)

William Hurst

Adjunct Research Associate Professor of Archaeology
PhD, Columbia Pacific University (1984)

CL Kieffer Nail


Adjunct Assistant Professor of Archaeology
PhD, University of New Mexico (2018)

Anthony Koehl

Adjunct Assistant Professor Archaeology and Evolutionary Anthropology
PhD, University of New Mexico (2016)

Frances Joan Mathien

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Archaeology
Chaco Culture National Historical Park Museum Collection Facility
PhD, University of New Mexico (1981)

Shawn Penman

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Archaeology
GIS Specialist/Programmer, UNM Earth Data Analysis Center
PhD, University of New Mexico (2002)

Jim Railey

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Archaeology
Principal Investigator, SWCA Environmental Consultants
PhD, Washington University (1999)

Kari Schleher

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Archaeology
Laboratory Manager, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
PhD, University of New Mexico (2010)

Matthew Schmader

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Archaeology
Albuquerque City Archaeologist, Open Space Division
PhD, University of New Mexico (1994)

Lynne Sebastian

Adjunct Professor of Archaeology
Director, Historic Preservation Programs, SRI Foundation
PhD, University of New Mexico (1988)

Steven Shackley

Adjunct Professor of Archaeology
Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, University of Californa-Berkeley
PhD, Arizona State University (1989)

Anastasia Steffen

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Archaeology
Archaeologist, Valles Caldera Trust
PhD, University of New Mexico (2005)

Ann L W Stodder

Adjunct Associate Professor of Archaeology
Bioarchaeolgist, Office of Archaeological Sudies, Museum of New Mexico
Associate Editor, International Journal of Paleopathology
PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder (1990)

Elizabeth Stone

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Archaeology
Director of Education, Spurlock Museum of World Cultures
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne
PhD, University of New Mexico (2011)

Chun-Yi Sum

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Adjunct Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology
University of New Mexico
PhD, Boston University (2015)

Elise Trott Jaramillo

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ethnology
Behavioral Health Research Center of the Southwest, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
PhD, University of New Mexico (2017)

Jonathan Van Hoose

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Archaeology
Archaeologist, US Army Corps of Engineers
PhD, University of New Mexico (2008)

Carla Van West

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ethnology
Director, Preservation Research, SRI Foundation
PhD, Washington State University (1990)

Joe Watkins

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Archaeology and Ethnology
PhD, Southern Methodist University (1994)

Cathleen Willging

Adjunct Associate Professor of Ethnology
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, UNM HSC Behavioral Health Research Center
PhD, Rutgers University (1999)

Thomas Windes

Adjunct Research Associate Professor of Archaeology
Chaco Cuture National Historic Park Museum Collection Facility
MA, University of New Mexico (1967)