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Faculty

Sociology and Anthropology Faculty
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Heidi Altman

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Anthropology Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Email: haltman@georgiasouthern.edu
Office: Carroll 1059A
Phone: (912) 478-5723
Curriculum Vitae

Kara Sweeney

Kara Bridgman Sweeney

Instructor of Anthropology
Email: ksweeney@georgiasouthern.edu
Office: Carroll 2269A
Phone: (912) 478-5663
Curriculum Vitae

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Ted M. Brimeyer

Associate Professor of Sociology, Graduate Program Director
Email: tbrimeyer@georgiasouthern.edu
Office: Carroll 1015
Phone: (912) 478-5763
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Kevin Chapman

Kevin Chapman

Adjunct Archeologist
Email: james_chapman@fws.gov

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Adrienne Cohen

Assistant Professor of Sociology
Email: acohen@georgiasouthern.edu
Office: Carroll 1019
Phone: (912) 478-5012
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J. Matthew Compton

Director, Laboratory of Archaeology and Curator, R M Bogan Archaeological Repository
Email: jcompton@georgiasouthern.edu
Office: Carroll 2269B
Phone: (912) 478-5568
Curriculum Vitae

Matthew Flynn

Matthew Flynn

Assistant Professor of International Studies and Sociology
Email: mflynn@georgiasouthern.edu
Office: Carroll 2212
Phone: (912) 478-6587
Curriculum Vitae

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Barbara Hendry

Associate Prof. of Anthropology
Email: bhendry@georgiasouthern.edu
Office: Carroll 2271C
Phone: (912) 478-5362
Curriculum Vitae

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Abby Johnson

Instructor of Sociology
Email: ajohnson@georgiasouthern.edu
Office: Carroll 2273

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Nancy L. Malcom

Associate Professor of Sociology
Email: nmalcom@georgiasouthern.edu
Office: Carroll 1059
Phone: (912) 478-5168
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Dr. Ryan McNutt

Ryan McNutt

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Email: rmcnutt@georgiasouthern.edu
Office: Carroll 1050
Phone: (912) 478-2237
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Dr. McNutt earned his B.S. in Anthropology from Middle Tennessee State University in 2006, and his Mlitt (2010) and PhD (2014) in Archaeology from the University of Glasgow, where he specialized in conflict archaeology. His research interests include utilizing technology such as LIDAR and GIS to answer questions about battlefield and conflict sites, power and dominance in the landscape, and the impact of violence on non-combatants. This includes the archaeology of internment and POW camps, where place becomes transformed through social interaction into a space of the dominant and dominated, with landscapes and architecture spatially arranged in a grammar of control and constant observation.

His past research has focused on developing and implementing a predictive GIS model for the most probable location of battlefields within wider landscapes. This GIS model was successively applied to battlefields ranging AD 1296 to 1745. Working with the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology, he participated in projects on various types and periods of conflict sites, ranging from the Battle of the Somme, to Bannockburn, to POW camps in Poland, to WWII aircraft crashes in remote locales of Scotland.

Several of these projects were part of documentaries, and sparked another of his research interests, which is the communication of archaeology public. Archaeology, is at its heart, a communal endeavor, and communicating its importance to the wider public should remain one of its guiding tenets. He also works as a consultant on development projects for television documentaries.

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Sue M. Moore

Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
Email: smmoore@georgiasouthern.edu
Office: Carroll 2256A
Phone: (912) 478-5568

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Nathan Palmer

Senior Lecturer of Sociology
Email: npalmer@georgiasouthern.edu
Office: Carroll 1062
Phone: (912) 478-7897
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Nathan Palmer received his M.A. in Sociology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2008 and is currently completing his Ph.D. His research interests focus on how individuals perceive and understand social structure, inequality in higher education, social networking within higher education, and environmental sociology. He also frequently speaks publicly about racism, social media, and teaching. Currently Nathan is the teaching and learning section editor for the ASA journal Contexts. He is also the creator/editor-in-chief of SociologySource.org and SociologyInFocus.com. In 2014 Nathan was named the Wells Warren GSU Professor of the Year and received the Randolph S. Gunter Eagles in Diversity Distinguished Faculty Award.
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April M. Schueths

Associate Professor of Sociology
Email:aschueths@georgiasouthern.edu
Office: Carroll 2279
Phone: (912) 478-2368
Curriculum Vitae

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Eric Silva

Associate Professor of Sociology
Email: eosilva@georgiasouthern.edu
Office: Carroll 2281I
Phone: (912) 478-1964
Curriculum Vitae

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William L. Smith

Professor of Sociology
Email: wmlsmith@georgiasouthern.edu
Office: Carroll 2271B
Phone: (912) 478-0255
Curriculum Vitae

Jennifer Tookes

Jennifer Sweeney Tookes

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Email: jtookes@georgiasouthern.edu
Office: Carroll 1018
Phone: (912) 478-6587
Curriculum Vitae

Marieke Van Willigen

Marieke Van Willigen

Professor & Department Chair
Email: mvanwilligen@georgiasouthern.edu
Office:Carroll 1003B
Phone:(912) 478-5443
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Dr. Van Willigen earned her BA from Ithaca College in upstate New York and her MA and PhD in Sociology from The Ohio State University. She then spent 19 years as a faculty member at East Carolina University in Greenville NC. During that period she served as Undergraduate Director, Women’s Studies Director, Interim Chair, and Associate Dean. She joined the faculty at Georgia Southern University in 2015 as Professor and Chair. Her research and teaching interests lay at the intersections of gender, mental/physical health, and the sociology of adolescence. She has also spent 15 years teaching social statistics to terrified undergraduate and graduate students, and counted herself as successful when they left class most days with a smile on their faces.

Clare Walsh

Clare Walsh

Lecturer of Sociology
Email: cwalsh@georgiasouthern.edu
Office: Carroll 2269B
Phone: (912) 478-1473
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Dr. Walsh received her MA in Women Studies from the University of South Florida in 2007 and her PhD in Sociology with a Concentration in Women’s Studies from the University of Florida in 2013. After two years as a Visiting Professor in Sociology at Texas Tech University she joined the faculty at Georgia Southern University in 2015. The intersections of sexuality, gender, and race, especially in the context of family and the scholarship of teaching and learning are her research interests. Her instructional style reflects a perspective based in feminist pedagogy.
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M. Jared Wood

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Email: mwood@georgiasouthern.edu
Office: Carroll 1049
Phone: (912) 478-5789
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Inger Wood

Inger Wood

Adjunct Historical Preservation
Email: iwood@georgiasouthern.edu

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Pidi Zhang

Associate Professor of Sociology
Email: pzhang@georgiasouthern.edu
Office: Carroll 2252
Phone: (912) 478-0004
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Last updated: 9/25/2016

Department of Sociology & Anthropology • P.O. Box 8051 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5443