Faculty and Staff

Department Chair & Undergraduate Advisor

Antoinette Martinez, PhD
Butte 311
(530) 898-6193

Department Graduate Coordinator & Minor Advisor

Georgia Fox, PhD
Butte 313
(530) 898-5583

Department ASC I

Stephanie Meyers
Department Office
Butte 311
(530) 898-6192

Certificate Coordinators

Cultural Resource Management, Dr. Frank Bayham

Applied Cultural Anthropology, Dr. David Eaton

Museum Studies, Dr. Stacy Schaefer or Dr. Georgia Fox

Forensic Identification, Dr. Eric Bartelink


Eric Bartelink, Ph.D.: Texas A&M (2006)
A physical/biological anthropologist with academic interests in human skeletal biology and archaeological applications of stable isotope analysis. Bartelink’s current academic research focuses on reconstructing diet and health patterns in prehistoric central California. Research interests: bioarchaeology, paleodietary reconstruction, forensic anthropology, California prehistory.

Frank Bayham, Ph.D.: Arizona State University (1982)
An archaeologist with academic and research interest in the Southwest, the Great Basin, and Northern California. Additionally, he has taphonomic and zoo-archaeological expertise. Bayham teaches a variety of archaeology courses including those that address field and laboratory methods, zoo-archaeology, taphonomy, and archaeological theory.

Brian Brazeal, Ph.D.: University of Chicago (2007). BA, Reed College, Portland, Oregon (1999). He has spent several years living and conducting ethnographic fieldwork in the backlands of Bahia, Northeast Brazil. His research concerns Afro-Brazilian religions, especially healing, witchcraft, and the economic aspects of ritual practice. Brian has directed and produced an award-winning documentary film in 2004 titled "The Cross and the Crossroads." He is currently expanding his interests into ethnographic photography and the trade in colored gem stones.

William Collins, Ph.D. University of Cincinnati (1974) Ph.D.: University of California, Berkeley (2005)
An archaeologist with interests in the ancient Near East, North and Latin America, East and Southeast Asia. His specialties include ancient civilizations, prehistoric cultures, archaeology of the Old Testament Bible, and comtemporary Asian cultures including language and religion. His recent summer season excavations have been in Armenia, Syria, Turkey, Israel and Uzbekistan. He teaches across the spectrum of courses in archaeology including introductory physical anthropology and also serves as Graduate Coordinator.

David Eaton, Ph.D.: University of California, Berkeley (2001); MPH, UC Los Angeles (1991).
Dr. Eaton is a sociocultural anthropologist with interests in medical anthropology, population and life sciences, human ecologies, and narrative and performance. His work focuses mainly on francophone equatorial Africa (especially the two republics of Congo), and on Kiswahili-speaking eastern Africa (especially Tanzania and Kenya).

Jesse Dizard, Ph.D.: UC Berkeley (2003). Before coming to Chico, Jesse worked for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) Division of Subsistence. He was the chief social scientist who set priorities for the State of Alaska's broad research effort to describe all aspects of indigenous hunting and fishing. He supplied data to the state Boards of Fish and Game, natural resource managers, and the public. Jesse was also an adjunct professor of Anthropology at the University of Alaska Southeast, where he taught for the departments of Sociology and Anthropology. Jesse has done research in Fez, Morocco and other Muslim societies.

Georgia Fox, Ph.D.: Texas A&M (1998)
Georgia Fox's interests and specializations include the archaeology of New World colonization and trade, museum and material culture studies, the preservation and conservation of archaeological and ethnographic materials, underwater archaeology and the archaeology of maritime cultures, and historical archaeology. Professor Fox is currently Associate Professor of Anthropology Director of the Heritage Resources Conservation Laboratory, and Co-Director of the Museum Studies Program and the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology. Her geographic areas of study include the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean, Eastern Caribbean, and maritime California.

William Loker, Ph.D.: University of Colorado, Boulder (1986)
A socio-cultural anthropologist with research interests in human ecology, globalization, and cultural evolution, adaptation, and development. Loker has worked in Latin and Central America, as well as in the Amazon basin. He teaches introductory, and applied cultural anthropology and formal research methods, as well as in the Latin American Studies Program.

Turhon A. Murad, Ph.D., DABFA: Indiana University (1975)
A physical/biological anthropologist with academic interests in skeletal biology and human evolution. He has been certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology for his practical experience. In addition to general physical anthropology Murad teaches classes which survey the forensic sciences, various upper division physical anthropology subjects, and specialty laboratory and skeletal biology courses.

Antoinette Martinez, Ph.D.: University of California, Berkeley (1998)
An assistant professor with academic and research interests in North American and California archaeology, historical archaeology, culture contact studies, native women in prehistory/history and archaeofaunal analysis. She teaches a variety of archaeology courses including those that address archaeology and world prehistory, laboratory methods, cataclysmic events in prehistory, zooarchaeology, and archaeological theory.

Stacy B. Schaefer, Ph.D.: UCLA (1990)
A cultural anthropologist/Latin Americanist who specializes in Mesoamerica with research interests in indigenous people, ethnography, ethnobotany, art, symbolism, shamanism, religion, and interpretation and representation in museum exhibitions. Schaefer teaches courses in cultural anthropology and museums studies, and is co-Coordinator of the University's Museum Program as well as Co-Director of the Museum of Anthropology.

Beth Shook, Ph.D.: University of California, Davis (2005)
A physical anthropologist with research interests in human genetics, the genetics of Native American populations, the peopling of the New World, the anthropology of science and human variation.

Charles F. Urbanowicz, Ph.D.: University of Oregon (1972)
A cultural anthropologist by training, with fieldwork in the Polynesian Kingdom of Tonga, Urbanowicz teaches courses in cultural anthropology (including Peoples and Cultures of the Pacific, History of Anthropological Theory and Method, and Introductory Cultural Anthropology). His current research interests include tourism, telecommunications, and the Internet.

P. Willey, Ph.D., DABFA: University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1982)
A physical/biological anthropologist with academic research interests in skeletal biology, and anatomy. In addition to teaching introductory physical anthropology, Willey teaches a wide variety of upper division courses in physical anthropology as well as in his specialty, human osteology.


Adrienne Scott, Museum (530) 898-5397

Shannon Clinkinbeard , Physical Lab (530) 898-4029

Amy Huberland, NEIC (530) 898-6256

Kevin Dalton, Archeology Lab (530) 898-4360

Emeritus Faculty

Beverly Chinas (Emerita) UCLA (1968)
Claire R. Farrer, University of Texas, Austin (1977)
Keith Johnson (Emeritus): UCLA
 Makoto Kowta,  UCLA (1963)
James Myers (Emeritus): UC, Berkeley (1960)
Valene Smith (Emerita): University of Utah (1966)
Tom W. Johnson, (Emeritus): UC, Berkeley (1970)
Charles Urbanowicz (Emeritus): University of Oregon (1972)
Turhon Murad (Emeritus): Indiana University (1975)

Carolyn Heniz (Emerita):