Affiliate faculty

Gerad M. Smith

Affiliate Assistant Professor; Ph.D. (anthropology) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2020; Project Archaeologist, Brice Environmental Services Corporation;Traditional Dene Place Name analysis, Lithic Analysis, Taphonomy, Subarctic and Arctic archaeology, Non-linear Complexity Modeling, Human Behavioral Ecology, Site Structure and Intersite Variability, GIS, Ichnological analysis, Photomodeling, Traditional Ecological Knowlege, NHPA (Section 106), AHPA, and NEPA Compliance.

Holly J. McKinney

Affiliate Research Professor; Ph.D. (anthropology) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2013; Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) Cultural Resource Specialist; Faunal, Taphonomic, Lithic, and Stable Isotopic Analyses; Fisheries; Subarctic, Arctic, and Pacific Northwest Coast Archaeology; Excavation Methods; Multivariate Statistical Analyses; Human Behavioral Ecology; NHPA (Section 106), AHPA, and NEPA Compliance. 

Jamie Clark

Affiliate Professor of Anthropology; Ph.D. (paleoecology) University of Michigan, 2009. Paleolithic archaeology, modern human origins, hunter-gatherer lifeways, zooarchaeology. Southern Africa and the Near East.  

Nancy Bigelow

Affiliate Research Professor; Ph.D. (paleoecology) University of Alaska Fairbanks,1997. Research Associate, Alaska Quaternary Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks. Quaternary paleoecology, palynology, Beringian environments

Courtney Carothers

Assistant Professor of Fisheries; Ph.D. (anthropology) University of Washington, 2008. Environmental anthropology, political ecology, marine policy, fishing communities.

Carrin Halffman

Affiliate Research Assistant Professor, Ph.D. (anthropology). University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2009. Biological anthropology, bone stable isotope analysis, past human diet, archaeological toxicology, Arctic and sub-Arctic populations.
Email: cmhalffman @

Anne M. Jensen

Affiliate Research Assistant Professor. Ph.D. (anthropology), Bryn Mawr College, 2009. Long-term ecodynamics of socio-natural systems in Arctic and subarctic environments, coastal adaptations, global change effects on the archaeological and paleoecological record, zooarchaeology, community archaeology

Patty A. Gray

Affiliate Associate Professor; Ph.D. (cultural anthropology), University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1998. Political and economic anthropology, social movements, transformation in post-Soviet rural communities, reindeer herding systems; rural European Russia, Russian Far North, Alaska.

Charles E. Holmes

Affiliate Research Professor; Ph.D. (anthropology) Washington State University, 1984. Beringian archaeology, Subarctic cultural adaptations, Athabascan archaeology, lithic analysis.
Email: charles.holmes @

Amber Lincoln

Curator: Americas, British Museum, London. Ph.D. (Anthropology), University of Aberdeen, 2011. Northern anthropology, material culture, ethnohistory and phenomenology.

David Alexander Lukaszek

Affiliate Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Ph.D. (Anthropology) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2017. Biological Anthropology, Osteology, Biomechanics, Evolutionary Theory, Fossil Hominins, Taxonomy, and Epistemology.
Phone: 716-359-1204

Michael Koskey

Assistant Professor of Alaska Native Studies, Ph.D. (anthropology) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2003. Office: 307 Brooks Bldg.
Phone: 907-474-6604
E-mail: mike.koskey @

Robin O. Mills

Affiliate Assistant Professor; Ph.D. (anthropology), University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1998. Fairbanks District Archaeologist, Bureau of Land Management. Historical archaeology, mining history, cultural resource management.

Richard Nelson

Affiliate Research Professor; Ph.D. (anthropology), University of California, Santa Barbara. Indigenous cultures of Alaska, author and natural historian.

Diane O’Brien

Assistant Associate Professor, Institute for Arctic Biology/Department of Biology and Wildlife. Ph.D. (ecology and evolutionary biology), Princeton University, 1998. Stable isotope ecology, nutritional physiology of insects; understanding patterns of stable isotope variation among biological compounds.

Rosemarie Plaetke

Affiliate Associate Professor; Ph.D. (statistical genetics), Free University Berlin, Germany 1986. Human genetics - focus on type 2 diabetes and complications, genetic epidemiology - focus on statistics and bioinformatics , genetics of behavior - focus on development of phenotypes for genetic studies, biostatistics.
Phone: 907-750-5375
Email: rplaetke @

Kerrie-Ann Shannon

Affiliate Assistant Research Professor; Ph.D. (anthropology), University of Aberdeen, Northern anthropology.

William Schneider

Emeritus Professor of Library Science; Ph.D. (anthropology) Bryn Mawr College, 1976.
Phone: 907-474-5355.

Anne D. Shinkwin

Affiliate Professor; Ph.D. (anthropology), University of Wisconsin, 1975. Northern anthropology.