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History & Anthropology

Faculty & Staff

Our faculty offer more than forty undergraduate and graduate courses each semester. Courses in History, Anthropology, and Geography examine the human experience in all major cultural regions of the world from ancient times to the present.

Department of History and Anthropology
Faculty Works in Progress Seminar Series

This seminar provides a forum for both full time and part time faculty in the Department of History and Anthropology to present their research in progress to the campus community.

Full-time Faculty

Julius O. Adekunle, Ph.D.


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Heidi L. Bludau, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Applied Anthropology;
Career Advising Mentor;
Scholarly interests: Medical anthropology; Business anthropology; Globalization; Migration; Identity

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Melissa A. Brzycki, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor;
Scholarly interests: East Asia, Childhood and Youth, Popular Culture, Gender and Sexuality, Public History, Digital Humanities

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Kenneth L. Campbell, Ph.D.

Scholarly interests: The Beatles, Irish History, British History, European History

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Manuel Chavez, Ph.D.

Director of Philosophy Program

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Veronica M. Davidov, Ph.D.

Associate Professor;
Director of Graduate Program in Anthropology

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Hillary A. DelPrete, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biological Anthropology;
Scholarly interests: Human Variation, secular trend, skeletal change, Evolution

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Maureen Dorment

Senior Lecturer

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Geoffrey G. Fouad, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Geography;
Director of GIS Program;
Scholarly interests: Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Remote Sensing

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William M. Gorman

Scholarly interests: Federal Budget, National Security spending (Homeland Security in particular), United States tax policy, Differing views on Economic regulation

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Adam R. Heinrich, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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Frederick L. McKitrick, Ph.D.

Associate Professor;
Chair, Department of Art & Design

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Brooke A. Nappi, M.A.

Scholarly interests: Cultural Anthropology (U.S.); Gender and Sexuality, Race/Diversity and Inclusion; Education; the Supernatural; Body and Embodiment, Phenomenology

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Katherine J. Parkin, Ph.D.

Jules Plangere, Jr., Endowed Chair in American Social History

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Thomas S. Pearson, Ph.D.


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Maryanne A. Rhett, Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Program in History;
Scholarly interests: Islam, Comics, Nationalism

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Karen Schmelzkopf, Ph.D.

Associate Professor;
Scholarly interests: tourism, urbanization, maps and mapping, human geography

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Richard F. Veit, Ph.D.


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Hettie V. Williams, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in African American History;
Coordinator of Works and Progress Series ;
Coordinator of Monmouth Forum Lecture Series;
Scholarly interests: African American intellectual history, gender in U.S. history, and race studies

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Melissa S. Ziobro, M.A.

Specialist Professor, Public History;
Scholarly interests: Public History (Museums/Archives, Oral History, etc), U.S. History, NJ History

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Associated Faculty