David A. Anderson (UW-L 2008)

Associate Professor
432D Carl Wimberly Hall, (608) 785-6778, fax (608) 785-8486
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2006
Egypt, Eastern North America, Rise of Cultural Complexity, Cultural Resource Management, Computers in Archaeology

Constance Arzigian (UW-L IAS 2011)

Associate Lecturer, Senior Research Associate (MVAC)
Room 110 Archaeology Lab or 332C Carl Wimberly Hall (608) 785-8452
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1993
Prehistoric Economic and Settlement Systems, Human Ecology, Paleoethnobotany

Dr. Kate GrilloKate Grillo (UW-L 2013)- 437G Wimberly; 608-785-6871;
Assistant Professor

Dr. Grillo grew up in rural Virginia, in the tiny town of Onancock on the Chesapeake Bay. She went to the University of Virginia for college and later received a Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis. She began her career as an archaeologist working at two historic sites in Virginia, Jamestown and Monticello, and since then she has had the privilege to conduct research in various countries from Turkmenistan to Tanzania. Her research interests today center on the prehistory of African pastoralism. Her doctoral disserta-tion was an ethnoarchaeological study among Samburu cattle herders in northern Kenya, where she analyzed relationships between material culture, mobility, and pastoralist foodways.

Dr. Jessi Halligan
Jessi Halligan
(UW-L 2013)- 437E Wimberly; 608-785-6773;

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jesse Halligan is a geoarchaeologist, lithicist, and underwater archaeologist who specializes in Paleoindian archaeology (which refers to the cultural period between approximately 15,000 and 10,000 years ago in the Americas). She is especially interested in the peopling of the Americas during the terminal Pleistocene and upon the dramatic climate changes the first Americans faced during the end of continent-wide glaciation. Her dissertation research, which she completed through Texas A&M University in 2012, focused upon the geoarchaeological context of several submerged sinkhole sites in the Aucilla River of northwestern Florida. Numerous sinkholes in this river contain Paleoindian artifacts consisting of well-preserved bone and ivory tools and stone projectile points, including many Clovis points. Previous research confirmed that the river also contained a rich paleoenvironmental record from the terminal Pleistocene, but site formation processes in these underwater sinkholes were not understood, which limited reconstructions of Paleoindian behavior. Therefore, she conducted both underwater and terrestrial excavations to further our understanding of both the people and the local geology. Since then, she has been conducting research at the Page-Ladson site, which is also in the Aucilla River, and potentially is one of the oldest archaeological sites in North America. Her future research will be focused upon discovering and excavating well-preserved Paleoindian sites in Florida and elsewhere and upon answering geoarchaeological questions from sites of all time periods.

Vincent Her (UW-L 2006)

Associate Professor
437I Carl Wimberly Hall, (608) 785-6632, fax (608) 785-8486
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2005
Cultural Anthropology, Anthropology of Religion, Autoethnography, Hmong American Studies

Christine Hippert (UW-L 2007)

Associate Professor
437L Carl Wimberly Hall, (608) 785-6775, fax (608) 785-8486
Ph.D., MPH, University of Pittsburgh, 2007
Latin America, Food and Culture, Identity and International Development, Medical Anthropology, Gender Studies

Dr. Elizabeth PeacockElizabeth Peacock (UW-L 2013)- 437J Wimberly; 608-785-6780; Assistant Professor

Elizabeth A. Peacock received her B.A. in 2000 from the University of Kansas. She received her M.A. in 2003 and Ph.D. in 2011, both from the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Peacock teaches courses in sociolinguistics, postsocialism, youth identities, and ethnographic methods. Her research interests focus on the link between community belonging and social change, and include analyses of public discourses, youth cultural practices, migration and diaspora identities, and gender. Currently, she is examining how nonstandard speech is depicted on Ukrainian transportation posters, and how the Ukrainian "living doll" engages with prior "girl cultures" to create an alternative femininity for young postsocialist women.

Timothy Mc Andrews (UW-L 2001)

437F Carl Wimberly Hall, (608) 785-6774, fax (608) 785-8486
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1998
South American Archaeology, Rise of Complex Societies, Historical Archaeology, and Archaeological Theory

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Emeritus Faculty

Susannah M. Lloyd

Professor Emerita
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 1978
Religion and Magic, Sex Roles, Human-Other Animal Relationships

James L. Theler

Professor Emeritus
336C Carl Wimberly Hall, (608) 785-2356, fax (608) 785-8486
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1983
Subsistence Patterns, Paleoenvironments, Upper Midwest Archaeology

Joseph Tiffany

Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1978
Midwest & Plains Archaeology, Ceramics, Settlement Studies, and Prehistoric Exchange Systems


Adjunct and Research Faculty

Mark Chavalas

Professor, Department of History
403D Carl Wimberly Hall, (608) 785-8360, fax (608) 785-8486
Ph.D., University of California, 1988
Classical and Biblical Archaeology 

Bonnie Jancik

Public Education Coordinator (MVAC) and Adjunct Instructor
Archaeology Lab, (608) 785-6473 
M.E.P.D., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 1991
Public, Teacher, and Precollegiate Education 

Jean Dowiasch

Education and Graphics Specialist (MVAC)
Archaeology Lab, (608) 785-8454
B.S., University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, 1991
Public and Precollegiate Education 

Vicki Twinde-Javner

Research Archaeologist (MVAC) and Adjunct Instructor
Archaeology Lab, (608)785-6475
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1997
Prehistoric and Historic Archaeology, Spatial Analysis, Historic Artifacts

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