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  • Meet the Faculty & Staff

Anthropology & Earth Science

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  • Meet the Faculty & Staff

  • Colson, Russell
    Faculty
    Anthropology and Earth Science Department

    Office: KH 201
    Phone: 218.477.5832
    Email: colson@mnstate.edu
    Web Site: web.mnstate.edu/colson
    Professor of Geology; Ph.D., Geological Sciences, University of Tennessee; Areas of Interest: Earth science education, experimental petrology, planetary science, and geochemistry

  • Dalan, Rinita
    Faculty, Anthropology
    Anthropology and Earth Science Department

    Office: KH 104
    Phone: 218.477.5900
    Email: dalanri@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:
    Chair and Professor of Anthropology; Ph.D., Ancient Studies, University of Minnesota; Areas of Interest: Geophysical applications, soil magnetism, landscape archaeology, geoarchaeology, human-environment interactions

  • Gooding, Erik
    Faculty, Anthropology
    Anthropology and Earth Science Department

    Office: KH 212
    Phone: 218.477.4044
    Email: gooding@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:
    Associate Professor of Anthropology; Ph.D., Anthropology, Indiana University; Areas of Interest: Anthropology of the arts (dance, music, and verbal arts), ethnohistory, visual anthropology, ethnomusicology, American Indians of the Great Plains and Prairies (Lakota, Dakota, Assiniboine, and Stoney) and the Great Lakes (Meskwaki)

  • Holley, George
    Faculty, Anthropology
    Anthropology and Earth Science Department

    Office: KH 230
    Phone: 218.477.2680
    Email: holley@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:
    Professor of Anthropology; Ph.D., Anthropology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale; Areas of Interest: Archaeology, ceramic analysis, late prehistory, Eastern United States and Plains, and Mesoamerica; Building prehistoric ceramic sequences in southeastern North Dakota and Western Minnesota

  • Leonard, Karl
    Faculty
    Anthropology and Earth Science Department

    Office: KH 204
    Phone: 218.477.2682
    Email: leonardk@mnstate.edu
    Web Site: web.mnstate.edu/leonard
    Associate Professor of Geology; Ph.D., Geology, Indiana University; Areas of Interest: Sequence stratigraphy, paleoecology and taphonomy, science education

  • Michlovic, Michael
    Faculty, Anthropology
    Anthropology and Earth Science Department

    Office: KH 234
    Phone: 218.477.2035
    Email: michlovc@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:
    Professor of Anthropology; Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Illinois; Areas of Interest: Archaeology of the northern Plains and Upper Midwest, folk and alternative archaeology, archaeological methods, history and theory of archaeology

  • Roberts, Bruce
    Faculty, Anthropology
    Anthropology and Earth Science Department

    Office: KH 213
    Phone: 218.477.2043
    Email: robertsb@mnstate.edu
    Web Site: web.mnstate.edu/robertsb
    Professor of Anthropology; Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh; Areas of Interest: Ecological anthropology, medical anthropology, economic development and culture change, migration, tourism, Sub-Saharan Africa (Kenya, Tanzania), South Asia (India)

  • Sando, Paul
    Faculty
    Anthropology and Earth Science Department

    Office: KH 210
    Phone: 218.477.2241
    Email: psando@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:
    Associate Professor of Geography; Ph.D., Economic Geography, Indiana State University; Areas of Interest: Agriculture, railroad and transportation logistics, Latvia and the Baltic Region, Russia and Eastern Europe, geographic information systems, rural America, architecture and American homes, and teacher preparation

  • Stueve, Kirk
    Faculty
    Anthropology and Earth Science Department

    Office: KH 103
    Phone: 218.477.4217
    Email: kirk.stueve@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:

  • Lepper, Jennifer
    Adjunct Faculty
    Anthropology and Earth Science Department

    Office: KH 202
    Phone:
    Email: jennifer.lepper@mnstate.edu
    Web Site: