What is your current job title and responsibilities?
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, College of Sciences. Much of my work is research related, i.e., conducting anthropological fieldwork in Europe, writing articles and revising my book based on past research, as well as preparing grant proposals. An important and enjoyable part of my work is teaching and mentoring students, both undergraduate and graduate.
What is your history at UCF? (past job titles, responsibilities)
I accepted a tenure-track position at UCF in 2008. From the start, I was hired to replace Dr. Allyn Stearman, who was retiring, and therefore teach applied anthropology, both the undergraduate course and the graduate seminar. I also teach cultural medical anthropology. Teaching these areas of anthropology is particularly rewording because my students conduct service-learning in our local communities as part of these classes.