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Department/Faculty News

December 2023

  • Dr. Malorie Albee has another recent publication: "Albee, Malorie E. (2023). Take a load off: skeletal implications of sedentism in the feet of modern body donors. Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health 11(1):485-501." A link to the abstract and full downloadable pdf can be found here.
  • Dr. Malorie Albee has a recent publication: "Albee, M. E. (2023). A test of the New Coimbra method of recording entheseal changes as applied to the foot skeleton. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 1–14." A link to the abstract and full downloadable pdf can be found here.
  • Dr. Alan McEvoy has retired as Department Head after eleven years at NMU. Without the burden of administrative duties he will be enjoying the benefits of visiting with family, traveling, improving his fishing skills, and continuing as a skilled photographer. He and his leadership will be sorely missed, but we expect to see him from time to time, perhaps even teaching a class or two. 
  • Welcome back Dr. Scott Demel from your sabbatical last year! During his sabbatical, Dr. Demel was in the process of writing a book on the Remoteness Factor, life on the frontier, coasts, and islands of the Great Lakes. The book will summarize his archaeological work on Beaver Island, Lake Michigan.
  • We are pleased to welcome professor of Anthropology, Malorie Albee!
  • We are excited that Dr. Meghan McCune has joined us from JCC - which is part of the State University of New York system - and is now her in second year as the new Cultural Anthropologist. A brief bio will follow soon. Stay tuned!
  • Dr. Jane Harris was included in an Alumni Spotlight on the MSUFAL blog (Michigan State University Forensic Anthropology Lab). Check it out here.
  • Dr. Scott Demel was interviewed about AN315 Myth, Mystery, and Fraud class for NMU's North Wind student newspaper. See Instructions on Skeptics: Anthropology Course Teaches Myth and Mystery. Check it out here.

Student News

February 2024

Current Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies (Primary Discipline Anthropology) student Rylee LaLonde has been accepted into a doctoral program in Physical Anthropology at Michigan State University! Congratulations, Rylee!