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Meet some of our Alumni!

Paige Doerner in the Adirondacks

Paige Doerner, '12

Anthropology BA at Brockport: Class of 2012
History BS at Brockport: Class of 2012
History MA at Brockport: Class of 2013

Paige is currently working as the Marketing Assistant at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, NY. 

Find out more about Paige and her experience as an anthropology major.

Geoffrey Hedges in Petra 2013

Geoffrey Hedges, '13

Anthropology BA at Brockport: Class of 2013

Geoff is now working on a Ph.D. at The University of Buffalo in Environmental Archaeology.

Learn more about Geoff and what he is doing now!

Angie D'Agostino Excavating in Greece

Angie D'Agostino, '11

Anthropology BA at Brockport: Class of 2011

Angie is currently working for Cornerstone Eye Associates as an Ophthalmic Technician.

Learn more about Angie, her experiences in anthropology and what she is doing now.



Shauna seeing the sites in Belize

Shauna Strand, '13

Anthropology Honors BA at Brockport: Class of 2013

Shauna worked for Independent Nursing Care as a home health aide for 9 months and is now training to be a microscopist at EMSL Analytical Inc. in Buffalo.

Find out more about Shauna and her experience as an anthropology major.

David at Graduation party

David Lanni, '13

Anthropology B.S./ Museum studies and Public History minor at Brockort: Class of 2013

Volunteer Intern at Rochester Museum and Science Center

See what David thought about his time at Brockport and what his future plans are. 

Caitlin on an Excavation in Jordan 2010

Caitlin Moore, '10

Anthropology BA at Brockport: Class of 2010

Caitlin Moore graduated from the College in August 2010 but the learning didn't stop at graduation. Two months later, she was excavating ruins in Jordan on an archaeological field school.

Learn more about Caitlin and her Jordan adventures!



The anthropology major and minor provide solid preparation for postgraduate training and careers in a number of fields, among them archaeology, applied anthropology, museum work, conservation, education, forensic science, law, health/medicine, international business, marketing, human services, tourism and other fields that require an understanding of cultural diversity and human adaptability.

The skills Anthropology students gain in observing and recording human behavior, interviewing, constructing of survey instruments, and scientific analysis are invaluable in many career fields. Corporate anthropology, which draws upon anthropological fieldwork skills to research consumer behavior, is a recent and growing field.

Some more of our recent alumni and what they are doing:

Madalyn Padalino working at Petra, Jordan  Katherine Drake on a donkey at Petra, Jordan    Amanda Foley at the Emily Knapp museum

Madalyn Padalino, '12

Matti recently finished her
Masters degree in Environmental
Archaeology and Paleoeconomy
At the University of Sheffield, UK

Katherine Drake, '12

Katherine is currently working on a
Masters degree in biological
anthropology at East Carolina

Amanda Foley, '13

Amanda started graduate studies in Anthropology at Ohio State University. She is focused on archaeobotany and will be presenting a conference paper with Dr. Ramsay at an International meeting in Baltimore in the Fall of 2013.

Irene Ketonen, ‘05 Kevin Palotti, ‘05 Jeremy Deuel, ‘02
Elissa Krowe, ‘06 Mary Koegel, '05

The following websites provide more information on careers in Anthropology:


We're eager to hear from our alumni and learn what you are doing.
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Last Updated 5/28/14


Professor Neal Keating participated in an Expert Meeting on peace sustainability at Columbia University on October 23, organized through the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity, part of the Earth Institute at Columbia. The expert meeting was convened to discuss and examine the design of a new approach to modeling sustainable peace systems at local to global scales, that makes use of non-linear systems of causality that are grounded in temporalities of historical memory, future expectations, and the current existence of conflict resolution mechanisms and peace-promoting practices.

Dr. Zinni's book project, “A Palimpsest of Place: Technologies of Memory, Landscape, and Folklife in Western New York,” has been selected by the University of Illinois Press for the 2015 Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World workshop, a collaborative publishing initiative of the University of Illinois Press, the University Press of Mississippi, and the University of Wisconsin Press, in conjunction with the American Folklore Society and with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Dr. Zinni was honored in 2015 faculty/staff recognition program by Office of Special Disabilities (OSD) for assisting and contributing to our students with disabilities.

Dr. Ramsay published an article: Ramsay, J.H. and Eger, A. 2015. Analysis of Archaeobotanical Material from the Tupras Field project of the Kinet Höyük Excavations. Journal of Islamic Archaeology 2 (1): 35-50.

Dr. Feldman was recently on the Coy Barefoot Show (two 30-minute radio shows) in May and June 2015:
The Coy Barefoot Show, 107.5 FM (Charlottesville, VA), 2015 (two 30-minute shows on “Same Sex Marriage” and “Baltimore, the Police, and African Americans”).