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USF's Top Social Work Educator - Iraida V. Carrion - Anthropology Alumni


Over the past four decades, the Department of Anthropology has successfully transformed hundreds of B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. students into valued alumni.These graduates have gone on to successful careers in academia, public service, the private sector and many other venues. Below are examples of the career paths chosen by some of our M.A. and Ph.D graduates. We would love to hear from more of you -- and we would especially like to hear from B.A. graduates, both recent and long-standing. Please use the link at right to send us your information and allow us to feature your accomplishments as an inspiration for current students!

Alumni Videos!

To see video interviews with some of our alumni, please click on the links below:

Jonathan Gayles, Ph.D. (2004)
Elgin Klugh, Ph.D. (2004)
Donna Romeo, Ph.D. (1998)
Jon Poehlman, Ph.D. (2004)
Brent Stoffle, Ph.D. (2002)
John Stone, Ph.D. (2002)

Alumni Contact Update

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Ph.D. Alumni:

Amina Alio (Ph.D. 1999) Senior Vice President for Research, Council on African American Affairs

Brenda Anthony-Davis (Ph.D. 1992) Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Radford University

Joan F. Bezon (Ph.D. 1992) Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of South Florida

Iraida Carrion (Ph.D. 2007) Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of South Florida

Lori Collins (Ph.D. 2007) Instructor and Undergraduate Advisor, Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida

David L. Driscoll (Ph.D. 1999) Research Health Analyst, Research Triangle Institute

Travis Doering (Ph.D. 2007) Courtesy Assistant Professor, University of South Florida

Maria Claude Duque (Ph.D. 2004) Faculty, School of Nuring, Pontificia Universidad, Javeriana, Bogotá, Columbia

Jonathan Gayles (Ph.D. 2004) Assistant Professor, Department of African American Studies, Georgia State University

Marcela GutiƩrrez-Mayka (Ph.D. 1991) Project Director, OMG Center for Collaborative Learning

Sharon Hodges (Ph.D. 1997) Research Associate, Department of Child and Family Studies, Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida

Pamela M. Husting (Ph.D. 1991) Director of Nursing Education and Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center

Cecilia M. Jevitt (Ph.D. 1991) Assistant Professor, Midwifery and Nursing, University of South Florida

Barbara Kranendonk (Ph.D. 1996) Director, Center for Career and Personal Counseling, Eckerd College

Elgin L. Klugh (Ph.D. 2004, M.A. 1999) Assistant Professor, Social Sciences Department, Coppin State University

Luca Lai (Ph.D. 2008) Teacher, Tortoli', Sardinia

Rosemarie Lamm (Ph.D. 1997) Instructor, Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, USF-Lakeland

Cheryl A. Levine (Ph.D. 2004) Social Science Analyst, Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Yolanda Martinez, (Ph.D. 1997, M.A. 1991) Lead Evaluator/Researcher, Centers for Disease Control

Sharon G. Miller (Ph.D. 1993) Faculty, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, College of Medicine, University of South Florida

Patricia Miller-Shaivitz (Ph.D. 1996) Professor of Anthropology/Sociology, Palm Beach Community College

Elizabeth A. Onjoro (Ph.D. 2001) Designated Federal Official, Presidential Advisory Council on AIDS/HIV, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Evelyn N. Phillips (Ph.D. 1994) Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Central Connecticut State University

Jon Poehlman (Ph.D. 2004) Health Researcher, RTI International, North Carolina

Nancy Redfern-Vance (Ph.D. 1999) Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Florida A & M University

Cheryl R. Rodriguez (Ph.D. 1993) Associate Professor, Department of Africana Studies and Interim Director, Institute for Black Life, University of South Florida

Donna Romeo (Ph.D. 1998) Corporate Anthropologist, J. C. Penney

Deborah Rosenberg (Ph.D. 1999) Project Manager, James A. Haley Veterans Administration Hospital

Judith Rosenberg (Ph.D. 2002) Coordinator, Academic Support and Accommodations for Students with Disabilities, University of South Florida

Nancy C. Ross (Ph.D. 1991) Chair/Director and Dana Professor, Department of Nursing, University of Tampa

Diego Salazar (Ph.D. 1993) Faculty, Public Health, University of Chile-Santiago

Angela E. Scoggin (Ph.D. 1993) Professor, Occupational Therapy Program, College of Health Sciences and Human Services, University of Texas-Pan American

Brent W. Stoffle (Ph.D. 2002) Applied Anthropologist, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Geraldine Tierney (Ph.D. 1991) Professor, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Webster University

Judith Vitucci (Ph.D. 1999) Director, Early Intervention Program, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital of Tampa

Beverly G. Ward (Ph.D. 2001) Senior Research Associate, Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida

Honggang Yang (Ph.D. 1991) Dean of the Graduate School of Humanities & Social Sciences and Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Nova Southeastern University

M.A. Alumni:

Abigail Alexander (M.A. 2005) Program Coordinator, Florida Center for Survivors of Torture, Miami

Kelly S. Hockersmith (M.A. 2004) Archaeologist, TRC, Nashville

Marion Almy (M.A. 1976) Co-Owner, Archaeological Consultants, Inc., Sarasota, Florida

Marie J. Archambeault (M.A. 2004) Project Archeologist and Jr. Principal Investigator, Horizon Environmental Services, Inc.

Rochelle Baccari (M.A. 1991) Program Coordinator, Employer Child Care Connection, Inc.

George Ballo (M.A. 1986) Archaeologist with Florida Department of Transportation

Glenn Brown (M.A. 1998) Program Manager, Early School Success Program, Children's Board of Hillsborough County, Florida

Joan Deming (M.A. 1976) Co-Owner, Archaeological Consultants, Inc., Sarasota, Florida

Tray G. Earnest (M.A. 2004), Staff Archaeologist, Garlick Environmental, Inc.

Amy Howie Haile (M.A. 2000) School Readiness Initiatives Project Manager, Childrens's Board of Hillsborough County

Kelly Hockersmith (M.A. 2004) Federal Archaeologist, Fort Riley, Kansas

Lee Hutchinson-Neff (M.A. 1990) Senior Archaeologist, Archaeological Consultants, Inc.

Judith M. Illyes (M.A. 1992) Drug Abuse Prevention Specialist, Hillsborough County

Jennifer Kelly (M.A. 2005) Laboratory Manager, Coastal Environments, Inc.

Lisa Mathai (M.A. 1993) Environmental Anthropologist, Neptune Co., Los Alamos National Laboratories

Scott E. Mitchell (M.A. 1996) Director, Silver River Museum and Environmental Education Center, Silver River State Park and Marion County Public Schools

Colin Nelson (M.A. 2007) Research Associate, AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), Tampa, Florida

Brian T. Parker (M.A. 1994) President, Florida Archaeological Consulting, Inc.

Shannon Peck (M.A. 2006) High School Teacher, Hillsborough County, Florida

Anna M. Prentiss (M.A. 1986) Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Montana

Nelson D. Rodriguez (M.A. 2004) Project Archaeologist, Archaeological Consultants, Inc.

Dana Ste. Claire (M.A. 1983) National Director of Museums for Historic Tours of America, Inc.

Jeffrey J. Schlotter (M.A. 1991) Planner/Anthropologist, H. W. Lochner, Inc.

Terence L. Simpson (M.A. 1996) Staff Archaeologist, Archaeological Consultants, Inc.

Courtney Spillane (M.A. 2007) Historic Preservation Planner, City of Houston

Shelia Stewart (M.A. 1998) Staff Archaeologist, Pan-American Consultants, Inc.

Alayne Unterberger (M.A. 1993) Research Faculty Associate, College of Public Health, University of South Florida

Barbara A. Vargo (M.A. 2004). Cultural Resources Specialist, AMEC Earth & Environmental

Amber J. Yuellig (M.A. 2007) Archaeological Laboratory Manager, Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Seminole Tribe of Florida