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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, and the private sector.

As of August 2014, USF has conferred 384 graduate degrees in Applied Anthropology (141 PhD and 243 MA). MA graduates typically obtain jobs in anthropology-related professions, in the private consulting sector, for government programs (often in health-care fields) or in the public sector (museums, teaching, public education, social services etc.). PhD graduates move into academia, research positions for government agencies, or in a variety of other areas.

Alumni can keep in touch via our Facebook and LinkedIn pages. Please use the link at right to send us updated information and 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)

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Sample Positions Held by Recent Master’s Graduates:

  • Research Coordinator, MyCode biobank genomics, Geisinger Health System
  • Historic Sites Specialist, State of Florida
  • Public Health Prevention Service Fellow, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Case Management Support Specialist, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
  • Health Science Specialist, Tampa Veterans Affairs department
  • Research Assistant, Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative, USF Chiles Center
  • Project Manager/Archaeologist, Environmental Corporation of America
  • Sr. Research Program Coordinator II, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
  • Manager, Downtown Bloomsburg, Inc.
  • Academic Advisor, University of South Florida
  • Conference Technician, Virginia Tech U
  • Assistant, Save the Oceans, Feed the World
  • HIV/AIDS surveillance, Pinellas County Health Department
  • Community Health Needs/Hillsborough School District Partnership Coordinator, Florida Hospital Tampa
  • Archaeologist, Brockington and Associates Cultural Resources Consulting, Georgia
  • Museum Program Assistant, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

Sample Positions Held by Recent PhD Graduates:

  • Assistant Professor, Ohio State University
  • Assistant Professor, San Jose State University
  • Assistant Professor, Kuwait University
  • Lecturer, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
  • Assistant Professor, Georgia State University
  • Assistant Professor, CUNY
  • Assistant Professor, Fayetteville State University
  • Senior Consumer Insights Manager, Universal Orlando Resort
  • GS 13 Technical Lead Archeologist, US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Clinical Research Coordinator, University of California San Francisco, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
  • Social Science Project Manager, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Academic Computing Manager for the Social Sciences, Wesleyan University
  • Qualitative Researcher, American Board of Family Medicine
  • Director, Central Regional Center of the Florida Public Archeology Network
  • Cancer Prevention & Control Postdoctoral Fellow, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine & Massey Cancer Center
  • Senior Research Associate, Anthrologica
  • Postdoctoral fellow, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital HSR&D/RR&D Center of Excellence
  • Research Associate, Department of Children's Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, Houston TX