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Jenna Domeischel

Title: Blackwater Draw Museum Curator

Office Location: Lea Hall (LH), Room 163
Phone: 575.562.2103
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Website: enmu.academia.edu/JennaDomeischel

Dr. Kerriann Marden

Title: Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Forensic Science, Forensic Science Program Director

Office Location: Art and Anthropology (AA), Room 131
Phone: 575.562.2463
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Website: enmu.academia.edu/KerriannMarden

Dr. John Montgomery

Title: Professor of Anthropology

Office Location: Art and Anthropology (AA), Room 127
Phone: 575.562.2180
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Vitae: Vitae
Website: enmu.academia.edu/JohnMontgomery

Education

  • 1983 University of Colorado, Ph.D. in Anthropology
  • Dissertation: Anasazi Household Economic Autonomy: A Lithic Analysis
  • 1977 Texas Tech University, M. A. in Anthropology
  • Thesis: The Mariposa Site: A Late Prehistoric Site on the Rio Grande Plain of Texas
  • 1974 University of Arizona, B. A. with Distinction in Anthropology

Bio

John arrived at ENMU in 1984 to direct the Agency for Conservation Archaeology and became a faculty member in Anthropology in 1999. From 1985 to 2013 he served as Director of the Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark Archaeological Site and Blackwater Draw Museum. His research interests include historic preservation, Paleoindian archaeology, Plains archaeology, and computer applications in archaeology. He has served on the board of the New Mexico Heritage Preservation Alliance and is an active member of the New Mexico Archaeological Council.

He has published/co-published many major cultural resource management reports as well as numerous peer reviewed journal articles and research reports. In 2006, Dr. Montgomery was selected as the recipient of the ENMU Presidential award for excellence in university service.

In addition to his academic pursuits, John enjoys working with computers, listening to music (all types), and reading.

Research Interests

Research interests include the southern high plains, Paleoindian archaeology, archaeological site stabilization, historical preservation, and cultural resource management.

Dr. Kathy Roler Durand

Title: Professor of Anthropology, Department Chair, Anthropology Graduate Coordinator

Office Location: Art and Anthropology (AA), Room 133
Phone: 575.562.2303
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Vitae: Vitae
Website: enmu.academia.edu/KathyDurandGore

Education

  • Ph.D. in Anthropology, 1999, Arizona State University
  • Dissertation: The Chaco Phenomenon: A Faunal Perspective from the Peripheries
  • M.A. in Anthropology - Bioarchaeology Program, 1992, Arizona State University
  • Thesis: Near Eastern Dental Variation Past and Present
  • B.A. in Anthropology, 1988, Arizona State University

Bio

Kathy Durand began teaching at Eastern New Mexico University in January 1993. She specializes in the analysis of animal and human bones recovered from archaeological excavations. Her fieldwork has ranged from Neolithic sites in Cyprus and Jordan to Chacoan and Hohokam sites in the U.S. Southwest. Kathy is a native of Phoenix, Ariz. In 2008 she was selected as the recipient of the ENMU Presidential

Research Interests

Dr. Gore's current research focuses on evidence of migration across the prehistoric northern Southwest using discrete dental traits on human teeth. She and colleagues have documented a close similarity for discrete dental traits between a sample from Chaco Canyon's Pueblo Bonito and a Pueblo III sample from Aztec Ruin. She also is conducting a long-term study into the ritual use of animals at Chacoan sites in northwest New Mexico. She has studied thousands of animal bones from Aztec, Guadalupe and Salmon Ruins to explore changes in diet and ritual practices through time at these sites.

Barbara Senn

Title: Department Secretary

Office Location: Art and Anthropology (AA), Room 113
Phone: 575.562.2206
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Dr. Heather Smith

Title: Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Office Location: Art and Anthropology (AA), Room 141
Phone: 575.562.2583
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Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • M.A. Anthropology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • B.A. Photocommunications, St. Edward's University at Austin

Erynn Swigonski

Title: Lecturer of Forensic Science

Office Location: Art and Anthropology (AA), Room 113
Phone: 575.562.2206
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