Dr. Brendon Asher
Title: Assistant Professor of Anthropology/Director Blackwater Draw
Office Location: Art and Anthropology (AA), Room 125
- 2015 Ph.D.
- University of Kansas
From the Continental Divide to the Plains-Woodland Border: Clovis and Folsom/Midland Land Use and Lithic Procurement
Dr. Everett Frost
Title: Professor Emeritus, President Emeritus
Office Location: Art and Anthropology (AA), Room 117
Title: BWD Museum Collections Manager
Office Location: Lea Hall (LH), Room 163
Dr. John Montgomery
Title: Professor of Anthropology
Office Location: Art and Anthropology (AA), Room 127
- 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
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 include the southern high plains, Paleoindian archaeology, archaeological site stabilization, historical preservation, and cultural resource management.
Title: Administrative Assistant
Office Location: Art and Anthropology (AA), Room 113
Dr. Erik Stanley
Title: Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Office Location: Art and Anthropology (AA), Room 135
- 2015 PhD University of Virginia, Department of Anthropology
- 2005 MA Florida State University, Department of Anthropology
- 2003 BA University of Central Florida, Department of Anthropology
Dr. Stanley is currently accepting graduate students (MA) in cultural anthropology who are interested in ethnographic projects on...
- Native Americans of New Mexico
- Water use and attitudes towards conservation in NM
- Climate Change in NM
- The anthropology of science fiction and fantasy
- Relationships between religion and economy
- Contemporary Maya populations of Belize
- Alternative communities, Outdoor Adventurers
Dr. Robert Stokes
Title: Assistant Professor of Anthropology,Dept. Chair, Director of the Agency for Conservation Archaeology
Office Location: Art and Anthropology (AA), Room 139
- Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Oklahoma, 2003
- M.A. in Anthropology, Eastern New Mexico University, 1995
- B.A. in Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh, 1990
Dr. Stokes has been practicing archaeology since 1988, much of which was cultural resource management focused. He has participated in projects in New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma, Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina spanning the early Prehistoric to modern Historic periods. After graduating with his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma, he spent 14 years working as a principal investigator with firms in Phoenix and Tucson, then 4.5 years as the New Mexico State Parks archaeologist in Santa Fe. As a result, he maintains research interests covering the Prehistoric and Historic periods, but focuses on the American Southwest.
Dr. Stokes focuses his research in the southern American Southwest, primarily the Mogollon and Hohokam cultures of the Pithouse and Pueblo periods. His research interests include community and household interactions, settlement pattern studies, development of forms of social control, ceramic analysis, and historical archaeology, including the Spanish Colonial and early Euroamerican periods. His dissertation research was a study of the development of land tenure systems in the Mimbres-Mogollon area as a strategy for avoiding potential interpersonal and social conflict and stress during the Classic (Pueblo) period. Recent research includes excavations focusing on Mimbres Classic period ceremonial structures, ceramic analysis for UNLV's multi-year Harris Site field schools in the Mimbres Valley and an upcoming ceramic analysis project of Mimbres painted pottery from the Lake Roberts Vista site, studies of the effects of inundation on an El Paso phase Jornada-Mogollon adobe pueblo, and the Jornada-Mogollon/Manso transition during the early Spanish Colonial period in the lower Rio Grande Valley.