Anthropology and Applied Archaeology Faculty and Staff Details

Dr. Regina Aragon

Title: Professor, Mathematics, Interim Department Chair, Anthropology

Office Location: Jack Williamson Liberal Arts (JWLA), Room 211C
Phone: 575.562.2328
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Brendon Asher

Title: Assistant Professor of Anthropology/Director Blackwater Draw

Office Location: Art and Anthropology (AA), Room 125
Phone: 575.562.2910
Email: [email protected]


  • 2015 Ph.D.
  • Anthropology
  • University of Kansas

Research Interests


From the Continental Divide to the Plains-Woodland Border: Clovis and Folsom/Midland Land Use and Lithic Procurement

Kylie Colvill

Title: Collections Specialist, Blackwater Draw Museum

Office Location: Lea Hall (LH), Room 164A
Phone: 575.562.2128
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Everett Frost

Title: Professor Emeritus, President Emeritus

Office Location: Art and Anthropology (AA), Room 117
Phone: 575.562.2883
Email: [email protected]

Taylor McCoy

Title: BWD Museum Collections Manager

Office Location: Lea Hall (LH), Room 163
Phone: 575.562.2103
Email: [email protected]

Dr. John Montgomery

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

Office Location: Administration Building (ADM), Room 101
Phone: 575.562.4002
Email: [email protected]
Vitae: Vitae


  • 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

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

Barbara Senn

Title: Administrative Assistant

Office Location: Art and Anthropology (AA), Room 113
Phone: 575.562.2206
Email: bar[email protected]

Dr. Erik Stanley

Title: Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Office Location: Art and Anthropology (AA), Room 135
Phone: 575.562.2322
Email: [email protected]
Vitae: Vitae


  • 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

Research Interests

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. Cristina Tica

Title: Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Office Location: Art and Anthropology (AA), Room 131
Phone: 575.562.2463
Email: [email protected]