Benjamin Ford, Chair
The Anthropology Department promotes awareness of anthropological knowledge and methods and seeks to further the discipline and its applications to the problems of the contemporary world. Through teaching, research, and involvement in campus and community events and programs, the Anthropology faculty members contribute to the liberal education of IUP students. The anthropology major itself equips students with knowledge and skills needed for full participation in the global environment of the 21st century.
Anthropology emphasizes the study of human biological and cultural diversity within its four subfields: sociocultural anthropology, biological anthropology, linguistic(s) anthropology, and archaeology. All students receive a solid foundation in the discipline of anthropology and tailor their major to specific interests by following one of the two tracks.