Faculty Contact & Bio Information

Full-time Faculty

Jessica Craig (505) 224-4000 ext. 50322


Jessica CraigI am a Maya archaeologist by training, but really enjoy teaching and learning about all aspects of anthropology. My graduate research focused on ancient Maya ritual behavior at the site of San Bartolo in Guatemala. My current research takes me down to Belize every January, where I continue to investigate the ancient Maya (and sometimes I even make it to the beach). My husband and I have two kids, two dogs, and a bearded dragon named Steve. I love hiking and scary movies and cheese. 

Sue Ruth (505) 224-4000 ext. 50277

Sue RuthMy interests are focused on stone tools of the last ice age, especially the tools that women used to process hides. I enjoy experimental archaeology, re-creating past technologies to understand how and why people created tools. In my classes, students try experimental archaeology by making pottery, chipping stone tools, throwing spears, and making fire, to get a sense of the knowledge and creativity of ancient peoples. As an archaeologist, I have participated in archaeological work in the American Southwest, Rome, Portugal, and Sweden. Aside from archaeology, I’m interested in people’s relationships with animals, both wild and domesticated, with a particular focus on primates. More recently, I’ve become interested in the impacts of animal conservation and tourism on indigenous peoples, especially in the Amazon.

Part-time Faculty

Amanda Busby (505) 224-4000 ext. 50432
Jocelyn Dehaas (505) 224-4000 ext. 50449
Shimaa Dessouky (505) 224-4000 ext. 53481



Shimaa DessoukyI love what I do, and I do what I love. Join us. Let’s explore what it means to be human.  P.S. I bring snacks.   

Benjamin Emery (505) 224-4000 ext. 50725
Caroline Gabe (505) 224-4000 ext. 53559


Caroline GabeMy specialty is historic archaeology, but I love teaching all aspects of anthropology. My dissertation explored the group identity of seventeenth-century New Mexico Spanish colonists through museum collections. I have also done research throughout the southwest and up into the Rockies, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and even Belize and Ireland. While I grew up in mid-Michigan, New Mexico has been my home for almost 15 years. I have come to love the mountains, open skies, desert (well, sometimes desert), and the people here. Along with teaching and research, I am a mom to four kids (a 7-year-old boy, a 5-year-old girl, and a set of 2-year-old twins). They definitely keep my hands full. In my “spare” time, I try to get out camping or hiking, play soccer weekly, fit in some yoga or Zumba, or read a book. Most days you will find me at the local Zoo or Aquarium, just trying to tire out my kiddos before myself. 

Shepherd Jenks (505) 224-4000 ext. 50010
James Lally (505) 224-4000 ext. 50683
Tanya Mueller (505) 224-4000 ext. 53624
Donna Rosh (505) 224-4000 ext. 52297

Donna RoshMy name is Donna Rosh and I'm a cultural anthropologist. I’m originally from the Pittsburgh area (Go Steelers! – or “Stillers” as we say in the Burgh). I received my PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. My area of interest is Native North America. I'm also interested in religion, culture change, cultural ecology, and linguistics. I did my fieldwork in the Navajo Nation at Ganado, Arizona. My two sons accompanied me and we lived there for four years. I returned off and on for another three years and visit as often as possible.  It’s one of my two favorite places. Pittsburgh is the other one. I’ve also done some research among the Ojibwe and Dakota, and in Krakow, Poland. For fun, I like to travel, hike, read, garden, and teach and do anthropology.