People to Know
The following people are available to undergraduate students to help provide guidance and support through the Anthropology major.
Director of Undergraduate Studies: The Director of Undergraduate Studies' primary responsibilities are overseeing and promoting the development of the undergraduate program in anthropology including curriculum development, university wide and community relations, and providing support to the Undergraduate Anthropology Society. For general advising issues, students first point of contact should be the Undergraduate Advisor. However, if a student has a serious problem regarding her/his coursework, needs faculty approval or would like to speak directly with a faculty member they can contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Laura Scheiber is the current Director of Undergraduate Studies. Students should contact Professor Scheiber for an appointment. Her office is located in Student Building 030. You can reach her by email, or phone at (812) 855-6755. Professor Scheiber is available to discuss career options in anthropology, advice about getting into and choosing a graduate school, as well as academic problems or concerns.
Undergraduate Advisor: Jody Ferguson is the Undergraduate Advisor. She can provide students with general information about the anthropology program, major and minor requirements, course transfer procedures, general academic advising questions, and progress toward graduation. The Undergraduate Advisor can also provide students with information regarding field schools, overseas study options, and internship possibilities. If you are interested in becoming an Anthropology major or minor or have questions about how your current Anthropology major is progressing, you should contact the Undergraduate Advisor. The advising office is located in Student Building 055. You may schedule an appointment using the web calendar via StarNet (search for “ferguson”).
Administrative Secretary/Scheduler: Susie Bernhardt is the Administrative Secretary/Scheduling Officer for the Department of Anthropology. She can help you with Registrar room reservations, on-line permissions, questions pertaining to the undergraduate major and minor, course scheduling and registration.