Associate Professor, Behavior and Social Sciences Department
Phone: 314/961-2660 x7611
Assistant Professor; B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1974; M.A., Washington University, 1976; M.A. Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, 1989; M.A., Washington University, 1991; Ph.D., Washington University, 2000
As an anthropologist, I am very interested in the history of the human relationship with our environment. I teach human ecology in several courses (particularly in Cultural Anthropology, Geography, Peoples and Cultures in Conflict, and my new course Environment, Population and Culture), because I think students need to grasp a longer view of our currently quite troubled relationship with the planet. I am particularly interested in food strategies, industrialization and consumerism, and their consequences.