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Angelo Orona, PhD

Associate Professor, Anthropology
Department Chair
(619) 260-4008

Office: Serra Hall 208

Office Hours: Mon-Wed: 2:15-4:15pm; Tues-Thur: 2:00-3:00pm; and by appointment

Angelo Orona, PhD, focuses his field research on Creole island fisherman of Venezuela. His main area of interest is the ethnology of South American cultures.

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Alana Cordy-Collins

Alana Cordy-Collins, PhD

Professor, Anthropology
Curatorial Director, David W. May American Indian Collection & Gallery
(619) 260-4725

Office: Serra Hall 221

Office Hours: Tues-Thur: 10:40am-1:15pm; or by appointment

Alana Cordy-Collins, PhD, joined the USD faculty in 1980.  She is a professor of Anthropology and director of the David W. May American Indian Collection and Gallery. In the Department of Anthropology, Cordy-Collins offers undergraduate courses in archaeology, shamanism, research, writing, and museology.  Her research focus is the prehistoric cultures of Peru, especially the Lambayeque, Moche, and Chavín-Cupisnique. She is currently most involved in comparative studies of shamanism, especially among Circum-Polar peoples, prehistoric and contemporary. Dr. Cordy-Collins has been awarded two USD University Professorships, one research-based and the other recognition-based.  She designed and organized the university’s American Indian Celebration (2002-2004).

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Jerome Hall, PhD

Associate Professor, Anthropology
(619) 260-7865

Office: Serra Hall 218

Office Hours: TBA; or by appointment

Before coming to USD, Jerome Hall, PhD, was the underwater archaeologist for Puerto Rico and president of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology.  His current research projects include the excavation of a 17th-century northern European merchant shipwreck off the north coast of the Dominican Republic, as well as the documentation and publication of a 1st-century boat recovered from the Sea of Galilee.

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