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Meet the Professors

Wendy Brown
Instructor, Anthropology/Sociology

Teaching full time at CLC since: 1999.

Other professional experience:  In 2008, Professor Brown received a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship and studied for five weeks in India, where her research focused on peace studies, nonviolence and global sustainability. Professor Brown has traveled throughout the world doing archaeological digs. For 10 years, she helped coordinate digs in Belize for CLC students, not only unearthing relics of the past but bringing back personal stories that enhance her classroom teaching.

Education: B.A., Northern Illinois University; M.A., Temple University; M.S., University of Leicester, England.

Scott Palumbo
Instructor, Anthropology

Specialties:  Archaeology.

Teaching full time at CLC since: 2010; previously, he taught at the University of Pittsburgh and Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota.

Subjects taught at CLC: Archaeology, introductory anthropology, cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, forensic anthropology, archaeological field school (field and lab methods).

Other professional experience: Principal investigator on archaeological projects in Panama, Costa Rica and Illinois; also has archaeological experience in Peru, New England and Florida; edited the 2014 bilingual volume “Multiscalar Approaches to Studying Social Organization and Change and has authored several journal articles and book chapters; some of these are co-authored with his students; periodically runs a volunteer archaeology program in coordination with the Lake County Forest Preserve District.

Education: B.A., University of Connecticut; M.A., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh.

What inspires me about my field: I’m inspired by the ability to pursue fascinating questions while alternating my research between colleges, libraries, museums and the field. Along the way, you get to travel to wonderful places, experience different cultures and meet truly fascinating people.