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Dr. Allan Meyers
Professor of Anthropology
Discipline Coordinator of Anthropology

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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Careers in Anthropology

Anthropologists typically become specialists in one or more cultural areas of the world, and their work often requires them to spend varying periods of time in foreign countries. The following are occupations that anthropologists fill:

  • Officers in the U.S. State Department
  • Professors in colleges and universities
  • Specialists in historical preservation
  • Practitioners in public health
  • Researchers in universities, institutes, and agencies
  • Agents of community development in the United States and abroad
  • Teachers in high schools
  • Specialists in multicultural education
  • Project evaluators for diverse institutions
  • Forensic anthropologists

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Physical Anthropology

The Eckerd Experience

Ellie Finkenaur '15, Anthropology and Spanish double major with a minor in Latin American Studies, was the 2015 recipient of the Ken Keeton Award for Cross-Cultural Engagement, the highest honor of the Comparative Cultures Collegium. Her senior thesis explores life history narratives of Maya-speaking women in Yucatan, Mexico. A member of Lambda Alpha and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies, Ellie is currently working for the Ministry of Education in Spain as a Language and Culture Assistant in the province of Galicia.

Life After Eckerd

Eckerd anthropology graduates have an outstanding record of achievement in graduate school, civil service, and multiple career fields. In the last decade, our alumni have entered graduate and professional programs across the country in a variety of disciplines. Learn more.