Welcome to the Department of
Anthropology, Geography and Sociology
This diverse department offers programs of study in anthropology, geography, sociology and sustainable community development. Our curriculum is designed to produce graduates who can succeed academically and professionally through the abilities to reason, gather information, communicate, solve problems and adapt to dynamic environments.
DR. CECIL ANALYZES HISTORY THROUGH POTTERY
Backed by a multiyear National Science Foundation grant, Dr. Leslie G. Cecil researched Mayan pottery from Mexico, Belize and Guatemala to determine if ritual pottery or the ideas surrounding the pottery were being exchanged. As a result, she created a publicly accessible database of pottery with more than 1,500 samples.
Dr. Leslie G. Cecil, Professor
LINKING CLASSROOMS: PROFESSOR PUTS RESEARCH INTO PRACTICE
Dr. John C. Pruit, SFA assistant professor of sociology, studies the long-lasting lessons preschool teaches students. Studying education and preschool teachers in particular has influenced Pruit's own teaching style. Through his research, he has realized that preschool teachers both teach and care for their students, which is something he tries to achieve in his own interactions with college students.
Recently, Pruit received the Teaching Excellence Award for being an outstanding faculty member in the College of Liberal and Applied Arts.
Dr. John C. Pruit
ALUMNUS OCRAN SOLANO WINS SOCIOLOGY AWARD
Solano was awarded the 2017-18 M.B. Wade Outstanding Sociology Graduate Award, which is given annually to recognize an outstanding sociology graduate. Solano is currently working with international clientele, using multiple languages, as a travel professional.
Ocran Solano, Class of 2018
ALUMNUS MICHAEL ZERINGUE WINS GEOGRAPHY AWARD
Zeringue was awarded the 2017-18 William T. Chambers Outstanding Geography Graduate Award, which is given annually to recognize an outstanding geography graduate. Zeringue is pursuing his goal of being an engineering officer in the U.S. Army. He aspires to obtain a master’s degree in the engineering field.
Michael Zerinque, Class of 2018
From assisting with the installation of museum-quality exhibits to cleaning up historic cemeteries, Lumberjacks have access to unique hands-on experiences that bring anthropology to life.
Meet Our Students
As a freshman, Kaitlin became the youngest presenter at the 2018 American Association of Geographers annual conference. Her presentation on the Chin immigrant group earned her an honorable mention from Supporting Women in Geography.
“It was a wonderful opportunity to be in the Applied Skills Internship. We learned so much from our internship and from Mr. Edgar.”
Randy K. George
Randy participated in a rewarding summer internship with the nonprofit Neighborhood STRONG. He assisted in its mission to identify and refurbish housing for qualifying families in Lufkin.
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Nacogdoches, Texas 75962
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