The Anthropology Department has produced a number of graduates who have pursued careers both in and outside of the Western New York area. We have listed the current career details of a select number Anthropology Department alumni below:
Bill Cleary, 1969 & 1973, founded Cleary & Partners, a consulting firm following a long marketing career with Apple Computer, International Solutions and CKS Group. He and his family live in California.
Ned Librock, 1975, is Vice President, Sales and Marketing, for Columbus McKinnon Corporation. He and his family live in Amherst and his son is attending Buffalo State.
Jay Cohen, 1976, is a professional archaeologist and lives in Manhattan.
Sam Corallo, 1977, is in the nuclear clean up business doing government engineering contract work. He is working on a book on philosophy.
Don Manchester, 1977, lives in Rochester, where he works for a company which produces contact lenses. He worked for ten years at the Rochester Museum and Science Center as an archaeologist.
Craig Centrie, 1977, is director of El Museo de Francisco Oller y Diego Rivera in Buffalo, New York.
Chuck VanDrei, 1977, works at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Albany.
Robert Hanley, 1989, received his M.A. in anthropology from SUNY Albany and was recently promoted to the position of Senior Archaeologist at Panamerican Consultants, Inc., Cheektowaga, NY, doing cultural resource management.
Nancy Raynor Herter, 1989, completed her Ph.D. in anthropology at SUNY Buffalo in 2001 and is currently working in Albany at the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. She and her husband Ken have a son.
Todd Harrington, 1990, is an associate of Commonwealth Cultural Resources Group, Inc., Jackson, Michigan, doing cultural resource management.
Ikram Hussein, 1992, is administrative assistant to the director, Institute of African Studies, Columbia University, New York. She is the editor of Teenage Refugees from Somalia Speak Out: In Their Own Voices, Rosen Publishing Company, 1997.
John McGregor, 1993, received his M.A. in anthropology from SUNY Binghamton, where he also served as project director for the Public Archaeology Facility. He married last year and is now taking an active role in his family's winery, McGregor Vineyard Winery, in Dundee, New York.
Christina Schwenkel, 1994, is completing her Ph.D. in anthropology at University of California Irvine.
Guy Cameron, 1996, earned a master's degree in anthropology at SUNY Buffalo. He is currently working for the Buffalo State College Research Foundation and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Sociology/Anthropology Department at Canisius College.
Kimberley Ryan, 1996, married Alexander Tsakiris (Anthropology, 1998) and is the Renewal Director at the Downtown Buffalo Athletic Club. Kim and Alex have a son.
Emily Schultz Tallchief, 1997, is a graduate student in Speech Pathology at SUNY Fredonia. She works for the Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center through Silver Creek Montessori as a speech pathologist. She also works for SUNY Fredonia/Seneca Nation of Indians Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) and SUNY Fredonia Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP). She is married and has three children and lives on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation.
Rachel Van Dusen, 1997, is a graduate student in the Department of Classics at SUNY Buffalo.
Elizabeth Eisenhauer, 1998, is a graduate student in the Department of Geography, SUNY Buffalo.
Rod Salisbury, 1998, is a crew chief at the Archaeology Survey at SUNY Buffalo, where he has also been accepted into the Ph.D. program as an IGERT Fellow.
Jennifer O'Donohoe, 1998, is an educator at Planned Parenthood, Buffalo, New York.
Bill Clark, 1998, has been working as an archaeologist for Geo-Marine out of Newport News, Virginia.
Michele Palladino Bradshaw, 1998, is married and has a three year old boy. She lives in Canandaigua.
Jennifer Ordrzywolski Ouellette, 1998, is starting up a home-based medical transcription service.
Alexander Tsakiris, 1998, married Kimberley Ryan (Anthropology 1996) and is a Senior Software Analyst with Adelphia.
Deanna Mekarski, 1999, is an associate of Dean and Barbour, cultural resource management, Buffalo, New York.
Kathryn Leacock, 1999, is curator of collections at the Buffalo Museum of Science.
Lyubov Yelinson, 2000, is a student in the program for Teaching English as a Second Language at SUNY Buffalo.
Edward Ellis, 2001, has been working at the Archaeology Survey at SUNY Buffalo and plans to attend graduate school at the London School of Economics in the fall.