Re: anthropologist (auto)biographical sketches wanted
JOHN LANGDON (LANGDON@GANDLF.UINDY.EDU)
Wed, 23 Nov 1994 14:06:16 -0500
In message Hugh Jarvis writes:
> To continue an excellent idea started by Danny Yee a ways back, I will
> again encourage all to post a short (one to two page) biographical
> sketch of themselves.
Since you asked again . . .
I am a biologist anthropologist (Yale PhD 1984) employed in a biology department
teaching anatomy to physical therapists. I was strongly influenced in high
school by books of Loren Eisley, Robert Ardrey, and Desmond Morris. Thus when I
lost interest in biochemistry and was really turned on by a course on
anthropology of religion by Evon Vogt, I changed to anthro. Although I call
myself a paleoanthropologist/functional anatomist, I would prefer to think of
myself as somewhat of a generalist with interests and teaching overlapping the
three primary subfields and many outside of anthro. However, it is hard to be a
generalist these days. I have spent 10 years trying to live down my dissertation
-- I don't only do feet! My compromise has been to try to draw together my
interests in my teaching. Thank goodness for small liberal arts schools that
encourage disciplinary breadth and teaching.
JOHN H. LANGDON email LANGDON@GANDLF.UINDY.EDU
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY FAX (317) 788-3569
UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS PHONE (317) 788-3447
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46227