College of Arts & Sciences

Mark Mansperger

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
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Mark ManspergerTeaching Professor, AnthropologyCIC 125P

EDUCATION

  • Economics
  • Physical Anthropology
  • Cultural Anthropology

Joined WSU Tri-Cities in 2007

ACADEMIC INTERESTS

Teaching

My interests cover both Anthropology and History, and I have taught courses in both fields. I’m particularly interested in issues involving political economy. Being the sole full-time Anthropology professor on the Tri-Cities campus, I teach in each of the four Anthropological subfields, including Archeology, Cultural Anthropology, Linguistics, and Biological Anthropology. I love to interact with my students and show them how to live their lives to the fullest.

Research

  • Politics
  • Economy

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS AND AFFILIATIONS

Awards

  • AVID Fellow
  • LIFT Faculty Fellow
  • Completion of Innovative Teaching Series: Faculty-Led Workshops

Associations and Service Projects

  • American Anthropological Association
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa

PUBLICATIONS

  • Five publications in academic and other professional journals
  • Approximately 30 columns published in the Tri-City Herald