The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

Joel Gunn, Ph.D.

Joel Gunn, Ph.D.

Department: Anthropology
Office: 426 Graham Bldg.
Telephone: 336.334.5132


Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., The University of Pittsburg, 1974

M.A., The University of Kansas, 1971

B.A., The University of Kansas, 1968

Areas of Specialization

Global Climate Change Impacts on Local Cultures and Hydrology;
Sustainability in Maya Lowlands; Regional Landscape Studies;
Numerical and Lithic Analysis; Complex Systems Theory

Academic Experience:

Lecturer in Anthropology, 2005–Present
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Associated Researcher, 1989-Present
Centro de Investigaciones Históricas y Sociales
Universidad Autónoma de Campeche, Mexico

Senior Archaeologist, 2001–2004
New South Associates

Adjunct Lecturer, 2000–2004
Randolph Community College

Visiting Professor in Anthropology, 1987–1988
Duke University

Associate Professor in Social Sciences, 1975–1989
University of Texas at San Antonio

Visiting Assistant Professor in Anthropology, 1975
University of Texas at Austin

Summary of Experience

Dr. Gunn is a professional anthropologist with 35 years of postgraduate experience in the field. His background includes teaching at major universities, administration, pure research, and applied anthropology and archaeology. His field experience encompasses cultures in the southeastern United States, Mesoamerica, Southern Europe and Cyprus. Dr. Gunn's areas of emphasis include global climate change as it affects local cultures, ecologies, and landscapes. He is especially interested in complex systems modeling of cultural change processes. He has published numerous books, articles, chapters, and reports on cultural change. Dr. Gunn has undertaken the study of modern global climate not only as an adjunct study to support anthropological investigations of local environments; taking a long term perspective on modern problems, he is applying knowledge of current and past climates to the future of global environmental policy, especially as relates to sustainability issues.

BLS Program Notes

Summer 2014 Class Dates
BLS Session 1 (POT 7)
• 12 May: Session Begins
• 13 May: Add/Drop Ends
• 30 May: W Deadline
• 20 Jun: Session Ends
BLS Session 2 (POT 8)
• 23 Jun: Session Begins
• 24 Jun: Add/Drop Ends
• 15 Jul: W Deadline
• 05 Aug: Session Ends
1st Summer Session (POT 2)
• 15 May: Session Begins
• 16 May: Add/Drop Ends
• 02 Jun: W Deadline
• 18 Jun: Session Ends
2nd Summer Session (POT 3)
• 19 Jun: Session Begins
• 20 Jun: Add/Drop Ends
• 10 Jul: W Deadline
• 25 Jul: Session Ends

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