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Dorothy Davis is Anthropology's Outstanding Alumna for 2013!

The Anthropology Department had a wonderful Fall Gathering Picnic at Piney Lake on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in September to welcome faculty and students back to campus for the Fall semester and to honor our own Dorothy Davis, MA, as this year’s Department of Anthropology Distinguished Alumna. 

Dorothy Davis graduated from UNCG with her BA in Anthropology in 1970, and earned her MA in Anthropology from UNC at Chapel Hill in 1971.  After a brief teaching stint at Miami-Dade Community College, she returned to Greensboro and began teaching Anthropology in 1980.  For the past 33 years she has been teaching and inspiring generations of undergraduate students at UNCG, teaching a variety of classes in Cultural Anthropology.  She is a certified diver and an experienced underwater archaeologist, and has engaged in significant ethnographic fieldwork on identity among twins {with her twin sister, Dr. Dona Davis (BA, UNCG 1970), the first Department of Anthropology Distinguished Alumna Award winner in 2006}.  Dorothy is an expert in the teaching of Anthropology, and she has presented many papers on pedagogy at the annual meetings of the Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges (SACC), of which she is an active member and long-time participant.

The entire Department would like to congratulate and thank Dorothy for her long and outstanding service to UNCG and to Anthropology, and we all look forward to working with her for many years to come!


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