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Kutztown University Anthropology and Sociology students are not only active on our campus through the Anthropology Club, Sociology Club, and Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology Honor Society), but are active in our local community and have presented their research at regional and national conferences.

The Anthropology & Sociology programs also have a living learning community for incoming freshman. This learning community will gives students special access to faculty, and introduces younger students to advanced majors that can serve as guides while at Kutztown University. 

Recent Student Accomplishments

Eastern Sociological Association 2014

2017
  • Anthropology majors Danielle Cannon and Carly Plesic presented a poster on the provenance analysis of pottery sherds from Stoddartsville at the Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Vancouver, British Columbia. Dani and Carly also presented this research at the Undergraduate Research at the Capitol - Pennsylvania Poster Conference in Harrisburg, PA.
  • Anthropology major Sara Wingert presented a poster detailing her replicative study of projectile technology at the Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Vancouver, British Columbia. Sara also presented this research at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, winning an award for best poster.

2016

  • Sociology majors Yue Zhang and Kaylie Shambo were accepted in to ASA Honors Program and participated in the national conference in Seattle. This marks the fourth year in a row that KU Sociology has sent students to this prestigious program. We now are 1 of 4 programs in the country to send 6 or more students to the national meeting in the last 3 years. We are also 1 of 3 programs to send students four years in a row.  
  • Anthropology major Kaitlyn Keenhold, working with geology major Ricky McDermott, geology professor Dr. Laura Sherrod, and anthropology professor Dr. Khori Newlander, presented a poster summarizing the archaeological fieldwork at Stoddartsville at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology in West Middlesex, PA.
  • Anthropology majors Madison Rice and Eleni Kalamaris presented a poster on the typological analysis of pottery from Stoddartsville at the Higher Education Council of Berks County Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference in Reading, PA.
  • Anthropology major Englysh Handlong presented a poster comparing the historic cemeteries at Stoddartsville and Eckley Miners' Village at the Higher Education Council of Berks County Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference in Reading, PA.
  • Anthropology major Johnryan Mascione, working with geology majors Ricky McDermott and Ryan Higgins, geology professor Dr. Laura Sherrod, and anthropology professor Dr. Khori Newlander, presented a poster on the geophysical survey of Stoddartsville at the Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems in Denver, CO. 

2015

  • Sociology majors Jess Morrow and Liza Parker were accepted in to ASA Honors Program and participated in the national conference in Chicago. This marks the third year in a row that KU Sociology has sent students to this prestigious program. We now are 1 of 5 programs in the country to send 4 or more students to the national meeting in the last 3 years. We are also 1 of 3 programs to send students three years in a row.

2014

  • Sociology major Theresa Gassert was accepted into the ASA Honors Program and participated in the national conference in San Francisco.
  • Anthropology major Brooke Ann Coco, Guy Sechrist (Vice President of AKD and Sociology minor), and Kristie Thudium (President of AKD and Sociology minor) received Chambliss Student Achievement Awards.
  • Kristie Thudium, Katie Meck, and Annemarie Daughtry presented at the Eastern Sociological Association.

2013

  • Chambliss Student Achievement Awards recipients include sociology major Jarred Schlottman (president of the Sociology Club) and sociology minor Briana Risch.
  • Annemarie Daughtry was 1 out of 40 students in the entire nation to participate in the ASA Honors Program at the national conference in New York City.