Mike Kimball

Photo of Mike Kimball and his sonDepartment of Anthropology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
Campus Box 90
Greeley, Colorado 80639

Office: Candelaria 2241
Phone: (970) 351-2277
Fax: (970) 351-2890

Office Hours:  Tues/Thurs 2:00-3:00; Weds 11:30-2:30 or by appointment

Mike Kimball (Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). 

A 2006 recipient of Maine Campus Compact’s Donald Harward Faculty Award for Service-Learning Excellence, Mike served as UNC’s 2007/8 Robert O. Schulze Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies, during which time he taught, delivered public lectures and co-founded UNC’s Community Engaged Scholars Symposium. In addition to teaching and research, from 2008 to 2013 he served as Director of UNC’s Center for Honors, Scholars & Leadership and co-chaired the committee that produced UNC’s campus-wide Community and Civic Engagement Plan. Mike's scholarship focuses on studies of heritage and place building. He is first author of the 2013 Applied Anthropologist paper, “Fostering Local Futures: Place Building Theory and the Living Heritage Paradigm” and serves on the editorial boards for three peer-reviewed academic journals: Partnerships, eJournal of Public Affairs, and the forthcoming Journal of Heritage Management, published by Sage Publications India.

Mike’s engaged teaching portfolio includes a course in partnership with the international Soliya Connect Program that features intensive, moderated “virtual exchanges” between his students and their counterparts in Middle Eastern/North African countries. He is also principal investigator and professor for the Campus Compact of the Mountain West-funded “Roots Project” – a community engaged, heritage research collaboration between anthropology students and members of local refugee communities via a partnership with Greeley’s Global Refugee Center and Centennial Village Museum.


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