Department 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 (MA, Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Northern Colorado.
A 2006 recipient of Maine Campus Compact’s Donald Harward Faculty Award for Service-Learning Excellence, Dr. Kimball served as UNC’s Robert O. Schulze Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Heritage Resource Management & Education Institute Researcher from 2007-2008. From 2008 to 2013 he directed the Center for Honors, Scholars & Leadership, co-founded UNC’s Community Engaged Scholars Symposium, and co-chaired the committee that produced UNC’s Community and Civic Engagement Plan.
Dr. Kimball has published research on a variety of archaeological topics ranging from natural resource economics (“Common Pools and Private Tools? Mobility and Economy During Ireland’s Later Mesolithic”) to stable isotope analysis (“18O analysis of Littorina littorea shells from Ferriter’s Cove, Dingle Peninsula: Preliminary results and interpretations”). Currently his 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.
In addition to courses in archaeology and cultural anthropology, Dr. Kimball’s teaching portfolio includes a course that explores the history of Islam, Muslim identity and Western-MENA (Middle East & North Africa) relations through an interdisciplinary curriculum and intensive, moderated “virtual exchanges” via a partnership with the international Soliya Connect Program. 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.