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09-24-01

Contacts:
Peter Rabideau, Liberal Arts & Sciences, (515) 294-3146
Dave Gieseke, Liberal Arts & Sciences, (515) 294-7742
Steve Sullivan, News Service, (515) 294-3720


ANTHROPOLOGY CHAIR NAMED LAS ASSOCIATE DEAN

AMES, Iowa -- Michael Whiteford, professor and chair of the department of anthropology at Iowa State University, has been named the associate dean of administration for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Whiteford replaces Steve Rodermel, professor of botany, who has been named associate dean of research for LAS. As associate dean, Whiteford will handle general administration, planning, budget, space and facilities issues.

A faculty member at Iowa State since 1972,Whiteford has served as anthropology chair since 1991. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

His research interests focus on alternative curing practices and health-care decision-making processes. His geographic area of specialty is Latin America and he has worked in Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico.

He is co-author of an introductory anthropology textbook, "The Human Portrait."



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