Office: Sycamore Hall 120 Phone: (940) 369-8449
Professor Melissa Nelson is the Department of Anthropology's Undergraduate Advisor. You should contact her if you are interested in declaring a major in anthropology. In addition to helping you file a degree plan (D.A.R.F.) with the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, she can help advise you on course selections, anthropology tracks, and post-graduate advice. In addition, contact Professor Nelson if you are interested in field-school, study-abroad, internship, or substitution credit toward your Anthropology Major requirements.
You should make it a point to touch base with Professor Nelson at least once a semester to discuss your academic progress. In addition to advising you on the best path to complete your Anthropology degree plan, Professor Nelson serves as your point of reference for any issues or interests that might arise within the scope of Anthropology.
Professor Nelson works closely with a dedicated team of CLASS (College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences) advisors who provide support for our students' comprehensive academic progress, advising on both Anthropology degree and CORE requirements. You should seek out a CLASS advisor if you are: considering declaring a double-major or minor, filing a graduation application, needing course advice, requesting transfer credit, or seeking information regarding campus resources.
The Department of Anthropology chooses two CLASS Ambassadors every year to represent the department and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) to the wider UNT community. The role of the Ambassadors is to "encourage spirit in the college and the university as a whole by assisting prospective, new and continuing students" (CLASS website). Ambassadors are the heart of our department. They are deeply involved in our Anthropology community through departmental initiatives like the newsletter, kickball, EXPO, Preview Day, and College Day.
To get to know our current Ambassadors please visit their profiles page here: https://class.unt.edu/advising/ambassadors/anthropology-ambassadors. You can reach out to our Ambassadors by emailing them at: firstname.lastname@example.org. They are there to help support and encourage you and help connect you with our Anthropology family!
Ambassadors are chosen by a committee that includes the Undergraduate Advisor, Director of Undergraduate Programs, Student/Faculty Liaison, and outgoing Ambassadors. If you'd like to learn more about the position click here: https://class.unt.edu/advising/ambassadors.
The Department of Anthropology collaborates with both CLASS ambassadors and the Student/Faculty Liason to circulate the Anthropology newsletter, a collection of information pertaining to current events inside and outside of the department. Both the ambassadors and Student/Faculty Liason works together to circulate the newsletter semi-regularly to promote collaboration with peers, and to connect students with professors. Examples can be seen below!
Mia Rogers is the Anthropology Student/Faculty Liaison for the 2021-2022 academic year. She is an upper-class Anthropology major in the Honors College finishing up her B.A. at the University of North Texas. Previously, Mia has served as the CLASS Ambassador for Anthropology and the Outreach Coordinator Officer for the Undergraduate Anthropology Student Association. Mia was also the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Larry Lee Naylor Memorial Scholarship. The role of the liaison is to facilitate communication between our undergraduate community of majors and the faculty. She works closely with the Director of Undergraduate Programs and advocates for the needs of our student body. You should contact Mia for advice or support. She is here to voice your questions, suggestions, or concerns on any issue regarding our departmental community.