Kenny Broad, Ph.D.
Broad's interdisciplinary training includes an M.A. in Marine Affairs from the University of Miami, and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia University. He is currently an assistant professor in the Division of Marine Affairs and Policy at the University of Miami and the Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy and holds a joint appointment at Columbia University Lamont-Doherty Earth ObservatoryBroad's long history of diving and documentary film expeditions includes the exploration of one of the world's deepest caves in the Huautla Plateau in Mexico
Monica Faraldo, M.A. (University of Miami, 2002)
Monica Faraldo's research interests include forensic anthropology (osteology and associated fieldwork techniques) and physical anthropology.
David Forrest, Ph.D.
Dr. Forrest is the Research Assistant Professor for the Socio-Medical Sciences Research Group (SMSRG) which conducts epidemiological, social, behavioral, anthropological, and policy research that addresses the health and psychosocial needs of medically underserved populations. His research projects primarily focus on HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment; address substance abuse policy; and women's health.
John A. Gifford, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota, 1978)
In 1983 Dr. Gifford accepted a position in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Miami, and in 1992 he transferred to the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Division of Marine Affairs & Policy to concentrate on teaching and research in underwater archaeology, specifically at the Little Salt Spring prehistoric underwater site. For the past decade he has taught a graduate course in Marine Cultural Resource Management at the Rosenstiel School, as well as continuing to teach introductory and upper-level archaeology courses in the Anthropology Department.
Dr. Gifford's research interests have always lain at the interface between geology and archaeology, and he has co-edited two books on this subject, as well as written numerous articles concerning the interdisciplinary field of geoarchaeology. He has concentrated on studying the changes in coastlines since the last Ice Age, and how these coastal changes affected early human activity. He has participated in geoarchaeological projects in Belize, Mexico, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Florida, Greece, Turkey Israel, Egypt, Cyprus, and Tunisia. He also has a continuing interest in the technology of underwater archaeological excavation, particularly the creative application of Geographic Information Systems to site recording and mapping.
Dr. Gifford is director of the Little Salt Spring Archaeological and Ecological Preserve, an early prehistoric underwater site located on the west coast of Florida and owned by the University since 1982.
Ellen Kapsalis, Ph.D.
Dr. Ellen Kapsalis specializes in the areas of primate social behavior; reproductive behavior; and colony management, working particularly with the Macaque species. She received her B.A. in English and History from Boston College followed by an M.A. in Anthropology and lastly a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the State University of New York. Kapsalis is also the Director of Research Compliance for UM’s Animal Care and Use Committee and has previously worked as an Environmental Enrichment Director at Charles River Laboratories.
Sarah K. Meltzoff, Ph.D. (Columbia, 1982)
Industrial and small-scale fisheries analyses, political anthropology; Indo-Pacific and Spanish West Africa
Amelia Moore, Ph.D.
Amelia Moore earned her B.A. in Environmental Biology from Columbia University in 2003, followed by a Ph.D in Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2010. Her research focuses on the creation and development of the Bahamas as a space for environmental research and scientific and touristic collaboration. She is currently involved in projects of sustainable design which remediate what it means to be Bahamian and how Bahamians and others develop small island lifestyles today.
Kate Ramsey, Ph.D.
Kate Ramsey works on Caribbean history and culture with a particular focus on Haiti. Her research and teaching interests include the politics of law, religion, and performance in the Caribbean; the genealogy of the concept of “magic” under colonialism; and Caribbean intellectual history and social movements. Ramsey is co-coordinator of the Haiti Research Group through the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Prior to arriving at UM, she was the recipient of postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania’s Humanities Forum and Yale University’s Center for Religion and American Life.