Evin Rodkey, Ph.D.

Social Sciences
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My Background

  • Professional Experience: A new faculty member in fall 2018, Evin Rodkey comes to MCC after three years at Casper College in central Wyoming, which followed earning a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and teaching widely as an adjunct instructor at a variety of institutions in Chicago and the surrounding area. For his dissertation work Evin made several trips to the Dominican Republic conducting research with people deported there from the U.S., examining their survival strategies and transnational connections with the U.S. economy. Evin got his start in anthropology after traveling and living in Madison, Wisconsin, where he worked as a coordinator of services for adults with developmental disabilities and first took classes in the subject part-time. This was a few years after earning a B.A. in Psychology from Indiana University, in the state where he was born and raised, living in Los Angeles where he mostly worked as an Assistant Director in an educational center for children, and living temporarily in Seoul, South Korea working as an English teacher. Evin is actively involved in the Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges, has published and presented widely on his research and a several other topics, and has led student trips both in the U.S. and internationally. What he values most about his job is working directly with students in the areas of examining cultural perspective, engaging with material intellectually yet practically, and developing writing skills.
  • Academic Degrees: Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago, M.A. Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago, B.A. Psychology, Indiana University
  • Classes Taught: ANTH 103 – Cultural Diversity in Contemporary Society, ANTH 105D – Introduction to Physical Anthropology/Archaeology, ANTH 110 – Introduction to Cultural Anthropology