The University of Minnesota, Morris employs faculty honored for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education across the disciplines, including those recommended for Anthropology students. Professors at Morris excel at advising and mentoring students in pre-professional programs.
Anthropology and American Indian Studies major Ashleigh Thompson (2013) has been awarded the Society for American Archaeology’s 2012 Arthur C. Parker award and the 2011 University of Minnesota Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity Award. Thompson was also chair of the Circle of Nations Indigenous Association 2011 Powwow. SEED awards recognize University undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who are doing outstanding equity, social justice, and diversity work through academics and/or service to the community. The SAA Parker award is a nation-wide competition to support archaeological training or a research program for Native American students or employees of tribal cultural preservation programs. Only one student in the country is awarded this scholarship each year.