Dr. Pugh has a broad set of interests and experiences that have led him to his current position as a Dean in SHSS. He was originally trained as an anthropological archaeologist and he has research experience throughout the United States as well as in France, Hungary and Kazakhstan. His research interests are in social organization, ethnic interaction, and the role of material culture in social change. He also has interests in innovative strategies for teaching and student support as well as community organizing and academic governance. In the past these interests led Dr. Pugh to mentor students through the McNair program in the US, to encourage volunteerism and service learning for which he has won an award, to be recognized for innovative teaching, and to take leadership roles in organizing faculty both within the United States as well as at NU where he was the founding Chairperson of the Faculty Senate. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology at the University of Kansas in 1999 and a PhD in Anthropology at the University of Michigan in 2010.
Pugh, D., 2013 In : Journal of Material Culture. 18, 1, p. 53-67
A Critical Test of the Central Plains Tradition Swidden Model Using Data from the Glenwood Locality
Pugh, D., 2009 In : Plains Anthropologist. 54, 211, p. 237-257
Spatial Analyses and Tests of Disturbance at the DB Site, 14LV1071
Pugh, D., 2002 In : The Kansas Anthropologist. 22,
Le Gisement Moustérien de Solutré-Village.
Yves, P., Pugh, D., 2002 Solutré 1968-1998. Societe Prehistorique Francaise, Memoire XXX, p. 119
The Aker site (23PL43): Lithic economy and ritual aggregation among the Kansas City Hopewell
Pugh, D., 2001 In : Plains Anthropologist. 46, 177, p. 269-282
Archaeological Survey of Norton Reservoir, Norton County, KS
Logan, B., Pugh, D., Bossell, S., 2001Kansas University Museum of Anthropology,
Pugh, D., Johnson, C., 2000 Dutch John Excavations. USDA Forest Service, p. 235-242
Dutch John Site Reports
Loosle, B., Wilson, K., Pugh, D., 2000 Dutch John Excavations. USDA Forest Service, p. 29-233