This past summer, Dr. Jeffreys began a longitudinal ethnographic study in a rural Canadian village, which is the subject of his presentation. Following the completion of his study, he arrived at Dixie State to chair the new Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences department and to teach integrated studies.
Jeffreys is a biocultural anthropologist and former poetry professor who studies the mechanics of cultural change. He began his academic career in the creative writing program at the University of Montana, before moving to the southeast where he studied at Emory (GA) University. Jeffreys went on to teach English for over a decade at Morehouse (GA) College and the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
Jeffreys made his way back to the west to earn a second doctorate in Biological Anthropology at the University of Utah, while teaching integrated studies and behavioral sciences at Utah Valley University from 2002 to 2013. He has published research on human evolution, behavioral economics, disability studies, and modernist poetry.
DSU’s weekly Dixie Forum series will continue its 2013 Fall Semester slate on Tuesday, October 22, with a presentation on research done on spider silk by Utah State University professor of biology Dr. Randy Lewis.
For further information on DSU's Dixie Forum series, please contact DSU Forum coordinator John Burns at 435-879-4712 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.