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Arthur R. Tolley Jr.

Senior Lecturer of Anthropology and Sociology
Tom Raper Hall 268
(765) 973-8372


  • M.A. Anthropology, Miami University, 1977
  • B.A. English and American Literature, Miami University

Current Research Interests

PaleoIndian Archaeology, Arctic Archaeology, Yellowstone Ecosystem Public Lands Policy, Tourist Economies, Civil War History.

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • Tolley, A. R. (2007) “The Accidental Historian: An Anthropologist’s Adventures at Gettysburg” Keynote Address,  American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Conference. Las Vegas, NV
  • Tolley, A. R. (2007) “Public Lands Issues Firsthand; Yellowstone Field Experience” American Democracy Project Annual Conference. Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Tolley, A. R. (2008) “Teaching with the Wolves; Using Interdisciplinary Field Experiences to Inspire Civic Engagement” American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Conference,  Las Vegas, NV.
    Tolley, A. R. (2008) “From Old Miami to Gettysburg, The Orations of Charles Anderson” Miami University Havinghurst Special Collections Lecture Series Oxford, Oh..

Selected Previous Employment Positions

  • Vice President, Southpaw Enterprises, Dayton Ohio, 1980—1991
  • Employee Relations Manager, Corporate Employee Relations Operation, Aircraft Engine Group, General Electric Company, Fairfield, Ct. 1977—1980

Expeditions and Fieldwork

  • Boothia Peninsula Historical Archaeology Survey, 2007
  • Upper Green River Archaeological Survey, 1984—2008
  • South Nahanni/Ragged Range Expedition Project, 1985--1991

Professional Memberships

  • Explorer’s Club, Elected to Full Membership, 1978
  • American Anthropological Association


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