Kenneth L. Brown
ANTHROPOLOGY PROF UNEARTHS STUDENTS’ ANALYTICAL SKILLS
Judging by the success of many of them, the professor of anthropology has done just that in his 30 years of teaching and mentoring at UH. His dedication to his students has earned him the 2007 Faculty Award for Mentoring Undergraduate Research.
Brown offers students opportunities to present papers at professional meetings and to write reports and publications. He also includes his students in excavations of sites such as the Jordan Plantation in Brazoria County.
“It’s a fun and exciting experience to watch students as they develop a thesis on the beliefs and behaviors of people from what is essentially trash,” Brown said.
The $5,000 award honors the practice of mentoring undergraduate research and scholarship.