Adjunct Faculty

John Doershuk

John Doershuk, Ph.D.

Director and State Archaeologist - University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist
Adjunct Associate Professor

Dr. Doershuk is an archaeologist who works at UI in the role of State Archaeologist of Iowa, directing the Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA), a research center on campus established in 1959. Dr. Doershuk’s research on Iowa and midcontinental archaeology spans all time periods and cultural adaptations. In addition to his OSA Director activities, Dr. Doershuk works with undergraduate and graduate student assistants from many UI departments, including those supported by externally and internally funded grants and contracts as well as through independent studies, as volunteers, and as part of graduate committees.


Deirdre Egan, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Kevin Kelly, Ph.D.

Adjunct Associate Professor

Dr. Kelly is an associate research scientist in the UI College of Public Health where he is Deputy Director of the Healthier Workforce Center. He is also on the Editorial Advisory Board of Open Anthropological Research, Publisher: De Gruyter, Poland; and Editorial Board of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH), publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), Switzerland.


Stephen Lensink, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dr. Lensink is Associate Director of the Office of the State Archaeologist.


Dongwang Liu, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dr. Liu is the Associate Director of the UI's Center for Asian and Pacific Studies.


Lara Noldner, Ph.D.

Director, Bioarchaeology
Adjunct Assistant Professor