Michael Whalen - Faculty & Adjuncts

Michael Whalen, PhD

Michael Whalen, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
College of Arts & Sciences


PhD – University of Michigan MA – University of Michigan BA – University of Rochester


Michael Whalen's research interests are in cultural evolution and the development of complex societies. He is experienced in approaching such problems through excavation of individual communities and through regional settlement pattern surveys in Northern Mexico, Mesoamerica and the U.S. Southwest. His technical specialty is ceramic analysis, and I am well grounded in quantitative methods.

Research Interests

Cultural Evolution and the Development of Complex Societies