Dr. Wheeler is a lecturer specializing in bioarchaeology. Dr. Wheeler received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Western Ontario in 2009. Her current research focuses on the bioarchaeological analysis of infants and children to shed light on mortuary practices involving the youngest members of society. This research synthesizes information from the social, cultural and natural environments to gain an understanding of children’s lives and deaths in the past. Dr. Wheeler also researches ancient birthing practices, maternal health, growth and development, ancient health and disease, and mortuary landscapes. Her current and upcoming fieldwork examines patterns of health and disease, trauma, and mortuary practices in ancient Egyptian populations.
Dr. Wheeler joined the UCF faculty in 2010 and teaches Cultural Anthropology, Sex, Gender & Culture, Peoples of the World, Human Species, Human Osteology, Primatology, Archaeological Sciences, Mortuary Archaeology, and Anthropology of the Undead: Mummies, Zombies, and Vampires.
Anthropology alumna and director of the Florida Historical Society Archaeological Institute (FHSAI), Patrisha L. Meyers, recently featured stories written by UCF Anthropology faculty, John J. Schultz, Ph.D., an... Read more
The College of Sciences is proud to announce the 2015-2016 winners for the Teaching Incentive Program and Research Incentive Award. Each year, UCF’s Academic Affairs’ Office of Faculty Excellence gives inc... Read more
Egyptian mummies reveal secrets from the past to inspire future scientists. By Eric Michael, ’96 When students in the Mummies, Life After Death course are invited to touch and smell samples of preserved h... Read more
On October 24th, the UCF Department of Anthropology volunteered at the second annual Archeologists for Autism event. Faculty and graduate students spent a fun-filled day with autistic children, providing them w... Read more