Dr. Groff is an associate lecturer of anthropology who specializes in archaeology and bioarchaeology. Her main area of research utilizes stable isotopes to determine migration and mobility of ancient individuals. She received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Florida in 2015. She also completed a certificate in Maya Studies in 2005 at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Groff won the inaugural Chuck D. Dziuban Excellence in Online Teaching Award in 2012, and has been recognized for her teaching with Teaching Incentive Program and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Awards. In addition to teaching, Dr. Groff also serves as the Online Coordinator for the UCF Department of Anthropology.
Since 2002, Dr. Groff has participated in many archaeological investigations, including work in Australia, Belize, Egypt, Italy, and here in the U.S. She currently teaches The Human Species; General Anthropology; Maya Archaeology; Australian Archaeology and Indigenous Cultures; Archaeology of Complex Societies; Florida Archaeology; North American Archaeology; Mesoamerican Archaeology; Ancient Incas; African Archaeology and Prehistory; Magic, Ritual, and Belief; Peoples of the World; Cultural Anthropology; and Sex, Gender, and Culture.
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