New Doctor on Campus

Amanda-Groff-13 ResizedAmanda Groff, Ph.D., lecturer in the anthropology department, recently completed her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Florida.  She received her B.A. in anthropology from UCF in 2003, her Maya Studies Certificate from UCF in 2005 and her M.A. in anthropology from UCF in 2007.

Dr. Groff is a 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.

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; Archaeology of Complex Societies; Mesoamerican Archaeology; Ancient Incas; Magic, Ritual, and Belief; Peoples of the World; Cultural Anthropology; and Sex, Gender, and Culture.

Groff began as a graduate teaching assistant in the department of anthropology at UCF in 2003.  She then became an adjunct instructor in the department in 2007 and an instructor/lecturer in 2009.  In 2015, Groff obtained the position of Online Coordinator in the department of anthropology.

During her time as a Ph.D. student at the University of Florida, Groff continued to teach a full load of classes at UCF.  She was awarded both Teaching Incentive Program and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning awards during this time. Also, in 2012, Groff was selected by a committee of her faculty peers as the inaugural winner of the Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online Teaching.

Groff stated that a lot of hard work and drive helped her reach her goals and she is thrilled to be finished with her Ph.D.  Please join us in congratulating Dr. Amanda Groff.

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