Who We Are
COPAA is an independent consortium of university departments and programs, practitioners and organizations that provide education and training in applied and practicing anthropology.
Our mission is to advance the education and training of students, faculty, and practitioners in applied anthropology.
What We Do
We are a consortium of academic departments and professional anthropologists interested in applied anthropology and practice. We collaborate with each other on research, implementation and evaluation projects, conference sessions, panels and other activities.
Where We Are - Map of COPAA Member Programs
COPAA Contact Information
Cassandra Workman, Lead Co-Chair
Eric Haanstad, Co-Chair
Cynthia Grace-McCaskey, Co-Chair
Elizabeth Briody, Treasurer
Jason Miller, incoming Treasurer
Lead Co-Chair: Cassandra Workman (University of North Carolina, Greensboro) (2021-2023)
Co-Chair: Eric Haanstad (University of Notre Dame) (2022-2024)
Co-Chair: Cynthia Grace-McCaskey (East Carolina University) (2023-2025)
Secretary: open role
Treasurer: Elizabeth Briody (Cultural Keys) (2019-2023)
Webmaster: open role
Emeritus Advisor: Charles Klein (Portland State University), Micah Marie Trapp (University of Memphis) Linda Bennett (University of Memphis), Lisa Henry (University of North Texas), Toni Copeland (University of Alabama)
Student Technical Representative: open role