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Molly Boeka Cannon

Molly Boeka Cannon


Director/Curator USU Museum of Anthropology and Spatial Data Collection, Analysis, and Visualization Lab

Contact Information

Office Location: USU Logan Campus, OM 252A0730 Old Main HillLogan UT 
Phone: (435) 797-7545

Educational Background:

2013, Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Nebraska

2002, M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Wyoming, Laramie

2000, B.S. in Anthropology from the University of Nebraska


RESEARCH INTERESTS: Molly's research interests include human-environment relations, environmental perception, cultural identities and landscapes, geographic information science, spatial modeling, geophysical prospection COURSES TAUGHT: ANTH 3310 introduction to Museum Studies, 3320 Geophysics & Archaeology, ANTH 3340 GIS Archaeology, &                                           ANTH 5800 Museum Development


Molly Boeka Cannon, Ph.D. is Director and Curator for the Museum of Anthropology and the Spatial Data Collection, Analysis & Visualization Lab within the Anthropology Program at Utah State University. Molly is interested in the social and cultural dimensions of built spaces, spatial modeling, and the application of remote sensing technologies in archaeology. She conducts fieldwork throughout the Intermountain West. She shares her studies with both undergraduate and graduate students through experiential learning opportunities in research and practice. Her research has been published in the Journal of Archaeological ScienceJournal of Archaeological Practice, theIdaho Archaeologist, and Utah Archaeology.

As Museum Studies Certificate Coordinator, Molly advises students across campus in museology. She has a keen interest in material culture and fosters student awareness and knowledge of conservation and preservation practices for material objects through museum internships within the Museum of Anthropology.