Jonathan Kent

Kent, Johnaton


Anthropology, Colorado, Native American Issues, Racial Issues/Hate Crime


Anthropology and prehistory, Archaeology, Historic Denver and Colorado, Native American issues

Degree: Ph.D.

Title: Retired Professor

Department: Sociology and Anthropology


Office Phone: 303-615-0676

Alternate Phone: 303-504-4463

Interviewed by: The Denver Post


Jonathan Kent, Ph.D., is retired professor of Anthropology at Metropolitan State University of Denver, where he has taught since 1986. He has an ongoing archaeological field project in Colorado and is analyzing data obtained while conducting field research in Peru. He curates the MSU Denver Seed Collection, the Comparative Osteology Collection, and the Ashton Ethnographic Collection.

He is the Founder and Co-Director of the Laboratory of Anthropology. He was the Founder and first faculty advisor of the student anthropology club, ALPACA. He is a three-time awardee of Fulbright-Hays Fellowships. He has been named Outstanding Faculty Researcher by Golden Key Honor Society, has been named as the President's Outstanding Teacher, and has won the college's Distinguished Service Award. In addition to archaeological field schools, he teaches classroom courses in Archaeology, Introductory Physical Anthropology and Prehistory, World Prehistory, Human-Animal Relationships, Ancient American Civilizations and South American Archaeology.