John  Kantner

Asst VP/ Dean • Associate Vice President for Research & Dean of the Graduate School

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) • Academic Affairs Division

Areas of Expertise

Anthropological archaeology, evolutionary theory, decision theory, human behavioral ecology, Geographic Information Science, ceramic analysis, U.S. Southwest, research administration, non-profit management


Ph.D. Anthropology, University of California–Santa Barbara

M.A. Anthropology, University of California–Santa Barbara

B.A. Anthropology, The Colorado College


John Kantner, Ph.D., joined the University of North Florida in August 2013 as the Assistant Vice President for Research, and was appointed Associate Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School in June 2014. Previously, he was Vice President for Academic & Institutional Advancement at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, NM, an independent center for research in the social sciences and humanities. From 1999 to 2006, Dr. Kantner was a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology & Geography at Georgia State University in Atlanta, where he achieved the rank of associate professor with tenure prior to his departure.


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