Faculty Fellows


David Jaffee, Professor of Sociology

David JaffeePhone: (904) 620-2463


Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Research interests have include Economic Sociology, Political Economy, Organization Theory, and the Sociology of Higher Education. Jaffee recently launched “The Ports Project” which is a community-based research project aimed at studying the various aspects and implications of a port economy, generally, and the expansion of the Jaxport enterprise, specifically. Jaffee teaches courses in social change/international development, work and organizations, and social and economic crisis.



Robert Thunen, Associate Professor of Anthropology

ThunenPhone: (904) 620-2463


Ph.D., Northwestern University


Primary research interest are the Prehistory and Early History of Northeast Florida.  Archeological excavations have been conducted at Big Talbot Island, the Timucuan Preserve, Black Hammock Island and the Search for Fort Caroline.  Thunen directs the Archeology Lab at the University of North Florida.