Faculty & Lecturers

Over 100 faculty and lecturers are associated with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. They are listed below alphabetically and in three groups, Faculty and Lecturers, Other Associated Faculty, and Emeritus Faculty along with their department and areas of specialization. Prospective graduate students are encouraged to contact faculty members whose research and teaching interests intersect with their own. Additional information is available on the departmental websites, which can be accessed through the University of Kansas homepage.

CLACS Lecturers

Other Associated Faculty

Emeritus Faculty

Tamara Falicov
  • Professor
  • Associate Dean for Research in the Arts and Humanities, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • School of the Arts (SotA)
  • School of the Arts - Film and Media Studies

Stephen Fawcett
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Director, Work Group for Community Health and Development, Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies & Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Community Health and Development
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Applied Behavioral Science
  • Life Span Institute

Vincent T. Francisco
  • Kansas Health Foundation Professor, LSI Senior Scientist
  • Kansas Health Foundation Professor of Applied Behavioral Science
  • Director of the Center for Community Health and Development (a WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centre)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Applied Behavioral Science
  • Life Span Institute

Richard Glor
  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Curator, Herpetology Division, Biodiversity Institute
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • KU Biodiversity Institute

mary klayder
  • University Honors Lecturer/Program Associate
  • Associate Director, Undergraduate Studies and University Honors Faculty Fellow
  • Humanities
  • English

Ward Lyles
  • Assistant Professor
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • School of Architecture & Design
  • SPAA - Urban Planning
  • School of Public Affairs & Administration
  • Urban Planning

Brent Metz
  • Associate Professor
  • Undergraduate Director -- Dept of Anthropology
  • Interim Director, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Latin American Studies

Michael Orosco