James L. Dykman, MA
Rank/Title: Associate Professor
Campus: South City Campus
Phone: 801-957- 3464
BA from Brigham Young University on 08/1973
MA from Brigham Young University on 04/1976
MPA from Brigham Young University on 04/1988
Anthropology 1010: Cultural Anthropology
Anthropology 1900: Sp STD/Field Archaeology Intern
Anthropology 2120: Sacred Traditions
Jim Dykman: A short introduction to your professor
I am from Idaho, born on a sheep ranch near Blue Dome Idaho, most people from Idaho are not sure where it is. Went to high school in Pocatello Idaho, lived on the Fort Hall Reservation with a Bannock Family.
After leaving the Marine Corps in 1972 I went to school and worked in Utah and many different parts of the world. I rejoined the Marine Corps Reserves in 1979 and was deployed in various stations overseas, I retired from the Corps in 1995. For 34 years I have worked in applied anthropology in Utah for the State Archaeologist Office where I was involved in the protection of first people sites and the states historic recourse. I have taught for Utah State University and for 10 years as an Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at SLCC.
In 2005, I retired from the State Archaeologists Office, and came to SLCC as a professor of Anthropology. In addition to teaching, I still work as a consultant for the State Archaeologists office. My office is at the South Campus room N286, phone is 957-3464. I will talk more about my interests later, but if you live in the Salt Lake area, you are welcome to stop by the office. I also teach 4 face to face sections of the this class and anthropology of religion.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . You must learn to see your life experiences in your intellectual work; continually to examine and interpret it...to say you "have experience" means, for one thing, that your past plays into and affects your present and that it defines your capacity for future experience...you have to control this rather elaborate interplay, to capture what you experience and sort it out; only in this way can you hope to use it to guide and test your reflection ....