Affiliation: North Dakota State University
Dr. Thomas Riley has been the Dean of the College of AHSS at NDSU since 1996. He is also a Professor of Anthropology. Dr. Riley holds an AB in English Literature from Boston College and his AM and PhD in Anthropology from the University of Hawaii, where he concentrated in prehistoric archaeology. His research has been focused on prehistoric agricultural systems, their inception and change. He has worked on this theme in Oceania – specifically in the Hawaiian Islands, American Samoa and Micronesia, as well as in eastern North America. Dr. Riley is the author of nearly a hundred articles and three monographs. He is past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Human Relations Area Files at Yale University, and he serves on a number of professional and community boards.