Carleen D. Sanchez, PhD
College of Liberal Arts
Dr. Carleen Sanchez is an Assistant Professor in the College of Liberal Arts at Ashford University, where she focuses on Anthropology. She holds a PhD and an MA, both in Anthropology, from the University of California Santa Barbara and a BA in Political Science from California State University Fullerton. She has been conducting archeological research since 1991 with a focus on Mesoamerica. Her dissertation was funded by a Fulbright Hays scholarship for investigations in the Maya region of Honduras. Her other areas of interest include Latin American culture, Comparative Ethnic Studies, and Virtual Worlds research. As an anthropologist, Dr. Sanchez values the beauty and importance of human diversity as well as universal human needs for meaning, security, fulfillment, and community. She considers teaching to be her life calling. “I try to infuse my courses with an appreciation for humanity. What I appreciate most about Ashford University is the opportunity to work with students from all walks of life that already have multiple responsibilities and obligations. I know how hard students work to get their educations, and it is my honor to facilitate their learning.” Dr. Sanchez lives in Texas with her husband and two cats, and is proud to report that her grown daughter graduated with a degree in anthropology as well.