Professor Champlin teaches Cultural Anthropology, Intro to Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology, Physical Anthropology, Archaeology of North America, Mesoamerican Archaeology, Ecological Anthropology, Archaeological Methods, Sociobiology, Psychological Anthropology, and Tourism.
Isabelle Champlin has been teaching at Pitt-Bradford since 1971 and is one of the few faculty members who was a student here first.
Besides hiking, gardening, and basket weaving, Professor Champlin likes to canoe. She loves antiques and visiting archaeological sites and museums. Professor Champlin also appreciates old-fashioned arts and crafts; in fact, she teaches people to weave cloth, dip candles and make baskets. She is included in the Register of Professional Archaeologists and has been involved in many projects with the Allegheny National Forest and has also done underwater archaeology.
Professor Champlin feels pleased to be able to use her expertise, not only in the university, but also to help the local community. She is a member of the local Landmark Historical Society and the Potter County Historical Association. She is also on the board of the Penn-Bradford Historical Oil Well Museum and the American Association of University Women.
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Professor Champlin's research interests include the archaeological site of Glen Charles (Allegheny National Forest), religious pilgrimage trails (Shikoku and Fujisan, Japan), and Spring Break trips to the Maya ruins.