Department of Geography and Anthropology

Wayne Van Horne

Anthropology Program Coordinator
Faculty Advisor Lambda Alpha Honor Society & Student Anthropology Club
Associate Professor of Anthropology

Contact Information

Office: Kennesaw Campus
Social Sciences Building (SO 402), Room 4044
Phone: 470-578-6635


Dr. Van Horne is an ethnologist with specialties in ethnohistory and ecological anthropology. His research areas have included the role of warfare in the social evolution of Native American cultures of the Southeastern United States, the Anthropology of Japanese Martial Arts, the role of religious military orders in feudal societies, and ecology and conservation issues in the Southeastern U.S. His current research focuses on the reconstruction of the 18th and 19th century environmental landscape of Georgia. He teaches Introductory Anthropology, Cultural Diversity in the U.S., Cultural Anthropology, Indigenous Peoples of North America, Indigenous Peoples of the Southeastern United States, Anthropological Theory, and Environmental Anthropology Field Methods. Dr. Van Horne also curates “Anthropology & Archaeology News” at, which is accessible on the internet, by free mobile app, or by clicking on the link in the “Resource Spotlight” section of our department’s homepage.