September 6th, 2012
Anthropology professor Dr. Thomas Douglas earned the No. 15 ranking in the nation on RateMyProfessors.com’s 2011-12 Highest Rated University Professors list that was released August 29, 2012.
Dr. Douglas has been an adjunct faculty member in CSULB’s Department of Anthropology since 1999, and also teaches at the University of California, Irvine. He earned his B.A. in liberal studies from CSULB in 1994. He then attended UCI where he received an M.A. in social sciences and a Ph.D. in anthropology.
Dr. Douglas said that he is honored to receive the recognition. “Obviously it’s a terrific expression of support from our students. I think that Cal State Long Beach has many wonderful professors, and I’m a product of those professors myself. I’m proud to be a representative of what Cal State Long Beach stands for.”
In addition to teaching Introduction to Cultural Anthropology at CSULB, Dr. Douglas teaches the following undergraduate and graduate classes: Global Ethnography, Foundations of Anthropology, Culture, Power and Politics, Current Trends in Anthropological Theory, The Anthropological Perspective, and Ethnology and Social Anthropology.
In response to Dr. Douglas’s recognition, Anthropology Department Chair Barbara LeMaster explained, “It is not a well-kept secret that Tom Douglas is one of our most popular professors here in the CSULB Anthropology Department. I continually hear from all levels of students how much they appreciate Tom as their professor, even in anthropological theory classes. The department has him teaching in the Beach Beginnings program, where he has also been very successful with students. What an honor for Tom and the department.”
Photo courtesy of Dr. Thomas Douglas’s faculty page.