Carol Nepton 

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Massachusetts
M.A., Applied Anthropology, Northern Arizona University
B. A., Anthropology, Franklin Pierce College

Carol N. Neptôn earned a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a MA from Northern Arizona University and a BA from Franklin Pierce (then College) in Rindge. She has taught at universities and colleges in Wisconsin, Vermont and New Hampshire. Areas of specialization include North American Indians, Medical Anthropology and culture change. She was the Campus Dean of NAES College on the Menominee Indian Reservation in Wisconsin, a baccalaureate program serving American Indians in urban and reservation locations.

Dr. Neptôn is an enrolled member of the Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi, centered in northern Vermont. She was recruited from Wisconsin to become their Federal Acknowledgement Officer and Director of Research. She worked closely with the state and federal governments and directed Missisquoi River Keepers and supervised other environmental initiatives. She was appointed to two terms as a Commissioner on the Vermont Governor’s Commission for Native Americans. Her interdisciplinary consultant research projects included education, health-care delivery, cultural competency training for foster parents, genetics and ethics, archaeology including paleopathology and repatriation of native remains.

Courses Taught:
Research Methods
Cross-cultural Communication
Mastering & Guiding the Process of Change
Doctoral Seminar