David F. Lancy, originally from western Pennsylvania, earned degrees from Yale and the University of Pittsburgh. He has done fieldwork in Liberia, Papua New Guinea, Trinidad (Fulbright Fellowship), Sweden (Fulbright Fellowship) and the United States. His research interests include the study of cultural influences on children's literacy, ethnographic research methods, and the anthropology of childhood.
Dr. Lancy's teaching interests include the study of ancient civilizations, especially Egypt, and the anthropology of childhood. He currently teaches two courses online: Civilization/Humanities (USU 1320): Egypt and the Ancient Civilizations of the World and Peoples of the Contemporary World (ANTH 2010): Children and Culture.
In 2001, Lancy was honored by the Carnegie Foundation as Utah'sProfessor of the Year (http://www.usu.edu/carnegieprofessors/honorees/lancy.cfm). In 2011, Dr. Lancy was given the D. Wynne Thorne award as Utah State’s outstanding scholar (http://rgs.usu.edu/eventsandmedia/htm//articleID=11935).