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Duane Ivan Gehlsen, Ph.D.

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Department of Human Sciences
dgehlsen@marylhurst.edu

Education

Ph.D. in Anthropology, The University of Liverpool
MA in Cognitive Evolution, Reading University
BS in Anthropology, Portland State University

Classes Taught

Introduction to Anthropology
Introduction to Human Evolution
Introduction to Cultural Evolution
Introduction to Complexity Theory
Cultural Anthropology
Archaeology
Exploring US Culture Through Ethnographic Research

About

Duane Gehlsen specializes in cultural theory, but he also conducts research in archaeology (South Africa, Near East, and the Northwest Coast of North America) and physical anthropology (evolution of the brain and intelligence, sexual dimorphism). Dr. Gehlsen has studied complexity theory extensively, and has used it to synthesize the only scientific theory that explains cultural phenomena and cultural evolution. He is currently writing a series of articles that are based on his unique theory (Complex-Systems Theory of Culture). A few of the more important topics are: the current economic crisis (and how to end it), how to produce a robust and sustainable economy, how to achieve educational excellence in our public schools, how to reduce mental illness, and how to reduce addiction and other obsessive compulsive disorders.

Publications

Social Complexity and the Origins of Agriculture: the Complex-Systems Theory of Culture (2009)

Awards

Excellence in Teaching Award, Marylhurst University (2011)

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