Daughters Earns Excellence in Education Award

Anton Daughters, right, accepts the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education from Lt. Gov. Michael L. Parson at a ceremony in Jefferson City. Other Truman representatives attending the meeting were Elizabeth Clark, dean of the School of Social and Cultural Studies, and President Sue Thomas.

Anton Daughters, assistant professor of anthropology, received the 2018 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education, April 7, in Jefferson City.
Outstanding faculty members from each Missouri public college or university were recognized at a luncheon hosted by the Council on Public Higher Education for their commitment to excellent education for Missouri citizens.
Daughters began his career at Truman in 2012. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico and both his master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Arizona. He was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell College from 2010 to 2012. Daughters teaches courses on economic anthropology, globalization, history of anthropological theory, and indigenous North and South America. He carries out field research on the Archipelago of Chiloé in southern Chile, where he runs a study abroad program for Truman students.