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Nathan Meissner

Assistant Director of the Center for Career & Professional Development

Offices & Programs


BA: anthropology, St. Cloud University

MA: anthropology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

PhD: anthropology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale


Career Exploration Communities Career Coach

  • Arts, Media and Entertainment
  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Law, Government and Policy


Nathan Meissner joined the Centre College faculty in 2019 as visiting assistant professor of anthropology before transitioning to the Center for Career & Professional Development. His work supports students by providing assistance with internships, graduate school, alumni networks, and careers.


Meissner's research and teaching interests include material culture, complex societies, Mesoamerica, North America, economic anthropology, colonialism, social network analysis, long-distance exchange, lithic analysis, quantitative methods, and semiotics.