Debi Bolter is a faculty member in the Anthropology Department.  She is also an Honorary Research Fellow at The Centre for the Exploration of the Deep Human Journey, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, and an Affiliated Faculty of Anthropology at California State University, Stanislaus.  


Winner of 2021 Ben Barres Spotlight Award for research.


Dr Bolter at Malapa site, South Africa

Virtual talks at MJC:

Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS)-

7:30pm, Fridays, typically once per month

Click here for schedule for upcoming spring 2022 MAPS talks

Science Colloquium Series

3:15-4:15pm select Wednesdays for spring 2022

Click here for link to YouTube live link for talks

Feb. 09 Andrew Gardner, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Botany, CSU Stanislaus, On the Various Contrivances by Which Californian and Foreign Plants are Pollinated by Insects – A Darwin Day Talk  

Feb. 23 Linda Ligace, Photographer, Birds of Merced National Wildlife Refuge

Mar. 23 Joy Baccei, MS, Director, UC Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland Preserve Vernal Pool Ecology and Endemism 

Apr. 06 Jared Deyarmin, MS, PrognomiQ INC, Early Disease Detection and Health Monitoring in Blood: The Next Generation of Diagnostics and Disease Progression in Health Care

Classes I'm teaching

Spring 2022:  

ANTHR 101: Biological Anthropology online

ANTHR 102: Cultural Anthropology online

ANTHR 101: Biological Anthropology 7-week (late start) online

Click on class name above to download syllabus.