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Meet the Anthropology Director of Undergraduate Studies

Our Director of Undergraduate Studies is Dr. Vincent LaMotta (pronouns: he/him/his), Associate Clinical Professor specializing in Southwestern archaeology at UIC. Dr. LaMotta, a certified “cat dad,” has been teaching at UIC for over a decade.

How Can Dr. LaMotta Help You?

Dr. LaMotta can help you with deciding to declare an anthropology minor, major, or double-major; course-planning; setting up internships and research opportunities; finding field programs; getting involved with Anthro Club; and coping with any personal or academic difficulties you may face during your undergraduate career.

How to Contact Dr. LaMotta

The best ways to contact Dr. LaMotta are to email him ( or to attend his drop-in hours virtually or in-person (BSB 3128B). Dr. LaMotta’s drop-in hours for the Spring 2024 semester will be posted soon.

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Meet the Anthropology Major/Minor Advisor

Our major/minor advisor is Hideaki (Hid-ee-ah-kee) Noguchi (pronouns: he/him/his), Senior Academic Advisor at UIC. Hideaki is a proud first-generation college student and earned his MS in Higher Education Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia College Chicago, and BA in English from Northern Illinois University. He has been at UIC since 2016.

How Can Hideaki Help You?

Hideaki can assist you with course-planning, checking in about your major/minor progress, discussing potential professional opportunities and post-graduation options, while also providing resources and support throughout your undergraduate career. You can learn more about major/minor advising on the UIC Advising website.

How to Contact Hideaki

The best ways to contact Hideaki are to email him ( or make an online advising appointment. To schedule an appointment with Hideaki, please click on the “Advising” tab in iAdvise or follow the links on the UIC Major & Minor Advising website.