Robert Riordan grew up in New Jersey, received his BA from Colgate University, and his PhD in anthropology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He has worked at the Maryland Historical Trust and, since 1976, at Wright State, where he is currently Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. He has conducted archaeological field schools every summer that he has been at WSU, with a focus on examining sites of the mound-building Hopewell culture.
Tess Cortés began her formal training in art at Wright State University where she graduated with a BFA in drawing and painting in 1997. She earned her MFA in electronic art from the University of Cincinnati in 2003, and also worked as the Gallery Manager for UC’s DAAP Galleries Downtown.
She recently curated the exhibition "Relics and Constellations" and published a catalogue of works by hybrid artist Paul Catanese.
As a Wright State graduate, your degree increases your income potential and your income is likely your most valuable asset—not your home, your car, your jewelry, or other possessions. It’s your ability to earn a living. You have insured your home, your car, and your other assets against loss. Have you insured your income? What if you were injured or ill and could not work?
Have you ever dreamed of traveling to Ireland to experience a true taste of Irish splendor? This trip combines fabulous accommodations, stunning scenery, and sumptuous food. Join us and return to times gone by during your unforgettable tour of the amazing Emerald Isle. Highlights include Dublin, Guinness Storehouse, Blarney Castle, Killarney, Dingle Peninsula, Cliffs of Moher, Ashford Castle, whiskey distillery, and a local pub visit.
Nearly 40 alumni, students, faculty, and staff joined the Alumni Association for A Day of Service.
In Dayton, our volunteers worked on a service project at the Beaver Creek Wetlands on Saturday, April 13. Volunteers removed invasive plants from the adjacent meadow and planted specific wetland plants that will benefit this unique ecosystem. The new planting will not only help the environment, it is also part of a research project for current Wright State students.