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Elizabeth M. Seymour

Elizabeth M. Seymour

Associate Teaching Professor of Anthropology, Communications, History and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

119 Hawthorn Building
Altoona , PA
Office Phone: (814) 949-5335


Dr. Seymour teaches a broad array of courses which involve media, anthropology, gender studies, history, and culture. Her expertise in Middle Eastern culture has been featured in recent media coverage and in academic presentations. Before coming to Penn State Altoona, she served as Managing Editor of “Egypt’s Insight,” a monthly magazine, and Chief Operating Officer of the Pinnacle Group, an import/export firm, both based in Cairo, Egypt. She also served as Vice President of Marketing and Distribution for Founoon, an Egyptian Media Consortium. Prior to that she was Assistant Site Director of James Madison University’s Archaeological Research Center. She has published a book chapter in a text entitled “Bruce Springsteen and the American Soul: Essays on the Songs and Influence of a Cultural Icon” (McFarland, 2011). She has been a strong advocate for international study and currently serves as Penn State Altoona’s Interim Education Abroad Coordinator. She has been active in the Faculty Senate at the University and College levels. Dr. Seymour has earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Binghamton University.