Alan AycockAlan Aycock

Acting Director, Learning Technology Center

Office: Golda Meir E-177
Phone: (414) 229-4319
Web Site:
Curriculum Vitae: pdf (78kb)


Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1973

Research Interests:

Web cultures, advertising and visual culture in North America, evangelical/charismatic Christianity, New Age, neoPaganism and Wicca.

Courses Taught:

Anthro 104: Survey of World Cultures - Syllabus (pdf 89kb)
Anthro 543: Anthropology of Religion - Syllabus (pdf 30kb)

Selected Publications:

Aycock, A. (in press). 'Closing the loop': Why I teach blended courses. In Sloan-C View. Vol. 8 (1).

Aycock, A. (in press). Redesigning an introductory anthropology course for blended teaching and learning. In F. Glazer (ed.). Blended Learning: Innovations from the Disciplines. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Aycock, J. & Aycock, A. (2008). Why I love/hate wikipedia: Reflections upon (not quite) subjugated knowledges. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 8(2). Retrieved October 3, 2008 from

Aycock, A. & Duncan, M. (2008) Super Bowl ad humor: At the intersections of race, class, and gender. In L. Wenner and S. Jackson (eds), Sport, Beer, and Gender in Promotional Culture: Explorations of a Holy Trinity. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Aycock, A. (2006). "This way to the egress": Using exit assignments to improve communication in your course. In P. Rice and D. McCurdy (eds), Strategies in Teaching Anthropology (4th Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Aycock, A., & Duncan, M.C. (2005). Fitting Images: Advertising, Sport, and Disability. In S. Jackson and D. Andrews (eds), Sport, Culture, and Advertising (pp. 136-153). London: Routledge.

Aycock, A. (2003). Serendipity and SoTL: An ethnographic narrative. In C. Schroeder and A. Ciccone (eds), Learning More About Learning. Milwaukee, WI: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Instructional and Professional Development.

Aycock, A., Garnham, C., & Kaleta, R. (2002). Lessons learned from the hybrid course project. Teaching with Technology Today, 8(6). Retrieved October 3, 2008 from

Aycock, A. (1999) “Teaching Anthropology: The Basics,” published and reviewed on the Merlot Website:

Aycock, A. (1995). "'Technologies of the Self': Foucault and Internet discourse" in The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Vol. 1 (2).

Aycock, A. & Buchignani, N. (1995). The e-mail murders: reflections on 'dead' letters. In S.G. Jones (ed.), CyberSociety: Computer-mediated Communication and Community, pp. 184–231. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.