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Faculty Awards and Honors

2018 Dr. Frances Hayashida is awarded the UNM Snead Wertheim Lectureship

2018 Dr. Frances Hayashida receives a Fulbright Scholars Award for academic year 2018-2019 in Chile

2017 Dr. Lea McChesney becomes an invited member of the Association on American Indian Affairs' Repatriation Working Group

2017 Dr. Lea McChesney received a National Endowment for the Humanities planning grant for the project "Developing Collections Preservation Master Plan for the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology"

2017 Dr. Siobhan Mattison elected board member at large for the Evolutionary Anthropology Society (2018-2022)

2017 Dr. Heather Edgar is appointed Forensic Anthropologist at the UNM Health Sciences Center Office of the Medical Investigator (OMI)

2017 Dr. Emily Jones is awarded the UNM Snead Wertheim Lectureship

2017 Dr. Patricia Crown and Dr. Wirt Wills accept the Field Research Award for UNM's long history of research at Chaco Canyon at the Shanghai Archaeological Forum organized by the Institute of Archaeology at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

2017 The III International Conference on the Solutrean at the Universidade do Algarve, Faro, Portugal dedicates symposium in honor of Leslie Spier Distinguished Professor Dr. Lawrence Straus

2017  Dr. Siobhan Mattison is elected as board member at large for the Evolutionary Anthropology Society (2018-2022)

2017  Dr. Heather Edgar is appointed Visiting Scientist at the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in February

2017  Dr. Emily Jones (Associate Professor) received the Fulbright Scholar Fellowship for Academic Year 2017-2018 to study in Santander, Spain

2017 Dr. Sherry Nelson (Associate Professor) was awarded a UNM Research Allocations Committee grant for her research on “Modeling Early Human Paleoecology through Stable Isotope Analyses of Chimpanzee Habitats and Forest Stratification”

2017  Dr. Siobhan Mattison received a Women in STEM award for her workshop “Gender in Matrilineal Kinship Systems”

2017  Dr. Lea S. McChesney (Research Assistant Professor, Curator of Ethnology at the Maxwell Museum, and Director of the Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies) appointed Editor of Museum Anthropology, the Journal of the Council for Museum Anthropology

2016  Distinguished Professor Dr. Patricia Crown named the UNM Department of Anthropology Leslie Spier Distinguished Professor

2016  Dr. Heather Edgar (Associate Professor) named President of the Dental Anthropology Association

2015  Distinguished Professor Dr. Patricia Crown receives the Presidential Award of Distinction, University of New Mexico

2015  Dr. Sibohan Mattison receives the New Investigator Award from the Evolutionary Anthropology Society

2015  Leslie Spier Distinguished Professor Dr. Lawrence Straus presents the UNM Annual Research Lecture, the highest honor granted to UNM faculty

2015  The Society for American Archaeology Meeting holds symposium in honor of Leslie Spier Distinguished Professor Dr. Lawrence Straus in Orlando FL

2014  Distinguished Professor Dr. Patricia Crown is elected to the Anthropology Division of the National Academy of Sciences