Bill Lipe (Ph.D., Yale University, 1966) is Professor Emeritus at Washington State University, where he joined the Anthropology faculty in 1976. Previously, he was Assistant Director of the Museum of Northern Arizona (1972–1976), and taught at the State University of New York at Binghamton (1964–1972), and the University of Oklahoma (1963–1964). Bill is a past President of the Society for American Archaeology, the principal professional organization devoted to the archaeology of the Americas. He has over 50 years experience in Southwestern archaeology, has authored more than 60 articles and book chapters, and is author or editor of six book-length monographs. In 2010, he received the Alfred Kidder award from the American Anthropological Association for outstanding contributions to Southwestern Archaeology. From 1985 to 1993, he served part-time as Crow Canyon’s Director of Research and since that time has served the Center as a Research Associate and a member of its Board of Trustees (since 1995).