Meet the Staff


Dr. Georgia Fox, Museum Director, Professor

Image of Georgia FoxDr. Georgia Fox was hired as faculty to the Department of Anthropology in 2001. As former head curator of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Dr. Fox brings a wealth of practical knowledge and experience in exhibit planning, conservation, and collections management. As a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology, Dr. Fox is an archaeologist, whose areas of expertise include archaeological and ethnographic conservation, studies in material culture, historical archaeology, and maritime history and archaeology. Dr. Fox received her PhD from Texas A&M University in 1998. She has conducted extensive fieldwork abroad, in countries such as Greece, Turkey, the Netherlands, and Israel, and currently the eastern Caribbean. She  serves as director of the Heritage Resources Conservation Laboratory on the Chico campus.

Adrienne Scott, Curator of Education

Image of Adrienne ScottAdrienne has been the curator of the Museum of Anthropology since November 2001, but she has been in Chico since 1993 as a community volunteer and fundraiser for various local groups. Adrienne is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. She earned her degree in anthropology from Indiana University at Bloomington. After graduating, Adrienne went on to work at the Smithsonian Institution and the Museum of Science in Miami, Florida. In her love of museums, Adrienne has done everything from designing exhibits to writing grants and from teaching classes to public relations.  Adrienne was named CSU, Chico Staff Employee of the Year in 2008.  She is currently pursuing an MA in Curriculum and Instruction from the School of Education at CSU, Chico. 

Heather McCafferty, Assistant Curator

Image of Heather McCaffertyHeather graduated with an MA in Anthropology with an Emphasis in Museum Studies with honors in 2008 from CSU, Chico.  In 2010 she was hired as Museum Assistant at the museum where she supports exhibit installations, programming, events, membership, development, and daily operations. In June 2014 Heather was promoted to the position of Assistant Curator of the museum.  Heather has also served as the Curator of Exhibits at the Chico Museum and been an adjunct faculty instructor of Cultural Anthropology at Butte College since 2006.  She has also taught anthropology courses at CSU, Chico. 

Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology

Museum Hours

September–May
Tuesday–Saturday 11-3

June–July
Monday-Thursday 11-3

Closed between exhibitions.  See exhibition schedule for specific dates.

Note: The Museum of Anthropology is completely wheelchair accessible.

Our Location

The museum is located in the Meriam Library complex, next to the Janet Turner Museum

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Museum of Anthropology
CSU, Chico 95929-0400

Contact Us

anthromuseum@csuchico.edu
Phone: 530-898-5397

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