Meet the Staff
Dr. Stacy Schaefer, Museum Co-Director, Professor
Dr. Schaefer came to Chico in 1999 by way of the University of Texas - Pan American. She has worked in research, curatorial, and educational capacities, notably at the Fowler Museum of Cultural History at UCLA, the M.H. De Young Memorial Museum of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Besides her training and expertise in museum studies and exhibit display, Dr. Schaefer is a cultural anthropologist, specializing in Latin American studies, focusing on the Huichol Indians of Mexico. Her current research also includes ethnographic fieldwork among indigenous peoples in Chile, and in the borderlands of South Texas.
Dr. Georgia Fox, Museum Co-Director, Professor
Dr. 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
Adrienne 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, Museum Assistant
Heather 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 of Anthropology where she supports exhibit installations, programming, events, membership, development, and daily operations. In her role as Curator at the Chico Museum, Heather curated The Secret World of Bees (2010); Amazing Grains: The Story of Rice in California and Beyond (2011); The Bicycle: Life On Two Wheels (2012), and I Heart Chico: A Community Creative Arts Exhibit (2012). Heather's passion for anthropology has been a guiding force in her life. She has been an instructor of cultural anthropology for seven years at Butte College and has also taught at CSU, Chico.
Closed between exhibitions. See exhibition schedule for specific dates.
Note: The Museum of Anthropology is completely wheelchair accessible.
The museum is located in the Meriam Library complex, next to the Janet Turner Museum
Museum of Anthropology
CSU, Chico 95929-0400