Department of Anthropology

Lisa Westwood

Curriculum Vitae: Lisa Westwood (PDF)

Lisa Westwoodis a Registered Professional Archaeologist with 24 years of cultural resource management experience (as of 2018), which is composed of contract archaeology, museum curation, and teaching experience in northern and central California, southern Utah, New Mexico, and the Midwest. She exceeds the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards for prehistoric and historical archaeologist, holding advanced degrees in Anthropology from the University of Iowa and Eastern New Mexico University. Her technical areas of expertise include: regulatory compliance and cultural resources law; human bone (osteological) identification and analysis; Ancestral Puebloan archaeology; lithic debitage identification; and the emerging field of space heritage. She is the sole, senior, or contributing author to over 300 archaeology and cultural resources management technical reports and publications. In addition to regularly teaching part time in the anthropology departments at California State University-Chico and Butte College, and occasionally Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso, Ms. Westwood serves as the Director of Cultural Resources at ECORP Consulting, Inc., an environmental consulting firm headquartered near Sacramento, California.

Selected Publications

Lisa Westwood, Beth Laura O'Leary, and Milford Wayne Donaldson. The Final Mission: Preserving NASA's Apollo Sites.

Courses Taught

ANTH 112 Society, Time, and Archaeology

ANTH 140 Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion

ANTH 261 North American Indians

ANTH 312 Cataclysmic Events in Human Prehistory

ANTH 362 California Indians

ANTH 487 Heritage Resource Planning