William D. Lipe (PhD Yale 1966) is Professor Emeritus at Washington State University. Bill is a former Director of Research at Crow Canyon and currently serves on the Center’s Board of Trustees. He is actively engaged in research in the Mesa Verde region that draws on Crow Canyon data, including a data-driven synthesis of turkey domestication in the Peublo Southwest.
Bill has done archaeological research in the Four Corners region of the Southwest since the late 1950s. From 1995 to 1997, he was President of the Society for American Archaeology, and from 2004 to 2006, served on the advisory committee for the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument management plan. Honors include the John F. Seiberling Award for leadership in conserving America’s cultural resources (Society of Professional Archaeologists, 1998); the Conservation and Heritage Management Award (Archaeological Institute of America, 2006); and the Alfred V. Kidder Award for achievement in American archaeology (American Anthropological Association, 2010). Recent publications include a chapter in the book Leaving Mesa Verde (edited by Tim Kohler, et al.; U. of Arizona Press, 2010); co-editorship (with Lynne Sebastian) of Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management (SAR Press, 2009); and co-author (with Donald Rommes) of The Cliff-Dwellers of Cedar Mesa (Canyonlands Natural History Association, 2013).