Past NAPA Presidents

NAPA has benefitted from the wisdom and experience of a number of distinguished professionals since its founding. These include not only the presidents listed below, but scores of dedicated committee members who serve behind the scenes.

  • Jim Downs, 1984 (interim) (deceased)
  • Barbara Pillsbury, 1984-1986 (deceased)
  • Meta Baba, 1986-1988
  • Robert Trotter, 1988-1990
  • Shirley Fiske, 1990-1992
  • Linda Bennett, 1992-1994
  • Elizabeth Briody, 1994-1996
  • Niel Tashima, 1996-1998
  • Peter Van Arsdale, 1998-2000
  • Susan Squires, 2000-2002
  • Ed Liebow, 2002-2004
  • Micki Iris, 2004-2006
  • Dennis Wiedman, 2006-2008
  • Mary Odell Butler, 2008-2010
  • Tim Wallace, 2010-2012
  • Lenora Bohren, 2012-2014
  • John Massad 2014-2016
  • Lisa Henry (2016-2018)
  • David Himmelgreen (current)
  • Cathleen Crain (president-elect)
Welcome To NAPA

The National Association for the Practice of Anthropology is a membership organization for those who apply and practice anthropology in a range of contexts, whether as practitioners, academics, or students. NAPA was founded in 1983 to promote the interests of practicing anthropologists and further the practice of anthropology as a profession.

 

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