Dr. Joe  Watkins

Dr. Joe Watkins

Dr. Joe Watkins is an adjunct professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Maryland and the Supervisory Cultural Anthropologist, Chief of the Tribal Relations and American Cultures program, and the American Indian Liaison Officer of the National Park Service. He received his Ph.D from Southern Methodist University. Dr. Watkins was previously the Director of Native American Studies at the University of Oklahoma, past chair of the Committee on Ethics for the American Anthropological Association, past chairman of the Committee of Native American Issues for the RPA, member of the Indigenous Advisory Committee of the Fifth World Archaeological Congress and a member of the World Archaeological Committee Executive Board. He has written many articles and publications including his seminal work, “Indigenous Archaeology: American Indian Values and Scientific Practice”. Dr. Watkins is a Choctaw nation member of Oklahoma and has over 40+ years of experience in the field.