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Christopher Dyer


Christopher Dyer serves as Professor of Anthropology and is the retired Chief Executive Officer of UNM Gallup Campus and founding President of Community College Alliance for Sustainable Environment (CCASE). He received a B.S. in fishery biology and B.A. in anthropology from the University of Arizona, his M.S in marine biology from the University of Alabama, an M.A. in anthropology and his Ph.D. in anthropology from Arizona State University. Besides resource management, human ecosystem modeling, and disaster assessment research in the U.S., he has directed field research teams in seventeen countries including Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as Kenya and the Philippines.

He is the author of numerous publications in his field, including books, research reports, journal articles, and monographs. His 1992 paper on the Natural Resource Community won an award from the journal Sociology Spectrum as “An outstanding contribution to social science.” Membership in professional organizations include the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), Governing Board of the University for Sustainability, Board of Directors of the World Civic Orchestra, and he is a Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology.