Speaker Biographies

Museums and the Web: An International Conference
Los Angeles, CA, March 16 - 19, 1997

Bonnie W. Styles

Dr. Bonnie W. Styles is the Director of Sciences for the Illinois State Museum. She oversees the Museum's exhibition, collection, and research programs in anthropology, botany, zoology, and geology and directs the interdisciplinary Landscape History Program. Other accomplishments include: oversight of the Museum's Information Systems (including hardware, software, and Internet applications); leadership of content teams for the establishment of anthropology and natural history exhibits; authorship of over 40 popular and scholarly publications on cultural and natural history; direction of excavations and analyses of archaeological sites in Illinois and South Dakota; analyses of faunal data for over 40 sites in the Midwestern and Southeastern United States; teaching at the college level; direction of scientific literacy workshops for elementary teachers; and co-direction of the Museum in the Classroom project. As an archaeologist and archaeozoologist, she has studied long-term changes in Native American hunting practices and diets in the Midwestern United States. She has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Northwestern University.

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