Dawn Scher Thomae Wins Excellence Award at SAA 87th Annual Meeting











On Friday, April 1st, Dawn Scher Thomae, Co-Coordinator of the Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program and Curator of Anthropology Collections at the Milwaukee Public Museum, accepted an award at this year’s Society for American Archaeology conference held in Chicago, IL. The award in Excellence in Collections-Based Research and Education is presented every year to an individual who advances the use of existing collections to address innovative research questions and/or enhances our understanding of the past through collections research. Scher Thomae’s legacy of collections-based teaching has positively affected the lives of hundreds of students and emerging museum professionals, and to the archeology field.

It is our absolute pleasure to have such a stellar museum professional and instructor as part of the Anthropology Department. We could not be more happy and proud of her. Congrats, Dawn!