Destiny Crider is the Manager of the Anthropology Lab and Collections and a professor in the Museum Studies department. Read more about Dr. Crider on her Luther "Faculty Story" feature.
Dr. Crider offers Museum Studies courses every other year. The upcoming schedule of courses are:
She has also taught Directed Reading Topics in Anthropology focused on the "Worldview of the Central Mexican Aztecs," and "Introduction to the Archaeology of the Southwest."
Dr. Crider maintains a Digital Library of Central Mexican pottery that features her research and those of archaeological specialists in the Basin of Mexico.
Dr. Crider recently conducted a collaborative research project with Professor Benjamin Moore and Anthropology/Art student Jayne Cole ('14). The research resulted in two conference presentation:
Dr. Crider's research interests includes archaeology of the Americas with particular specialty Mesoamerica and US Southwest. She is a specialist in ceramic and materials analysis, with a recent interest in replicating some aspects in ceramic decorative technologies, and she has authored and co-authored several studies: