Anthropology Professor Mark Plew Named 2015-16 Distinguished Professor

Studio portrait of Mark Plew.

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce that Mark Plew has been named a Boise State Distinguished Professor.

This title constitutes one of the highest honors that may be given to a faculty member at Boise State University and is reserved for a select few who have made significant contributions to their academic disciplines.

Plew, a professor of anthropology, has distinguished himself as an assiduous researcher, mentor and collaborator on campus. After arriving at Boise State in 1977, Plew helped establish the Department of Anthropology in 1990. Among the impressive accomplishments marking his career, Plew has received more than $2.7 million in grant funds; founded and directed two research units – the Center for Applied Archeological Science and the Desert Studies Institute; mentored hundreds of students; and contributed books, journal articles and reports comprising more than 370 publications.

Here in Idaho, Plew’s regional anthropological research on past cultures and environments of the Snake River Plain are acknowledged as primary sources on the subject.

Please join us in honoring Plew at a reception from 4-5:30 p.m. on April 7 in the Imagination Lab, located in Room 2302 of the Micron Business and Economics Building. A short program will begin at 4:15 p.m.