Anthropologist Anthony P. Andrews ’68 P’00 Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Anthropologist, Maya archaeologist and ethno-historian Anthony P. Andrews, Ph.D. ’68 P’00 recently received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who, a premier publisher of biographical profiles. The award recognizes individuals with notable achievements and prominence in their fields.

Andrews is professor of anthropology at New College of Florida where he has worked since 1981. He has done extensive fieldwork in Mexico and Central America studying pre-Hispanic and historic archaeology, ethno-history and history of southeastern Mesoamerica, with a focus on the Lowland Maya region of the Yucatan peninsula.

At Lawrenceville, Andrews lived in Raymond House and wrote for The Lawrence. He earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Harvard University in 1973, graduating magna cum laude, and went on to attend the University of Arizona, where he received Master of Arts (1976) and Doctor of Philosophy (1980) degrees, both in anthropology. As an undergraduate, he studied in Arkansas and Peru on National Science Foundation Summer Fellowships.

Andrews began his career as a teaching assistant in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. He moved to Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., as an assistant professor in anthropology for one year before joining the faculty of New College of Florida in Sarasota. He became a full professor in 1989 and chaired the college’s Division of Social Sciences from 1989 to 1995.

The author, co-author or co-editor of eight books, Andrews has contributed more than 100 book chapters, articles and reviews to professional journals. He has also served on numerous editorial boards, and has been a member of a number of organizations in his field, including the Society for American Archaeology, the Sociedad Mexicana de Antropología, the Sociedad Española de Estudios Mayas, and the American Anthropological Association.

Andrews was awarded the State of Florida Teaching Incentive Program Award in 1996 and the State of Florida Professorial Excellence Program Award in 1998. He has also received numerous research grants from the National Geographic Society, the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, the University of South Florida, the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc. and New College of Florida. He is listed in the first edition of Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America and in three editions of Who's Who in the South and Southwest. In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Andrews has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website.

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