Ruth M. Van Dyke (Ph.D., University of Arizona 1998) is Professor of Anthropology at Binghamton University – State University of New York. She is an archaeologist specializing in the study of the ancient Pueblo Southwest, particularly Chaco Canyon and the greater Chaco world. Ruth brings to the board 36 years of experience working in the Southwest United States in both CRM and academic contexts, and a strong commitment to working collaboratively with Native descendant communities. Her research focuses on the sensory and experiential nature of landscapes and emphasizes Indigenous collaboration. She is the author or co-editor of over 50 articles or book chapters and six books. In The Chaco Experience (2008), Ruth presented a history of Chaco, foregrounding sense of place and landscape, arguing that ancient Chacoans organized their spatial and social worlds according to cardinal directions, cyclicality, and visible high places. Her most recent book, The Greater Chaco Landscape (2021, co-edited with Carrie Heitman), was undertaken in collaboration with Hopi, Zuni, Acoma, and Navajo cultural experts. In this multimedia work, scholarly and Indigenous colleagues joined forces to raise public awareness of the threats posed by encroaching mineral development. The Greater Chaco Landscape won the 2021 American Anthropological Association Engaged Anthropology Award and the 2022 Society for American Archaeology Popular Book Award; it is available for free here.