Donna Marie Glowacki
John Cardinal O'Hara Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Dr. Donna M. Glowacki is the John Cardinal O’Hara CSC Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, a senior researcher on the Village Ecodynamics Project, and a long- time research associate with Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. She has 26 years of archaeological experience and has been working in the U.S. Southwest since 1992 and received her PhD from Arizona State University in 2006. Her current research focuses on village formation and understanding the social circumstances leading up to the regional abandonment of Mesa Verde by the end of the 1200s.
Glowacki has conducted fieldwork at 75 of the largest sites in the Northern San Juan region including Yellow Jacket Pueblo, Yucca House, Castle Rock Pueblo, Spruce Tree House, and a number of community centers within the Canyon of the Ancients National Monument and Mesa Verde National Park. Her publications include an edited volume on Neutron Activation Analysis in the Southwest, chapters in edited volumes, and articles in American Antiquity, Kiva: the Journal of Southwestern Anthropology and History, and the Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. Her most recent publication is an edited volume, Religious Transformation in the Late Pre- Hispanic Pueblo World (coedited with Scott Van Keuren, University of Arizona Press, 2012).
The John Cardinal O’Hara Professorships honor Notre Dame’s 12th president. They were established with earnings from a fund invested on behalf of the University in 1931, by Bernard E. Smith, a close friend of the Cardinal’s, and Rev. Charles L. O’Donnell, C.S.C., who preceded Cardinal O’Hara as Notre Dame President.