I started this thread by first posting the question, "Who is
Scott A. Lucas?" and I must say it has turned into an excellent
discussion of the current state of SACC. I agree with Bryan that our
web site needs a serious upgrading. And I will be the first to admit:
I am not an old, retired grumpy midwesterner.
I will follow the suggestion of my friend Bob Muckle and write a
I first became aware of SACC when I received a letter from ( the
evil ) Richard Furlow, who we must credit with the founding of our
organization. I thought he had a great idea, to create a community of
those anthropologists who taught at community colleges, and I readily
joined. I attended the first SACC conference, held in Ft. Lauderdale,
Florida, in ( the late 1980's ? ) and have attended most since then.
I was president of SACC 1998-1999, and organized our conference in
Boston. During that year I also served on the Executive Board of the
AAA. I have thoroughly enjoyed my connection with SACC, have made many
friendships with people who I admire and whose company I enjoy
( when I get to see them at our conferences ), and I have benefited
greatly from the intellectual stimulation I receive at our meetings.
I would rather attend a SACC meeting then an AAA meeting anyday.
I have been teaching anthropology ( cultural, physical,
archaeology ) as well as Intro to Sociology, at Orange County
Community College, SUNY, since 1969. I have my BA and MA from SUNY
Binghamton, and lots of additional graduate credits from SUNY New
Paltz and Cal State Univ. at Chico. I have done archaeological field
research in southeastern Utah, and was a US National Park
Ranger-Archaeologist at Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado ( 1975 ).
I've been involved in contract archaeology in the lower Hudson Valley
of NYS for quite some time. I have travelled extensively throughout
Africa and Central America. Presently I have an internet photo stock
agency called "Images of Anthropology". Check it out at
www.imagesofanthropology.com Recently 11 of my photos have been
published in the new 7th ed. of Peoples and Bailey's cultural
anthropology text, Humanity--An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
( Wadsworth Pub Comp. )
Finally, on a personal note, I would like to add that I am a great
lover and a man of the people.