Lynn Fisher earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Michigan in 2000. Dr. Fisher teaches courses in archaeology, material culture, and biological anthropology. She loves to learn from the diversity of perspectives students bring to the classroom, and encourages students to connect what they learn about human history and cultural diversity to social issues relevant to their lives today. Her scholarship combines multidisciplinary field research and cross-cultural comparison to study long-term social change and human-environment interactions. Her current research focuses on social change and technology in early Stone Age farming societies in southern Germany. Dr. Fisher's archaeological fieldwork in southern Germany has been funded by the Fulbright Foundation and the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Fisher is currently chair of the Sociology/Anthropology Department. She is also an adjunct Research Associate in Anthropology at the Illinois State Museum.