Michael Kimball

Michael Kimball

Associate Professor

Department of Anthropology
College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Contact Information

(970) 351-2277
Candelaria 2200F
Office Hours
MF 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. or by appointment
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
Department of Anthropology
Campus Box 90
Greeley, CO 80639


Professional/Academic Experience

Other Experience

Research/Areas of Interest

Contemplative and engaged anthropology, archaeology, heritage place building research

Publications/Creative Works

2018 Kimball, M. Ethnowise: Embracing Culture Shock to Build Resilience, Responsiveness & Connection. Kendall-Hunt Publishing.

2017 Kimball, M. Heritage Place Building Theory, Heritage Impact Assessment and the Role of the Sacred Dimension. Journal of Heritage Management 2(1), pp. 1-18.

2017 Smell, A. & M. Kimball. “I Saw Many Things and it Reminded Me of Home”: Place Building with Refugees through Living History Museum Tours. The Applied Anthropologist 37(1), pp.18-24.

2016 Thomas, D., M. Kimball, and D. Suhr. The Organizational Place Building Inventory: An Instrument for Assessing and Facilitating Place-Based Corporate Social Responsibility. Journal of Corporate Citizenship 2016(63), pp. 17-41.

2016 Kimball, M. Our Heritage is Already Broken: Meditations on a Regenerative Conservation for Cultural and Natural Heritage. Human Ecology Review 22(2), pp. 47-76.

2014 Chapagain, N. and M. Kimball. Resolution Concerning the Relationship of Archaeology and Archaeologists with Extant Custodial and Affiliated Communities. World Archaeological Congress Executive Resolution, published March 14, 2014.

2013 Kimball, M., R. Brunswig, S. McBeth, and D. Thomas. Fostering Local Futures: Place Building Theory and the Living Heritage Paradigm. The Applied Anthropologist 33(2), pp. 4-15.

2012 Kimball, M. and D. Thomas. Place Building Theory: A Framework for Assessing and Advancing Community Engagement in Higher Education. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, Spring 2012, pp. 19-28.

2011 Kimball, M. Saving Skwaasutek: Collaborations on the Investigation and Protection of Washington County’s Endangered Rock Art. Maine Archaeological Society Bulletin 51(1), pp. 13-28.

Honors and Awards

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