Idaho Museum of Natural History Faculty


Tapanila, Leif,* Director and Earth Sciences Division Head, Idaho Museum of Natural History; Professor, Geosciences.  Honors B.Sc. 1999, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada; M.S. 2000, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada; Ph.D. 2005, University of Utah.  (2005)

Research Curator

Dr. Leif Tapanila, Earth Science Division

Speer, Charles A., Assistant Professor, Anthropology.  B.A. 2003, M.A. 2006, Ph.D. 2013, University of Texas San Antonio.  (2015)

Professors Emeriti

Akersten, William A., Associate Professor, Biological Sciences and Geosciences; Curator, Vertebrate Paleontology, Idaho Museum of Natural History. 1985-2009

Holte, Karl E., Professor, Botany; Curator, Museum. 1965-1997

Trost, Charles H., Professor, Biological Sciences; Curator, Museum. 1968-2000

Museum Staff

Terri Bergmeier, Director of Development

Christina Reddoor, Senior Accountant

Curt Schmitz, Registrar

Amber Tews, Anthropology Collections Manager

Amy Commendador-Dudgeon, Earl R. Swanson Archaeological Repository Manager

Janet Bala, Life Sciences & Ray J. Davis Herbarium Collections Manager

Idaho Virtualization Laboratory

Dr. Leif Tapanila, Director

Jesse Pruitt, Manager and Technical Specialist