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California State University
Amy Gusick
Title:Assistant Professor
College:College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Research Interests:Dr. Gusick's research interests focus on human-environmental dynamics, the development of maritime societies, peopling of the Americas, and hunter-gatherer subsistence and settlement. Her current research projects focus on early human coastal migration and settlement and the effect of environmental stress on Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene human groups along the Pacific Rim. Dr. Gusick uses both terrestrial and underwater archaeological methods in her research which has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Geographic Society, and the American Philosophical Society. Dr. Gusick is also currently the Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Applied Archaeology at CSUSB. Her cultural resource management experience includes the design, implementation, and direction of projects for federal clients, utility companies, and state agencies. This experience stems mainly from her former position as a Cultural Resources Program Manager at a multinational engineering firm.