Shereen Lerner (Ph.D. Arizona State University), is a Professor of Anthropology, Director of the College Honors Program, and past Chair of the Cultural Science Department and Dean of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona. Dr. Lerner is a member of the Society for American Archaeology, Arizona Archaeological Council, and Arizona Preservation Foundation. Throughout her career, she has been active in historic preservation and archaeological initiatives. She is actively engaged in teaching and learning initiatives at the college that will provide students with a more holistic perspective of the world around them. An upcoming article due to be published in late 2017 is entitled “Connecting the Dots: Teaching Archaeology and Social Relevance.” Her principal research is focused on prehistoric cultures in the Southwest.