An Enduring Company Where Scientists Can Build Their Careers
August 23, 2017 § Leave a comment
Dr. R. Christopher Goodwin is an archaeologist and climate change expert whose firm, R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc., conducts archaeological and historical surveys and planning throughout the United States and abroad. Dr. Goodwin, who holds a PhD, founded the company over 35 years ago shortly after implementation of federal regulations codifying the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
The NHPA provides a framework for government agencies to conduct and oversee archaeological and historic building surveys to protect archaeological and historic sites from inadvertent destruction during construction projects. Passionate about scientific field work and American heritage resources, Dr. Goodwin has led his firm as a principal investigator in numerous significant cultural resource studies, including multidisciplinary projects for recovery and resiliency from natural calamities such as hurricanes. Other archaeologists and scientists from his firm who have been employed in these projects also have had many opportunities to practice in their respective fields and sub disciplines, and to expand their professional experience and horizons.
Because of his commitment to preserving American heritage resources, Dr. Goodwin envisions his company to remain in existence for the next hundred years and beyond. The private company is contracted by both the private and public sector entities for its recognized high-quality scientific capabilities as well as providing a rare venue for other passionate scientists in the preservation sciences to build upon their careers and contribute to knowledge of and appreciation of American prehistory and history.