R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc., is a planning firm specializing in the management and preservation of cultural resources across the country. Headed by Dr. R. Christopher Goodwin, the thirty year old firm offers services in preservation planning, archeological and historical research, and heritage tourism. With five regional offices located in Louisiana, Maryland, Florida, Kansas, and New Mexico, the firm has been nationally recognized for its capacity to integrate studies of sites and structures of the past with planning and construction for the future. R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc., has a proven track record of communicating with the government in order to support the continued management of historic sites through archeological surveying, excavations, and data recovery. The firm has held contracts with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), and the U.S. Department of Defense. In addition, Dr. R. Christopher Goodwin has been the principal investigator on various compliance projects involving archeological and historic sites for organizations such as the National Park Service, the U.S. Department of Energy, and in Her Majesty’s Service in the United Kingdom.
Commencing his education at Tulane University, Dr. Goodwin studied anthropology and archeology as an undergraduate before matriculating at The Florida State University, where he earned his Master of Science. Dr. Goodwin went on to study at Arizona State University, where he earned his Doctor of Philosophy. In the course of his work with R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc., Dr. Goodwin has been published in scholarly journals on topics such as prehistoric and historic archeology, osteology, and ethnohistory. Dr. Goodwin also serves as a court-qualified expert witness in both historic archeology and cultural resource management. He has received the National Preservation Honor Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator’s Award for Excellence for “Outstanding Contribution and Service to the Nation.” R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc., continues to earn respect for its work at the federal, state, and local level. Dr. Goodwin resides in Maryland with his wife of 32 years. He regularly volunteers at local civic and church organizations.