Posted by: wadahp | October 18, 2010

KAREN M. DOHM 1952-2010

Karen M. Dohm 1952-2010


It is with sadness that we learn of the passing of Karen Dohm. Karen was a graduate student at the Department of Anthropology, Washington State University and completed her MA in 1981 and her Ph.D. dissertation in 1988.

She worked on survey and archaeological excavation projects across Washington state and will be missed.

From her obituary:

Karen Marie Dohm, 58, of Havertown, an anthropologist and educator, died of cancer Saturday, June 5, at Dunwoody Care Center in Newtown Square.Dr. Dohm was coordinator of master’s programs in basic sciences at Thomas Jefferson University from 1997 until illness forced her to retire in 2006. She also taught anthropology and scientific writing at Jefferson.

Dr. Dohm grew up in Pittsburgh and Miami and earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Florida. While earning a master’s degree and doctorate in anthropology from Washington State University, she conducted archaeological research on the origins of pre-Anasazi cultures in Utah and Colorado. At Washington State she met Frank Michaels, a graduate student in microbiology. They married and enjoyed camping and exploring the Pacific Northwest.

In the late 1980s, the couple lived in Washington, where Dr. Dohm had a postdoctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution.


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