Billie Follensbee, Ph.D. 2000, is Full Professor of Art History at Missouri State University in Springfield, MO, where she teaches courses on the art history and archaeology of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas and a course on art and artifact conservation. She has been recognized with College of Arts and Letters awards for research, teaching, and service and with the Foundation Award for Teaching, Missouri State's highest award for excellence in teaching; in 2011, she was selected as one of three candidates to represent Missouri State in the national Professor of the Year award competition. Dr. Follensbee is also the recipient of numerous grants for both research and curriculum development, particularly in service-learning. Her research interests focus on the art and archaeology of Preclassic Mesoamerica and ancient North America, and she has published in the two premier professional journals in her field, Ancient Mesoamerica and Latin American Antiquity.
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