Windy McElroy

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Windy Keala McElroy received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in 2007. Her dissertation explored the development of irrigated agriculture in the remote Wailau Valley on Moloka‘i. This research was featured in the PBS series Pacific Clues, several local newspaper articles, and a Hawaiian language television news segment. Dr. McElroy has authored more than 200 publications, including academic articles, book chapters, technical reports, and papers presented at professional and community meetings. As a strong advocate for community outreach and training, Dr. McElroy has led archaeological field training programs on O‘ahu, Moloka‘i and the Big Island and given presentations on this work for a wide array of organizations, including Kamehameha Schools, the University of Hawai‘i, the Bishop Museum, the Moloka‘i Rural Development Project, and the Royal Order of Kamehameha. Dr. McElroy was raised in Waimānalo on O‘ahu, and though her work has always focused on Hawai‘i, she has been part of archaeological research projects that span the globe, from Belize, to the mainland U.S., to French Polynesia, Fiji, and Okinawa.