She was named the Archaeologist of the Year at the Louisiana Culture Awards Ceremony in Baton Rouge.
"Dr. Greenlee is a well-respected professional in her field and has worked industriously to appreciate the archaeology of Poverty Point and create it available to visitors," said Eric Pani, vice president for academic dealings at ULM. "Her effort to have the site named to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's World Heritage List underscores the significance Poverty Point has in our human history. We are very conceited that she is a member of our illustrious power and applaud her on this award."
Greenlee has been the Poverty Point Archaeologist since 2006, supervision the archaeological investigate at the site.
"I feel really privileged to have received this award," said Greenlee. "Developing Poverty Point's World Heritage recommendation was a long and demanding project and it's good to be renowned for that. In truth, it actually was a team effort. A lot of people, including several from the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development, the Office of State Parks, and the University of Louisiana at Monroe, contributed to the scheme. It is a opportunity to work at such a extraordinary archaeological site and with such a group of committed people."
Gary Stringer, ULM professor emeritus, designated Greenlee for the award.
"Although the awards are annual, some awards, such as Archaeologist of the Year, are only given when a person has established terrific activities and allegiance in that area," he said. "This year, the Archaeologist of the Year was awarded, and it went to Dr. Diana Greenlee "I was enormously satisfied she was given the well-deserved nobility."
Greenlee received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington, and has taught at ULM for more than six years.