Director, Cultural and Water Resources Preservation
A native of Mississippi, Fedoroff earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Southern Mississippi and is currently a PhD. Candidate in Anthropology at the University of Alabama. He has been working in the environmental and applied anthropology arena since 2009 with his last assignment serving as the deputy director and research lead for the US Army Corps of Engineers national technical center for Tribal Nations— headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This position allowed Fedoroff work directly with Indigenous communities, DoD, and other Federal agencies to collaborate and apply best science to water resource operations and environmental challenges across the United States. He has authored several national technical guidance reports on Indigenous issues including lead author of the DoD Legacy Program’s Tribal Engagement Guidebook designed to support Indigenous community engagement across the DoD service branches. Fedoroff’s specific research interests include Indigenous Knowledge Systems, traditional ecological knowledge, indigenous water intelligence, collaborative research strategies, cultural keystone species ecology, watershed biodiversity, and climate change adaptation.