Ann Kaupp retired after 34 years with the Smithsonian’s Department of Anthropology. For 25 years she was head of the Anthropology Outreach Office, producing materials for public distribution, including an online bibliography on American Indians for K-12 students; organizing teacher workshops; collaborating with other anthropological organizations, with funding from grants; and producing videos through interviews with museum staff.
She also co-edited a biannual publication for teachers and professionals that led to an edited book. Ann was president of a section of the American Anthropological Association, the national organization. She has had a long-time interest in saving the environment and endangered species.