Selected Alumni in Archaeology & Historic Preservation

    Laura [Wynn] Antikas (B.A. Anth 1985) works in Greece and publishes on ancient Macedonian art and archaeology, such as the royal tombs of Vergina.
    Susan Arter (M.A. Anth 1990) is co-director of the San Diego Zooarchaeology Laboratory. She did 11 years of zooarchaeological research at the National Museum of Natural History’s Archaeobiology Program under Dr. Melinda Zeder and has extensive excavation experience in the Middle East and U.S.
    Justine Benanty (B.A. Arch 2009, M.A. Anth-MT 2010) and Katie Paul (M.A. Anth 2011) are co-founders of Archaeoventurers, a web-based creative platform addressing such issues as climate change and archaeological heritage. Katie is also employed by the Antiquities Coalition, working with the International Coalition to Protect Egyptian Antiquities (ICPEA).
    Aron Crowell (B.A. Anth 1978, M.A. 1984) directs the Anchorage, AK, office of the Smithsonian’s Arctic Studies Center. He is the curator and project director of the Smithsonian exhibition Living Our Cultures, Sharing Our Heritage: The First Peoples of Alaska at the Anchorage Museum.
    John Dietler (B.A. Anth 1996) is an archaeologist and Cultural Resources Program Director at SWCA Environmental Consultants in Pasadena, CA, overseeing a team of more than 40 archaeologists, architectural historians, and paleontologists. He has a Ph.D. from UCLA.
    Joseph Downer (M.A. Anth 2015) is a crew chief for the Slave Cemetery Archaeological Survey at George Washington's Mount Vernon.
    Terilee Edwards-Hewitt (M.A. Anth-MT 1998) works in collections management and in educational programs at Alexandria Archaeology and teaches at Montgomery College and University of Maryland-Baltimore County.
    Jessica [Ring] Han (B.A. Arch 2010, M.A. Anth 2013) is an archaeologist with the Bureau of Land Management in Arizona.
    Matthew Harpster (B.A. Anth 1993) is a Research Associate at the Institute of Nautical Archaeology at the University of Birmingham. He analyzes the ancient Mediterranean Sea as a space constructed  and inhabited by a heterogeneous community of people.  Matthew was Director of the Kyrenia Shipwreck Collection Restoration Program in 2011-13. He got his Ph.D. in 2005 from Texas A&M University with a specialization in Nautical Archaeology.
    Robyn Le Blanc (B.A. Arch/Classics/History 2008) is completing her Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her dissertation is on Greek cities in Roman Palestine. She is also a visiting lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
    Charles LeeDecker (M.A. Anth 1978)  is Assistant Director for Cultural Resources at Louis Berger, Inc., an engineering consulting firm. Charlie has done much cultural resource management work and archaeological survey in the mid-Atlantic region, Arkansas, and elsewhere.
    Douglas Park (B.A. Arch-honors 2005) is a Senior Scientist in the DC office of Environmental Resources Management, focusing on social impact assessment. focusing on social impact assessment. He received a Ph.D. from Yale in 2011 with a dissertation on prehistoric urbanism in Mali.
    Adam Prins (B.A. Arch 2009) is Chief Technology Officer for American Archaeology Abroad.  Adam has done field archaeology in Israel, Egypt, and Cyprus.  He received his M.A. in Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East from University College London in 2011.
    Chardé Reid (B.A. Arch 2009) is working in the Washington, DC, Historic Preservation Office (DC HPO) as the Assistant Archaeologist of the city. Chardé works with DC’s City Archaeologist to help identify, record, and protect archaeological sites, as well as conduct Section 106 project reviews. She also works to preserve the artifact collections.
    Gary Shaffer (M.A. Anth 1977) is an archaeologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service in Maine. He has published on Native American and historical archaeology.
    Mark Walker (B.A. Anth 1984) is a historical archaeologist at the Anthropological Studies Center of Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, CA.


Last updated October 16, 2017