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.
    Nancy Demyttenaere (M.A. Anth-MT 1982) is a Regional Historic Preservation Supervisor for the N.Y. State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation.
    John Dietler (B.A. Anth 1996) is an archaeologist and Cultural Resources Program Director at SWCA Environmental Consultants in Pasadena, CA. He has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from UCLA (2008).
    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 Carlsbad, NM.
    Matthew Harpster (B.A. Anth 1993) is Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Birmingham and focuses on reinterpreting the ancient Mediterranean Sea as a space constructed and inhabited by a heterogeneous community of people.  He was Director of the Kyrenia Shipwreck Collection Restoration Program in 2011-13. Matthew 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.
    Paulina Ledergerber (B.A. Anth 1977) is a research associate in archaeology at the National Museum of Natural History. She is an expert on the prehistory and ethnoarchaeology of South America.
    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 international archaeological and GIS consultant in the Washington, DC, office of Environmental Resources Management 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.


Last updated December 17, 2015