What I do
I am committed to using tangible history – objects, sites, and landscapes—to broaden understanding of our diverse human past.
Community engaged research, artifact analysis, landscape archaeology
- Ph.D., Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, 2003
- MA, Anthropology, University of Denver, 1996
- American Anthropological Association
- Society for Historical Archaeology
- Society for American Anthropology
- Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists
Other areas of ongoing research include the integration of authentic science into the curriculum, particularly through engaging students in artifact analysis and experimentation. This includes analysis of artifacts through non-destructive means, including the application of portable xray fluorescence (PXRF) technology, as well as 3D scanning and printing of items.
- 2018 Amache Archaeology and Museum Field School
- University Scholar/Teacher of the Year, University of Denver and the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church
- Public Good Faculty of the Year, Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning
- Field School Diversity Award, Society for Historical Archaeology, Gender and Minority Affairs Committee
- Finalist, Barbara Sudler Award, History Colorado