I am a bioarchaeologist and Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work at the University of North Florida. I also currently serve as Director of Academic Technology at UNF.
I received both my M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico, and my B.A. degree in Anthropology (with a Philosophy minor) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
My areas of expertise include bioarchaeology, physical anthropology, evolutionary theory, anthropological approaches to mortuary and other ritual behavior, analytical data management and statistical analyses, emergent social inequality and complexity, and scientific research design. I have participated in variety of field and laboratory research including projects analyzing prehistoric cultures in Chihuahua, Peru, Spain, Barbados, the Virgin Islands, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Illinois, and North Carolina. My analytical experience includes work with human osteological remains, ceramic and lithic artifacts, radiocarbon date calibration and analysis, human paleodietary reconstruction utilizing isotopic and elemental analyses, and the interpretation of prehistoric mortuary behavior.