Department of Anthropology
Archaeologist working in the Middle East. Research interests: Technology, development of social complexity, prehistoric economies, craft specialization, organization of production, household studies
Fall 2015: Early Technologies and Archaeological Research Methods
Past courses at WMU: Archaeology of Civilization, Early Technologies, Archaeology of Households, Introduction to Archaeology, Archaeology of the Middle East, Archaeology of Civilization, Origins of Cities, Archaeology of Gender, Rise of Civilization, Origins of Agriculture, and Lost Worlds.
in southeastern Turkey. I am working on analysis of the lithics (ground and
chipped stone) and microdebris from households at the site.
Final publication of lithics from Lerna, Greece
Also a part-time instructor at Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology at Boston University.
Formerly Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, Kalamazoo College (2009-2010; 2013), Lecturer in Archaeology in the Department of Anthropology, Yale University (2006-2007) and Program Coordinator at the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) a non-profit organization dedicated to archaeological research in the Near East (1999-2006).