Jacqueline T. Eng, Ph.D.
Department of Anthropology
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008 - 5306
jacqueline.eng@wmich.edu
Office: (269) 387-3973
Fax: (269) 387-3970

 
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Curriculum Vitae

 


RESEARCH INTERESTS
    

Bioarchaeology, Paleopathology, Diet, Trauma, Interregional Interaction, Nomadic Pastoralism, China, Mongolia, Eurasian steppe, Nepal, California, Iceland, Romania

 

EDUCATION
  2007 Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
Dissertation:
Nomadic Pastoralists and the Chinese Empire: A Bioarchaeological Study of China’s Northern Frontier Committee Chair: Dr. Phillip L. Walker
  2002

M.A. in Anthropology, UCSB
Thesis: Bioarchaeological Analysis of an Agricultural Population in 16th–17th century Transylvania

  1999

B.S. with High Honors in Anthropology, University of California, Davis (UCD)
Honors Thesis: A Literature Review and Independent Study of Skeletal Indicators of Stress (in Early to Late Horizon Native Californians)
Minors: Biological Sciences, English

 

POSITIONS HELD
  2008-Present Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Western Michigan University (WMU).
Courses: Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Introduction to Forensic Anthropology, Human Osteology, Bioarchaeology, Paleopathology, Bioarchaeology of Violence, Graduate Seminar in Biological Anthropology.
  2007-08 Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Mount Holyoke Fellow, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Mount Holyoke College (MHC).
Courses: Introduction to Physical Anthropology, Human Variation & Adapatation.
  2005–06 Instructor, Department of Anthropology, UCSB, Summer Session.
Courses: Introduction to Physical Anthropology, Human Variation.
  2003–04 Teaching Assistant, Department of Anthropology, UCSB.
Courses: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Human Variation, Introduction to Physical Anthropology (Head TA).
  2003, 2006 Reader, Department of Anthropology, UCSB.
  1996–99

Writing Tutor, Learning Skills Center, UCD.

 

PUBLICATIONS
  In press Conflict and trauma in nomadic pastoralists in China's northern frontier. Manuscript submitted for publication in the edited volume, Bioarchaeological Perspectives on Migration and Health in Ancient East Asia, E. Pechenkina and M. Oxenham (eds.). University Press of Florida. (J.T. Eng and Q. Zhang).
  2012 The Axed Man of Mosfell: Skeletal Evidence of a Viking Age Homicide, the Icelandic Sagas, and Feud. In The Bioarchaeology of Individuals, Ann L.W. Stodder, Ann M. Palkovich (eds.). Unversity Press of Florida, pp.26-43. (P.L. Walker, J. Byock, J.T. Eng, J. Erlandson, P. Holck, H. Schwarz, and D. Zori).
  2011 Bioarchaeological analysis of human remains from Mustang, Nepal 2010. Ancient Nepal 178: 9-32.(J.T. Eng and M. Aldenderfer).
  2010 Skeletal effects of castration on two eunuchs of Ming China. Anthropological Science 118:107-116. (J.T. Eng, Q. Zhang, and H. Zhu). http://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/ase/advpub/0/0911260076/_pdf
  2010 Paleodietary studies using stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes from human bone: an example from the Miaozigou site, Wahar Youyi Qianqi, Inner Mongolia." Acta Anthropologica Sinica 29: 270-75. (Q. Zhang, J.T. Eng, J. Wei, H. Zhu)
  2009 Developmental dysplasia of the hip in a post-Medieval Transylvanian population: case study and diagnosis. Paleopathology Newsletter 148: 25-32. (J.T. Eng, P. Szőcs, and C. Hagen).
  2009 Reconstructing behavior in ancient China from human skeletal remains. The SAA Archaeological Record 9(3):36-39. (E. Pechenkina, X. Ma, J. Eng, R. Shoichet, D. Wei, Q. Zhang, X. Li, W. Fan, H. Zhu).
  2008 Paleodiet studies using stable carbon isotopes from human bone sample: example from Jinggouzi Cemetery, Inner Mongolia. Research of China’s Frontier Archaeology 7:322-327. (Q. Zhang, J.T. Eng, L. Wang, L. Ta).
  2005 Bioarchaeological Methods. In Handbook of Archaeological Methods, Vol.II, H.D.G. Maschner and C. Chippindale (eds.). Walnut Creek: Altamira Press, pp.871–918. (M.R. Buzon, J.T. Eng, P.M. Lambert, and P.L. Walker).
  2005 A nagykároly-bobáldi temetoù és templom 2001. évi régészeti kutatása [Archaeological investigation of the Carei-Bobald cemetery and church in 2001]. In “A halál árnyékának völgyében járok.” A középkori templom körüli temetoùk kutatása [“I Walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death.” Research of the Medieval Churchyard Cemeteries], A. Ritoók and E. Simonyi (eds.). Budapest: Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum [Hungarian National Museum], pp. 315-324. (P.L. Szőcs, D.Mérai, and J. Eng).
  2003 A Viking Age farm, church, and cemetery at Hrísbrú, Mosfell Valley, Iceland. Antiquity. v.77, n.297. Available: http://www.antiquity.ac.uk/projgall/erlandson297/
(J. Byock, P.L. Walker, J. Erlandson, P. Holck, J.T. Eng, M. Tveskov, M. Sigurgeisson, P. Lambert, M. Moss, K. Prizer, M. Reid, D. Zori, A. Byock, and H. Fyllingen).
  1999 Peopling of the Pacific: the genetic evidence. In Prized Writing II: Scientific/Technical Writing, 1998-1999. Davis: Composition Program and the Campus Writing Center at the University of California, Davis.
  1998

Paleoclimate and the Homo migration out of Africa. In Prized Writing II: Scientific/Technical Writing, 1997-1998. Davis: Composition Program and the Campus Writing Center at the University of California, Davis.

 

In PrEPARATION
  (in review) Bioarchaeological evidence of stress and activity in the medieval Hrísbrú cemetery. Manuscript in preparation for an edited volume of conference proceedings. In Viking Archaeology in Iceland: The Mosfell Archaeological Project, D. Zori and J. Byock (eds.). Under contract to Brepols Publishers.
  (in review) Bioarchaeology of the Hrísbrú Churchyard in Mosfell Valley, Iceland. In Viking Age Burials and the Christian Church at Hrísbrú in the Mosfel Valley: Mosfell Archaeological Project Monograph Series, Vol. 1. D. Zori and J. Byock (eds.). Under contract to Brepols Publishers. (J.T. Eng, P.L. Walker, P. Holck, J. Byock, K. Prizer, R. Richman).
    Secondary Burials of the Infected in a Viking Age Icelandic Cemetery: Evidence for Tuberculosis in a Chieftain's Household. Manuscript in preparation for journal submission. (J.T. Eng, P.L. Walker, J. Byock, R. Richman, D. Zori, and P. Holck).
   

Dietary stable isotopic analysis of human remains from ancient Xinjiang Autonomous Region of China. Manuscript in preparation for journal submission. (J.T. Eng and Q. Zhang).

 

TECHNICAL REPORTS
  2012 Mustang bioarchaeological preliminary report of 2011 remains. Submitted to Department of Archaeology, Government of Nepal.
  2011 Bioarchaeological report of Upper Mustang, Nepal 2010 human remains. Submitted to the Department of Archaeology, Government of Nepal.
  2009 Report on the assessment of the human remains in the collections of the Museum of Culture and Natural History, Central Michigan University. Submitted to the Museum of Culture and Natural History, Central Michigan University. (J.T. Eng and J. Gardner).
  2003 Skeletal Analysis of Solstice Canyon Burial, report submitted to Qun’Tan-Shup of Owl Clan Consultants.
  2002 Analysis of Human Remains from Dayton Canyon (CA-LAN-254), Canoga Park, California, report submitted to SWCA, Inc. Environmental Consultants, Mission Viejo, CA (M. Buzon and P.L. Walker, co-authors) .
  2001 Skeletal Analysis of Human Remains from Oceano Dunes SLO-199, San Luis Obispo County, report submitted to San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office (co-authored with P.L. Walker).
  2001

Analysis of a Human Skeleton Recovered from Temescal, report submitted to Greenwood and Associates (co-authored with P.L. Walker).

 

Other REPORTS
  2004

The Mosfell Archaeological Project Field Season, Summer 2003. Excavation report: Hrisbru, Mosfellssveit, Iceland. August 2 - August 23, 2001. Report to Fornleifavernd Rikisins. (J. Byock, P. L. Walker, J. M. Erlandson, J. Eng, M. Hallsdotir, P. Holck, A. Dickin, M. Gudmundsson, H. Moyes, K. Prizer, H. Schwarcz, D. Skree, D. Scott, M. A. Sigurgeirsson, M. Tveskov, D. Zori).

  2003 The Mosfell Archaeological Project Field Season, Summer 2002. Excavation report: Hrisbru, Mosfellssveit, Iceland.  (J. Byock, P.L. Walker, J. Erlandson, P. Holck, M. Tveskov, A. Dicken, J. Eng, et al.).
  2002

The Mosfell Archaeological Project Field Season, Summer 2001. Excavation report: Hrisbru, Mosfellssveit, Iceland. August 15 - September 3, 2001. Report to  Þjóðminjasafn (the National Museum of Iceland) and Fornleifavernd Rikisins. (J. Byock, P.L. Walker, P. Holck, J. Eng, M. Sigurgeirsson).

 

EXTRAMURAL FUNDING
  2011-2012 American Assocation of Physical Anthropologists Professionalism Development Grant (PI)
  2004–05 Fulbright-Hays: Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program (Co-PI).
  2004–05 Pacific Rim Research Grant, University of California: Dissertation Research.
  2001–06

National Science Foundation: Graduate Research Fellowship (3yrs + tuition/fees).

 

INTRAMURAL FUNDING
  2011-2012 Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award, Office of the Vice President for Research, WMU.
Funds for travel and research in Mongolia.
  2011-2013 Research and Development Award, Office of the Vice President for Research, WMU.
Funds for development of external grant proposals.
  2011 Instructional Development Grant, IDG Program, WMU.
Funds for faculty expenditure to enhance teaching - purchase of curriculum material.
  2009-2012 Research Travel Fund, Office of the Vice President for Research, WMU
  2009

Support for Faculty Scholars Award, Office of the Vice President for Research, WMU.
Funds for travel and pilot research in Mongolia.

  2009

International Education Faculty Development Fund, Haenicke Institute for Global Education, WMU.
Funds for travel to Jilin, China.

  2008 Faculty Grant, Office of Sponsored Research, Mount Holyoke College.
Funds for travel and pilot research in Beijing and Jilin, China.
  2006 Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant, Graduate Division, UCSB.
Funds for travel to the SAA Annual Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  2003 Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grant, UCSB.
Funds for preliminary dissertation site visit in Jilin University, China.
  2002 Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant, Graduate Division, UCSB.
Funds for travel to the AAPA Annual Meeting in Buffalo, NY.
  2000, 2006 Chancellor’s Fellowship, UCSB (accepted 2yrs + tuition/fees).
  2000 James and Aida Siff Educational Foundation Fellowship, UCSB.
  1998

Fulmor Scholarship, UCD. Awarded to promising Social Sciences majors.

 

FIELD AND PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH
  2011 Ancient Health among Nomadic Pastoralists of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Analysis of osteological collections from Mongolia for indicators of stress from activity and trauma.
  2011 Cave Tombs of the Himalaya , Nepal
Surveyed sites in the Upper Mustang region of Nepal for evidence of early human use of cave sites, as well as conducted osteological analysis of bones found in situ and of collections held in the Department of Archaeology in Kathmandu.
  2010

Testing Models of Migration and Population History in Lo Manthang, Upper Mustang, Nepal from a Multidisciplinary perspective, Nepal
Surveyed sites in the Upper Mustang region of Nepal for evidence of early human settlement and migration, as well as conducted osteological analysis of bones found in situ and of collections held in the Department of Archaeology in Kathmandu.

  2009

Ancient Health in the Nomadic Pastoralists of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Assessed new osteological collections from Mongolia for future research and collected data from several time periods (Bronze, Xiongnu and Mongolian empires).

  2008 Bioarchaeological Study of the Health Effects of Imperialism among the Elite and Non-Elite in Ancient China,Jilin University, China
Assessed new osteological collections for future research and collected data on post-crania from several sites for comparison of populations from several periods (Neolithic, Bronze, and Iron Age).
  2006 Bioarchaeological Study of Health and Social Change in Ancient China
Pilot study with Dr. P.L. Walker (PI, ISBER Social Science Research Grants Program) of ancient Chinese health via adult stature data. In addition to holding discussions of future collaborative endeavors, we collected health and dental data during a multi-city visit in China (Beijing, Changchun, Xinzheng, and Zhengzhou).
  2004–05 Dissertation Fieldwork, Jilin University, China
Collection of skeletal, dental, and isotopic data from pastoral and agricultural skeletal samples (Neolithic to 13th century AD) of Inner Asia and China.
  2003 Pre-dissertation Site Visit, Jilin University, China
Assessed logistics of dissertation research and began preliminary data collection.
  2001–03 Mosfell Archaeological Project, Hrísbrú, Iceland
Osteologist/Archaeologist. International collaborative project exploring a Viking Age settlement through excavations of an early Icelandic farm and church, and bioarchaeological analysis of an associated cemetery.
  2002 Satu Mare County Museum, Satu Mare, Romania
Osteologist. Bioarchaeological analysis of post-medieval skeletal remains, culminating in advancement to candidacy paper on finds from Transylvania.
  2002 Dayton Canyon Project, Canoga Park, CA
Osteologist
. Excavation and analysis of ancient remains for SWCA Environmental Consultants.
  2001 Kampsville Field School, Kampsville, IL
Archaeologist
. Bioarchaeology field school directed by Dr. Jane Buikstra.
  2000–06 Research Assistant, UCSB
Osteologist
. Native American repatriation and forensic cases with Dr. P.L. Walker.
  1998–99 Laboratory Assistant, UCD
In charge of laboratory demonstrations to undergraduate courses in the Department of Anthropology, Department of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy.
  1998

Forensic Osteology Field School, Ellensburg, WA
Osteologist. Forensic analysis of skeletal remains at Central Washington University.

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS
  2013 Vertebral joint disease and trauma with horse riding among ancient Mongolian pastoralists. Poster to be presented at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Knoxville, TN. (J.T. Eng).
  2013 Investigation of the effect of diet, sex, and age on dental health among ancient Asian populations from China and Mongolia. Poster to be presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Paleopathology Association, Knoxville, TN. (J.M. Gomez, J.T. Eng, E. Myagmar
  2012 Morphometric analysis of acetabular rim shape among ancient Mongolian pastoralists. Poster to be presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Association, Carbondale, IL. (J.T. Eng, A. Baker, P. Tang, S. Thompson, J. Gomez).
  2012 Investigation of sex and age related dental health among ancient agricultural and pastoral populations of China and Mongolia. Paper to be presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Association, Carbondale, IL. (J.M Gomez, J.T. Eng).
  2012 Ancient mortuary rituals in a high altitude population in Nepal: cut marks among shaft tomb burials from Upper Mustang. Poster presented at the 81st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Portland, OR. (J.T. Eng).
  2012 Dental Microwear Texture Analysis of Ancient Humans from Nepal. Paper presented at the 128th Annual Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Sciences. (M. Grohovsky, C. Schmidt, J. Eng).
  2011 Fluctuating molar asymmetry and linear enamel hypoplasia: a possible correlation among two Mongolian populations. Poster presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Association, Normal, IN. (A. Baker, J.T. Eng).
  2011 Bioarchaeological evidence of stress and activity in the Medieval Icelandic cemetery at Hrísbrú. Paper presented at the “Viking Archaeology: The Mosfell Archaeological Project” CMRS Ahmanson Conference, University of California, Los Angeles, CA. (J.T. Eng).
  2011 Health of Xiongnu and Mongol Period populations: a bioarchaeological analysis of pastoral populations from two ancient Mongolian empires. Poster presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Sacramento, CA. (J.T. Eng, V. Mergen).
  2011 Comparisons of paleodiet from Chinese skeletal samples: nomadic pastoralist populations from Xinjing and an agricultural population from Henan. Poster presented at the “Undergraduate Research Symposium” at the 80th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Minneapolis, MN. (A. Baker, J.T. Eng).
  2011 A bioarchaeological study of cranial trauma in the William M. Bass and Hamann-Todd collections: interpersonal aggression in America. Poster presented at the 80th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Minneapolis, MN. (K.D. Grant, J.T. Eng).
  2010 From nomads to farmers: ancient health in East Asia. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Association, West Lafayette, IN. (J.T. Eng).
  2010 The arthritic toll of warfare, farming, and pastoralism among populations of China and Mongolia in the Zhou Dynasty/Xiongnu Period. Symposium: “An Integrated Vision: Papers in Celebration of the Life and Work of Phillip L. Walker (1947-2009).” Poster to be presented at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, St. Louis, MO. (J.T. Eng, V. Mergen, P.L. Walker, S. Yang, Q. Zhang).
  2010 Interpersonal conflict in Cleveland, Ohio during the early 20th century: a bioarchaeological study of cranial trauma in the Hamann-Todd collection. Poster to be presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Albuquerque, NM. (K.D. Grant, J.T. Eng).
  2009 Bioarchaeological approach to early 20th century violence: analysis of the Hamann-Todd collection. Poster presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Association, Indianapolis, IN. (K.D. Grant, J.T. Eng).
  2009 Stable isotope analysis of diet among Bronze Age and Iron Age pastoralists of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China. Poster presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Chicago, IL. (J.T. Eng, Q.C. Zhang, H. Zhu).
  2009 Contextual dimensions of European health and lifestyle: the archaeological and historical record. Poster presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Chicago, IL. (R. Jankauskas, C. Roberts, et al.).
  2009

Summary measurement of health and wellbeing: the health index. Poster presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Chicago, IL. (R.H. Steckel, A. Kjellström, et al.).

  2009 The history of European oral health: evidence from dental caries, dental abscesses, antemortem tooth loss. Poster presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Chicago, IL. (Wittwer-Backofen, A. Kjellström, et al.).
  2009 The history of European infectious diseases: skeletal evidence of tuberculosis, leprosy, and treponematosis. Poster presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Chicago, IL.(C. Roberts, T. Betsinger, et al.).
  2009 The history of nutritional diseases in Europe: rickets, scurvy. Poster presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Chicago, IL. (M. Brickley, T. Kozlowski, et al.).
  2009 The history of growth disruption in European children: evidence from hypoplastic teeth. Poster presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Chicago, IL.(M. Teschler-Nicola, A. Marsick, et al.).
  2009

The history of anemia and related nutritional deficiencies in Europe: evidence from cribra orbitalia and porotic hyperostosis. Poster presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Chicago, IL. (A. Papathanasiou, P.L. Walker, et al.).

  2009 Body size and activity inference: femur length and midshaft index. Poster presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Chicago, IL. (G. Maat, R. Steckel, et al.).
  2009 History of degenerative joint disease in Europe: inferences about lifestyle and activity. Poster presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Chicago, IL. (C.S. Larsen, P.L. Walker , et al.)
  2009 Historical patterns of traumatic injury and violence in Europe. Poster presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Chicago, IL. (P.L. Walker, R.H. Steckel, et al.).
  2009 Periosteal apposition: a non-specific index of the history of health in Europe. Poster presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Chicago, IL.(J. Blondieux, C. Niel, et al.).
  2008 The Great Wall Divide: Nomadic Pastoralism and Sedentary Agriculturalism. Sponsored Symposium: "Archaeological Perspectives on Environmental Change and Cultural Response." Paper presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, BC.
  2007 Patterns of trauma in pastoralists of the Donghu culture in northern China. Symposium: “Bioarchaeological Perspectives on Migration and Human Health in Ancient East Asia.” Poster presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Philadelphia, PA. (J.T. Eng, H. Zhu, Q.C. Zhang).
  2007 Long bone dimensions as an index of the socioeconomic change in ancient Asian populations. Symposium: “Bioarchaeological Perspectives on Migration and Human Health in Ancient East Asia.” Poster presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Philadelphia, PA. (P.L. Walker, J.T. Eng).
  2006 Health effects of the Han Dynasty collapse on a peripheral population in Northeast China. Symposium: “Bioarchaeological Insights into Ancient Imperialism: Perspectives from the Old and New Worlds.” Paper presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  2004 Activity patterns of an early Icelandic population. Symposium: “Viking Archaeology in Iceland: The Mosfell Archaeological Project.” Paper presented at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Montreal, Canada. (J.T. Eng, P. Holck, K. Prizer, P.L. Walker).
  2004 Stature as an indicator of nutritional status in Viking Age Iceland. Symposium: “Viking Archaeology in Iceland: The Mosfell Archaeological Project.” Paper presented at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Montreal, Canada. (K. Prizer, J.T. Eng, P. Holck, P.L. Walker).
  2004 Bioarchaeological evidence for the health status of an early Icelandic population. Poster presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Tampa, FL. Abstract in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Supplement 38:202. (P.L. Walker, J. Byock, J.T. Eng, J.M. Erlandson, P. Holck, K. Prizer, M.A. Tveskov).
  2003 Bioarchaeological analysis of an agricultural population from late medieval Transylvania. Poster presented at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Tempe, AZ. Abstract in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Supplement 36:93. (J.T. Eng, P.L. Szőcs).
  2002

Resolving cultural affiliation through multiple methods: a case study. Poster presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Buffalo, NY. Abstract in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Supplement 34:67. (J.T. Eng, PL Walker).

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS
  2009 Invited Speaker, “Biological Anthropology and Bioarchaeological Research." Undergraduate Anthropology Student Association, WMU.
  2009 Invited Lecturer, “Research Methods in Bioarchaeology.” ANTH 5300: Research Methods, WMU.
  2008-09 Invited Lecturer, “Bioarchaeology.” ANTH 2100: Introduction to Archaeology, WMU. (11/08, 3/09, 11/09)
  2008 Invited Speaker,"Bioarchaeological Studies in China and the Northern Zone." Society for Central Eurasian Studies, WMU.
  2008 Invited Speaker, "Human Health and Disease in Ancient Populations along China's Northern Frontier: A Bioarchaeological Perspective." Department of Biological Sciences Spring Seminar Series, Mount Holyoke College.
  2008 Presenter, "Bioarchaeology of Imperialism: China's Northern Frontier." Anthropology Department Brown Bag series, UCSB.
  2007 Invited Speaker, “The Great Wall Divide: A Bioarchaeological Study of Differing Economic Strategies.” Department of Anthropology Colloquium Series, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
  2007 Invited Lecturer, “Long Limb Bones.” ANTH 180: Human Osteology, UCSB.
  2007 Presenter (with R. Bathurst, R. Richman, P.L. Walker), “Iceland in the Viking Age: The Mosfell Archaeological Project.” Anthropology Department Brown Bag Series, UCSB.
  2006 Invited Lecturer, “Human Biology and Sedentism.” ANTH 110: Technology and Culture, UCSB.
  2006 Invited Lecturer, “Bioarchaeology in China.” ANTH 210: Issues in Physical Anthropology: Paleoindian Studies, UCSB.
  2005 Invited Lecturer, “Physical Anthropology and Bioarchaeology in the United States.” Human Osteology course, Jilin University.
  2002 Invited Lecturer, “Paleopathlogy in Romania.” ANTH 210: Issues in Physical Anthropology: Paleopathogy, UCSB.
  2002

Presenter (with P.L. Walker), “Mosfell Archaeological Project, the Bioarchaeological Findings.” Anthropology Department Brown Bag Series, UCSB.

 

PEDAGOGICAL TRAINING
  2009 Blended Learning Seminar, Academic Technology and Instructional Services, WMU.
  2008 New Faculty Seminar – Certificate of Recognition, Academic Technology and Instructional Services, WMU.
  2005 Summer Teaching Institute for Associates, Office of Instructional Consultation, UCSB.
  2003–04

Teaching Assistant Practicum, Department of Anthropology, UCSB.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
  2000–present American Association of Physical Anthropologists
  2004–present Society for American Archaeology
  2008–present Society for East Asian Archaeology
  2002-present

Paleopathology Association

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  Present Ad hoc reviewer for American Journal of Physical Anthropology, American Antiquity, Current Anthropology, International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, Journal of Archaeological Research, and Journal of Archaeological Science.
  2010 Symposium Co-organizer (with Christina Torres-Rouff): “An Integrated Vision: Papers in Celebration of the Life and Work of Phillip L. Walker (1947-2009).” 75th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, St. Louis, MO.
  2007

Symposium Co-organizer and Co-chair (with Ekaterina A. Pechenkina): "Bioarchaeoligical Perspectives on Migration and Human Health in Ancient East Asia." 76th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Philadelphia, PA.

 

University & DEPARTMENT SERVICE
  2010-present Faculty Senate, WMU.
  2011-12 Curriculum Committee
  2011-present Medical Humanitities Workshop member, WMU.
  2008-10, present Assessment Committee, Dept. Anthropology, WMU.
  2008-09 Advising Committe, Awards Committee, Dept. Anthropology, WMU.
  2006 Guide to local students during tours of material from the Repository of Archaeological and Ethnographic Collections, UCSB.
  2002–03 Treasurer, Anthropology Graduate Student Association, UCSB.
  2001–02

Secretary, Anthropology Graduate Student Association, UCSB.

 

Committee SERVICE
  2008-Present Committee member of WMU Dept. Anthropology Master of Arts students: Celene Sotkowy (chair, awarded 2008); Erin Van Regenmorter (awarded 2009); John Van Regenmorter (awarded 2009); Michelle Nelson (awarded 2011); Jason Wilhelm (awarded 2012); Lisa Bartnicki; Jamie Gomez; Timothy Held; Anthony Helms; Victoria Kersbergen; Samantha Lininger; Zachary Rodriguez.
  2008 Committee member of seniors honors project: The Importance of the Innate Receptor TLR9 in the Activation of Autoreactive Transgenic B Cells in a Murine Model of Lupus, by Meredith K. Bartelstein (summa cum laude). (MHC)
  2008

Committee member of seniors honors project: Investigating the Role of TLR7 in the Activation of Autoreactive B Cells in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), by Akriti Singh (magna cum laude). (MHC)

 

AWARDS AND HONORS
  2007-08 Mount Holyoke Fellow / Consortium for Faculty Diversity Fellow
  2001-06 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
  2000-07 Chancellor's Fellow, UCSB
  1999 Outstanding Senior, UCD
  1998 Phi Beta Kappa
  1998 Phi Kappa Phi
  1998 Prytanean Honor Society
  1997

Golden Key National Honor Society

 

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