I am an anthropologist, archaeologist, and environmental social scientist. I completed my Ph.D. in Anthropology at Arizona State University, December 2010. I received interdisciplinary training as a National Science Foundation IGERT Fellow in Urban Ecology from the Global Institute of Sustainability at ASU.
Teaching qualifications include undergraduate teaching experience at three universities, one community college, and an extensive experiential education and international training background. I use these diverse experiences to enrich my mentoring, advising, and teaching.
1) Contribute insights toward understanding contemporary problems such as human vulnerability to climate change and social and ecological sustainability by investigating long-term human and environmental interactions.
2) Advance understanding of classic archaeological problems (e.g., cultural transitions, regional depopulations, “collapses”) with regional-scale settlement and environmental data and innovative methods and analysis.