Educational Background

  • Ph.D., in Geography, Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S., in Geography, Pennsylvania State University
  • B.A., in Anthropology, University of California at Santa Cruz

Scholarly Interests

  • Community studies / Sustainable communities
  • American cultural landscape
  • Geoarchaeology, geomorphology
  • Demographic mapping and analysis / landscapes of discrimination
  • Cartography, GIS, and spatial methods
  • Human adaptation in the environment

Recent Archaeological Field Seasons

  • 2015 Angkor, Cambodia; kiln construction, clay provenience & geochemistry
  • 2014 - 15 Eleon, Greece (Boeotia); Classical / Archaic stonework
  • 2013 & 2015 Yalburt Yaylası, Turkey (Konya province); land use and environmental change; Hittite / Bronze Age landscapes

Selected Publications

"Meltwater channel scars and the extent of mid-Pleistocene glaciation in central Pennsylvania". Geomorphology, Fall 2017

"Utilizing patient geographic information system data to plan telemedicine service locations" with Neelkamal Soares and Joseph Dewalle. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Winter 2017.

"Rural service learning as participatory action research: lessons from central Pennsylvania," with B Green, H Feldhaus, and C Milofsky in Lessons from Central Pennsylvania: The Landscape of Rural Service Learning, and What It Teaches Us All Edited by Stoecker, Holton, and Ganzert, Michigan State Press, Fall 2016.

"Understanding the role of social factors in farmworker housing and health," with Milofsky C, Kissam E, Arcury TA. New Solutions, August 2015.  

"Scales of impact: settlement history and landscape change in the Gordion region, central Anatolia," with Lisa Kealhofer in The Holocene, April 2014

"Ruins within ruins: site environmental history and landscape biography," with Janet Jones in Of Rocks and Water: Towards an Archaeology of Place, Ömür Harmansah, Ed. Oxbox Books/Joukowsky Institute Publications, July 2014.

"Ceramics, trade, provenience and geology: Cyprus in the Late Bronze Age," in Antiquity with Peter Grave, Lisa Kealhofer, Ulf-Dietrich Schoop, Jürgen Seeher, John W. Bennett, Attila Stopic, December 2014

"Scaling ceramic provenience at Lydian Sardis, Western Turkey," with Lisa Kealhofer and Peter Grave, Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 40, num. 4. April 2013

"Cultural dynamics and ceramic resource use at Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age Troy," northwestern Turkey, with Peter Grave, Lisa Kealhofer, Pavol Hnila, Carolyn Aslan, Diane Thumm-Doğray and, Wendy Rigter, Journal of Archaeological Science, vol 4, num 4, April 2013

"Reconstructing Iron Age community dynamics in Eskişehir Province, Central Turkey" with Lisa Kealhofer, Peter Grave, Taciser Sivas, and Hakan Sivas, Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, Summer 2011.

"Institutionalizing disparities in education: A case study of segregation in Wayne County, North Carolina high schools," with Ann Joyner, InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information, 2011

"Building the next seven wonders: The landscape rhetoric of large engineering projects." with Janet Jones, in Stanley D. Brunn (Ed.) Engineering Earth: The Impacts of Megaengineering Projects. Springer Science+Business Media, 2011.

"Institutionalization of racial inequality in local political geography." with Allan Parnell and Ann Joyner, Urban Geography 2010.

"Geoarchaeology of the human landscape at Boğazköy-Hattuša" in "Die Ausgrabungen in Boğazköy-Hattuša, 2009" by Andreas Schachner and others, Anatolian Archaeology 2010

"Cultural landscape in a globalizing world" in M. Payne and J.R. Barbera (Eds.) A Dictionary of Cultural and Critical Theory, Second Edition, Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010


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