Topic ID #29813 - posted 9/19/2013 12:26 PM

Seeking WI/IL/IN/CA/AZ/NM/CO Fieldwork



University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, Master of Arts in the Social Sciences, August 2005
University of Wisconsin
, Madison, Wisconsin, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Major GPA: 4.0/4.0, Overall GPA: 3.8/4.0, December 2002
Lexia Study Abroad Program, Rome, Italy                                            September 2001 – December 2001

Archaeology and Preservation Experience

Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaeology (BAKOTA) Project, Bekes, Hungary

Funded by the National Science Foundation; directed by the Field Museum of Chicago & University of Toronto

Volunteer                                                                                                               May 2012 - present

·      Excavated a Bronze Age cemetery with 39 graves; collaborated with an interdisciplinary team of fifteen researchers.

·      Responsible for mapping, field excavation, and micro-excavation (ceramic, bone, and soil samples) as well as all field documentation for Block 28, a 20 meters long and 4 meters wide excavation block.

·      Documented all aspects of the excavation process using an online database (Filemaker Pro).

·      Currently analyzing the spatial data collected using ESRI, ArcGIS, and FileMaker Pro.

U.S. Forest Service Passport in Time (PIT) Program, Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

Volunteer, Documenting the Cohohina Hinterlands                                                         September 2012

·      Identified and recorded new prehistoric Cohohina sites; collected data on artifacts and site features.

·      Using GPS and other mapping techniques, mapped two sites dating ca. 1050 AD.

·      Mapped and recorded an 1860s site and dated artifacts to 150 years ago. 


Wisconsin State Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

Archaeology Laboratory Technician                                                September 2002 – December 2002

·      Sorted and cataloged sensitive archaeological material from Ojibwe sites.

Ethnographic Research and Analysis Experience

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Ethnographic Researcher, MA Thesis                                                        January 2005 – August 2005

·      Independently designed and conducted a nine-month qualitative research project.


International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA), Park Ridge, Illinois

Research Assistant/Staff Assistant              April 2004 - 09/04, Spring 2003, Summers: 2002, 2000, 1999

·      Directed the Knowledge Management Project, a project that involved researching, evaluating, and implementing corporate organizational procedures and advised staff.


Lexia International Study Abroad Program, Rome, Italy, through Western Washington University

Student                                                                                              September 2001- December 2001

·      Conducted a semester Field Research Project on Italian culture; interviewed expatriate and native Italians.

Project Management Experience

Center for Civic Education, Woodland Hills, California

Assistant National Director/Consultant, We the People Programs             December 2009 – May 2013

Project Citizen promotes responsible participation in local and state government. The We the People Program enhances students’ understanding of the foundations of constitutional democracy.

·      Managed the execution of over $4 million dollars in federal grant funds, including over 60 subcontracts.

·      Collected and analyzed both quantitative and qualitative data to improve program activities.

·      Wrote reports for the Center’s Board of Directors, the U.S. Department of Education, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

·      Co-supervised a department staff of 14; lead interdepartmental projects and national initiatives.

·      Oversaw the transition of the We the People National Finals’ to a new location; managed vendor relations and event logistics for more than 2,000 students and parents.

Program Manager/Coordinator, We the People Programs                November 2005 – December 2009

·      Served as the regional program liaison to nine western states and three U.S. territories.

·      Monitored over $500,000 of subcontracts yearly to ensure fiscal and programmatic compliance.

·      Conducted over twenty site visits to the west coast region, including Native American reservations, to assess program activity.

·      Managed numerous large and small scale events including the Political and Constitutional Theory for Citizens, a three-week university level institute for teachers directed by Professor Will Harris.

·      Recruited and engaged thousands of supporters on Facebook and LinkedIn to expand the Alumni Network.

Presentation and Teaching Experience

Center for Civic Education, Woodland Hills, California

Assistant Director/Program Manager, We the People Programs      November 2005 – September 2012

·      Organized the annual conference for +450 attendees, successfully incorporating the theme, “Enhancing the Project Citizen program through Technology,” in plenary presentations and breakout sessions; presented reports at 10 annual conferences.

·      Developed and lead over 20 educational training sessions for groups of 50 at local and national events.

·      Assisted with the development of the Center’s first online course, Public Policy with Professor Larry Gerston, for teachers and adult students.  


Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Chicago, Illinois

New Americans Vote Campaign Volunteer                                                April 2004 – November 2004

·      Participated in the Leadership Training Institute, a series of workshops on community building and election organizing.

·      Recruited and trained over twenty volunteers to register new citizens in assigned districts.


WOW! World of Wonder Children’s Museum, Louisville, Colorado

Museum Staff                                                                                               July 2003 – February 2004

·      Developed and presented cross-cultural exhibits and celebrations at the museum to patrons.


Lutheran Refugee Services of Colorado, Denver, Colorado

English Language Tutor                                                                               July 2003 – February 2004

Selected Publications

Duffy, Paul R. et al. (submitted for 2014, April.) “Remote sensing, soil cores and systematic survey in mortuary landscape analysis.” Unpublished paper submitted for the annual conference of the Society for American Archaeology, Austin, Texas. 

“National Academy Expands Political Knowledge of Teachers” Center for Civic Education E-News Vol.1, No. 2 July 2007 (March 22, 2007).,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=78&cntnt01returnid=338

“Citizens of Purpose: Scholarship Teachers Learn the Ropes at National Finals” Center for Civic Education E-News Vol.1, No. 2 July 2007 (May 15, 2007).,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=97&cntnt01returnid=338 

“California We the People Students Debate Immigration Reform” Center Correspondent Volume 18, No. 2, Fall 2006.

Fuller, Natale. 2005.  Encouraging Potential: A Community Organization’s Strategies to Reform Cicero Politics, Master’s Thesis, Masters Program in Social Sciences, University of Chicago. Faculty Advisor: Morris Fred, Ph.D., J.D.

Summer Traps, short fiction, received Second Place prize, Charles M. Hart Writers of Promise Creative Writing Contest, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin English Department, May 2000.


·      University of Chicago Merit-based Tuition Scholarship

·      Alternate Candidate for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program

·      University of Wisconsin Dean’s List, Fall 1999, Spring 2000, Spring 2001

·      Second Place Short Story, Charles M. Hart Writers of Promise Creative Writing Contest,  sponsored by the University of Wisconsin English Department

·      University of Wisconsin Distinctive Scholastic Achievement in the College of Liberal Arts and Science

·      University of Wisconsin Distinction in the Major of Anthropology

·      Lexia Study Abroad Scholarship for Fall 2001

·      First place, We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution National Finals, Illinois Team 1999

Relevant Archaeology and Anthropology Coursework

·   Principles of Archaeology

·   Household Archaeology (Honors Seminar)

·   Archaeology of Middle America

·   Emergence of Human Culture

·   Cultural Anthropology: Theory & Ethnography

·   Perspectives: Social Sciences Analysis

·   Ethnography Field Methods

·   Field Methods and Problems


Italian: Working/intermediate proficiency

·      Italian Cultural Institute, Chicago, IL, Italian Intermediate course, May 2005 – July 2005

·      University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, audited Italian course, September 2004 – December 2005

·      Lexia International Study Abroad Program, Rome, Italy

Spanish: Elementary proficiency

Professional Affiliations

Member, The Field Associates of the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois


Julia Giblin

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Quinnipiac University

(203) 582-8381 (office)

Supervisor on Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaeology (BAKOTA) Project, Bekes, Hungary, May & June 2013.

Neil Weintraub

Williams and Tusayan Ranger District Archaeologist

Kaibab National Forest

928-600-3685 (cell)

Director of Passport in Time project in Arizona, September 2012.


Michael Fischer

Retired; previously Director, Project Citizen and Professional Development

Center for Civic Education

818-610-9075 (cell)

Former supervisor at the Center for Civic Education, November 2005 – November 2011.


Morris Fred

Professor, Social Sciences

University of Chicago

773-834-2015 (office)

Course Professor and Master’s Thesis Advisor, September 2004 – August 2005.

Post ID#20570 - replied 9/30/2014 7:05 AM


VSC is seeking a FT Principal Archaeologist Investigator for WSMR (Las Cruces NM area). This is a MON-FRI position with no weekends or holidays required.  All Principal Investigators must meet the qualifications for Archaeologists contained in the Secretary of the Interior Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation (48 FR 44720-44726) OR the New Mexico Administrative Code Qualification for Archaeological, This states that the individual must have a graduate degree in archaeology or anthropology and a minimum of 30 months of full-time professional experience. White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) has the need to complete analysis and documentation for cultural surveys in order to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 as amended and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966. Phase II testing may be required on those sites that need more detailed analysis to assess their National Register eligibility status. Work will comply with WSMR Archaeological Standards and Procedures, Installation Cultural Resources Management Plan and the Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan.  Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter that reflects relevant experience to  This is an urgent fill position.


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