Topic ID #40758 - posted 3/11/2019 8:11 PM

GIS Archaeology


Jolene Keen

2015 Masters of Science Geographic and Cartographic Science
George Mason University. Fairfax, Virginia. GPA 3.55/4.00
Member of Gamma Theta Upsilon the International Geographic Honors Society
Thesis: A Comparison of Vector Based and Raster Based Analyses of Historic Records for the 
Identification of Archaeological Sites.
2010 Bachelors of Science Anthropology and Geography, Archaeology Minor
Middle Tennessee State University. Murfreesboro, Tennessee. GPA 3.50/4.00
Recognition: Cum Laude, Dean’s List, Outstanding Geography Student Award 2009 
June 2015 – Present Research Associate
American Association of Geographers. Washington DC
I participate in a variety of domestic and international research projects and initiatives undertaken by the association regarding advancing geography education. Projects include a wide range of professional participants from outside association staff as well as private companies and government agency partners. I am also responsible for managing the Association’s archives and assist members with questions and access to information and data held by the association. 
April 2013 - June 2015 Geospatial Analyst
George Mason University contractor to the United States Geological Survey. Reston, Virginia
I worked with a team of project scientists and other contractors to assess the environmental impact of wind farms on wildlife. I was responsible for collecting geospatial data, digitizing features, creating and running models, interpreting historical imagery and orthophotography, and journal research to collect biological, environmental, geographic, and industry data. I also designed spatial models in ESRI ArcGIS and FRAGSTATS. 
October 2011 - August 2012 Collections Management Technician
Independent Contractor to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Suitland, Maryland
I was responsible for enhancing the digital records by photographing the collections and updating the catalog entries in KE EMu Museum Collections Management Software. I adhered to the Department of Anthropology standards and protocols. I was trusted with handling and transporting objects using proper storage procedures, techniques, and equipment. I also assisted with other collections management work such as inventory control and am familiar with pest management treatments.
March 2011 - October 2011 Archaeological Field Technician
ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC., Fredericksburg, Virginia
I conducted archaeological surveys through shovel test pits and excavations, mapping, documenting and reporting results, as well as processing and storing artifacts. I also researched historic records in county and state archives. My work was performed both independently and as part of a team.
July 2010 - December 2010 Research Assistant 
Enegis, LLC., Fairfax, Virginia
I collected and presented data to assist with energy resource projects by compiling data in excel spreadsheets and generating maps in ArcGIS. I was also in charge of building and updating the EndNote reference library.
December 2009 - May 2010 Research Fellow
Tennessee Space Grant Recipient at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
I analyzed satellite imagery to determine the rate of urban development in the Mobile Bay area and the effects on the environment using ERDAS IMAGINE and ArcGIS.

2014 Research Assistant at Blue Creek, Belize. Sponsored by The University of Texas at Austin. Hosted by the Maya Research Program. I accompanied Dr. Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach to assist with research on the water resources of the ancient Maya as well as ground truthing for my master’s thesis research.
2009 Geography Field School, Middle Tennessee State University
2008 Castalian Springs Archaeological Project, Middle Tennessee State University

Keen J. (2018) GIS&T and Archaeology. The Geographic Information Science & Technology Body of 
Knowledge (3rd Quarter 2018 Edition). John P. Wilson (Ed). DOI: 10.2224/gistbok/2018.3.2
AP® GIS&T Study Group, (2018). Bridging High School and Introductory Undergraduate Courses in 
Geographic Information Science and Technology. Journal of Geography, p. 1-9.
Keen, J., (2017). Review of Corey Village and the Cayuga World: Implications from Archaeology and
Beyond, edited by Jack Rossen. Historical Geography, 45, p. 278.
Keen, J., (2010). A Driving Tour: Place Names in Rutherford County. Map for brochure produced by the 
Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County.

Keen, J., Amanda Larson (2018, April). Urban Change Analysis Using Civil War Maps. Poster presented 
at the annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Keen, J., (2017, April). A Comparison of Two Geospatial Methods of Analyzing Historic Records for the 
Identification of Archaeological Sites. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers, Boston, Massachusetts
Luebbering, C., Keen, J., (2017). GeoMentors: A Nationwide Volunteer Network Supporting GIS and 
Geography in K-12 Education. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers, Boston, Massachusetts
Abolins, M., Wilcox, P., Sheehan, A., Keen, J., Dial, S., (2010). UDECAL: Urban Development and 
Environmental Change in Alabama. Poster presented at Middle Tennessee State University Scholars Week, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Keen, J., Mapping Castalian Springs Archaeological Site Using Global Positioning Systems and 
Geographic Information Systems. Poster presented at: 
- (2010, January) Current Research in Tennessee Archaeology Symposia
- (2009, November) Middle Tennessee State University Tennessee Undergraduate Social Science Symposium
- (2009, September) Middle Tennessee Geographic Information Systems User’s Conference

SAA Online Seminar: Beyond Mapping Grade -Using High-Precision GNSS Tools for Archaeological Site and Project Mapping Seminar
Certificate Date: September 2017
Certification authority: Society for American Archaeology
Osteoarchaeology: The Truth in Our Bones
Certification Date Nov 2016 License # 5FCJW6UYRA9L
Certification authority: Coursera Course Certificates

ERDAS Imagine
ESRI ArcGIS Online
Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
KE Emu Museum Collections Management Software
Mail Merge
Metal Detectors
Microsoft Office Applications 
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher
OpenStreetMap (OSM)
Survey123 for ArcGIS
Total Station
Trimble GPS
Web Content Management

IGU Regional Conference - CAG Annual Meeting - NCGE Annual Conference - 2018
Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers - 2016, 2017, 2018
5th International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology - October 2014
Middle Tennessee Geographic Information Systems User’s Conference - September, 2009

Advanced GIS
Archaeological Field School
Archaeological Methods
Environmental Archaeology
Forensic Anthropology
Geographic Information Systems
Geography of Latin America
Historical Archaeology
Human Origins
Image Interpretation
Mesoamerican Archaeology
North American Prehistoric Archaeology
People & Cultures of South America
Remote Sensing
Southeastern US Archaeology
Urban Geography
World Prehistory
Contemporary Issues in American Indian 
Studies (Montana State University) Fundamentals of Environmental GIS
Geographic Information Systems
Geography of Latin America 
Historic Air Photo Analysis
Quantitative Methods (for Geographers)
Remote Sensing
Terrain Mapping


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