Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies at SUNY Empire State College.
I am trained as both an anthropological-archaeologist and historian, specializing in Mesoamerica and native cultures of the United States. I received a certificate in Ethnic Studies, a B.A. in Social Sciences (Anthropology Major and History Minor), an M.A. in History, and a Ph.D. in Comparative Studies (Anthropology Major and History Minor) from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. I am a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA) with over eight years of field and museum experience. I have worked in both academic and public archaeology as well as in historic preservation and museum studies. My interests have taken me to various geographic locations to conduct research, including the South and Northeastern United States, Mexico, Ecuador, and Spain.
I currently a member of the MA in Liberal Studies Core Faculty and a tenure track faculty member/mentor at SUNY ESC-Niagara Frontier Center where I teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Cultural Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Social Sciences. Additionally, I was the founding Faculty Adviser for the NFC Student Club- CARES (College Achievement Requires Engaged Students).
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