I am an anthropological archaeologist researching a range of topics in the historical and prehistoric periods of Florida and elsewhere. My research is transdisciplinary and draws on archaeology, ethnography, and history. I am a Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Central Florida. I earned my Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Florida in 2011. I previously worked as the Geospatial Services Group Leader at SEARCH, INC. and Assistant Professor at Monmouth University.
I regularly teach Archaeology Field School, Digital Anthropology, Disaster Anthropology, Mortuary Archaeology, and Southeastern Archaeology. I currently direct the Rosewood Heritage & VR Project and the Ocala National Forest Archaeology Research (ONFAR) program funded via a UCF-USFS Partnership.
My research falls into three categories. The first examines the use of digital, geospatial, and remote sensing technologies (3D, VR, GPR, LiDAR) in archaeology. The second explores long-term practices as they relate to othered and racialized groups (e.g., African American history). The third combines interests in archaeology and disaster anthropology to explore dynamic geophysical and social processes impacting cultural heritage. I ground all of my work in public outreach and maintain an active public speaking schedule.