Instructor — History & Anthropology
My research focuses on submerged landscape investigations of the Greater Visayan Basin, Philippines, in search of potential localities once attractive for prehistoric human occupation. I use a compilation of various available datasets including bathymetric contours, hydrology, oceanography, side-scan sonar, geomorphology, geology, relative time-period terrestrial archaeology with evidence of early human occupation, satellite imagery, underwater and island reconnaissance, and coral proxies as indicators for sea-level fluctuation over the last 75,000 years. In addition to the Philippines, I have done underwater archaeological work in Spain, Bermuda, and Australia.
I teach Observing Cultures, Foundations of Human Behavior, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, and Introduction to Archaeology.