Pacific Hall 309B
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 2960
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

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.

Academic Interests

  • Underwater archaeology
  • Pleistocene & Holocene Archaeology in Island Southeast Asia
  • Digital Anthropology
  • Videography
  • Austronesian Languages
  • Cultural Anthropology

Personal Interests

  • Soap-Making
  • Billiards
  • Scuba Diving
  • Helicopter Flying
  • Woodland Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation
  • Falconry
  • Herbalism
  • Amateur Mycology