Research and Conference Trip: St. Mary’s City

Posted on Nov 18, 2009 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | One Comment

Over the next week and a half, I will be venturing to Southern Maryland for a variety of reasons. First, I will be attending a conference on Early Chesapeake history and culture on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I’m excited about this conference, since it will be a rare mixing of historians and archaeologists, all experts […]

Using a blog as a means for engagement and education during research

Posted on Nov 16, 2009 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | 9 Comments

Working at Campus Archaeology, I began maintaining a blog that was initially intended to update the public about our whereabouts, be it in the field or when we were giving guest lectures. What it has become, however, is a running log about our research findings, interpretations, and methodology. I have found this to be incredibly […]

Last time, I promise

Posted on Nov 10, 2009 in Dirt, Uncategorized | 8 Comments

As many of you have probably noticed, and, are probably sick and tired of, I have moved the location of my blog around quite a bit. This is largely due to my growing familiarity with the internet, the importance of network building, and the developing my online presence. As I get more into it, I […]

Hitting my Off Season Goals: The Workout and Diet

Posted on Oct 28, 2009 in Dirt, Leadership and Management | 7 Comments

At the end of the summer, I set some fitness goals for myself regarding baseball. I realized a good deal about my body during the baseball season:things I still could do and things I couldn’t do anymore, and things I was sure I could get better at. I realized throughout the season that I had […]

Archaeology and Empowerment through Engagement

Posted on Oct 19, 2009 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | No Comments

Over the past few months, I have been learning about community engagement scholarship, particularly as it pertains to archaeology. This interest began almost a year ago, when I had a discussion at a conference with Dr. Maria Franklin from University of Texas-Austin. She had been engaged in a form of community outreach that went well […]

The Job Description

Posted on Oct 9, 2009 in Careers and Professional Training, Dirt | 9 Comments

I must say, it is not everyday that you randomly search for jobs in archaeology, and you find the . It is, of course, a double whammy when you’re not actually on the market. At any rate, here’s the job description: The department of anthropology at Connecticut College invites applications for a tenure-track position, at […]

Welcome to my online portfolio!

Posted on Oct 8, 2009 in Dirt, Uncategorized | No Comments

I promise. This will be the last time I move my webpage…I’m actually paying real money for this one, so the url won’t be changing anytime soon. I have been wanting to develop an online portfolio for a while, however I wanted to establish a body of work before I did so. I am going […]

on developing engagement outside the university

Posted on Oct 4, 2009 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | 2 Comments

A conversation I had at IgniteLansing last week got me thinking about an interesting application of the method of Engagement Scholarship that I learned all about at the National Outreach Scholarship Conference. I was talking with Steve Purchase (@stevepurchase), who mentioned to me that he was going to start working for one of the local […]

On the National Outreach Scholarship Conference: Day 2

Posted on Sep 28, 2009 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | One Comment

Two days of conferencing have passed. I have learned a good deal about the language and scholarship of engagement. In a nutshell, engagement scholarship is the cross section of research, teaching, and outreach. It is grounded in the concept of mutual-benefit, community-university partnerships. Ideally, this scholarship approaches projects hand in hand with the community: from […]

On the national outreach scholarship

Posted on Sep 27, 2009 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | No Comments

This week, I will be in Athens, Georgia attending the Emergent Engagemet Scholars Workshop at the National Outreach Scholarship Conference. This workshop is for graduate students and young faculty who have an interest in community outreach and engagement. From what I can gather, the purpose is to emphasize the third element of higher education besides […]