Professional Staff

All key personnel meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards for Archaeology, History, and/or Architectural History. All UWM-CRM Principal Investigators are experienced in the administration of complex, long-term undertakings and indefinite delivery contracts as well as shorter-term projects. Completed projects are reported in the ARL's series of technical reports available from the ARL.

John D. Richards, Director

Dr. John D. Richards directs the UWM-CRM program and serves as a Principal Investigator. Dr. Richards has 35 years of experience in private sector and academic cultural resource management. He has served as Principal Investigator on more than 150 archaeological and historical investigations throughout the Midwest. Dr. Richard's major research focus is the late prehistory of the Great Lakes region. Dr. Richards is Associate Director of the ARL and an Associate Scientist in the Department of Anthropology. Dr. Richards is registered with the Wisconsin Historical Society as a human burial excavator.

Contact John Richards at: jdr@uwm.edu or 262-424-1887

Patricia B. Richards, Associate Director

Dr. Patricia B. Richards is Associate Director of UWM-CRM and serves as a Principal Investigator. Patricia Richards has conducted cultural resource studies in Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois since 1973. She has served as Principal Investigator on more than 100 compliance driven studies since 1988. Her specialties include mortuary analysis and historic period archaeology in the Great Lakes region. Dr. Patricia Richards is an Associate Scientist in the Department of Anthropology and is registered with the Wisconsin Historical Society as a human burial excavator as well as human skeletal analyst.

Contact Patricia Richards at: pbrownr@uwm.edu or 414-229-2416

Brian Nicholls, Principal Investigator - Archaeology

Brian Nicholls, M.S. holds the position of Senior Archaeologist-Archaeology and also serves as a Principal Investigator. Mr. Nicholls holds a Master's degree in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has 20 years of experience in the CRM field and has conducted archaeological investigations in California, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Mr. Nicholls is experienced in field archaeology and mapping as well as laboratory analysis and serves as UWM-CRM IT and GIS Coordinator. Nicholls is registered with the Wisconsin Historical Society as a human burial excavator.

Contact Brian Nicholls at: nicholls@uwm.edu or 414-405-1171

Jennifer Haas, Principal Investigator - Archaeology & Architecture/History

Jennifer Haas, M.A. holds the position of Senior Archaeologist-Archaeology and Architectural History and Principal Investigator. Ms. Haas is the former owner and President of Great Lakes Archaeological Research Center, Inc. and has over 20 years experience managing a wide variety of archaeological and historical investigations throughout the Midwest. Ms. Haas is registered with the Wisconsin Historical Society as a human burial excavator as well as human skeletal analyst.

Contact Jennifer Haas at: haasjr@uwm.edu or 414-403-3158

Bill Wood, Coordinator of Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies

Dr. Bill Wood directs the Interpretation and Exhibition Development Program and has worked in the museum and exhibition development field in various capacities for more than a decade including as a curator at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum and as Director of both the Central Washington University Museum of Culture and Environment and the University of Texas El Paso Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens. Dr. Wood is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at UWM and Coordinator of the UWM Graduate Certificate Program in Museum Studies.

Contact Bill Wood at woodw@uwm.edu, or 414-229-6323.

Richard Kubicek, Senior Project Manager

Richard Kubicek, M.S. is a Senior Project Manager for UWM-CRM. Mr. Kubicek holds a Master of Science in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Mr. Kubicek has over 10 years experience in Midwestern cultural resource management and has worked in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. His expertise includes field and laboratory investigations as well as GIS mapping and analysis. Mr. Kubicek is registered with the Wisconsin Historical Society as a human burial excavator.

Contact Richard Kubicek at rkubicek@uwm.edu

Gail Klein, Architectural Historian

Gail Klein, M.S. is an Architectural Historian with UWM-CRM. Ms. Klein holds a Masters of Science in Historic Preservation with an emphasis in Cultural Resource Management from the University of Oregon. Ms. Klein brings over 7 years experience with regard to cultural resources, historic preservation, and transportation projects. Ms. Klein has completed over 200 architecture/historical investigations throughout Wisconsin. Completed projects include surveys, Determinations of Eligibility, and National Register of Historic Places nominations, and effects documentation.

Contact Gail Klein at grklein@uwm.edu

Justin Miller, Architectural Historian

Justin Miller holds a B.S. in Architectural Studies from UW-Milwaukee. Mr. Miller brings over 9 years experience with regard to cultural resources, historic preservation, and transportation projects. Mr. Miller has completed over 500 architecture/historical investigations in Illinois, Oregon, and Wisconsin. Completed projects include surveys, Determinations of Eligibility, and historical investigations.

Contact Justin Miller at jcmill@uwm.edu

Catherine Jones, Project Manager

Catherine Jones, M.A. is a qualified human skeletal analyst and human burial excavator with a specialty in historic cemetery investigations.

Jennifer Picard, Project Manager

Jennifer Picard, M.A. is a qualified human burial excavator with a specialty in paleobotanical analysis.

Seth Schneider, Project Manager

Seth Schneider, Ph.D. is a qualified human burial excavator with specialties in ceramic analysis and compositional analysis of archaeological materials.

Christina Zweig, Project Manager

Christina Zweig, M.A. is a qualified human burial excavator with a specialty in cemetery documentation.