Anthropology Faculty/Staff

Prof. Robert Jeske

Robert Jeske, Professor

Director, Archaeological Research Laboratory
Office: Sabin 275B
Phone: 414-229-2424
email: jeske@uwm.edu

Robert J. Jeske has conducted research on sites in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, New Mexico and Peru. His research interests include the economics of stone tool production and use, the changes in social organization and technology during the late prehistoric periods in the American Midwest, World Systems Theory, and archaeological site formation processes. Jeske is also involved in public archaeology and historic preservation, and has worked with government, non-profit and private organizations to use archaeology to serve the public interest.

Prof. Bettina Arnold

Bettina Arnold, Professor

Office: Sabin 229
Phone: 414-229-4583
email: barnold@uwm.edu
Website: www.people.uwm.edu/~barnold

Bettina Arnold is Professor in the Department of Anthropology. Her area of expertise is pre-Roman Iron Age Europe. She has participated in archaeological projects ranging from the Middle Bronze Age through the Roman period. She is the director of a long-term, collaborative research project in southwest Germany that focuses on reconstructing aspects of Iron Age social organization, including gender configurations and the role of ideology in creating and maintaining social inequality. She also has an interest in the history of archaeology and its symbiotic relationship with political systems since its inception as a discipline.

Prof. Jean Hudson

Jean Hudson, Associate Professor

Office: Sabin 225
Phone: 414-229-2821
email: jhudson@uwm.edu
Website: www.people.uwm.edu/~jhudson

Jean Hudson's research interests center around the ecological relationships between wild resources and the human communities that use them, with an emphasis on foraging societies of the past and present. Dr. Hudson's current fieldwork involves ethnoarchaeology with reedboat fishermen and the zooarchaeological analysis of preceramic sites in Peru. She is responsible for the Zooarchaeology Lab and has conducted research on faunal collections from sites in North America, Central and South America, Europe, and Africa.

Dr. Alice Kehoe

Alice Kehoe, Adjunct Professor

email: akehoe@uwm.edu

 

 

Brian Nicholls

Brian D. Nicholls, Research Specialist

Office: Sabin 215
Senior Project Manager
Phone: 414-229-2391
email:nicholls@uwm.edu

Brian Nicholls is Senior Project Manager for HRMS. Mr. Nicholls holds a Master's degree in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He also has a certificate in Geographic Information Systems from the School of Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has conducted archaeological investigations in California, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. In addition, Mr. Nicholls also serves as the programs GIS specialist.

Dr. John Richards

John D. Richards, Associate Scientist

Director, Historic Resource Management Services
Office: Sabin 221
Phone: 414-229-2440
email:jdr@uwm.edu

Dr. John D. Richards serves as Director of Historic Resource Management Services and Associate Director of the ARL. Dr. Richards has 30 years of experience in private sector and academic cultural resource management. He has served as Principle Investigator on more than 100 archaeological and historical investigations throughout the Midwest. Dr. Richard's major research focus is the late prehistory of the Great Lakes region.

Dr. Pat Richards

Patricia B. Richards, Associate Scientist

Associate Director, Historic Resource Management Services
Office: Sabin 204
Phone: 414-229-2416
email:pbrownr@uwm.edu

Dr. Patricia Richards is Associate Director of Historic Resource Management Services. Patricia Richards has conducted cultural resource studies in Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois since 1973. She has served as Principal Investigator on more than 70 compliance driven studies since 1988. Her specialties include mortuary analysis and historic period archaeology in the Great Lakes region.

Prof. Jason Sherman

Jason Sherman, Associate Professor

Office: Sabin 290
Phone: 414-229-4175
email: shermanr@uwm.edu

Jason Sherman's research focuses on the formation, expansion, and political and economic organization of ancient Mesoamerican states. He has directed archaeological research in two regions of Mexico: the Valley of Oaxaca and southern Quintana Roo (Maya lowlands). In addition, he has fieldwork experience in the southwestern and southeastern United States, Israel, and France.

Dr. Linea sundstrom

Linea Sundstrom, Adjunct Professor

Independent Researcher
email: Linea.Sundstrom@gmail.com

Linea Sundstrom's research interests focus on the archaeology and ethnohistory of the northern Great Plains. She has published numerous books and articles on rock art, ethnogeography, and archaeology of the region and is co-curator of an on-line exhibit on Lakota winter counts. She received the Robert F. Heizer Award for Ethnohistory in 2003 and the Frederick C. Luebke Award for Great Plains Studies in 1998. Her latest book, Storied Stone: Indian Rock Art of the Black Hills Country, has been named a finalist for the Mountain and Plains Booksellers Association book award. In addition to teaching an occassional class in the department, she is a private consultant in archaeology, ethnohistory, and historic preservation.

Susan Armour Seidman, Program Associate

Office: Sabin 290
Phone: 414-229-2459
Fax: 414-229-5848
email:
armourse@uwm.edu

Prof. Laura Villamil

Laura Villamil, Assistant Professor

Office: Sabin 275
Phone: 414-229-4175
email: laurav@uwm.edu

Laura Villamil's research addresses the relationship between the development of archaic states and patterns of urbanization. She is interested in how different social, political, and economic strategies were given material form in the built environment of ancient cities; how the built environment was used to shape, reinforce, and transform social relations; how spatial strategies changed through time as states matured; and the theoretical implications of these processes for our understanding of ancient cities. Dr. Villamil is the director of ongoing research in the Maya lowlands (Quintana Roo, Mexico). She has also participated in archaeological projects in highland Mexico, Belize, and the western and southeastern United States.