Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute

MAI Faculty & Staff

Faculty

J. M. Adovasio, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Provost;
Senior Counselor to the President;
Dean, The Zurn School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics;
Director, Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute

Raymond Buyce, Ph.D.
Director, Geoarchaeological Research
Department of Geology

Dennis C. Dirkmaat, Ph.D., D-ABFA
Professor, Anthropology
Chairperson, Department of Applied Forensic Sciences
Director, Master of Anthropology: Forensic and Biological Anthropology Program

Heather M. Garvin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Anthropology

David C. Hyland, Ph.D.
Professor, Anthropology and Biology

Edward A. Jolie, M.A., Ph.D. candidate
Postdoctoral Research Assistant Professor
Director, R. L. Andrews Center for Perishables Analysis

Ruth Burgett Jolie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Nicholas Lang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Geology

Scott McKenzie, B.S.
Instructor, Geology
Curator, Sincak Museum of Natural History

Stephen Ousley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Applied Forensic Sciences and Anthropology

Mary Ann Owoc, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Anthropology

Steven A. Symes, Ph.D., D-ABFA
Associate Professor, Applied Forensic Sciences and Anthropology

Research Staff

Allison Byrnes, M.A.
Lithic Technology Specialist
Director, Lithic Analysis Laboratory
Department of Anthropology/Archaeology

J. Michael Campbell, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biology

Jeff Illingworth, B.S.
Director, Curation and Conservation

David Pedler, B.A.
Editor and graphics specialist
Director, GIS laboratory

Allen Quinn, B.A.
Director, ceramic laboratory
Adjunct Instructor, Anthropology

Judith Thomas , M.A., R.P.A.
Director, historic laboratory
Adjunct Instructor, Anthropology

Luis Cabo-Pérez, M.S.
Director, Forensic and Bioarchaeology Laboratory
Director, Graduate Student Research
Adjunct Instructor, Department of Applied Forensic Sciences

J.L. Yedlowski, M.A., R.P.A.
Archaeology Field school Instructor

Adjunct Faculty

Jamie Borowicz, Ph.D.
Adjunct Instructor, Anthropology

Sgt. Dennis Donovan, P.S.P., Retired
Adjunct Instructor, Department of Applied Forensic Sciences

Gregory O. Olson, M.S.
Adjunct Instructor, Department of Applied Forensic Sciences

William Pituch
Adjunct Professor of Geography, Department of Anthropology/Archaeology

Frank Vento, Ph.D.
Adjunct Instructor, Geology

Administrative Staff

Dionne Veitch
Executive Assistant to the Provost
Office Manager, Department of Anthropology/Archaeology

Kathi Staaf, B.S.
Administrative Assistant, Department of Applied Forensic Sciences

Affiliated Research Staff, Texas

Karl Kleinbach, B.A., project archaeologist
Marilyn Shoberg, M.A., project archaeologist
Gavin L. Smith, B.A., project archaeologist
Kristen E. Wenzel, B.A., project archaeologist
Michael Collins, Ph.D., research professor of anthropology/archaeology
Andy Hemmings, Ph.D., research professor of anthropology/archaeology
Jon C. Lohse, Ph.D., research professor of anthropology/archaeology
D. Brigham Madsen, Ph.D., research professor of anthropology/archaeology
D. Clark Wernecke, Ph.D.

Consultants

Killis Almond, B.S., historic architect
Kathy Cushman, Ph.D., consulting paleobotanist
Gary Cooke, M.S., consulting geologist
Jack Donahue, Ph.D., consulting geologist
Bruce J. Humphrey, B.A., consulting chemist and conservator
Wallace Miller, M.S., Somerset County Coroner, Somerset, PA.
Olga Soffer, Ph.D., University of Illinois, consulting scholar

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