Past Achievements: Alumni of 2000s


Heather McIlvaine-Newsad (PhD ’00) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Western Illinois University. [posted 2004]

Amanda Stronza (PhD ’00) is Assistant Professor with the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Science at Texas A&M University. [posted 2004]

Tara Boonstra (JD ’01) is the Assistant General Counsel at St. John’s Water Management District, Palatka, Florida. [posted 2004]

Kathryn (Katie) Lynch (PhD ’01) is the Partner and President of the Institute for Culture and Ecology, Portland, Oregon. [posted 2004]

Mark Swanson (MA ’91, PhD ’01) is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Rural Sociology at the University of Kentucky. [posted 2004]

Tanya M. Peres (PhD ’01) is now Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN. [posted 2006]

Noemi Porro (PhD ’02) is a post-doctoral researcher with the IDRC in Canada. [posted 2004]

Fred Smith (PhD ’02), currently at Western Michigan University, has accepted a position as Assistant Professor at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, starting Fall 2005. [posted 2005]

Rodney Stubina (MA ’97, PhD ’02) is a research scientist with the Global Public Policy and Programs Operations Evaluation Department with the World Bank. [posted 2004]

David Mayorga (BA ’03) is Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the House of Representatives Committee on Science. [posted 2005]

Matthew McPherson (PhD ’03) is the Caribbean regional research coordinator for the Nature Conservancy. [posted 2004]

John Schultz (PhD ’03), Assistant Professor at University of Central Florida, appeared in the Discovery Channel’s “Mummy Autopsy” programs. [posted 2005]

Ronaldo Weigand (PhD ’03) is the Director of the Protected Area Program and the Secretariat for Coordination of the Amazon with Brazil’s Ministry of the Environment. [posted 2004]

Richard Wallace (PhD ’04) is working as a Researcher on a project with Brazilian universities and NGOs in a consortium funded by USAID-Brazil to support community forestry and links with markets in Brazil’s Amazon and Atlantic Forest regions. [posted 2005]

Jamie Anderson-Waters’s (MA ’04) thesis research on the archaeology of children in colonial St. Augustine was featured in Science magazine’s “Science for Kids” in May 2005. [posted 2005]

Christian Russell (PhD ’05) is Research Scientist for the UF Land Use and Environmental Change Institute. [posted 2005]

Matthew C. Curtis (M.A. ’95, Ph.D. ’05) is a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California at Santa Barbara. [posted 2006]

William Schumann (PhD ’05) has assumed an NEH- Endowed Chair in Appalachian Studies at Berea College, Kentucky, where he will develop an ethnology of Appalachian and Welsh communities’ post-coal economy. [posted 2005]


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