Mary Whelan recently retired as the interim Executive Director of the Center for Digital Antiquity, in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change (2018-2019). She previously worked as the Geospatial and Research Data Manager for the ASU Library. Dr. Whelan has a Ph.D. in Anthropology and spent 25 years practicing North American archaeology in the Canadian arctic and the American Midwest. Her archaeological research interests include Quaternary paleoecology, faunal analysis, and gender and archaeology.
She received an M.S. in Geographic Information Systems in 2003, and worked as a GIS analyst for ADOT, Maricopa County and for the ASU Library before joining the leadership team at Digital Antiquity.
M.S. 2003 Geographic Information Systems, University of Redlands
Ph.D. 1987 Anthropology, University of Minnesota (minors in Ecology & Geology)
M.A. 1981 Anthropology, University of Minnesota
B.A. 1977 Anthropology, Bryn Mawr College