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Margaret Nelson

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President's Professor and Associate Dean, Barrett, the Honors College
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2402
Assoc Dean & Professor
Administrative, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1612
Assoc Dean & Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1612
Biography

Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Associate Dean, Barrett, The Honors College

SHESC Theme: Societies and their Natural Environments

Field Specializations: Archaeology, Ecology, Gender, Land Use, Social Organization

Regional Focus: North America (Southwest)

Education

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Bio

Research:
Margaret C. Nelson conducts research on long-term cycles of change in human organization and land use. Her current interest is on changing economic and social strategies associated with population aggregation and dispersion among pueblo dwellers of the 11th through 14th centuries in the Mogollon Region. This research has been funded by NGS, NIH, U.S. Department of Education and private foundations. Nelson is lead PI of an interdisciplinary research group from ecology and anthropology examining cycles of stability and transformation across the last 1,000 years in the North American Southwest and Northern Mexico.

In addition, she has examined aspects of the current status of women in archaeology. She has served on the Executive Board of the Society for American Archaeology and as treasurer for the Archaeology Division of the American Anthropological Association. She is a member and past chair of the Society for American Archaeology's Committee on the Status of Women in Archaeology.

Research Projects:
AOC: Archaeological Data Integration for the Study of Long-Term Human and Social Dynamics
Eastern Mimbres Archaeological Project
Long-Term Coupled Socioecological Change in the American Southwest and Northern Mexico

Teaching:
Nelson's teaching emphasizes critical thinking and effective communication. In 2001, she was named Centennial Professor by the Associated Students of ASU. In 2005, she was selected Parents Association Professor of the Year. She is the president of the Distinguished Teaching Academy at ASU.

Publications

Hegmon, M. & Nelson, M. C. (2007). In sync, but barely in touch: Relations between the Mimbres Region and the Hohokam Regional system. In A. P. Sullivan & J. M. Bayman (Eds.), Hinterlands and regional dynamics in the ancient Southwest (pp. 70-96). Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Nelson, M. C., Hegmon, M., Kulow, S. & Schollmeyer, K. G. (2006). Archaeological and ecological perspectives on reorganization: A case study from the Mimbres Region of the U.S. Southwest. American Antiquity, 71(3), 403-432.

Nelson, M. & Schollmeyer, K. (2003). Game resources, social interaction, and the ecological footprint in southwest New Mexico, 1000-1150. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, 10(2), 69-110.

Nelson, M. & Schachner, G. (2002). Understanding abandonments in the North American Southwest. Journal of Archaeological Research, 10(2), 167-206.

 

Publications
  • K.L. Larson, D.D. White, P. Gober, C.W. Kirkwood, V.K. Smith, M.C. Nelson, C.L. Redman, S.K. Wittlinger. Advancing Science in Support of Water Policy and Urban Climate Change Adaptation at Arizona State University's Decision Center for a Desert City. (2013).
  • K.A. Spielmann, M.C. Nelson, M. Peeples, S. Ingram. Sustainable Small-scale Agriculture in semi-arid environments: the Past is Present. Ecology and Society (2011).
  • M. Schoon, C. Fabricius, J.M. Anderies, M.C. Nelson. Synthesis: Vulnerability, Traps, and Transformations - Long-term Perspectives from Archaeology. Ecology and Society (2011).
  • M.C. Nelson, M. Hegmon, S. Kulow, M. Peeples, K. Kintigh, A. Kinzig. Resisting Diversity: A Long-term Archaeological Study. Ecology and Society (2011).
  • Margaret C Nelson and Colleen Strawhacker. Movement, Connectivity, and Landscape Change in the Ancient Southwest. (2011).
  • Katherine A. Spielmann, Margaret C. Nelson, Scott Ingram, and Matthew A. Peeples. Mitigating Environmental Risk in the US Southwest. Sustainable Lifeways: Cultural Persistence in an Ever-changing Environment (2011).
  • M.C. Nelson, M. Hegmon, K.W. Kintigh, A.P. Kinzig, B.A. Nelson, J.M. Anderies, D.A. Abbott, K.A. Spielmann, S.E. Ingram, M.A. Peeples, S. Kulow, C.A. Strawhacker, C. Meegan. Long-term Vulnerability and Resilience: Three examples from archaeological study in the southwestern US and northern Mexico. Living with Sudden Environmental Change (2011).
  • Margaret C. Nelson and Colleen A. Strawhacker. Changing Histories, Landscapes, and Perspectives. Movement, Continuity, and Landscape Change in the Ancient Southwest (2011).
  • Steven Swanson, Roger Anyon, Margaret Nelson. Southern Mogollon Pithouse Period Settlement Dynamics, Land use, and Community Development. Southwest Pithouse Communities, AD 200-900 (2011).
  • Margaret C. Nelson, Keith Kintigh, David R. Abbott, and John M. Anderies. The Cross-scale Interplay between Social and Biophysical Context and the Vulnerability of Irrigation-dependent Societies. Ecology and Society (2010).
  • Margaret C Nelson and Michelle Hegmon. Mimbres Lives and Landscapes. (2010).
  • Margaret C. Nelson and Michelle Hegmon. Mimbres Lives and Landscapes. Mimbres Lives and Landscapes (2010).
  • Charles Redman, Margaret Nelson, and Ann Kinzig. The Resilience of Socio-ecological Landscapes: Lessons from the Hohokam. The Socio-Natural Connection: Integrating Archaeology and Environmental Studies For 21st Century Conservation, (2009).
  • M. Hegmon, M. Peeples, A. Kinzig, S. Kulow, C.M. Meegan, M.C. Nelson. Social Transformation and Its Costs in the Prehistoric US Southwest. American Anthropologist (2008).
  • Margaret C. Nelson. The Study of Technological Organization. Clasicos de Teoria Arqueologica Contemperanea (2008).
  • Margaret C. Nelson and Michael W. Diehl. The People of the Mimbres Mogollon Region. American Indian Places (2008).
  • Michael Shott and Margaret C. Nelson. Lithic Reduction, Its Measurements, and Implications. Lithic Technologies: Life Cycles of Production and Retouch (2008).
  • Hegmon, Michelle (first author) ,Nelson, Margaret C. In Sync, but Barely in Touch: Relations Between the Mimbres Region and the Hohokam Regional System. Hinterlands and Regional Dynamics in the Ancient Southwest (2007).
  • Margaret Nelson, M Hegmon, S Kulow, K Schollmeyer. Archaeological and Ecological Perspectives on Reorganization: A Case Study from the Mimbres Region of the US Southwest. American Antiquity (2006).
  • Hegmon, Michelle,Brady, Jennifer A,Nelson, Margaret C. Variability in Classic Mimbres Room Suites. Mimbres Society (2006).
  • Hegmon, Michelle,Nelson, Margaret C,Schollmeyer, Karen Gust,Elliott, Michelle,Diehl, Michael W. Agriculture, Mobility, and Human Impact in the Mimbres Region of the US Southwest. Managing Archaeological Data: Essays in honor of Sylvia W. Gaines (2006).
  • Hegmon, Michelle, Nelson, Margaret C. The Archaeology and Meaning of Mimbres. (2004).
  • Margaret Nelson. Abandonment is Not as it Seems. American Antiquity (2003).
  • Margaret Nelson, Karen Schollmeyer. Game resources, Social interaction, and the Ecological Footprint in Southwest New Mexico. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory (2003).
  • Michelle Hegmon, Margaret Nelson. The Archaeology and Meaning of Mimbres. Archaeology Southwest (2003).
  • Margaret Nelson, G Schachner. Understanding Abandonments in the North American Southwest. Journal of Archaeological Research (2002).
  • Nelson, Margaret C (Author) ,Glowacki, D (Author) ,Smith, A J (Author) . The Impact of Women on Household Economies: A Maya Case Study. In Pursuit of Gender, Worldwide Archaeological Perspectives (2002).
  • Margaret Nelson, M Hegmon. Abandonment Is Not As It Seems: An Approach to the Relationship Between Site and Regional Abandonment. American Antiquity (2001).
  • M Hegmon, Margaret Nelson, M Ennes. Corrugated Pottery, Technological Style, and Population Movement in the Mimbres Region of the American Southwest. Journal of Anthropological Research (2000).
  • Nelson, Margaret C (Author) . Abandonment: Conceptualization, Representation, and Social Change. Explorations in Social Theory (2000).
  • Margaret C Nelson. Contemporary Relevance and Community Engagement. Archeological Dialogues (0).
  • Margaret C. Nelson. Mimbres, the Mystery?. Mimbres Lives and Landscapes (0).
  • Nelson, M. C., M. Hegmon, K. W. Kintigh, A. P. Kinzig, B. A. Nelson, J. M. Anderies, D. A. Abbott, K. A. Spielmann, S. E. Ingram, M. A. Peeples, S. Kulow, C. A. Strawbacker, and C. Meegan. ??????????: ???????????????????," pp. 93-117. ?????????? (0).
Research Activity
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
HON 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
HON 493Honors Thesis
HON 498Pro-Seminar
HON 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 394Special Topics
HON 484Internship
ASB 484Internship
HON 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
HON 493Honors Thesis
ASB 493Honors Thesis
HON 498Pro-Seminar
HON 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASM 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASM 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
ASM 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
HON 484Internship
HON 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
HON 493Honors Thesis
HON 498Pro-Seminar
HON 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
HON 484Internship
HON 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
HON 493Honors Thesis
ASB 493Honors Thesis
HON 498Pro-Seminar
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
HON 499Individualized Instruction
ASM 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASM 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASM 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
ASM 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ASM 484Internship
ASB 484Internship
HON 484Internship
HON 492Honors Directed Study
HON 493Honors Thesis
ASM 493Honors Thesis
ASB 493Honors Thesis
HON 498Pro-Seminar
HON 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASM 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASM 592Research
ASB 592Research
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASB 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 484Internship
ASB 484Internship
ASM 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASM 492Honors Directed Study
HON 492Honors Directed Study
HON 493Honors Thesis
ASB 493Honors Thesis
HON 498Pro-Seminar
HON 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASM 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASM 592Research
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
ASM 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 492Honors Directed Study
HON 493Honors Thesis
HON 498Pro-Seminar
HON 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
HON 484Internship
ASM 484Internship
ASM 492Honors Directed Study
HON 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
HON 493Honors Thesis
ASM 493Honors Thesis
ASB 493Honors Thesis
HON 498Pro-Seminar
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASM 499Individualized Instruction
HON 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 590Reading and Conference
SOS 591Seminar
ASM 592Research
ASB 592Research
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASM 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
ASM 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
HON 484Internship
ASM 484Internship
ASM 492Honors Directed Study
HON 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
HON 493Honors Thesis
ASM 493Honors Thesis
ASB 493Honors Thesis
HON 498Pro-Seminar
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASM 499Individualized Instruction
HON 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 590Reading and Conference
SOS 591Seminar
ASM 592Research
ASB 592Research
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASM 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
ASM 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 492Honors Directed Study
HON 493Honors Thesis
HON 498Pro-Seminar
HON 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 484Internship
SOS 484Internship
ASB 484Internship
ASM 484Internship
ASM 492Honors Directed Study
HON 492Honors Directed Study
ASM 493Honors Thesis
ASB 493Honors Thesis
HON 493Honors Thesis
HON 498Pro-Seminar
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
HON 499Individualized Instruction
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASB 590Reading and Conference
SOS 591Seminar
ASB 592Research
ASM 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
ASM 799Dissertation
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
ASM 484Internship
ASB 484Internship
HON 492Honors Directed Study
ASM 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
HON 493Honors Thesis
HON 498Pro-Seminar
ASM 499Individualized Instruction
HON 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 590Reading and Conference
SOS 591Seminar
ASM 592Research
ASB 592Research
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
ASM 799Dissertation
Summer 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
ASM 338Anthropological Field Session
HON 492Honors Directed Study
HON 493Honors Thesis
HON 498Pro-Seminar
HON 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 583Fieldwork
Presentations
  • Margaret C. Nelson. Climate shocks, food security, and social transformatiuons. Stockholm Resilience Center Working Group (May 2013).
  • R. Harkness, W. Russell, M.C. Nelson. Quantity or Quality? Social relations and site persistence in the Postclassic Mimbres region. annula meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (Apr 2013).
  • M.C. Nelson, S. Ingram, M. Peeples, A. Dugmore, S. Brewington. Vulnerabilities to Food Securities. annual meeting of Society for American Archaeology (Apr 2013).
  • C. Strawhacker, A.P. Kinzig, K.W. Kintigh, K.A. Spielmann, M.C. Nelson. Modeling the ecological risk of prehistoric landscapes in the southwestern United States. Annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (Apr 2013).
  • Judy Newland, David Abbott, Ben Nelson, Katherine Spielmann, Margaret Nelson, Michelle Hegmon, Grant Snitker, Michael Barton, Michael Smith, Keith Kintigh, Charles Redman. Looking to the Future in the Past: Archaeology's Long-term View. Exhibit at SHESC Anthropology Museum (Feb 2013).
  • Margaret C Nelson. Mimbres Continuity and Change. Southwest Seminars: Voices from the past 2012 (Jun 2012).
  • Margaret C Nelson. Why the long-term view matters. American Association for the Advancement of Science (Feb 2012).
  • Margaret C. Nelson. The Complexities of Socio-Ecological Diversity. Resilience Alliance Science meeting (Jan 2012).
  • Margaret Nelson. Then and Now: Long-term tradeoffs in social diversity. Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society (May 2011).
  • Margaret C. Nelson. RESILIENCE AND VULNERABILITY TO CLIMATE CHANGE. NABO/LTVTP Collaborative Workshop (Dec 2010).
  • M. Nelson, A. Kinzig, D. Abbott, J.M. Anderies, M. Hegmon, K. Kintigh, B. Nelson, K. Spielmann, S. Ingram, S. Kulow, C. Meegan, M. Peeples, C. Strawhacker. Diversity and Resilience: Lessons from the Past. COP 10 Partnership Event: MESSAGES FROM PAST SOCIETIES ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (Oct 2010).
  • Margaret Nelson and Ann Kinzig. Lessons from the Past about Biodiversity in Social-Ecological Systems. COP 10 Partnership Event: MESSAGES FROM PAST SOCIETIES ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (Oct 2010).
  • Margaret C. Nelson and Michelle Hegmon. Mimbres Lives and Landscapes. Mogollon Conference (Oct 2010).
  • Margaret C. Nelson. Then and Now. Mogollon Conference (Oct 2010).
  • Karen Gust Schollmeyer, Margaret C. Nelson, and Steven Swanson. Disentangling Archaeological Systematics in the Mimbres Region after A.D. 1130. Society for American Archaeology (Apr 2010).
  • Margaret C. Nelson, Stephani Kulow, and Melissa Kruse-Peeples. The Diverse Social Landscape of the 13th to 15th centuries in Southwestern New Mexico. Society for American Archaeology (Apr 2010).
  • Jeffrey R. Ferguson, Stephen H. Lekson, Margaret Nelson, Toni S. Laumbach and Karl W. Laumbach. Characterization of carbon-painted ceramics from southwestern and south central New Mexico. Society for American Archaeology (Apr 2010).
  • Margaret C. Nelson. Context ontology in tDAR. Society for American Archaeology (Apr 2010).
  • Margaret Nelson. Long-term Vulnerability and Transformation. Global Human Ecodynamics Conference (Mar 2010).
  • Margaret C. Nelson. Long-term resilience in social-ecological systems. Global Long Term Human Ecodynamics Conference (Oct 2009).
  • Margaret C. Nelson. Long-term vulnerability and transformation: an archaeological perspectove on resilience. Resilience Alliance (Sep 2009).
  • Margaret C. Nelson. Long-term perspectives on Vulnerability and Resilience. Society for American Archaeoilogy (Apr 2009).
  • Margaret C Nelson. Is Archaeology Useful. Society for American Archaeology (Apr 2009).
  • K.A. Spielmann, M.C. Nelson, S. Ingram, M. Peeples. Mitigating agricultural risk in arid environments. Dynamic Deserts: Resource Uncertainty in Arid Environments (Jan 2009).
  • Margaret C nelson, Keith Kintigh, and David R. Abbott. Archaeology's long-term perspective on irrigation infrastructure and vunerability. Resilience 2008 Conference (Apr 2008).
  • Margaret C. Nelson. Field Schools: Funding and Futures. Society for American Archaeology Annual Conference (Mar 2008).
  • Nelson, Margaret. Stepping Out: Contemporary Relevance of Archaeological Research. Annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (Apr 2006).
  • Hegmon, Michelle, Nelson, Margaret, Kulow, Stephanie. Conformity in Mimbres Pottery, Constraints on Mimbres Lives?. Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (Apr 2006).
  • Nelson, Margaret. Artifact Life-Cyles and the Organization of Lithic Technology. Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (Apr 2006).
  • Nelson, Margaret. Long-term Coupled Socio-ecological cCange in the American Southwest and Northern Mexico. CAP LTER Eigth Annual poster symposium (Jan 2006).
  • Kinzig, Ann, Nelson, Margaret. The Resilience Perspective. National Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (Nov 2005).
  • Nelson, Margaret, Gust Schollmeyer, Karen. Contextualizing the Value of Diversity. National meeting of the American Anthropological Association (Nov 2005).
  • Nelson, Margaret. Rethinking the Mimbres. Annual meeting of the Foundation for Desert Archaeology (Oct 2005).
  • Briggs, J, Spielmann, K, Lai, C, Kruse, M, Schaafsma, H, Schollmeyer, K, Horn, K, Osgood, S, Wichlacz, C, Nelson, Margaret, Smith, A, Kaye, J, Kintigh, K, Hegmon, M. Legacies on the Landscape: Integrating Ecology and Archaeology to Understand Long-term Human-ecosystem Interactions. Ecological Society of America (Aug 2004).
  • Nelson, Margaret. Abandoned Villages in the Southwest: Past and Present. Honors Lecture Series (Feb 2004).
  • Nelson, Margaret. Mimbres Lives and Landscapes. Exhibit
  • Nelson, Margaret. The Role of Contemporary perceptions of native Americans in Constructing Prehistory.
  • Hegmon, Michelle, Nelson, Margaret, Peeples, Matthew, Kulow, Stephanie, Meegan, Cathryn, Kinzig, Ann. Human and Regional-Scale Perspectives On Social Transformation In The Us Southwest: Mimbres, Mesa Verde, And Hohokam. Society for American Archaeology meetings
Service
  • Americae: The European Review of Americanist Archaeology, CNRS, Paris., Editorial Board (2013 - Present)
  • Virginia Piper Center for Creative Writing, Member, Advisory Board (2013 - Present)
  • Women in Engineering Honors Students, Faculty advisor (2013 - Present)
  • Sun Devil Athletic Board OSAD committee, member (2012 - Present)
  • Sun Devil Athletic Board OSAD committee, member (2012 - Present)
  • Decision Center for a Desert City, Executive Board member (2011 - Present)
  • Decision Center for a Desert City, Executive Board member (2011 - Present)
  • American Anthropological Association to the American Association for the Advancement of Science., Liaison (2011 - Present)
  • American Anthropological Association to the American Association for the Advancement of Science., Liaison (2011 - Present)
  • ICA subcommittee on rules compliance, member (2010 - Present)
  • ICA subcommittee on rules compliance, member (2010 - Present)
  • Global Human Ecodynamics Alliance, Founding member and coordinator (2010 - Present)
  • Global Human Ecodynamics Alliance, Founding member and coordinator (2010 - Present)
  • Global Human Ecodynamics Alliance, Founding member and coordinator (2010 - Present)
  • Global Human Ecodynamics Alliance, Founding member and coordinator (2010 - Present)
  • Resilience 2011, Co-organizer (2010 - Present)
  • Resilience Alliance, Member (2009 - Present)
  • Resilience Alliance, Member (2009 - Present)
  • Resilience Alliance, Member (2009 - Present)
  • ICA subcommittee on Acadmic Improvement for Student-Athletes, member (2009 - Present)
  • President's Professor Selection Committee, member (2009 - Present)
  • President's Professor Selection Committee, member (2009 - Present)
  • President's Professor Selection Committee, member (2009 - Present)
  • Provost's Mentorinbg Awards Committee, Chair (2009 - Present)
  • NCAA review subcommittee on Governance and Rules Compliance, Chair (2008 - Present)
  • Faculty International Committee, Member (2007 - Present)
  • New Faculty Hiring Committee, member (2007 - Present)
  • President's Academic Council, member (2007 - Present)
  • Provost's Teaching Awards Committee, Chair (2007 - Present)
  • Sustainable Living Community, faculty Advisor/mentor (2007 - Present)
  • Sustainablility House at Barrett, faculty Advisor/mentor (2007 - Present)
  • Sustainablility House at Barrett, faculty Advisor/mentor (2007 - Present)
  • President's Academic Council, Member (2006 - Present)
  • University Management Team, Member (2006 - Present)
  • University Management Team, Member (2006 - Present)
  • University Management Team, Member (2006 - Present)
  • University Management Team, Member (2006 - Present)
  • American Association for Women in Science, Regional representative (2006 - Present)
  • Regents Professor Selection Committee, member (2006 - Present)
  • Distinguished Teaching Academy, President (2005 - Present)
  • American Anthropologist, Editorial Board (2005 - Present)
  • Distinguished Teaching Academy, Member (2005 - Present)
  • Distinguished Teaching Academy, Member (2005 - Present)
  • Distinguished Teaching Academy, Member (2005 - Present)
  • Distinguished Teaching Academy, Member (2005 - Present)
  • Distinguished teaching Academy, Member (2005 - Present)
  • Distinguished teaching Academy, Member (2005 - Present)
  • Academic Committee, GIOS, Member (2005 - Present)
  • Decision Center for a Desert City, Steering Committee, Graduate student mentor (2004 - Present)
  • Decision Center for a Desert City, Steering Committee (2004 - Present)
  • Decision Center for a Desert City, Managing Board (2004 - Present)
  • Decision Center for a Desert City, Managing Board (2004 - Present)
  • Gammage Scholar selection committee, Member (2004 - Present)
  • Honors Faculty Council, Convener (2004 - Present)
  • Honors Faculty Council, Convener (2004 - Present)
  • Honors Faculty Council, Convener (2004 - Present)
  • Honors Faculty Council, Convener (2004 - Present)
  • Honors Faculty Council, Convener (2004 - Present)
  • Honors Faculty Council, Convener (2004 - Present)
  • PAC20, Member (2004 - Present)
  • Recruiting undergraduates, Represnt ASU and Barrett (2004 - Present)
  • Recuiting undergraduates, Represnt ASU and Barrett (2004 - Present)
  • Recuiting undergraduates, Represnt ASU and Barrett (2004 - Present)
  • Recuiting undergraduates, Represnt ASU and Barrett (2004 - Present)
  • Intercollegiate Athletic Board, Member (2003 - Present)
  • Intercollegiate Athletic Board, Member (2003 - Present)
  • Intercollegiate Athletic Board, Member (2003 - Present)
  • Sun Devil Athletic Board, Member (2003 - Present)
  • Sun Devil Intercollegiate Athletic Board, Member (2003 - Present)
  • Sun Devil Intercollegiate Athletic Board, Member (2003 - Present)
  • Center for Desert Archaeology, Advisory Board (2003 - Present)
  • Center for Desert Archaeology, Advisory Board (2003 - Present)
  • Center for Desert Archaeology, Advisory Board (2003 - Present)
  • Center for Desert Archaeology, Advisory Board (2003 - Present)
  • Center for Desert Archaeology, Advisory Board (2003 - Present)
  • Center for Desert Archaeology, Advisory Board (2003 - Present)
  • Gender Series - Alta Mira press, Advisory Board (2003 - Present)
  • Gender Series - Alta Mira press, Advisory Board (2003 - Present)
  • Gender Series - Alta Mira press, Advisory Board (2003 - Present)
  • Gender Series - Alta Mira press, Advisory Board (2003 - Present)
  • Gender Series - Alta Mira press, Advisory Board (2003 - Present)
  • Gender Series - Alta Mira press, Advisory Board (2003 - Present)
  • Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, Editorial Board (2003 - Present)
  • Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, Editorial Board (2003 - Present)
  • Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, Editorial Board (2003 - Present)
  • Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, Editorial Board (2003 - Present)
  • Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, Editorial Board (2003 - Present)
  • Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, Editorial Board (2003 - Present)
  • Student travel grants to AAAS, Co-coordinator (2001 - Present)
  • Student travel grants to AAAS, Co-coordinator (2001 - Present)
  • Student travel grants to AAAS, Co-coordinator (2001 - Present)
  • Governing Board, Section H (Anthropology), American Association for Advancement of Science, Member-at-Large, Governing Board (2013 - 2018)
  • SHESC, Archaeology Planning Committee, Member (2013 - 2013)
  • Faculty Search Committee, Barrett, member (2012 - 2013)
  • Project Humanities, panelist/speaker (2013 - 2013)
  • American Anthropological Association to the American Association for the Advancement of Science., Liaison (2011 - 2013)
  • ICA subcommittee on rules compliance, member (2010 - 2012)
  • Resilience Alliance, Member, Program Committee (2009 - 2011)
  • Subcommittee on Governance and Rules Compliance for NCAA review of ICA, Chair (2008 - 2010)
  • Faculty Search Committee, Barrett, member (2010 - 2010)
  • President's Academic Council, Member (2006 - 2009)
  • Selection committee for SHESC faculty award for significant Contribution to Undergraduate Education, Chair (2009 - 2009)
  • Society for American Archaeology/ Desert Archaeology, Poster judge (2009 - 2009)
  • Southwest Symposium, Organizer and Program Chair (2006 - 2008)
  • Southwest Symposium, Program Chair (2006 - 2008)
  • Student travel grants to AAAS, Co-coordinator (2001 - 2008)
  • Recuiting undergraduates, Represnt ASU and Barrett (2004 - 2008)
  • Provost's Teaching and Mentoring Awards Committee, Chair (2007 - 2007)
  • Social Science Dean selection committee, member (2007 - 2007)
  • Environment program design group, SHESC, Member (2005 - 2007)
  • Recruiting undergraduates, Representative of ASU and BHC (2004 - 2007)
  • Treasure Hill Foundation, President (2003 - 2007)
  • Society for Women in Science (undergraduate), Faculty co-mentor (2004 - 2007)
  • International Institute for Sustainability, Arizona State University, Fellow (2001 - 2007)
  • Regents Award committee, Member (2006 - 2006)
  • National Science Foundation, Proposal review panel for Archaeology (2004 - 2006)
  • National Science Foundation Archaeology section, Grant review panelist (2004 - 2006)
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Redesign Committee, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • White Mountain Road Cycling Club, Organizing committee for national race and fundraiser (2002 - 2006)
  • White Mountain Road Club, Registrar for national race (2002 - 2006)
  • Annual Program Executive Committee, American Anthropological Association, Member (2004 - 2005)
  • Preparing Future faculty, Presenter (2004 - 2005)
  • Down to Earth Science, Center for Environmental Studies, Managing board (2003 - 2004)
  • Las Fuentes Health Clinic, Volunteer (2003 - 2004)
  • Long Range Planning Committee, American Anthropological Association, Elected committee member (2003 - 2004)
  • National Science Foundation, Porposal reviewer (2003 - 2004)
  • Honors Alliance Task Force, Member (2004)
  • Task Force on the Curriculum of the New American University, Member (2004)
  • Executive Committee, Department of Anthropology, ASU, Member (2002 - 2003)
  • Graduate Task Force, Department of Anthropology, ASU, Member (2002 - 2003)
  • Archaeology subdiscipline, Anthropology Department, Head of archaeology (2003)
  • Barrett Honors College, Honors student advisor (2003)
  • CLAS Success seminars, Presenter (2003)
  • Fundraising Committee, Society for American Archaeology, Co-chair (2003)
  • Graduate Committee, Anthropology, Member (2003)
  • National Geographic Society, Proposal reviewer (2003)
  • Natural History Museum, University of Colorado, Presenter (2003)
  • Summer Institute in Mentoring Students, Presenter (2003)
  • University Financial Aid Grievance Committee, Member (1997 - 2002)
  • School for American Research, Review Panelist (2001 - 2001)
  • Department of Anthropology, ASU, Affirmative Action Representative (2000 - 2001)
  • National Scholarship and Fellowship Committee, Member (2000 - 2001)
  • Program Committee, Society for American Archaeology, Member (2000 - 2001)