About Me

A slightly older picture from Scotland in 2004.

Greece in 2015

I am currently a faculty member in the Department of Geology and Geography at UNC Pembroke focusing on Geographic Information Science and Human Geography. In my “spare time” I am also the Co-Founder, Producer, Co-Host and Geospatial Technology Director of VerySpatial, LLC, a New Media company that focuses on sharing information about Geography and geospatial technologies. Spatial concepts fill my life at this point from the toys that I buy to the way I spend my free time.

While I have moved from Archaeology to Geography in terms of degrees, I still maintain my standing as a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA) and research interest in Archaeology, including my thesis and dissertation research which look at prehistoric landscape archaeology. In addition, I am Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) through the GIS Certification Institute. While this link for human geography (through landscape archaeology) and geospatial technologies is my current research focus I also dabble in Participatory GIS, shell-bearing archaeology, experiential methodologies, and others.

Finally, I have a significant interest in technology, especially in geospatial technologies and the hardware and software that underlies them. I have acted as system administrator and part-time web person for various offices and labs for about 20 years for Windows, Mac OS, and Unix/Linux systems, both hardware and software.