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Cultural and Environmental Resource Management

Graduate Students

2015 
Kayley Bass
 Luciana Ferri
Kelsey Gibbs
 William Holly
Michael Horner
Kaleb Javier
Christopher Lowry
Jessie Martin
Tricia Snyder
Luke Stilwater
Todd Stoothoff
 Brian Straniti
Jordan Vidmore
2014 
James Brown
Erin Chenevert
Jody Chinchen
Nic Crosby
David Davis
John Davis
Matt Johnson
Rob Loewan

 

 

 

Mary Keffer

 

Steve Mallett
Dusty Plinkington
Tony Saunders
Ryan Tarver
Janessa Zucchetto
2013 
Logan Blair
B.S. in Economics and Aviation Science, Central Washington University
Research interests: environmental economics, GIS modeling
Faculty advisor: Toni Sipic, Department of Economics

Stephanie Button
B.A. in Anthropology, Western Washington University
Research interests: museums, public programming, exhibits, Hanford Reach
Faculty advisor: Mark Auslander, Department of Anthropology

 

 

 

 

Serafina Ferri
B.S. in Anthropology, B.A. in Geography, Central Washington University
Research interests: CRM Archaeology, Pacific Northwest
Faculty advisor: Megan Walsh, Department of Geography

Steven Figueroa
B.A. in Geography, University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras
Research interests: coastal conservation, river systems, land use, Puerto Rico
Faculty advisor: Anthony Gabriel, Department of Geography
Nick Flores
B.A. in Anthropology, Lawrence University
Research interests: Historic archaeology, CRM archaeology
Faculty advisor: Steve Hackenberger, Department of Anthropology
Chris Goodner
B.S. in Physical Geography, Northern Michigan University
Research interests: Pacific Northwest, fire, forests, natural resource management
Faculty advisor: Megan Walsh, Department of Geography
Robert Holstine
B.A. in Anthropology and Geography, Eastern Washington University
Research interests: Mexican and Alaskan archaeology, ceramics, lithics
Faculty advisor: Steve Hackenberger, Department of Anthropology
Caitlin Limberg
B.A. in Family and Consumer Sciences, Central Washington University
Research interests: North American archaeology, lithic analysis
Faculty advisor: Patrick McCutcheon, Department of Anthropology
Robert Locke
B.A. in Liberal Arts,  University of Alaska-Southeast
Research interests: Southwest archaeology, law  and policy, economics
Faculty advisor: Steve Hackenberger, Department of Anthropology
Hilary Matson
B.A. in Anthropology, Central Washington Univerisity
Research interests: Gentrified spaces, subcultures, buskers
Faculty advisor: Lene Peterson, Department of Anthropology
Sherri Middleton
B.A. in Anthropology, University of Washington
Research Interests: PNW archaeology, lithics, zooarch, NAGPRA, osteology
Faculty advisor: Patrick McCutcheon, Department of Anthropology
Saeed Mohamed
B.A. in Law and Justice, Central Washington University
Research interests: urban anthropology, cultural anthropology
Faculty advisor: Mark Auslander, Department of Anthropology
Kara Mowery
B.A. in History and French Language, Washington State University
Research interests: Urban geography, historic preservation
Faculty advisor: Mat Novack, Department of Geography
Lauren Walton
B.S. in Anthropology, Central Washington University
Research interests: Architectural history, cultural resource management
Faculty advisor: Steve Hackenberger, Department of Anthropology
2012 
Scott Adolphson

Scott Adolphson (2012)
B.S., Geography, University of Wisconsin - River Falls
Thesis interests: Coastal environments and geomorphology
adolphsons@cwu.edu

Katherine Buchholz

Katherine Buchholz (2012)
B.A., Geography, Central Washington University
Thesis interests: CRM, recreation, forests, NEPA
Thesis advisor: Steven Hackenberger
buchholzk@cwu.edu

 

Alexis Dyson (2012)
B.A., Anthropology, Eastern Washington University
Thesis interests: CRM lithic technologies
Thesis advisor: Steven Hackenberger
dysona@cwu.edu

Justin EllisJustin Ellis (2012)
B.S., Economics and History, Central Washington University
Thesis interests: Value of trees to society
Thesis advisor: Toni Sipic
ellisju@cwu.edu
Krista Evans (2012)
B.A., Geography, Northern Michigan University
Thesis interests: Heritage resource management
Thesis advisor: Robert Kuhlken
evanskris@cwu.edu

Sonja Kassa (2012)
B.S., Anthropology, Western Washington University
Thesis interests: Chelan Butte obsidian and CRM
Thesis advisor: Patrick McCutcheon
kassas@cwu.edu

 Patrick Molohon (2012)
B.S., Anthropology, Central Washington University
Thesis interests: Community collaborations
Thesis advisor: Lene Pedersen
molohonp@cwu.edu
Noah Oliver (2012)
B.A., Geography, Central Washington University
Thesis interests: Geomorphology and CRM on the Lower Columbia River
Thesis advisors: Karl Lillquist and Patrick Lubinski
olivern@cwu.edu
Zoe Rushton (2012)
B.A., Geography, Central Washington University
Thesis interests: Alpine vegetation and snowpack patterns
Thesis advisor: Karl Lillquist
rushtonz@cwu.edu

David Sheldon (2012)
B.A., History and Anthropology, Central Washington University
Thesis interests: Mt. Rainier archeology and CRM
Thesis advisor: Patrick McCutcheon
sheldond@cwu.edu

Lori Stacy (2012)
B.A., Anthropology, Central Washington University
Thesis interests: Ecotourism impacts on indigenous populations
Thesis advisor: Lene Pedersen
staceyl@cwu.edu
Sean Stecherbinine (2012)
B.A., Anthropology, Western Washington University
Thesis interests: CRM in the Pacific Northwest
Thesis Advisor: Patrick McCutcheon
 Andrea Watson (2012)
B.A., Anthropology and German, University of Washington
Thesis interests: Cultural ecology and community collaboration
Thesis advisor: Tracy Andrews
watsonand@cwu.edu

Anna Yost (2012)
B.A., Environmental Studies, Eckerd College
Thesis interests: Elk habitat in the Snoqualmie River Valley
Thesis advisor: Robert Hickey
yosta@cwu.edu

2011 

Bryce Andrews (2011)
B.S., Environmental Geology, Central Washington University
Thesis topic: Rapid assessment protocol for Gladmar Research and Education Area
Thesis advisor: Michael Pease 
andrewbr@cwu.edu 

Ayla Aymond (2011)
B.A., Anthropology, Hamline University
Thesis topic: Ancient DNA analysis of carbon bone from the Raven Bluff site, NW Alaska
Thesis advisor: Joseph Lorenz 
aymonda@cwu.edu
Kim Bailor (2011)
B.A., Anthropology, University of Washington
Thesis topic: Case study of the impacts of hydropower and industry in Eastern Iceland
Thesis advisor: Lene Pedersen 
bailorki@cwu.edu
Eric Brouwer (2011)
B.S, Anthropology, Central Washington University
Thesis topic: Archaeofaunal analysis of the Washington Cascades
Thesis advisor: Pat Lubinski 
brouwere@cwu.edu
Markus Chisholm (2011)
B.A., Geography, Central Washington University
Thesis topic: Case study of an Inuit village in economic and ecological transition
Thesis advisor: Jennifer Lipton 
chisholmm@cwu.edu
Tamara Cox (2011)
B.S., Anthropology, Boise State University
Thesis topic: Role of anthropogenic fire as a driver of plant succession and forest ecology in meadow environments
Thesis advisor: Megan Walsh 
coxan@cwu.edu
Joy Ferry (2011)
B.S., Anthropology, Central Washington University
Thesis topic: Lithic analysis and site contextualization: The Forgotten Creek site, Mt. Rainier, Washington
Thesis advisor: Patrick McCutcheon
ferryj@cwu.edu
Jessica Giblin (2011)
B.A., Anthropology, Youngstown State University
Thesis topic: Constructed wetland systems of North Ireland 
Thesis advisor: Jennifer Lipton 
giblinj@cwu.edu
Thomas Hale (2011)
B.A., Anthropology, University of Kentucky-Lexington
Thesis topic: Biodistance and cemeteries in a resource management context 
Kevin Haydon (2011)
B.A., Law and Justice and B.A., Sociology, Central Washington University
Thesis topic: Analyzing linkages between fire regimes, vegetation, and climatic change in Sinlahekin Wildlife Area, Washington
Thesis advisor: Megan Walsh 
haydonk@cwu.edu
Brian Lund (2011)
B.S., Environmental Science, University of Washington
Thesis topic: Biomass and richness of benthic macroinvertebrates in Taneum Creek, Washington 
Thesis advisor: Michael Pease
lundbr@cwu.edu
Christopher Moose (2011)
B.A., Anthropology, Minnesota State University-Moorhead
Thesis topic: An archeological assessment of historical farmstead sites involved in the Dakota Conflict of 1862 in New Ulm, MN 
moosec@cwu.edu
Kari Nielsen (2011)
B.A., Geography, Western Washington University
Thesis topic: Trail susceptibility and associated geomorphic hazards in Glacier National Park, Montana
Thesis advisor: Karl Lillquist
nielsenk@cwu.edu
Bethany Oliver (2011)
B.A., Anthropology, University of Texas-Arlington
Thesis topic: Applying geomorphology and remote sensing to locate deeply buried root camp sites on the Columbia River
Thesis advisor: Steve Hackenberger
oliverbe@cwu.edu

Kelli Shoaf (2011)
B.A., Anthropology, University of Wyoming
Thesis topic: Analyzing the research potential of lithics scatters: A comparison of upland and lowland scatters in the Columbia Basin
Thesis advisor: Patrick McCutcheon 
shoafk@cwu.edu

2010 
Adam Berman (2010)
B.S., Instructional Design and Technology, Western Illinois University
Thesis topic: Gladmar Research and Education Area
Thesis advisor: Undetermined 
bermana@cwu.edu
 Matt Breidenthal (2010)
B.A., Anthropology, Central Washington University
Thesis topic: Undecided
Thesis advisor: Steve Hackenberger 
breidenm@cwu.edu

Crit Callebs (2010)
B.A., Ethnobotany & Native American Studies, The Evergreen State College
Thesis topic: Traditional Native American knowledge
Thesis advisor: Patrick McCutcheon
callebsc@cwu.edu

Jamie Cannon (2010)
B.S., Physical Science, Washington State University 
Thesis topic: Prioritizing forest restoration treatments using spatial analysis 
Thesis advisor: Bob Hickey 
cannonj@cwu.edu
Jarod S. Drozdowski (2010)
B.A., Art History, Northern Arizona University 
Thesis topic: The sacred geography of early formative - preclassical mesoamerican architectural design and sacred geography 
Thesis advisor: Steven Hackenberger 
drozdowj@cwu.edu
 Lisa Euster (2010)
B.A., Anthropology, University of Washington
M.S., Library and Information Science, University of Washington 
Thesis topic: Undecided
Thesis advisor: Steven Hackenberger 
eusterl@cwu.edu

Travis Grant (2010)
B.A., Environmental Studies, Trinity Western University (British Columbia)
Thesis topic: Impacts of public access and shoreline protection on biodiversity and geomorphology along rocky, coastal beaches in Washington
Thesis advisor: Dr. Anthony Gabriel
granttra@cwu.edu

Isa Harrison (2010)
B.S., Economics and B.A., Foreign Language–Russian, Central Washington University 
Thesis topic: Industrial water pollution policy 
Thesis advisor: Dr. Chad Wassell 
harrisoni@cwu
Kelseyanne Johnson (2010)
B.A., Journalism, Western Washington University 
Thesis topic: Social impacts of the Elwha Dam removal in Olympic National Park, Washington 
Thesis advisor: Tracy Andrews 
JohnsoKe@cwu.edu

Patrick Lewis (2010)
B.S., Anthropology, Central Washington University
Thesis topic: Undecided
Thesis advisor: Pat McCutcheon
lewispa@cwu.edu

Michael Lukens (2010)
B.A., History, Washington State University
Thesis topic: Undecided
Thesis advisor: Tracy Andrews
lukensm@cwu.edu
Alexa Maine (2010)
B.S., Environmental Studies, Central Washington University
Thesis topic: Freshwater mussels in Wilson Creek, Kittitas County, Washington 
Thesis advisor: Clay Arango
mainea@cwu.edu
James McCurdy (2010)
B.A., Anthropology, Central Washington University
Thesis topic: Undecided
Thesis advisor: bermana@cwu.edu
mccurdyj@cwu.edu
Nathaniel Morse (2010)
B.A., Anthropology, University of Hawaii-Hilo
Thesis topic: Paleoclimate analysis through oxygen-18 isotope analysis of M. falcata and G. angulata in Central and Eastern Washington
Thesis advisor: bermana@cwu.edu
morsen@cwu.edu
Roszika Steele (2010)
B.S., Primate Behavior & Ecology & B.A., Anthropology, Central Washington University 
Thesis topic: Community management and conservation in the Peruvian Amazon 
Thesis advisor: Dr. Jennifer Lipton 
steeler@cwu.edu
Marc Steinkraus (2010)
B.S., Anthropology, Central Washington University
Thesis topic: Undecided
Thesis advisor: Patrick Lubinski
steinkraus@cwu.edu
Marc Thompson (2010)
B.A., Philosophy, Central Washington University
Thesis Topic: Interagency geospatial data sharing 
Thesis advisor: Bob Hickey
thompsc@cwu.edu
Jessie Walling (2010)
B.A., Geography, Central Washington University
Thesis topic: BLM horse management in SE Oregon
Thesis advisor: Jim Huckabay
wallingj@cwu.edu
2009 
 CJ Anderson (2009) 
BA, Anthropology, Central Washington University 
Thesis topic: Land use variation on mid-Columbia Plateau upland and lowland archaeology sites
Thesis advisor: Patrick McCutcheon 
andersonca@cwu.edu
Tiffany Bishop (2009) 
B.A., Geography, Central Washington University 
Thesis topic: The Influence of large wood addition on the hyporheic Zone: Taneum Creek, WA restoration evaluation
Thesis advisor: Carey Gazis
bishopti@cwu.edu
Cathy Cloran (2009)
B.S., Recreation, Parks and Leisure Service, Minnesota State University-Mankato
Thesis topic: Defining the level of state forest use: A recreation assessment at Naneum Ridge State Forest, WA
Thesis advisors: Craig Revels & Ken Cohen
cloranc@cwu.edu
Erin Dilworth (2009)
B.S., Natural Resource Mangement and B.S. Wildlife Conservation, University of Deleware
Thesis topic: Coupling biodiversity and management strategy evaluations to assess the effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas in Puget Sound 
Thesis Advisor: Anthony Gabriel
dilworte@cwu.edu


Holly Eagleston (2009)BA, Biogeography, Mount Holyoke College
Thesis topic: Non-motorized winter recreation impacts to snowmelt erosion and trail degradation, Blewett Pass, WA
Advisor: Dr. Charlie Rubin
eaglesth@cwu.edu

Katherine Fitch (2009)
BA, American Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz
Thesis topic: Lichen communities and whitebark pine health
Thesis advisor: Jennifer Lipton
fitchka@cwu.edu
Haleh Ghazanfarpour (2009)B.A., Urban Planning, University of Washington
Thesis topic: Urban wind utilization; A case study in Ellensburg Washington
Thesis advisor: Dr. James Huckabay
ghazanfh@cwu.edu
Alfred Keller (2009)
B.F.A., Wood Design, Central Washington University
Thesis topic: Undetermined
Thesis advisor: Patrick Lubinski
kellera@cwu.edu
Angela Koch (2009)
B.A., Theater Arts, Central Washington University
Thesis topic: Public programming for museums
Thesis advisor: Kathleen Barlow
kochan@cwu.edu
Colin Lamb (2009)
B.S., Anthropology, Central Washington University
Thesis topic: Undecided
Thesis advisor: Patrick McCutcheon
lambc@cwu.edu
Jeff Malone (2009)
B.S., Environmental and Resource Economics and Management, Washington State University 
Thesis topic: Wetland salmon habitat restoration in the Clatskanie, OR floodplain 
Thesis advisor: James Huckabay 
malonej@cwu.edu
Conor Maquire (2009)
B.A., Social Sciences, University of Alaska–Southeas
Thesis topic: Evaluating profiling practices of Alaskan fishing communities: Assessing the community-agency relationship. Thesis advisor: Jim Huckabay
maguirec@cwu.edu
Wendy McDermott (2009)
B.A., Biology, Western State College (Colorado)
Thesis topic: The life cycle of dams: An analysis of policy change on the Rogue River, Oregon
Thesis advisor: Craig Revels
mcdermow@cwu.edu
Raychel Parks (2009)
B.S., Environmental Studies, Southern Oregon University 
Thesis topic: A comparative analysis of natural and human-made rock habitats for American Pikas along Interstate 90 in the Central Cascade Range, Washington 
Thesis advisor: Kristina Ernest
parksr@cwu.edu
Angela Reese (2009)
B.A., Anthropology, Central Washington University
M.S., Environmental Studies, Evergreen State College
Thesis topic: A comparative study of soil moisture over a one-year period on cultivated and Conservation Reserve Program land in Eastern Douglas County, Washington
Thesis advisor: Karl Lillquist
reesea@cwu.edu
Jamie Sheahan(2009)
B.S., Applied Ecology & Environmental Science, Michigan Technological University School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
Thesis topic: A study of vegetation community, soil, and stream channel morphology changes in relation to headcut incision of two riparian wet meadows, Ochoco Mountains, Oregon.
Thesis advisor: Dr. Anthony Gabriel
sheahanj@cwu.edu
Tommy Wachholder(2009) 
B.A., Geography, University of Wisconsin-Parkside 
Thesis topic: Applying wetland rating systems to assess functions of wetlands created by mass wasting events, Table Mountain, Washington 
Thesis advisor: Anthony Gabriel 
wachholt@cwu.edu
Kristen Winter (2009)B.A., Geography, University of Wisconsin–Parkside
Thesis topic: Adding a spatial perspective to community-based collaborative conflict management: A case study of elk management in the Upper Snoqualmie Valley, Washington
Thesis advisor: Jim Huckabay
winterk@cwu.edu