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Cultural and Environmental Resource Management

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Dr. Patrick McCutcheon
Phone: 509-963-2075

Megan Walsh
Phone: 509-963-3699

Graduate Students



Porter Burns
Degree: BA Geography, Texas Christian University, 2021
Research interests: airline fleet inventory, route networks
Hobbies: watching sports and movies, plane spotting photography
Advisor: Dr. John Bowen
Victoria Capell
BS Anthropology and BA Religious Studies, Central Washington University, 2021
Research interests: zooarchaeology, identification protocols, paleoanthropology
Hobbies: reading, crocheting, painting, organizing, bullet journaling
Advisor: Dr. Patrick Lubinski
Ryan Espedal
Degree: BS Economics, Central Washington University, 2021
Research interests: spatiotemporal Statistics
Hobbies: exercising, golf, film
Advisor: Dr. Toni Sipic
Grace McKenney
Degree: BS Environmental Science, University of Washington-Tacoma, 2019
Research interests: paleoecology, fire history records of the Olympic Peninsula
Hobbies: hiking, painting, photography, Dungeons & Dragons
Advisor: Dr. Megan Walsh
Isaac Mitchell
Degree: BS Environmental Studies-Geology, Central Washington University, 2020
Research interests: effects of human recreation on dry land ecosystems, drone remote sensing
Hobbies: photography, PC gaming, hiking, Dungeons & Dragons, audio books
Advisor: Dr. Karl Lillquist
Landon Shaffer
Degree: BA Biology, Pacific Lutheran University, 2013
Research interests: ecological impact of invasive species on riparian areas in Kittitas County
Hobbies: ultimate frisbee, golf, vermicomposting, gardening, and baking
Advisor: Dr. Clay Arango
Nik Simurdak
Degree: BS Anthropology, Central Washington University, 2021
Research interests: queer theory in archaeology
Hobbies: fibre arts, casual gaming, escape board games
Advisor: Dr. Patrick McCutcheon
Tiernan VanSuetendael
Degree: BA Anthropology and BA Theater, University of Florida, 2021
Research interests: experimental archaeology, cultural anthropology and ethnography, LGBTQ+ studies
Hobbies: indoor plants/gardening; music (lever harp), pottery/ceramics
Advisor: Dr. Hope Amason and Dr. Patrick McCutcheon


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