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Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center

Staff

 MVAC’s Directors

MVAC Directors

 

Left to Right: MVAC Founder James Gallagher (1982-2002), MVAC Current Director Timothy McAndrews (2013-present), MVAC Former Director Joseph Tiffany (2002-2013)

MVAC Staff

Research Associates

MVAC Staff

Mike BednarchukMichael A. Bednarchuk

  • E-Mail: Michael
  • Phone: 608-785-8463
  • MVAC Laboratory Manager
  • M.A. (2012) Museum Studies, University of Leicester
  • Collections management, Midwestern archaeology, historical archaeology, artifact and cartographic illustration

Jean DowiaschJean M. Dowiasch

  • E-Mail: Jean
  • Phone:  608-785-8454
  • MVAC Research Archaeologist, Educational Coordinator, Graphics and GIS Specialist
  • B.S. (1991) Education, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
  • Cultural Resource Management, public and precollegiate education, graphics, GIS and spatial analysis

 

Wendy Holtz-LeithWendy K. Holtz-Leith

  • E-Mail:  Wendy
  • Phone:  608-785-8455
  • MVAC Research Archaeologist
  • B.S. (1993) Archaeological Studies and History, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
  • Cultural Resource Management, Midwestern archaeology, Oneota archaeology

 

Bonnie JancikBonnie L. Jancik

  • E-Mail:  Bonnie
  • Phone:  608-785-6473
  • MVAC Director of Public Outreach
  • M.E.P.D. (1991) Education, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
  • Public, teacher and precollegiate education, digital presence management

Tim McAndrewsTimothy L. McAndrews

  • E-Mail: Tim
  • Phone: 608-785-6774
  • MVAC Director; Professor, UWL, Dept. of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Ph.D. (1998) Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh
  • Rise of complex societies, Latin American archaeology, historical archaeology, archaeological theory

 

 

Marcee H. Peplinski

  • E-Mail: Marcee
  • Phone:  608-785-8463
  • MVAC Business Manager, Development Director
  • B.A. (1975) Public Relations, College of Saint Teresa
  • Financial preparation and reporting, monitor grant and contract accounts, coordinate development activities

Kathy StevensonKatherine P. Stevenson

  • E-Mail: Kathy
  • Phone: 608-785-8451
  • MVAC Operations Manager
  • Ph.D. (1985) Anthropology, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Cultural Resource Management, Midwestern archaeology, subsistence/settlement systems, mortuary information, archival research

Vicki Twinde-JavnerVicki L. Twinde-Javner

  • E-Mail: Vicki
  • Phone:  608-785-6475
  • MVAC Senior Research Archaeologist
  • M.S. (1997) Anthropology, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • Cultural Resource Management, Midwestern archaeology, historic archaeology

Research Associates

David AndersonDavid Anderson

  • E-Mail: David
  • Phone: 608-785-6778
  • MVAC Research Associate; Associate Professor, UWL, Dept, of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Ph.D. (2006) University of Pittsburgh
  • Cultural Resource Management, North American archaeology, rise of cultural complexity, Egyptology, computer applications in archaeology

Connie ArzigianConstance M. Arzigian

  • E-Mail: Connie
  • Phone:  608-785-8452
  • MVAC Senior Research Associate; Lecturer, UWL, Dept. of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Ph.D. (1993) Anthropology, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Prehistoric economic systems and human ecology, Midwestern archaeology, prehistoric agriculture, settlement systems, paleoethnobotany

Kate GrilloKate Grillo

  • E-Mail: Kate
  • Phone: 608-785-6871
  • MVAC Research Associate; Assistant Professor, UWL, Dept, of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Ph.D. (2012) Washington University, St. Louis
  • Ethnoarchaeology, ceramic analysis, African archaeology

Suzanne HarrisSuzanne M. Harris

  • E-Mail: Suzanne
  • Phone: 608-785-8463
  • MVAC Research Associate
  • M.S. (1991) Biological Anthropology, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Human osteology, skeletal analysis, Midwestern archaeology

 

 

Amy NicodemusAmy Nicodemus

  • E-Mail: Amy
  • Phone: 608-785-6773
  • MVAC Research Associate; Assistant Professor, UWL, Dept. of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Ph.D. (2014) University of Michigan
  • Zooarchaeology, human osteology, complex societies, European archaeology, North American archaeology

Jim ThelerJames L. Theler

  • E-Mail: Jim
  • Phone:  608-785-8463
  • MVAC Senior Research Associate; Professor Emeritus, UWL, Dept. of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Ph.D. (1983) Anthropology, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Zooarchaeology, environmental archaeology, North American archaeology, Midwestern archaeology

Heather WalderHeather Walder

  • E-Mail: Heather
  • MVAC Research Associate
  • Ph.D. (2015) Anthropology, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Archaeometry, experimental archaeology, interaction and social change, protohistory