Adjunct Faculty in Anthropology and Art History
Ph.D., Anthropology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1999
M.A., Anthropology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1980
B.A., Anthropology, University of Massachusetts Amherst,1976
Areas of Expertise
Native American Arts
University at Carbondale. Her geographic specialties are Native America and Melanesia.
Her topical and theoretical specialties are archaeology, ethnohistory, art and material
culture as these relate to systems of exchange and communication, and social organization. She
has done archaeological fieldwork in Maryland, Arizona, New Mexico, and Illinois. From
1987 to 2002 she was a member of the curatorial staff at The Baltimore Museum of Art
where she served as Associate Curator of the Arts of Africa, the Americas, and Oceania. Her
current projects include developing an exhibition of prints, Tiffany & Co.'s use of
Native American design at the 1893 Columbus Exposition, and urban murals in Baltimore
Community and Professional Service
- Member, Ethics Committee, Society for American Archaeology
- Representative from the Upper Patuxent Archaeology Group to the Archaeology Society
of Maryland, 2010-current
Grants and Awards
- Towson University Service-Learning Faculty Fellows program to develop a Service Learning
- Component in Public Mural Art for the class: Anthropology of American Culture. Sept.
Selected Publications and Presentations
- The Archaeological Potential of the Mace Farm at CCBC, Essex, Baltimore County. Paper
Presented, at the 81st Annual Meeting of the Eastern States Archaeological Federation,
Solomons Island, Maryland, October 30-November 2, 2014.
- Taxonomic Identification Of Aquatic Shell Using Genetic Methods and Assumptions: Can
It Be Done? Presented to the Upper Patuxent Chapter of the Archaeological Society
of Maryland, May 14, 2012.
- The Arts of American Identity: Tiffany & Co.'s Use of Native American Design at the
Paris (1889) and Chicago (1893) International Expositions. Paper Presented at the
Annual Meetings of the New England American Studies Association, Boston, 2010.
- Archaeology and the Construction of Euro-American Identity: Tiffany & Co. at the 1893
Chicago Exposition. Paper presented at the 75th Annual Meetings of The Society for
American Archaeology, St. Louis, Missouri, April 14-18. 2010
- “Nunavut: Our Land.” In the Series “Native American Cultures”, Presented by the Johns
Hopkins University Odyssey Program, 2006 .
- Tohono O'odham Baskets in the Bequest of Florence Reese Winslow, The Baltimore Museum
of Art. Paper Presented at the Native American Art Studies Association Conference,
October 16-18, 1997, Berkeley, California.
- "The Alan Wurtzburger Oceanic Collection of The Baltimore Museum of Art" in Pacific
Arts Journal, Nos. 15 & 16:88-96. 1997
- "Northern Lights: Inuit Textile Art From the Canadian Arctic"; a traveling exhibition
originated by and shown at The Baltimore Museum of Art; also exhibited at the MacDonald-Stewart
Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario, June 11-July 18, 1994 and the Winnipeg Art Gallery, August
17-October 9, 1994; co-curator with Anita Jones and Bernadette Driscoll Engelstad.
Accompanied by the Catalogue: Northern Lights: Inuit Textile Art from the Canadian
Arctic coauthored with Anita Jones. The Baltimore Museum of Art. 1993.
- "A Shared Tradition: Native North American Beadwork", The Baltimore Museum of Art,
Baltimore, Maryland; co curated with Anita Jones, The Baltimore Museum of Art. 1990.