Adjunct Instructor of History
- 2017-present: Director, Hurt & Proffitt Archaeology and Material Conservation Laboratory at Historic Sandusky (affiliated with the University of Lynchburg)
- 2015-2017: Director, Hurt & Proffitt Archaeological Materials Laboratory at Historic Sandusky (affiliated with the University of Lynchburg)
- 2008-2015: Adjunct Lecturer and Director of the Hurt & Proffitt Archaeological Materials Laboratory in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, Sweet Briar College
- 1998-2007: Senior Staff Archaeologist, Department of Archaeology, Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, a restored plantation museum in Forest, Virginia
- 1995-1997: Self-employed, Consultant Archaeologist
- 1994-1995: Replacement lecturer, Sweet Briar College
- 1991-1994: Field and Project Director, Division of Environmental Assessment, Patrick Engineering Incorporated, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
- MA, Department of Geography, 1981 – University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Area: Historical and Economic Geography.
- BA, Department of Archaeology, 1976 – University of Maryland Baltimore County. Area: Greek Archaeology and History.
- “A Summary of Prehistoric Archaeology at Poplar Forest.” in Quarterly Bulletin of the Archaeological Society of Virginia 6 (3):115-123. 2008.
- “Mutable Boundaries: Subdivision and Consolidation in a Greek Village, 1936-78”, Chapter 11 in Susan Sutton (ed.) Contingent Countryside: Settlement, Economy, and Land Use in the Southern Argolid Since 1700. Stanford University Press. 2000.
- The Boy Scout Camp Site (20IS97), An Early Woodland Site on the Au Sable River, Iosco County, Michigan coauthored with Douglas Kullen and Madeleine Garceau, Monograph, Michigan Archaeologist Volume 42 combined Numbers 3 and 4. 1996.
- “The Swanson Site (11-LS-18), An Early Mississippian Period Occupation on the Illinois River,” with Dr. Charles Markman. In Journal of Anthropology 5 (1): 64-107. 1986.
- “Memory in a Mutable Landscape: Roads and Archaeology at Poplar Forest.” Paper read at the Society of American Archaeology annual meetings, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2006.
- “Paths and Roads: Knitting together an evolving landscape.” Paper read at the 38th Annual Conference of the Society For Historical Archaeology in York, England. 2005.
- “Poplar Forest: Agricultural Mosaic and Landscape Narrative.” Paper read at the Society of Historical Archaeology Meetings, Salt Lake City, Utah. 1999.
- “Beachfront Archaeology: The Geoarchaeology of the Glennwood-Dyer Beach Ridge Formation of Lake Chicago”. Paper read at the Midwest Archaeological Conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan. 1992.
- “The Wild Onion Site: Two New Woodland Pottery Types.” Paper read at the Midwest Archaeological Conference, LaCrosse, Wisconsin. 1991.
Reports and Fieldwork
- 2016: Principal Investigator and Director, Excavations at Col. Milliam Preston’s House, Greenfield for the Friends of Greenfield, Fincastle, VA. Monograph in preparation.
- 2010-present: Various archaeological investigations with Randy Lichtenberger for Hurt and Proffitt Engineering, Lynchburg Virginia.
- 2005: “Poplar Forest Archaeology: Studies in Plantation Life and Landscape. Excavations and Analysis of Site B, Southeast Curtilage, June 2004-August 2005.” Report to the Public Welfare Foundation, by Dr. Barbara J. Heath, Keith Adams, Randy Lichtenberger, Lori Lee and Elizabeth Paull.
- 2004: “Poplar Forest Archaeology: Studies in African American Life, Excavations and Analysis of Site A, Southeast Terrace and Site B southeast Curtilage, June 2003-June 2004.” Report to the Public Welfare Foundation, by Dr. Barbara J. Heath, Keith Adams, Randy Lichtenberger, Lori Lee and Elizabeth Paull.
- 1997: Poplar Forest Land Use Research Project: Documentary Research on Land Use and Landscape at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. Report on contracted research for Poplar Forest. The manuscript is on file at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, Forest, Va.
- 1996: Final Report: Phase I Intensive Archaeological Survey, Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. Report on contract work for Poplar Forest. The manuscript is on file at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, Forest, Va.
- “Excavations at the site of the ‘stables,’ Point of Honor, Lynchburg, Virginia. with Dr. Barbara Heath.
- 1991-1996: Authored or co-authored a total of 42 reports of investigation dealing with archaeological projects for which I was either Project Director or Field Director. Patrick Engineering, Chicago, ll. and Argonne Laboratory, Chicago, Ill.
- 1986: Cartography and illustrations for “Phase III Putney Landing: A Havana-Hopewell Site” by Dr. Charles Markman. Site mitigation and data recovery project for the Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District. Contract Number: DACW25-86-C-0031.
- 1982-1985: Field Archaeologist for the Office of Public Archaeology, Boston University.
Current Research Interests
- Landscape and memory; “The necessity of ruins” and the archaeological research agenda; archaeological photography as a recording device and interpretive tool.
- Society for Historical Archaeology
- Council of Virginia Archaeologists
- Archaeological Institute of America