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Currently, I am a freelance journalist with exceptional writing and editing skills. Additionally, I have proven research skills, having written Ph.D. and master's theses and worked on various academic research projects. I can assist anyone working in almost any field to put together a research project or paper.
I was an instructor of anthropology and archaeology classes at the college level for over 25 years. The courses I taught included Old and New World Archaeology, human evolution, cultural anthropology, archaeological theory and a variety of specialty classes, such as Human Impact on the Environment, Archaeological Palynology, the Anthropology of Religion and the Anthropology of Sport.
I am a fluent Spanish speaker with special expertise in Mexican history, art and archaeology. I lived in Mexico for over four years and continued to visit as an instructor in a study abroad summer program. While living in Mexico, I taught English as a Foreign Language at the University of Guanajuato and studied archaeology at the doctoral level at the Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City. I briefly taught Spanish to middle school students in Phoenix, Arizona. Currently, I am a freelance journalist with exceptional writing and editing skills. Additionally, I have proven research skills, having written Ph.D. and master's theses and worked on various academic research projects. I can assist
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I received a Ph.D. in anthropology from Arizona State University in 2012, and a master's in interdisciplinary studies from Oregon State University in 1987, which included concentrations in archaeology and cultural anthropology.
I was an instructor in anthropology in the Maricopa Community College District since 1991. I have given classes in cultural anthropology, old world archaeology, new world archaeology, archaeological method and theory, environmental anthropology, the anthropology of sport, the anthropology of religion and human evolution.
I have developed online courses in old world archaeology, new world archaeology, and Hispanic heritage in the Southwest, all of which include lecture material that I wrote. These courses went through an assessment and approval by a Quality Matters team. I am also a trained and certified Quality Matters reviewer.
I am fully qualified as a tutor in archaeology as I have a Ph.D. in Anthropology with an Archaeology focus from Arizona State University and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Oregon State University for which Archaeology was one of my areas of specialization. I also pursued doctoral-level studies in Archaeology at the Institute for Anthropological Investigations at Mexico City's National Autonomous University in 1989/1990.
I have had many experiences working on archaeological research projects doing fieldwork in Pennsylvania, Oregon, Arizona and in Mexico (Teotihuacan). I have been employed as an archaeologist by the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and archaeological consulting firms. I have also been a writer and editor for archaeological publications at the Athena Review and for Archaeological Consulting Services in Tempe, Arizona.
I have taught courses in archaeology at several campuses of the Maricopa County Community College District and at Arizona State University for more than twenty years. The courses I have taught covered a large range of subject matters within the discipline, including: Survey of Old World Archaeology, Survey of New World Archaeology, Mesoamerican Archaeology, Southwestern Archaeology, Palaeolithic Archaeology, Archaeological Methods, Human Origins, Human Environmental Impact, and Archaeological Palynology.
I have worked in radio and in print media and have written promotion literature for a variety of institutions.
I was editor for Latino Perspectives Magazine, review editor for the Athena Review and am currently copyeditor for the Black Canyon Bullet. I have written many magazine articles as well as material for textbooks, brochures and press releases. I have also worked as a research assistant for many academic professionals and am very knowledgeable about preparing manuscripts for publication. As an instructor, tour guide and museum docent, I have a great deal of experience as a public speaker.
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