Service

AHClogo copyJanuary 2015-January 2020: Served on the Board of Directors for the Arkansas Humanities Council.

December 2011-December 2017:  Served on the Board of Directors of Preserve Arkansas (AKA the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas); served as President-Elect (2014), President (2015-2016) and Past President & Secretary (2017) of Preserve Arkansas.Preserve-Arkansas-Logo1

July 2015-July 2018, Served on the Personnel Committee of the Arkansas Archeological Survey, Chair (2017-2018).

October 2010-July 2018: Appointed by Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe to serve on the State Review Committee for Historic Preservation, charged with the review of National Register nominations and nomination appeals and to provide general advice and professional recommendations to the State Historic Preservation Officer. Served as Chair of the State Review Committee, 2015-2017.

PrintOctober 2015-present: Served as the Co-Chair of the City of Fayetteville‘s Woolsey Farmstead Project Steering Committee .

March 2010-present: served as an Associate Editor for Historical Archaeology, the journal for the Society for Historical Archaeology, and a member of the Journal and Co-Publications Editorial Advisory Committee.

276897_110566412355309_5247426_nJanuary 2010-January 2014: served as the chair of the Academic and Professional Training Committee for the Society for Historical Archaeology; served as chair of the Society for Historical Archaeology Student Paper Prize Subcommittee (January 2008-2014).

March 2008-March 2014:  served on the Board of Trustees of the Arkansas Historical Association; served as the chair of the Walter L. Brown County and Local Journal Award, 2008-2009; served as the Chair of the J. G. Ragsdale Book Award in Arkansas History (best book-length historical study of  any aspect of Arkansas history), the Chair of the Susannah DeBlack Award (honors books that introduce young readers to Arkansas history) and served on the the Foster Beason Award committee (award for best Thesis or Dissertation in Arkansas history), 2014…served as the AHA Conference Committee chair, 2010-2013.

ArkCivilWar_Vert_HiResCMYKSeptember 2007-December 2015: appointed by Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe to the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, a body that is to plan, develop, and carry out programs and activities appropriate to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War era and encourage the development of programs that ensure the commemoration results in an inclusive, positive legacy and has long-term public benefits; served as Vice-chairman of the commission, 2008-2015.

January 2008-January 2009:  served on a special editorial task force to make recommendations as to changes to the constitution and bi-laws of the Society for Historical Archaeology regarding the number, responsibilities, privileges and tenure of the SHA editor(s), appointed by SHA president Lu Ann De Cunzo.

September 2007-December 2010:  Served on the Professional Development Committee for the Society for American Archeology.

50495_184456042736_7970313_nJuly 2007-2010:  Served as Associate Editor for Historical Archaeology for the The SAA Archaeological Record, the newsletter for the Society for American Archaeology. Responsible for soliciting and vetting content relevant to historical archaeology, organizing thematic issues of the newsletter and overseeing the “Recent Past” column.

July 2006-July 2010, August 2013-June 2017:  Served on the Publication Committee of the Arkansas Archeological Survey (publications include the Arkansas Archeological Survey Research Series, Report Series, Technical Series, and Popular Series), served as Chair of the Publication Committee of the Arkansas Archeological Survey (July 2008-July 2010 & August 2013-June 2017).

January 2006-January 2011:  Served on the Society for Historical Archaeology, Academic and Professional Training Committee as the Continuing Education Coordinator (responsible for coordinating the workshops conducted at the annual meetings)and as a judge on the Society for Historical Archaeology Student Paper Prize Subcommittee.

November 2003-2010:  Moderator and co-owner for the African-American Archaeology Listserv, an on-line group for the discussion of the archaeology of the African Diaspora in the New World associated with the African Diaspora Archaeology Network (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AAArch/).

January 2003-January 2008:  Served on the Society for Historical Archaeology, Inter-Society Relations Committee (South Central Historical Archaeology Conference representative).

March 2007:  Served as the Local Arrangements Chair and Co-Program Chair of the 49th Caddo Conference held in Magnolia, Arkansas.

April 2000-January 2006:  Served on the Society for Historical Archaeology, Inter-Society Relations Committee (African-American Archaeology Network/ African Diaspora Archaeology Network representative).

August 2001-December 2002:  Served on the editorial board of Text, Practice, Performance, the journal of the Américo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies, University of Texas at Austin.

October 2000-October 2001: Served as graduate student representative on the Anthropology Department Graduate Steering Committee, University of Texas at Austin.

August 1999-present:  Occasionally provided pre-publication peer reviews to Historical Archaeology, Southeastern Archaeology, the Journal for Archaeological Research, the Journal for Social Archaeology,  the Arkansas Archaeological Survey Research Series, Arkansas Archaeologist, the University of Arkansas Press, the University of Alabama Press, the University of Nebraska Press and the University Press of Florida.

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