I currently serve as the President of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies and as a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Heritage Studies.

Past and current associations include serving as an advisor for IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic, and Social Policy (CEESP) and as an Expert Member for ICOMOS on the International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management (ICAHM) Committee (20008-2014). I was also involved with the Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH) from 2010-2015.


At Michigan Tech, I serve as the Graduate Director for Social Sciences, and in S21, I have been a Faculty Fellow at the Graduate School since 2022.

Connecting and serving students is essential to my praxis. I proposed and developed the Undergraduate Director position and served for two years.  As UD, I developed the undergraduate research program – SS3090: Undergraduate Program for Exploration and Research in Social Sciences (UPERSS) and reinstituted and expanded the department’s undergraduate awards.  I have also served as a member of the Graduate Dean Awards Advisory Committee, the Undergraduate Student Learning Goals (USLGs) Information Literacy Committee, and the Graduate Faculty Council.

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Michigan Technological University