Staff

MVAC’s Directors

eft to Right: MVAC Founder James Gallagher (1982-2002), MVAC Current Director Timothy McAndrews (2013-present), MVAC Former Director Joseph Tiffany (2002-2013)

 

Left to Right: MVAC Founder James Gallagher (1982-2002), MVAC Current Director Timothy McAndrews (2013-present), MVAC Former Director Joseph Tiffany (2002-2013)

MVAC Staff

Research Associates

MVAC Staff

Erik C. Anderson

Erik C. Anderson

  • Email:  Erik
  • Phone: 608.792.9739
  • MVAC Research Archaeologist
  • M.Sc. Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology, University College London, 2015
  • Bioarchaeology, GIS, Cultural Resource Management, Midwestern Archaeology
Michael A. Bednarchuk

Michael A. Bednarchuk

  • Email:  Michael
  • Phone: 608.785.8463
  • MVAC Laboratory Manager
  • M.A. Museum Studies, University of Leicester, 2012
  • Collections management, Geospatial technologies, Midwestern archaeology, historical archaeology
Jean M. Dowiasch

Jean M. Dowiasch

  • Email: Jean
  • Phone: 608.785.8454, cell 608.792.0781
  • MVAC Senior Research Archaeologist, Educational Coordinator
  • B.S. Education, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, 1991
  • Cultural Resource Management, Midwestern archaeologypublic outreach, public/precollegiate education
Wendy K. Holtz-Leith

Wendy K. Holtz-Leith

  • Email:  Wendy
  • Phone: 608.785.8455, cell 608.792.0898
  • MVAC Senior Research Archaeologist
  • B.S. Archaeological Studies and History, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, 1993
  • Cultural Resource Management, Midwestern archaeology, Oneota archaeology
Bonnie L. Jancik

Bonnie L. Jancik

  • Email:  Bonnie
  • Phone:  608.785.6473
  • MVAC Director of Public Outreach, Development Budget Manager
  • M.E.P.D. Education, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, 1991
  • Public, teacher and precollegiate education, digital presence management
Cynthia A. Kocik

Cynthia A. Kocik

  • Email:  Cynthia
  • MVAC Research Intern
  • M.A. Archaeology, Cornell University, 2014
  • Cultural Resource Management, dendrochronology, Midwestern archaeology, historical archaeology
Lindsay J. Lentz

Lindsay J. Lentz

  • Email:  Lindsay
  • Phone: 608.792.9064
  • MVAC Research Archaeologist
  • M.A. Biological Anthropology, University of Oklahoma, 2015
  • Bioarchaeology, Zooarchaeology, Paleopathology, Cultural Resource Management
Timothy McAndrews

Timothy McAndrews

  • Email: Timothy
  • Phone: 608.785.6774
  • MVAC Director; Professor, UWL, Dept. of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh, 1998
  • Rise of complex societies, Latin American archaeology, historical archaeology, archaeological theory
Katherine P. Stevenson

Katherine P. Stevenson

  • Email:  Katherine
  • Phone: 608.785.8451, cell 608.386.9823
  • MVAC Operations Manager
  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1985
  • Cultural Resource Management, Midwestern archaeology, subsistence/settlement systems, mortuary information, archival research
Vicki L. Twinde-Javner

Vicki L. Twinde-Javner

  • Email: Vicki
  • Phone: 608.785.6475, cell 608.386.8967
  • MVAC Senior Research Archaeologist, Contracts Budget Manager
  • M.S. Anthropology, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, 1997
  • Cultural Resource Management, Midwestern archaeology, historic archaeology

Research Associates

David A. Anderson

David A. Anderson

  • Email: David
  • Phone: 608.785.6778
  • MVAC Research Associate; Associate Professor, UWL, Dept, of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh, 2006
  • Egyptian archaeology, Late Prehistoric period Native America, origins of complex society, technology in archaeology, 3D documentation of archaeological remains
Constance M. Arzigian

Constance M. Arzigian

  • Email: Constance
  • Phone: 608.785.8452
  • MVAC Senior Research Associate; Senior Lecturer, UWL, Dept. of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1993
  • Midwest Archaeology, Paleoethnobotany, Environmental Archaeology, Physical Anthropology
Suzanne M. Harris

Suzanne M. Harris

  • Phone: 608.785.8463
  • MVAC Research Associate
  • M.S. Biological Anthropology, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1991
  • Human osteology, skeletal analysis, Midwestern archaeology
Amy Nicodemus

Amy Nicodemus

  • Email: Amy
  • Phone: 608.785.6773
  • MVAC Research Associate; Assistant Professor, UWL, Dept. of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Michigan, 2014
  • Archaeology, zooarchaeology, bioarchaeology, Bronze Age, Europe, complex societies
James L. Theler

James L. Theler

  • Email: James
  • Phone: 608.785.8463
  • MVAC Senior Research Associate; Professor Emeritus, UWL, Dept. of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1983
  • Zooarchaeology, environmental archaeology, North American archaeology, Midwestern archaeology