Four members of the M.A. in Applied Archaeology Advisory Board spent two days meeting with faculty and students from the Anthropology Department on February 27 and 28, 2013.
From left: Laurie Rush, Steve Tull, Jarrod Burks, Ira Beckerman, Sarah Neusius, Phil Neusius
Each year, members of the board who are professional archaeologists from government and industry meet with the faculty and students to provide advice and information on current needs and training needed for professional archaeologists. Board members included Ira Beckerman, cultural resource group leader for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation; Steve Tull, vice president for URS Corporation; Laurie Rush, cultural resources manager at Fort Drum, N.Y.; and Jarrod Burks, director of geophysical survey and interpretation at Ohio Valley Archaeological Investigations.
During the visit, the board members joined in discussions in two classes on public archaeology and American archaeology, met with students to provide advice on resume building and job opportunities, and provided advice to the faculty on current employment needs and training opportunities.