IUP Anthropology 2009 Experiential Education

Posted on 6/18/2009 3:50:10 PM

Many IUP Anthropology students are participating in internships this year, continuing our long tradition of emphasizing experiential education. The 2009 experiences cover a great variety of topics within Anthropology and are taking place throughout the world.

These experiences can be summarized as follows:

Spring for-credit internship: Anne Colgrove, refugee children orphanage in Sri Lanka (assisted by Drs. Miriam Chaiken and Larry Kruckman).

Summer for-credit internships: Kimberly Conover, American Museum of Natural History (curation and public education); Samantha Peat, Washington D.C. Newseum (anthropology journalism, archival research); Christina Parise, Bureau of Historic Preservation, Washington’s Crossing (with IUP alumna Hilary Krueger, museum administration, curation, preservation); Thomas Waumbaugh, Pennsylvania State Museum Harrisburg, Archeology Division (curation and inventory systems), recipient of Pennsylvania Diversity Internship Program Award (assisted by Drs. Bev Chiarulli and Sarah Neusius); Brian McElwain and Sarah Morrow, Pittsburgh Catholic Charities, Refugee Services, refugee resettlement; Jim Price, Ethnomusicology study of “Do-it-Yourself” movement and impact on folk bands in Northern Appalachian and New England (assisted by Drs. Jim Dougherty and Larry Kruckman; Jason Pare, PennDot, artifact curation (assisted by Dr. Bev Chiarulli); Southern China research (assisted by Dr. Francis Allard; projects are far-ranging, from archaeology to Chinese higher education policy): Sarah DeMaio, Meredith Bird, Jeremy Guillette, Meghan Pace.

Summer noncredit internships: Mitch Sumers, Lakehead University (Ontario, Canada), Paleo DNA Training Program (assisted by Dr. Francis Allard); Stephen Johnson, Paleo-DNA training program, Lakehead University, plus Mercyhurst Lab skeletal human remains forensics program (assisted by Dr. Francis Allard); Chelsea McDonnell, Medispin Medical Software Design, NYC (currently working on PSI postpartum website, assisted by Dr. Larry Kruckman); Colin Zinda, public health research, University of Wisconsin (assisted by Dr. Larry Kruckman) (pending); Jamie Mead, Student Conservation Association.

Fall for-credit internship: Christina Samuels, Intern Africa, Ghana (pending, assisted by Dean Asamoah, Dr. Larry Kruckman and others). Stephen Johnson, Forensic Investigator Internship in the Medical Examiner’s Office, Pittsburgh.