I am Associate Professor of ecological anthropology and co-director of the HEnDy Lab. I hold faculty appointments Anthropology, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment, the Huck Institute's Ecology Program, and serve as the director for the Center for Human Ecology at Penn State. I am broadly interested in how social and ecological factors interact to influence patterns of resource use and their archaeological expressions. I focus especially on questions about livelihood decisions and habitats, exploring the dynamics of human subsistence practices, their role in ecosystem function, and their archaeological implications in Australia and Western North America. My current projects, mostly funded by NSF, involve a wide range of opportunities for highly motivated PhD and Postdoctoral students interested in developing collaborations between Indigenous communities, ethnographers, ecologists, geographers and archaeologists. More on my research can be found here.