The Management Team – Terrestrial Archeology
The large staff of over 100 archeologists at R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. includes tiers of Field Archeologists, Crew Chiefs, Assistant Project Managers, and Project Archeologists who report to Project Managers and Senior Project Managers. Our teams are cross-trained between offices and routinely support our Managers across the country when surge staffing is required for large projects or compressed schedules. The Managers for the Terrestrial Archeology Division are introduced below.
William P. Athens, M.A. – Senior Vice President, Terrestrial Archeology
Mr. William P. Athens received the baccalaureate from the University of Tennessee in 1979 and the Master of Arts from Florida State University in 1983. He also completed all course work for the Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh. A Senior Vice President at R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc., for the past 23 years Mr. Athens has served as Principal Investigator directing many hundreds of cultural resources surveys, testing and evaluation projects, and complex mitigation/data recovery excavations. He has directed projects for the National Park Service; the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans, Vicksburg and Jacksonville Districts; the U.S. Department of Agriculture; the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; the U.S. Forest Service; the U.S. Postal Service; the Federal Emergency Management Agency; and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Mr. Athens has special expertise assisting clients in the natural gas sector with cultural resources compliance for interstate natural gas pipelines across the South from Texas to Florida. He has exensive experience in FERC-regulated projects and filings, and has written numerous Resouce Reports (i.e., RR 4). He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Southern Gas Association’s Environmental Permitting and Construction Technical Conference. He was awarded Eagle Scout in 1974, and he has been a student and colleague of Dr. Goodwin’s since 1975.
William P. Barse, Ph.D. – Senior Project Manager, Prehistoric Archeology
Dr. William Barse has over 43 years of experience conducting archeological investigations. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and a B.A. from the University of Maryland. He has taught at the university level, directed field schools, published in peer-reviewed journals and monographs in North and South America, and served as Principal Investigator on numerous compliance-related projects. Dr. Barse has done extensive research on the prehistory of Eastern North America and has worked in most of the major drainages from the Everglades in Florida north to the Hudson River in New York. His independent research has focused on prehistoric ceramic assemblages of the lowland tropics of northern South America with an emphasis on the Orinoco River Valley and surrounding region. Additionally, he has focused on exploring the use of paleosol horizons for defining archeological contexts and interpreting climatic shifts through time.
Wayne C.J. Boyko, M.A., R.P.A. – Senior Project Manager, Prehistoric Archeology
Mr. Wayne Boyko completed his undergraduate studies in Anthropology at the University of Winnipeg. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Anthropology from the Pennsylvania State University, and he is completing the final requirements for his doctoral degree in Anthropology from the same institution. He has 27 years of professional experience. Mr. Boyko formerly was Cultural Resource Manager for the Virginia Army National Guard, where he developed and managed the in-house cultural resource management program for Fort Pickett, Camp Pendleton, readiness centers, and other Army National Guard facilities. He was a member of the National Guard Bureau’s Natural/Cultural Resources Committee. Mr. Boyko also was Cultural Resource Manager at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, for eight years. Mr. Boyko’s research interests include subsistence studies, zooarcheological analyses, and spatial analyses of archeological sites. He has served as principal investigator on projects in western Canada, Iowa, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Georgia, and Louisiana.
Colby A. Child, Jr., M.A.A. – Project Manager, Terrestrial Archeology
Mr. Colby Child is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, where he earned a Master of Applied Anthropology. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology from Tulane University. A member of the Goodwin team for 23 years, Mr. Child has participated in numerous Phase I, II, and III archeological investigations in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, and Puerto Rico. Projects of note in which Mr. Child has participated include the recordation and recovery of the engine assembly from the 19th century Steamship Columbus for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District; archeological investigations at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, including the George Herman Ruth Saloon Site; recordation of approximately 40 feet of the stern of the Steamship Kentucky, for which Mr. Child reconstructed the cross-brace support engineering for the main deck of a 19th-century steamship for the USACE, Vicksburg District; data recovery documentation and excavation of a ca. 1610 A.D. Susquehannock village site including the relocation of 19 burials in Moorefield, West Virginia, for the USACE, Baltimore District, and data recovery at the Nina Plantation, a 19th-century sugar plantation in Louisiana, for the USACE, New Orleans District. Mr. Child has experience in both terrestrial and underwater archeological studies. He is an Eagle Scout and a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow, BSA. He was Scoutmaster with Troop 270, and he is currently the District Training Chair of the Catoctin Mountain District, NCAC, BSA. He serves as a Merit Badge Counselor for many Merit Badges, including Archeology, and has been awarded the District Award of Merit and the National Eagle Scout Association’s Scoutmaster Award of Merit.
Kathleen M. Child, M.A. – Project Manager, Historic Archeology
Ms. Kathleen Child has over 20 years of professional experience as part of the Goodwin team. She holds degrees from St. Mary’s College in Maryland (B.A.) and the College of William and Mary (M.A.) with specialization in historical archeology. Ms. Child has served as project manager for Phase I surveys, Phase II evaluations, and Phase III data recoveries. She has completed archeological investigations for the USACE, New Orleans and Baltimore Districts, and worked on numerous military installations. She also supervised a multi-year study of three Marine Corps facilities in North Carolina and directed field crews during archeological studies at Baltimore’s Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the Ravens’ M&T Stadium. Other projects of note include the eighteenth century “Old Spanish Fort” in Pascagoula, Mississippi; Balk Hill, the home of Maryland’s nineteenth governor; Nina Plantation, in Pointe Coupee, Louisiana; and award-winning studies of historic Main and Hanover Streets in Annapolis, Maryland.
Sean Coughlin, M.A, R.P.A. – Senior Project Manager, Prehistoric Archeology
Mr. Coughlin has 25 years of professional experience, eleven with the Goodwin team. He holds an M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a B.A. in Anthropology from the Kent State University. As a Project Manager, Mr. Coughlin has completed numerous projects on behalf of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New Orleans District; for the U.S. Army at Ft. Benning, Georgia, where he recently directed 102 Phase II evaluations; and at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, where he just completed 77 Phase II evaluations. Mr. Coughlin also has completed projects for numerous state and private-sector clients. Mr. Coughlin directed the innovative Phase II evaluation of Site 16JE02, which included excavation of the near-shore subsided and submerged portion of the site. He directed all phases of cultural assessment of a multi-state pipeline project in the Southeast, including over 500 miles of survey, National Register testing and evaluation of 22 sites, and data recovery at 9 sites. Mr. Coughlin has worked on projects in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. His research interests include faunal analysis, prehistoric and historic archeology, and lithic analysis.
Paul A. Demers, Ph.D., R.P.A. – Project Manager, Historic Archeology
Dr. Paul Demers has over 25 years of experience conducting archeological and archival research in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain. He holds a B.Sc.H. from Trent University, an M.S. in Industrial and Historical Archaeology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the M.A. and Ph.D. from Michigan State University. He has taught at the university level, directed field schools, and published in peer-reviewed journals and monographs on a variety of topics. In addition, he has worked with several museums on collections management and documentation standards. He is a specialist in the archaeology of border and frontier regions, military sites and emigrant trails, and the fur trade, as well as in the historic archeology of the Plains. He served on the Nebraska State Historic Preservation Board, evaluating NRHP site eligibility and compliance issues.
James Eberwine, M.S., R.P.A. – Senior Project Manager, Historic Archeology
Mr. James Eberwine has almost 20 years of professional experience with the Goodwin team. He holds degrees from St. Mary’s College of Maryland (B.A.) and the Florida State University (M.S.), with specializations in colonial history and historical archeology. Mr. Eberwine has considerable experience in the Southeast as an archeologist and project manager. He also has conducted research, remote sensing, survey, evaluation, data recovery and monitoring work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District; the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); for the U.S.Department of Veterans Affairs; and for numerous clients in the energy and mid stream sectors, including FERC regulated 7 c filings.
Nathanael Heller, M.A. – Project Manager, Terrestrial Archeology
Mr. Nathanael Heller has 13 years experience with the Goodwin team. He has broad experience in archeology and cultural resources management. He received the Bachelor of Arts degree in Archaeology from Wheaton College Summa Cum Laude, and the Master’s degree in Archaeology, also from Wheaton College Summa Cum Laude. Mr. Heller spent two years working as Collections Manager for the Louisiana Division of Archaeology and another two years as a curator for the Louisiana State Museum. He oversaw curation of all archeological collections for the State of Louisiana. Mr. Heller has authored numerous Phase III mitigation reports for Florida projects, and has conducted mitigation efforts at prehistoric sites in Louisiana and Mississippi. He has participated in multiple large-scale surveys for the USACE, Vicksburg District and directed multiple projects for the USACE, New Orleans District, including a number of emergency projects following Hurricane Katrina.
Michael Hornum, Ph.D. – Senior Project Manager, Prehistoric Archeology
Dr. Michael Hornum has 25 years of professional experience in the field of archeology. He has been part of the Goodwin team for 18 years, and serves variously as a Principal Investigator and Senior Project Manager. He holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College. Dr. Hornum has taught at The George Washington University, Drexel University, and Bryn Mawr College. His area of expertise is working with federal, state, and private sector clients to facilitate regulatory compliance. Dr. Hornum has directed cultural resources compliance for numerous FERC-regulated pipelines in the Midwest and Mid Atlantic regions. His extensive experience in cultural resources planning includes the development of Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plans (ICRMPs) for federal installations, the conduct of Section 106 and Section 110 cultural resources surveys, exhibit development at federal installations, and consultation with Native American tribes. Dr. Hornum has authored or co-authored reports for projects in Florida, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Ann Markell, Ph.D. – Senior Project Manager, Historic Archeology
Dr. Ann Markell has 31 years of professional experience, including 18 years with the Goodwin team. She holds degrees in Anthropology/Historical Archeology from the University of California, Berkeley (B.A., M.A., and Ph.D.). She has taught at the university level; directed field schools; conducted research on colonial settlement in Tidewater Virginia and in Cape Town, South Africa; and published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Markell has directed large and small scale inventories, Phase II evaluations, and Phase III data recovery investigations. She has developed predictive models and has authored Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plans (ICRMPs) and other planning and agreement documents. She also has developed interpretive displays for the Air National Guard and the U.S. Army. Her recent projects include archeological surveys and evaluations for an extensive, congressionally-mandated interstate electric energy corridor in the Mid Atlantic. Dr. Markell has special expertise in plantation archeology, colonial settlement, and vernacular architecture. She has directed projects in Delaware, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington.
Jeffrey Maymon, M.A., A.B.D. – Senior Project Manager, Prehistoric Archeology
Mr. Jeffrey Maymon has over 28 years of professional experience, 18 with the Goodwin team. He holds a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire and an M.A. from Binghamton University. Mr. Maymon has taught courses at Elmira College in New York and at SUNY Binghamton; he also served as field director for the American Indian Archeological Institute. Mr. Maymon has extensive experience managing projects and has completed numerous multi-year archeological, Section 106 and Section 110 cultural resources surveys and Integrated Cultural Resouce Management Plans (ICRMPs). He also has conducted Traditional Cultural Property (TCP)inventories and participated in Native American tribal consultations. Mr. Maymon has served as manager on archeological surveys, site evaluations, and data recoveries throughout the eastern United States, including Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, and Wisconsin. His research interests include lithic technology, mortuary analyses, ethnohistory, Early Holocene settlement patterns, and the Late Woodland-contact period.
Janice A. McLean, M.A. – Senior Project Manager, Prehistoric Archeology
Ms. Janice McLean received her Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Anthropology and Classical Antiquity and her Master’s degree with honors in Anthropology from the University of Kansas (KU), Lawrence. Actively engaged in archeological fieldwork since 1993, five years with the Goodwin team, Ms. McLean has worked on various Section 106 and archeological research projects in Alaska, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming, as well as in France. Ms. McLean’s experience with R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. includes management of cultural resources inventories, geoarcheological investigations, archeological site evaluations, data recoveries, and curation for projects in Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Texas. She directed a 252 mile pipeline project across western Kansas, during which 48 archeological sites were identified, 18 site evaluations were completed, and five data recovery excavations were carried out; supervised archeological inventories for FERC-regulated pipeline projects in Atoka, Bryan, and Coal Counties, Oklahoma; and directed Section 106 and 110 inventory and evaluation projects on federal lands at Fort Riley, Kansas, the Smoky Hill Air National Guard Range, Kansas, Tuttle Creek Lake in Kansas; and at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Ms. McLean has published in Current Research in the Pleistocene, The Kansas Anthropologist, Current Archaeology in Kansas, and Plains Anthropologist. Her research interests include the Great Plains, hunter-gatherers, lithic technology, and geoarchaeology.
Charlotte D. Pevny, Ph.D. – Project Manager, Prehistoric Archeology
Dr. Charlotte Pevny completed her undergraduate studies in Anthropology at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette; the Master of Science degree in Urban Studies with an emphasis on urban archeology from the University of New Orleans; and the Ph.D. in Anthropology from Texas A&M University. Dr. Pevny has ten years experience with the Goodwin team, interrupted by her Ph.D. program. She has worked on survey, testing and evaluation, and data recovery projects in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, and Puerto Rico. She also has participated in projects for a number of federal agencies, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (New Orleans, St. Louis, and Vicksburg Districts) and the U.S. Postal Service, and for a number of energy sector firms, co-authoring numerous technical reports detailing the results of cultural resources investigations. She served as Project Manager in a curation and NAGPRA-related needs assessment funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, for all NAGPRA-related human remains and associated burial goods. After receiving her Ph.D. and rejoining R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc., she assumed the company’s technical lead in lithic usewear analysis and experimental archeology, focusing on lithic assemblages from early sites. She recently published an article examining the efficiency of biface and blade core technologies and the implications for Early Paleoindian technological organization.
Alan R. Potter, M.A. – GIS Coordinator, Prehistoric Archeology
Mr. Alan Potter received the Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Kansas and the Master of Arts in Anthropology from Wichita State University. Mr. Potter’s graduate work involved the application of advanced spatial and statistical analysis techniques to interpretation of patterning and distribution of prehistoric chipped stone artifacts from sites discovered during the Overland Pass Pipeline project in western Kansas. He has been a member of the Goodwin team for five years. Mr. Potter has provided services for many federal agencies, including the United States Army, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the United State Forest Service, in addition to various state and local agencies and private sector clients. Mr. Potter has worked extensively throughout the Great Plains, Midwest, and Rocky Mountains, including Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.
Shannon R. Ryan, M.A. – Project Manager, Prehistoric Archeology
Ms. Shannon Ryan received her B.A. in History from Valparaiso University and her M.A. in Anthropology with honors from the University of Kansas. Ms. Ryan’s thesis research centered on the documentation, analysis, and function of boatstones and bannerstones found in the Central Plains. Ms. Ryan also has completed the required coursework for her Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Kansas. She has been a member of the Goodwin team for five years. Ms. Ryan routinely supervises laboratory analysis and the production of artifact databases and is well-versed in curation standards for repositories in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. She has assisted in the management of large-scale energy sector projects, including background research, survey, evaluation, and data recovery for pipeline projects in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. She served as field supervisor for a 153-acre archeological inventory and 9 site evaluations at Fort Riley, Kansas, as well as for a 185-acre archeological inventory at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Ms. Ryan has published articles in Current Archaeology in Kansas and in Current Research in the Pleistocene. Her research interests include chipped and ground stone lithic technology and hunter-gatherer archeology of the Great Plains. She has worked in Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas.
Suzanne L. Sanders, M.A. – Senior Project Manager, Historic Archeology
Ms. Suzanne Sanders has 25 years of professional experience, including 22 years with the Goodwin team. She holds degrees in Anthropology from Binghamton University (B.A.) and in Historical Archeology from the College of William and Mary (M.A.), where she also taught archeological field methods. She has served as project manager or principal investigator for Phase I surveys, Phase II evaluations, Phase III data recoveries, and Section 110 and Section 106 studies on numerous federal properties and military installations. She has prepared many planning documents including Programmatic Agreements (PAs), Environmental Assessments (EAs), Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), and Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plans (ICRMPs). She has prepared numerous National Register of Historic Places nominations for archeological sites and for historic properties on military installations. Her current projects include large scale urban excavations in New Orleans and archeological survey in Puerto Rico. Ms. Sanders has directed projects in the District of Columbia, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia, as well as in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.