Graduate Students

Ashlee AutoreAshlee Autore - MS Student
 B.S. Meteorology & Climatology, University of Delaware
 Advisor: Dr. Barry Keim
 Meteorology, climatology, climate extremes, teleconnections

Kathleen BenedettoKathleen Benedetto - PhD Candidate (ABD)
B.S. Psychology, LSU
M.S.W., Tulane University
Advisor: Dr. Jill Trepanier
Extreme climate events, hurricanes

Krista BennetKrista Bennett - PhD Student
B.A. Psychology, B.A. Anthropology, University of North Texas
M.A. Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. Ginesse Listi
Forensic Anthropology, Skeletal Trauma, Osteology

Rianna BowenRianna Bowen - MA Student
B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz
Advisor: Dr. Heather McKillop
Maya Archaeology, GIS, Spatial Relations, Social Organization, Cultural Resource Management

Student Kendall Brome Picture     Kendall Brome - MS Student 
     B.S. Louisiana State University
     Advisor:  Dr. Kristine DeLong
     Analytical geochemistry, geological oceanography, paleoclimate, proxy development

Michael Broussard photo     Mickey Broussard - MS Student
     B.S. Statistics, Northern Illinois University
     Advisor: Dr. Jill Trepanier
     Lightning, Climatology, Machine Learning, Spatial Analysis, GIS

Jayla CampbellJayla Campbell - MA Student
  B.A. Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. Robert Tague
Osteology, human evolution, forensic anthropology, paleopathology

Charles CananCharles Canan - PhD Student
A.S. Emergency Medical Services, Nicholls State University
B.S. Allied Health - Professional Practice, Nicholls State University 
M.S. Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Arkansas Tech University 
Advisor: Dr. Barry Keim
Disaster sciences; interests include physical geography, hydrology, and geomorphology

Sharon CilanoSharon Cilano - PhD Student
BA Hartwick College
MA Northwestern State University
Advisor: Dr. Helen Regis 
Environmental anthropology, cultural anthropology, multi-species ethnography, conservation 

Adam CoxAdam Cox - MS Student
B.A. Lawrence University
Advisor: Dr. Andrew Sluyter
Historic maps, web GIS, open source GIS software development, Louisiana history

Elizabeth CruzadoElizabeth Cruzado Carranza - PhD Candidate (ABD)
B.A. Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru
M.A. University of Memphis
Advisor: Dr. David Chicoine
Andean archaeology, mortuary practices, archaeobotany, public archaeology, site preservation, museum studies, identity, cultural heritage

Juliana DelgadoJuliana Delgado - MS Student
B.A. Escuela Superior de Administración Pública, Colombia
M.A. Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Human Geography, Local and Regional Development, Urban and Rural Planning, Land Use, Forest Policies, Rural Communities, GIS, Colombia, Latin America

Adam Dohrenwend Adam S. Dohrenwend - PhD Student
B.A. Geography, SUNY Geneseo
M.A. Geography, University of Kansas
Advisor: Dr. Andrew Sluyter
South America, political ecology, geographies of consumption, agriculture, globalization

Kevin Durbin Kevin Durbin - PhD Candidate (ABD)
B.S. Louisiana State University
M.S. Georgia Tech
Advisor: Dr. Fahui Wang
Urban and transportation geography, land use patterns and policy, public policy and administration, GIS, urban scenario modeling

Katherine Elder Katherine Elder - MA Student
B.A. Anthropology and French
Advisor: Dr. Ginesse Listi
Forensics and Bioarchaeology

Monica Fenton Monica Fenton - MA Student
B.A. University of Pennsylvania
Advisor: Dr. David Chicoine
Archaeology, the Andes, Lower Central America, gender, queerness, bioarchaeology, zooarchaeology, mortuary practices

Blaine FisherBlaine Fisher - PhD Student
 B.S. Southeastern Louisiana University 
 M.S. University of New Orleans
 M.L.A. Tulane University
 Advisor: Dr. Heather McKillop
 Impact of Manmade and Natural Disasters on Ancient Societies, The Terminal Classic Maya Collapse, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in archaeological Research,  Evolution of Archaeology into the Digital Space, Geographical and Environmental Impacts on Ancient Societies, Ancient Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction

Cheryl Foster Cheryl M Foster - PhD Candidate (ABD)
B.A. University of Central Florida
M.A. University of Central Florida
Advisor: Dr. Heather McKillop
Maya Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology, Paleoethnobotany, Geology, Herbalism, Environmental Archaeology

Margaret Furtner    Margaret Furtner - PhD Student
     B.A. DePauw University
     M.A. Louisiana State University
     Advisor: Dr. Juliet Brophy
     Paleoanthropology, Osteology, Dental Anthropology, 3D Imaging, GIS

Madeline FussellMadeline Fussell - MA Student
 B.A. Louisiana State University
 Advisor: Dr. Helen Regis
 New Orleans, race, clothing and physical adornment, housing, public policy

Cameron GoffCameron Goff - MS Student
 B.S. University of Delaware
 B.A. University of Delaware
 Advisor: Dr. Barry Keim
 Tropical Meteorology, Tropical Cyclone Climatology, Impacts of Tropical Cyclones, Teleconnections, Risk Communication

Megan GreeneMegan Greene - MA Student
 B.S. Fordham University
 B.A. Fordham University
 Advisor: Dr. Robert Tague
 Osteology, Paleopathology, Bioarchaeology, Forensic Identification

SK Groll SK Groll - PhD Student
B.A. Case Western Reserve University
M.A. Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. Mary Jill Brody
Sociocultural and public anthropology, ethnography of social movements, political economy, geography of resistance, politics of education, medical anthropology, body ideals, gender, sexual health, adolescent cultures

Amy HairAmy Hair - PhD Student
B.A. Michigan State University 
M.A. The University of Southern Mississippi 
Advisor: Dr. David Chicoine
Andean archaeology, bioarchaeology, mortuary practices, 3D technologies, cultural heritage

Ya Han Ya Han - PhD Candidate (ABD)
B.S. Geography, Peking University 
M.S. Geography, Peking University
Advisor: Dr. Fahui Wang
GIS, urban planning, climate change

Kenetha Harrington Kenetha Harrington - PhD Student
M.A. St. Xavier University
Advisor: Dr. Joyce Jackson, Dr. Helen Regis
African diaspora archaeology, historical archaeology, sociocultural anthropology, slavery in America, black culture, space, ethnohistory, and identity

Dwayne Hinton Dwayne Hinton - MA Student
A.A Baton Rouge Community College
A.S. Baton Rouge Community College
B.A. Louisiana State University
B.A.M.C. Louisiana State University
B.I.S. Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. Heather McKillop
Maya Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology, 3-D Imaging, Drones, Louisiana Mounds, Wood Identification, Botany

Abigail HoukesAbigail Houkes - MA Student
B.S. Florida State University
Advisor:  Dr. Ginesse Listi
Biocultural Analysis, Forensic identification, Human Osteology, Skeletal Trauma

Rodney HughesRodney Hughes - PhD Student
B.F.A Pratt Institute
M.A. Union Theological Seminary
Advisor: Dr. Joyce M. Jackson
African spiritual traditions in the Americas, shamanic praxis, ritual artifacts, and performance, comparative mystical and ecstatic traditions, deification,biblical prophecy, and social justice

Antonia IngramAntonia Ingram - PhD Student
 B.A. Luther Rice University and Seminary
 Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary
 Advisor:  Dr. Joyce Jackson
 Theological and cultural anthropology, African American culture, identity, urban and rural ethnography, folklore, racial inequality

Christina JosephChristina Joseph - PhD Student
 B.A. Augusta University
 M.A. Georgia State University
 Advisor:  Dr. Juliet Brophy
 Paleoanthropology, Evolution, Dental Anthropology, Sexuality, Identity 

Marisa Karpinski Marisa Karpinski - MS Student
B.S. University of Delaware
Advisor: Dr. Barry Keim
Tropical climatology, hurricanes, climate communication, risk perception

Mat Keel Mat Keel - PhD Student
B.A. Geography, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.A. Geography, University of California, Los Angeles
Advisor: Dr. Helen Regis
Political ontology, Plantationcene, Gulf Coast states, mycology, anarchist political ecology, more-than-human diasporas

Brandy Kerr Brandy Kerr - MA Student
B.A. Anthropology, Louisiana State University
B.A. Spanish, Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Saunders
Prehistoric Plaquemines culture in southeast Louisiana

Hyunjoong Kim Hyunjoong Kim - PhD Student
B.S. Anyang University, South Korea
M.S. Anyang University, South Korea
Advisor: Dr. Fahui Wang
Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Simulation Model, Spatial Disparity, Spatial Statistical Analysis Method

Riley KloostraRiley Kloostra - MA Student
B.A. Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. Juliet Brophy
Paleoanthropology, taphonomy, museum studies, human evolution

Jiyoung Lee Jiyoung Lee - PhD Student
B.A. Sungshin Women's University
M.A. Sungshin Women's University
Advisor: Dr. Michael Leitner
GIS, Geo visualization, Interactive map, Geospatial big data analysis, Remote Sensing

Liang Yuan Liang - MS Student
B.S. Ludong University

Hollie LincolnHollie Lincoln - PhD Student
B.A. Anthropology, University of Minnesota-Duluth
M.S. Cultural Resource Management Archaeology, St. Cloud State University
Advisor: Dr. Heather McKillop
Maya Archaeology, Lithic Resources, GIS, Cartography, Spatial Relationships, Social Organization

Kaitlyn Lowrance Kaitlyn Lowrance - MA Student
B.A. University of North Carolina Wilmington
Advisor: Dr. David Chicoine
Andean archaeology, trade and cultural interactions, public archaeology, Spanish colonization in the southeastern United States

Irene Marti-Gil Irene Martí-Gil - PhD Student
B.A. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona 
M.A. University College London
Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Saunders
Islamic archaeology, archaeology of Spanish missions, linguistic anthropology

Brant Mitchell Brant Mitchell - PhD Student
Advisor: Dr. Barry Keim

Benjamin MossBenjamin Moss - PhD Student
B.S. University of Oregon
M.A. Wichita State University
Advisor: Dr. Robert Tague
Human osteology and the cranium

Margeaux Murray Margeaux Murray - MA Student
B.A. Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Saunders
Plaquemine/Mississippian culture, Southeast US, Contact archaeology, Historical archaeology, Cultural Resource Management, Public Outreach

Christopher Nicosia Christopher Nicosia - PhD Candidate (ABD)
B.A. Suny Oneonta
M.S. Illinois State University
Advisor: Dr. David Chicoine
Bioarchaeology, Skeletal Biology, Social Landscapes (i.e., Social Identity, Gender), Paleopathology, Mortuary Patterning, Diet

lsu Moses Okonkwo - MSStudent 
B.S. Obafemi Awolowo University

Olumide Omotere Olumide Omotere - PhD Student
B.S. Obafemi Awolowo University
M.S. University North Texas
Advisor: Dr. Lei Wang 
Hydrology, Soil Moisture Dynamic, Remote sensing, GIS, Data Analytics

Erika OrnouskiErika Ornouski - MS Student
 B.A. California State University, Sacramento
 Advisor:  Dr. Kristine DeLong
 Storms and extreme rainfall, atmospheric rivers, tropical climatology, ENSO, the East Asian Monsoon, paleotempestology, marine and coastal ecology, Japan, Oceania w/emphasis on Palau, the Laguna Madre

Kylie PalmerKylie Palmer - PhD Student
B.S. Florida Gulf Coast University
B.A. Florida Gulf Coast University
M.S. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Advisor: Dr. Kristine DeLong
Paleoclimate reconstructions, conservation paleobiology, paleoecology, marine biology/ecology, coral reef ecology/biology, hurricanes, tropical climatology,  climate change

Jessie ParrottJessie Fay Parrott - MS Student
 B.A. Bard College at Simon’s Rock
 Advisor: Dr. Barry Keim
 Climate change adaptation, climate migration, climate change education, climate justice, community adaptation & resilience, science education, climate   communication, climate policy, science curriculum development 

lsu Roysean Philson - MS Student
B.A. College of Charleston

Michel Pujazon Michel F. Pujazón - MA, MS Student
B.A. University of Florida
Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Saunders
Spectroscopy, artifact sourcing, GIS, sacred landscapes, human-environment interaction

Melanie PukaMelanie Puka - PhD Student
B.A. Development Studies, Victoria University of Wellington
L.L.B. Victoria University of Wellington
M.S. Development Studies Victoria University of Wellington
Advisor: Dr. Craig Colten
Oceania, diaspora, cultural geography, identities

Sadie SchoefflerSadie Schoeffler - MA Student
 B.A. University of Louisiana at Lafayette
 Advisor:  Dr. Ginesse Listi
 Forensic Anthropology, Osteology, Bioarchaeology, Southeastern Archaeology

Nan Shang Nan Shang - PhD Student
B.S. Wuhan University
M.S. Chinese Academy of Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Shelly Meng
UAV, remote sensing and GIS application, 3D topographic mapping

Sumaiya Siddique Sumaiya Siddique - PhD Student
B.S. University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
M.S. Geography, Auburn University, Alabama
Advisor:  Dr. Kory Konsoer
River erosion assessment, flood hazard modeling, climatic hazards, GIS and remote sensing

Brett Spencer Brett Spencer - PhD Candidate (ABD)
B.A. Kent State
M.A. University of New Orleans
Advisor: Dr. Andrew Sluyter
Historical geography of the Mosquitia (Honduras and Nicaragua), indigenous activism, urban geography, Central American Caribbean

Student Kathleen Staebell picture      Kathleen Staebell - MS Student 
      B.S. Iowa State University
      Advisor: Dr. Kory Konsoer
      Numerical modeling of geomorphic systems, post-wildfire flooding, flood inundation mapping

Michael Stein Michael Stein - MS Student
B.A. Louisiana State University 
Advisor: Dr. Fahui Wang
GIS, Urban Geography

Arielle SuttonArielle Sutton - MS Student
 B.S. Louisiana State University
 Advisor:  Dr. Barry Keim

Derek Thompson Derek Thompson - PhD Student
B.S. Western Kentucky University
M.S. Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. Barry Keim
Meteorology, climatology, applied climatology, GIS, statistics, tropical cyclone size, heat

Dan Tian Dan Tian - PhD Student
B.S. Sun Yat-sen University
M.S. University of Bristol
Advisor: Dr. Lei Wang
GIS, remote sensing, flooding, natural hazards and risk assessment

April Walton April Walton - MA Student
B.A. Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. Heather McKillop
Osteology, Bioarchaeology, Forensic Anthropology

Jacob WarnerJacob Warner - PhD Candidate (ABD)

B.A. Louisiana State University
M.A. Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. David Chicoine, Dr. Kristine DeLong
Peruvian archaeology, paleoclimate reconstruction, El Niño-Southern oscillation, human-environment interaction

Sabrina WilliamsonSabrina Williamson - MA Student
B.A. BIOLA University
Advisor:  Dr. Ginesse Listi
Forensic anthropology, paleopathology, biological distance, osteology

Yue Wu Yue Wu - PhD Student
B.S. Southwest Forestry University
M.S. Binghamton University
Advisor: Dr. Lei Wang
Spatial analysis, remote sensing in urban area, crime GIS, human-environment interaction

Lirong Yin Lirong Yin - PhD Student
B.S. University of Iowa
M.S. Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. Lei Wang 
Human and environment interaction, GIS

Zeliu Zheng Zeliu Zheng - PhD Student
B.S. University of Washington, Seattle
M.S. Binghamton University, SUNY
Advisor: Dr. Fahui Wang
Urban planning, public policy, GIS