Graduate Students

Tanzina Afrin PhotoTanzina Afrin - PhD Student
tafrin1@lsu.edu
B.S. Military Institute of Science and Technology, Bangladesh
M.S. IHE, the Netherlands
M.S. Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. Kory Konsoer
River Dynamics, Sediment Transport, Hydrodynamics, Hydrology

Ashlee AutoreAshlee Autore - MS Student
 aautor1@lsu.edu
 B.S. Meteorology & Climatology, University of Delaware
 Advisor: Dr. Barry Keim
 Meteorology, climatology, climate extremes, teleconnections

Kathleen BenedettoKathleen Benedetto - PhD Student
kbened3@lsu.edu
B.S. Psychology, LSU
M.S.W., Tulane University
Advisor: Dr. Jill Trepanier
Extreme climate events, hurricanes

Krista BennetKrista Bennett - PhD Student
kbenn32@lsu.edu
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
rbowen6@lsu.edu
B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz
Advisor: Dr. Heather McKillop
Maya Archaeology, GIS, Spatial Relations, Social Organization, Cultural Resource Management

Jayla CampbellJayla Campbell - MA Student
jcamp61@lsu.edu
  B.A. Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. Robert Tague
Osteology, human evolution, forensic anthropology, paleopathology
 

Charles CananCharles Canan - PhD Student
ccanan1@lsu.edu
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
scilan1@lsu.edu
BA Anthropology 2016 Hartwick College / Oneonta, NY
MA Teaching 2019 Northwestern State University of Louisiana / Natchitoches, LA
Associates of General Studies 2016 Northwestern State University of Louisiana 
Advisor: Dr. Brody and Dr. Regis 
Cultural anthropology and ethnographic methods, educational anthropology, zoological parks, ecology/conservation

Adam CoxAdam Cox - MS Student
acox42@lsu.edu
B.A. Lawrence University
Advisor: Dr. Andrew Sluyter
Historic maps, web GIS, open source GIS software development, Louisiana history

Elizabeth CruzadoElizabeth Cruzado Carranza - PhD Student
ecruza1@lsu.edu
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
jdelga8@lsu.edu
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
adohre2@lsu.edu
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 Student
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
mfento1@lsu.edu
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
 bfish23@lsu.edu
 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

Conner Flynt Conner Flynt - MA Student
cflynt3@lsu.edu
B.A. Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas
Advisor: Dr. Heather McKillop 
Maya Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology, Ancient History, Maya Epigraphy

Cheryl Foster Cheryl M Foster - PhD Student
cfost34@lsu.edu
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
mfurtn1@lsu.edu
B.A. DePauw University
M.A. Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. Juliet Brophy
Paleoanthropology, Osteology, Dental Anthropology

Madeline FussellMadeline Fussell - MA Student 
 mfusse4@lsu.edu
 B.A. Louisiana State University
 Advisor: Dr. Helen Regis
 New Orleans, race, clothing and physical adornment, housing, public policy

Christopher GodenChristopher Goden - MA Student
 B.S. Anthropology, Kennesaw State University 
 Advisor: Dr. Ginesse Listi
 Forensic anthropology and skeletal variation

Cameron GoffCameron Goff - MS Student
 cgoff12@lsu.edu
 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

Melinda Gonzalez Melinda González - PhD Student
B.A. Barnard College of Columbia University 
M.A. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick
Advisor: Dr. Micha Rahder
Socio-cultural anthropology, ethnomusicology, environmental anthropology, music as resistance, language and culture, food studies, land rights, indigenous rights, Latin America and the Caribbean

Megan GreeneMegan Greene - MA Student
 mgre163@lsu.edu
 B.S. Fordham University
 B.A. Fordham University
 Advisor: Dr. Robert Tague
 Osteology, Paleopathology, Bioarchaeology, Forensic Identification

SK Groll SK Groll - PhD Student
sgroll1@lsu.edu
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
ahair4@lsu.edu
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 Student
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
khar151@lsu.edu
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
dhinto4@lsu.edu
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
ahouke1@lsu.edu
B.S. Florida State University
Advisor:  Dr. Ginesse Listi
Biocultural Analysis, Forensic identification, Human Osteology, Skeletal Trauma

Rodney HughesRodney Hughes - PhD Student
rhugh17@lsu.edu
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
 aingr18@lsu.edu
 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

Liam JohnsonLiam Johnson - MA Student
 ljoh251@lsu.edu
 B.S. University of South Florida
 Advisor: Dr. Ginesse Listi
 Forensic Anthropology, Taphonomy, Bioarchaeology, GIS, and 3D Technologies

Christina JosephChristina Joseph - PhD Student
 cjose44@lsu.edu
 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
mkarpi1@lsu.edu
B.S. University of Delaware
Advisor: Dr. Barry Keim
Tropical climatology, hurricanes, climate communication, risk perception

Mat Keel Mat Keel - PhD Student
mkeel6@lsu.edu
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
https://lsu.academia.edu/MatKeel 
http://matkeel.net

Brandy Kerr Brandy Kerr - MA Student
bkerr6@lsu.edu
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
hkim57@lsu.edu
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

Natalie KingNatalie King - MA Student
 nhosch2@lsu.edu
 B.S. University of Southern Mississippi
 Advisor:  Dr. Ginesse Listi
 Forensic Anthropology, Skeletal Trauma, Forensic Identification, Biological Profile Analysis, 3D Technologies 

Riley KloostraRiley Kloostra - MA Student
rkloos1@lsu.edu
B.A. Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. Juliet Brophy
Paleoanthropology, taphonomy, museum studies, human evolution

Tawa Lasisi Tawakalitu Lasisi - MA Student
 tlasis2@lsu.edu
 B.A. University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
 Advisor:  Dr. Mary Jill Brody 
 Language Acquisition, Bilingualism, Ethnography, Oral History

Jiyoung Lee Jiyoung Lee - PhD Student
jlee257@lsu.edu
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
ylian17@lsu.edu
B.S. Ludong University

Hollie LincolnHollie Lincoln - PhD Student
hlinco1@lsu.edu
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
klowra1@lsu.edu
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
bmoss14@lsu.edu
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
mmurr35@lsu.edu
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 Student
cnicos2@lsu.edu
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
mokonk1@lsu.edu 
B.S. Obafemi Awolowo University

Olumide Omotere Olumide Omotere - PhD Student
oomote1@lsu.edu
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
 eornou1@lsu.edu
 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
kpalm18@lsu.edu
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
 jparro4@lsu.edu
 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
rphils2@lsu.edu
B.A. College of Charleston

Michel Pujazon Michel F. Pujazón - MA, MS Student
mpujazon1@lsu.edu
B.A. University of Florida
Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Saunders
Spectroscopy, artifact sourcing, GIS, sacred landscapes, human-environment interaction

Melanie PukaMelanie Puka - PhD Student
ptagim1@lsu.edu
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
 sscho11@lsu.edu
 B.A. University of Louisiana at Lafayette
 Advisor:  Dr. Ginesse Listi
 Forensic Anthropology, Osteology, Bioarchaeology, Southeastern Archaeology

Nan Shang Nan Shang - PhD Student
nshang1@lsu.edu
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
ssiddi7@lsu.edu
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

Samira Soleimani photo Samira Soleimani - PhD Student
ssolei1@lsu.edu
B.S. Iran University of Technology
M.S. K. N. Toosi University of Technology
Advisor: Dr. Michael Leitner
Spatial Statistics, Spatial Prediction Models, Machie Learning, Traffic Safety Data Modeling, Analysis and Visualization

Brett Spencer Brett Spencer - PhD Student
bspen13@lsu.edu
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

Michael Stein Michael Stein - MS Student
mstei23@lsu.edu
B.A. Louisiana State University 
Advisor: Dr. Fahui Wang
GIS, Urban Geography

Kenny Sutherland Kenny Sutherland - PhD Student
ksuthe3@lsu.edu
B.S. and B.A Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. David Chicoine
Digital imaging, GIS, remote sensing, human-environment interactions, foodways, festivals, religion, material culture, east Asia, Andes

Arielle SuttonArielle Sutton - MS Student
 asutt24@lsu.edu
 B.S. Louisiana State University
 Advisor:  Dr. Barry Keim
 Climatology 

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
dtian2@lsu.edu
B.S. Sun Yat-sen University
M.S. University of Bristol
Advisor: Dr. Lei Wang
GIS, remote sensing, flooding, natural hazards and risk assessment

Kenneth Tremblay Kenneth Tremblay - MA Student
ktremb1@lsu.edu
B.A. Eckerd College
Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Saunders
Bioarchaeology, osteology, paleopathology, dental anthropology, zooarchaeology

April Walton April Walton - MA Student
awalt42@lsu.edu
B.A. Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. Heather McKillop
Osteology, Bioarchaeology, Forensic Anthropology

Jacob WarnerJacob Warner - PhD Student
jwarn11@lsu.edu

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
swil382@lsu.edu
B.A. BIOLA University
Advisor:  Dr. Ginesse Listi
Forensic anthropology, paleopathology, biological distance, osteology

Yue Wu Yue Wu - PhD Student
ywu48@lsu.edu
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 - MS Student
B.S. University of Iowa
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