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CAT Mentors


Name

E-Mail

Location

Speciality

Jason Coffey

paleoindian77@hotmail.com Frederick I'm a Lithic Analyst, I specialize in prehistoric Archaeology. I'm a big advocate of using Experimental archaeology to interpret assemblages as well. I'm also part of the Underwater Archaeology program at work. I'm the operator for the Side Scan Sonar unit, as well as the Sub-Bottom profiler, and the Magnetometer.
Kate Dinnel
dinnel@mdp.state.md.us St. Leonard, Calvert County  
Carol A. Ebright CEbright@sha.state.md.us   Eastern Woodlands prehistory, Paleoindian and Archaic time periods, lithic technology, geoarcheology, Archeologist/Native American relations
Richard Ervin
rervin@sha.state.md.us Queen Anne's County Historic period cemetery that may date as early as the mid 17th century.
James Gibb jamesggibb@verizon.net Annapolis Instrument survey, archival research, drafting, faunal analysis, historic period ceramics, professional ethics
Charles Hall Hall@mdp.state.md.us Crownsville, College Park, northern Baltimore County Prehistory of Eastern North America, Field Methods, Public Archeology, Cultural Resources Management
Joseph W. Hopkins jhopkins@towson.edu Baltimore Cultural Resources, prehistoric and historic archeology, as well as historic preservation.
Stephen Israel
ssisrael@verizon.net Baltimore, Central Maryland Prehistory of Eastern North America, Ecology, Geoarchaeology, Cultural Resources, Archival Search, Industrial Archaeology.
Mechelle Kerns mechkerns@hotmail.com   Interest: 17th and 18th Century maritime trade, material culture and town development. Specialized skills: historic research, genealogy, land records research and Phase I, II, and III testing and excavations both terrestrial and underwater. CRM professional (URS Corp) and history professor (UMUC).
Michael Lucas
michael.lucas@pgparks.com Silver Spring  
Lori Ricard

ricard@post.harvard.edu Frederick Contact and Woodland Middle Atlantic, historical archaeology
Bruce Thompson
bthompson@mdp.state.md.us Crowsnville  
Bob Wall rdwall@towson.edu Catonsville  
Howard Wellman wellmanconservation@comcast.net St Leonard, Calvert County Artifact conservation, materials science, collections survey and maintenance.

BE A MENTOR!

Mentor Responsibilities


To be a Certified Archaeological Technician (CAT) mentor you must be knowledgeable in archaeology or related field. Your responsibilities as a mentor are as follows:

1) This must be fun for you and the people you are mentoring.
2) You are to encourage those in the program too further their knowledge of the field.
3) You must be willing to share your knowledge with any person in the program. (This usually takes the form of answering questions like how do I find a reference?)
4) You must be willing to answer questions quickly and in a professional manor. If you cannot answer the questions, you need to forward the question to a colleague who can.
5) You should try to attend as many workshops as you can.
6) You must stay in contact with those people you are mentoring. This can be done in writing, phone or email. You must do this a minimum of once a month. This information will then be condense and forwarded to the CAT committee. This will help the committee plan upcoming events and workshops.
7) When the people you are mentoring get close to finishing the program, you must inform the CAT committee. The Committee will have further instructions for you to forward onto the soon- to- be- graduate.
8) When the people you are mentoring complete the program, you must attend their final defense.
9) Upon graduation you are responsible for putting a small biographical sketch of the recent graduate including highlights of archaeological interest. This will be forwarded to the ASM president.
10) You must stand with the graduate when they receive their award and may be asked to say a few words.
11) Your commitment per candidate is likely to last 2 to 3 years.
12) The benefit to you is the satisfaction of mentoring.

This is a rewarding opportunity to do public outreach and demonstrate the importance of public archaeology. If you are interested in being a mentor please contact the CAT committee chairperson at your earliest convenience.

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