2012 PhD in Archaeology, La Trobe University, Australia.
2006 MA in Art History, University of Texas at Austin USA.
1994 BA in Anthropology and Minor Degree in Native American Studies, UC Davis, USA.
Art History and Archaeology of World Civilizations: Greece, Rome, Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, Southeast Asia and China; Archaeology and Art History of Central America: Aztec, Toltec, Maya, Teotihuacán, Zapotec and Olmec; Archaeology and Art History of South America: Inca, Chimu, Wari, Tiwanaku, Moche, Chavín; Maya, Aztec, Inca and Moche Mythology; World Writing Systems; Maya Art and Hieroglyphic Writing; Maya Calendar and Mathematics; Archaeo-astronomy; English Composition, Writing the Research Paper, Desktop Publishing; Ceramics: Wheel Throwing, Glazing, Kiln Construction and Firing; Mathematics Tutor (Algebra, Geometry and Calculus).
2017-21 Instructor, Austin Community College, Department of Art History,
Art History I, Arts 1303 and 1301.
2010 Tutorial Lecturer, La Trobe University, Department of Archaeology.
for Archaeology of Ancient Civilizations (June-Nov. 2010).
2009 Teaching Assistant, La Trobe University, Department of Archaeology
for Maya Hieroglyphic Writing: Inscriptions of Palenque Mexico.
2008 Teaching Assistant, La Trobe University, Department of Archaeology
for Maya Hieroglyphic Writing: Inscriptions of Naranjo Guatemala.
2007 Instructor, Texas State University, San Marcos, Department of Art and Design
Pre-Columbian Art & Archaeology of Central and South America (Sept- Dec. 2007).
Maya Hieroglyphic Workshop Instructor and Director
1991-16 Organized and taught over 50 workshops on Maya art and writing in California, Texas and Mexico. These 1-5 day workshops include courses on Maya Classic art, the inter-workings of Maya sacred and solar calendars, Maya grammar and structural analysis of historic texts. From 2006-2007, Assistant Instructor for the annual Maya Meetings and Hieroglyphic Workshop at the University of Texas at Austin.
Publications and Theses
2014 Two Letters to Tatiana Proskouriakoff from Sir John Eric Sidney Thompson 1958-1959. The PARI Journal, Mesoweb, Vol. XIV, No. 4, Spring 2014.
2012 Rubbings of Ancient Maya Sculpture by Joan W. Patten. Mayaweb Art Press.
2012 Era Day Myth in the Dresden Codex. Chapter excerpt: Pensamiento y Expresión. Las Culturas Indígenas de México en el Museo Nacional de Antropología, Diana Magaloni editor. INAH: Mexico (in press).
2012 A Catalogue of Maya Era Day Inscriptions. Ph.D. Thesis, La Trobe University, Australia.
2011 Primordial Time and Future Time: Maya Era Day Mythology in the Context of the Tortuguero 2012 Prophecy. Archaeoastronomy: The Journal of Archaeoastronomy in Culture, Volume XXIV, John Carlson editor. University of Texas Press: Austin.
2011 Ancient Endings and New Beginnings: Maya Cosmology Just In Time for 2012. Haciendas Del Mundo Maya, Claudia Madrazo editor. Yucatan Mexico.
2011 Cosmogony and Prophecy: Maya Era Day Cosmology in the Context of the 2012 Prophecy. Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy: Building Bridges Between Cultures, Proceedings of the 278th Symposium Of The International Astronomical Union And ‘Oxford IX’ International Symposium On Archaeoastronomy, Held In Lima Peru, January 5-14, Clive L.N. Ruggles editor,United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
2009 Photo Archaeology and the Restoration of the Palenque House E Text. Journal of the Historical and European Studies, Vol 2, School of Historical and European Studies. La Trobe University: Bundoora, Australia.
2009 The Birth of the Number Twenty in the Dresden Codex. The Maya and their Sacred Narratives: Text and Context in Maya Mythologies. Acta Mesoamericana, Vol. 20. Le Fort, Geneviève, Raphaël Gardiol, Sebastian Matteo & Christophe Helmke editors. Markt Schwaben: Verlag Anton Saurwein.
2008 Preliminary Photo Composite and Transcription of the Palenque House E Painted Text. Maya Exploration Center. Online at: http://www.mayaexploration.org/research_pubs.php.
2007 The Maya Cross at Palenque, A Reappraisal. MA Thesis, Department of Art and Art History. University of Texas at Austin: Austin, Texas.
Folklore and Oral History
2015 Erotic Conundrums: Translations of Latin and Greek Poetry from Sulpicia to Sappho by James H. Burleson, edited by Carl Callaway. AtEase Press.
2015 Irish Oranges. Azuria #4, edited by E. Reilly, editor. Geelong Writers, Australia.
2014-15 A Jaguar's Tears: A Maya Folktale. Mayaweb Art Press (in press).
2010 The Life and Times of Jake See by Georgia Martines and Diana Domenghini, edited by Carl Callaway. AtEase Press.
2007 Backporch Rambles: Folktales from the Irish Hills of California. AtEase Press.
La Trobe University
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Texas Austin
Master of Arts