Recent Graduates Directory

John Arnold

John Arnold

  • PhD Candidate, Industrial Heritage and Archaeology

Thesis Topic

Education

  • MS, Historic Preservation, University of Oregon
  • MArch, Architecture, University of Oregon
  • BS, Biology, University of Oregon

Research Interests

  • Historical GIS
  • Post-Industrial Landscapes
  • 3D Digital Modeling
  • Architecture & Design of the Human Environment
Aparajita Banerjee

Aparajita Banerjee

  • PhD Student, Environmental and Energy Policy

Education

  • MA, Economics, Jadavpur University

Research Interests

  • I have two interrelated research foci for my doctoral dissertation. The first one relates to understanding the socio-ecological impacts of biofuels, primarily on local communities where biofuel production systems are embedded.
  • The other research focus is to understand how local, regional, and national level biofuel policies are in sync with community values and perceptions of the members, and figuring out who the main actors and institutions behind these policies are.
  • I spend most of my spare time in reading newspapers, travelling, and watching classic, experimental, and rare movies around the world.
Adrian Blake

Adrian Blake

  • MS Student, Industrial Archaeology

Educaton

  • B.A. (Hon.), North American Archaeology, Wilfred Laurier Univ. (2013)

Research Interests

  • Built and standing heritage
  • Heritage planning and recording
  • Adaptive reuse and cultural resource management
  • Metallurgy and blacksmithing
  • Development of building and construction materials (i.e. lime mortar and concrete)
Marley Chynoweth

Marley Chynoweth

  • MS Student, Industrial Archaeology

Thesis Topic

Education

  • BS, History, Northern Michigan University

Research Interests

  • Isle Royale National Park
  • Industrial and Cultural Landscapes
  • Historic Preservation
  • Cultural Resource Management
  • Public History and Archaeology
  • Mining Heritage
  • Industrial Communities and the Role of Corporate Paternalism
  • Heritage Interpretation in National Forests and Parks
  • History of Elite Sportsmen's Clubs of the U.P.
Mark Dice

Mark Dice

  • MS Student, Industrial Archaeology

Thesis Topic

  • ”3D Documentation Technologies and the Preservation and Marketing of Industrial Heritage Sites”
  • Advisor: Timothy Scarlett

Education

  • BA, Music Education, Kansas State Teachers College (Emporia State University)

Research Interests

  • Laser Scanning of Industrial Structures
  • Photogrammetry
  • Digitalization and Heritage Management
  • Professional Applications of Consumer Technologies in Archaeology
Jennifer Dunn

Jennifer Dunn

  • PhD Student, Environmental and Energy Policy

Education

  • BA, International Relations (Science, Technology Environment), and Public Policy, Michigan State University
  • MA, Environmental Studies, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington

Research Interests

  • My master’s thesis examined the biodiesel renewable fuel standard for Washington State. Specifically, my thesis focused on the policy’s shortcomings and the next steps in promoting biodiesel use in the state through alterations of the RFS or creation of new policy and goals.
  • As a doctoral student at Michigan Tech, my research will focus on bioenergy and biofuel policy at the state, national, and international levels.
  • Prior to starting Evergreen’s graduate program, I worked for the Nevada Conservation Corps. During this time, I was an Americorps volunteer on the Trail Restoration Crew, building and restoring trails throughout Nevada, such as the Rim to Reno trail which connects Lake Tahoe to Reno.
Matthew Durocher

Matthew Durocher

  • MS Student, Industrial Archaeology

Education

  • BA, English, Michigan Tech

Research Interests

  • Music Technology
  • Social History
  • Archaeology
  • Folklore
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Oral History
  • Documentary Film Production
Himamshu Ghimire

Himamshu Ghimire

  • MS Student, Environmental and Energy Policy

Thesis Topic

Education

  • MS, Environmental Science, Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, Ohio
  • MS Thesis: "An Assessment of the Environmental Problems in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal"
  • Graduate coursework, Environmental Law and Environmental Health and Epidemiology, University of Findlay, Ohio
  • BEng., Civil Engineering, Bangalore University, India
  • Assoc. Arts, Economics, Austin Community College and University of Texas, Austin
  • Assoc. Science, Geography, Austin Community College, Austin, TX

Research Interests

  • Policy for ecologically and economically sustainable energy production and use
Sean Gohman

Sean Gohman

  • Instructor, Social Sciences

Education

  • PhD, Industrial Heritage and Archaeology, Michigan Tech
  • MS, Industrial Archaeology, Michigan Tech
  • BA, Anthropology, St. Cloud State University

Research Interests

  • Landscape perspectives on the role of energy transformation in the creation of industrial systems
  • Copper Country history and heritage
  • The heritage of sport
Chris Henderson

Chris Henderson

  • MS Student, Environmental and Energy Policy

Education

  • • BS, Resource Conservation and Ecology, University of Montana

Research Interests

  • I am interested in the human dimensions of wildlife management, and for my Master’s thesis I am studying how the changing demographics of hunters and anglers can impact state agencies’ capacity for effective management, conservation, and habitat restoration efforts.
  • My undergraduate research focused on the ecology of invasive species in the western US.
  • My future goals are to integrate my interdisciplinary background and find ways to work at the confluence of social and natural sciences. I believe effective scientific communication and ecological literacy are more important than ever if we hope to address current environmental challenges.
Naima Khan

Naima Khan

  • MS, Environmental and Energy Policy
Amanda Kreuze

Amanda Kreuze

  • MS Student, Environmental and Energy Policy

Education

  • BS in Environmental Studies
  • BS in Geography

Research Interests

  • I am interested in the privatization of water and how that relates to water rights. I am especially interested in these issues in developing countries.
Leonor Medeiros

Leonor A.P. de Medeiros

  • PhD Candidate, Industrial Heritage and Archaeology

Thesis Topic

Education

  • MA, Heritage Management, Ironbridge Institute, University of Birmingham, UK
  • BS, History—Archaeology strand, FCSH, New University of Lisbon

Research Interests

  • Industrial Archaeology and Heritage
  • Industrial Landscapes
  • Mining Communities
  • Landscape Archaeology
  • Sustainable Development
  • Science Communication
  • Current focus: Studying the ways in which industrial heritage and archaeological practice can support sustainable development in postindustrial rural areas.
Erik Nordberg

Erik Nordberg

  • PhD Candidate, Industrial Heritage and Archaeology
  • Director of the Walter P. Reuther Library and Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University

Thesis Topic

  • History, Founding, and Early Development of 4 Significant Amer. Industrial Manuscripts Repositories
  • Advisor:

Education

  • MS, Library Science and Graduate Certificate, Archival Administration, Wayne State University
  • MPhil, Literature, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
  • BA, Humanities, University of Ulster, UK

Research Interests

  • Deindustrialization, re-industrialization, and the impact on cultural resources in urban settings.
  • Archival traces of industrial history.
  • Mining history (president of the Mining History Association, 2016-2017).
Eric Pomber

Eric Pomber

  • MS Student, Industrial Archaeology

Education

  • M.S., Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University (2016)
  • B.S, Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University (2013)

Thesis Topic

  • Comparative Study of Artifact Assemblages From Fort Wilkins

Research Interests

  • My main area of interest is the conservation of ferrous artifacts through both traditional and experimental methods.
  • I am also interested in wooden boat building and the conservation of historic wooden boats.
Mizanur Rahman

Mizanur Rahman

  • PhD Student, Environmental and Energy Policy

Education

  • MS, Development Studies, University of Dhaka
  • MS, Chemical Technology, University of Dhaka
  • BS, Applied Chemistry, University of Dhaka

Research Interests

  • I started my career with a financial institution in Bangladesh and also worked with a nonprofit organization as a project coordinator for an education project.
  • Currently, I am pursuing my PhD with a primary interest in investigating the potentials of renewable energy for alleviating poverty.
Emma Schwaiger

Emma Schwaiger

  • MS Student, Industrial Archaeology

Education

  • BA, History, Michigan Tech

Research Interests

  • I was introduced to the Industrial Archaeology program as an undergraduate student and knew this is what I wanted to do. My interest areas include mine wastes, the impact of industry on the landscape, and how landscapes transformed with technological change.
  • My current research is focused on Torch Lake, specifically, mapping out changes in the industrial shoreline to pin-point possible PCB pollution sites.
Ronesha Strozier

Ronesha Strozier

  • MS Student, Environmental and Energy Policy

Education

  • BS, Environmental & Natural Resources, Clemson University
  • -- natural resource & economic policy (concentration)
  • -- environmental science & policy (minor)

Research Interests

  • I am interested in how people interact with their environments. Specifically I want to study human behavior as it relates to their environmental choices. Currently I am studying regulatory teeth as it relates to environmental federalism. I find this topic very interesting because so far it has allowed me to study environmental law from a different perspective that will provide information on how to improve environmental policy in the future.
Fred Sutherland

Fred Sutherland

  • PhD Candidate, Industrial Heritage and Archaeology

Education

  • MA, Anthropology (concentration in historical archaeology), University of Massachusetts–Boston
  • BA, Archaeology, Boston University

Research Interests

  • I have been an archaeologist since 2002, studying industrial sites and communities since 2006. I came to Michigan Tech for my doctorate in 2009. Understanding how people negotiated the changes brought by industrialization is what inspires me.
  • Currently, I am researching the development of the Cuyuna Iron Mining Range in Central Minnesota for my dissertation and am focusing on how the region’s innovations and unusual features made significant national and global contributions in the 20th century.
  • Previous projects include the Quincy Smelter in Ripley, Mich. and the Copake Iron Works in Copake, N.Y.
Ashma Vaidya

Ashma Vaidya

  • PhD Student, Environmental and Energy Policy

Education

  • MSc, Earth and Environmental Science
  • BSc, Environmental Science

Research Interests

  • I am interested in learning ways to develop policy designs for promoting and developing sustainable and renewable energy options.
  • I believe in sustainable development, and believe that unless we opt for sustainable development, development without extreme environmental degradation and natural resource depletion are not possible.