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My current job is as Professor of Anthropology and Science Education in the Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences at Longwood University. I teach in both the Department of Biological and environmental Sciences, and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Studies.

From 1992 - 2007 I was the Director of the Science Museum of Virginia, a large multi-site state-agency science center with a full-time staff of 80. For most of those 15 years, I also taught a course in archaeology or computer programming at VCU.

From 1985 - 1992 I was a full-time Ph.D. student at Tulane University, studying anthropology in general, and Maya archaeology in particular. I was putting three children through college then, so I also worked as an independent computer systems consultant and taught at Tulane University and Our Lady of Holy Cross College.

From 1969 - 1984 I was the CEO of a computer services business, The Computer Company. Its successor business operates today in Richmond as First Health Services, Inc. The company, with 1,250 employees, provided international timesharing services, computer facility management services, and fiscal agent services for Medicaid programs. (It is much larger today than in 1984.)

From 1965 - 1969 I worked for IBM Corporation as a scientific systems engineer, installing scientific computer hardware and software at colleges, universities, and research laboratories in central Virginia.

From 1959 - 1965 I was in college, and held a variety of part-time and summer jobs.

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