Allison M. Kohley
Allison M. Kohley is a graduate student in geography and working on her thesis with Dr. Nassaney. She graduated from the University of Georgia and later worked in the field of archaeology as an archaeological field technician for a year and a half across the country. Kohley is specializing in geographical information systems and remote sensing, which she plans to use in the field of archaeology after she graduates. Her thesis involves the study of the spatial distributions of Native American sites in the St. Joseph River valley in relation to the Fort St. Joseph.
Undergraduate student Michelle Letang is an anthropology major who will graduate in December 2013. She began working on the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project in 2012 when she attended the field school. She is doing an independent study working in the lab. She works with Past Perfect, which helps to catalog the artifacts found at the Fort St. Joseph site.
Terrance J. Martin
Terrance J. Martin is Curator and Chair of Anthropology at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield. A native of western Michigan, he received his Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from Grand Valley State University, Master of Arts in Anthropology from Western Michigan University, and Ph.D. in anthropology from Michigan State University and has been active in interdisciplinary archaeological research projects for more than thirty years. He is a collaborative researcher on the Fort St. Joseph project, and was co-director of the New Philadelphia archaeological project in Pike County, Illinois, which was awarded two grants from the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates program.
Sarah Oren is a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology. After receiving her B.A. studying history and French at Manchester College (now University) and with some experience doing fieldwork with the National Park Service, Oren decided to pursue archaeology here at Western Michigan. Her research interests in French colonial studies led her to the fantastic field school at Fort St. Joseph this past summer where she improved upon her excavation techniques, gained familiarity with the material culture, and connected with the community.
Sue Reichert is a graduate student at WMU in archaeology. She became involved with Fort St. Joseph last year attending for only one week as an adult "camper" at Fort St. Joseph and came back to the fort for the summer of 2012. Working side-by-side with people the ages of her own sons was a great experience for her. She worked on one of the posters for the open house that illustrates the fort site and the units that have been excavated over the last 10 years. She also served as the main photographer for the summer. She plans to continue her work with the fort by doing additional photography of the artifacts from 2011 and 2012.