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Objective - to analyze, synthesize and produce scientific products that further our
                   understanding of the past and present human and physical environments.

Education -
Bachelor of Science - University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
            - Major: Geography – Geographic Techniques
            - Major: American Indian Studies
(Dec. 2007)
GPA: 3.5 cumulative

Academic Achievements -
Research Excellence in Geography
2007
Research Excellence in Anthropology
2007
Kerlin and Ethel Seitz Scholarship
Fall 2007
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Academic Distinction:   Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Fall 2005, Fall 2006
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Dean’s List (Spring 2006, Spring 2007)

Publications -
McDonald, J.M., Jol, H.M., Reeder, P., Freund, R., Anati, E. 2008. (Submitted) Ground penetrating radar aided archaeological survey on Har Karkom (Mt. Sinai?), Israel. Presented at the Association of American Geographers annual conference, Boston, MA, Apr. 15-19.

Larson, P.H., Dryer, W.P., Mc Donald, J., Baker, A., Verbout, S.N., Running, G.L., Faulkner, D.J., Jol, H.M. 2007. (Submitted) Geomorphology of Cliff-Top Parabolic Dunes within the Lower Chippewa River Valley, Upper Putnam Park, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Presented at the Association of American Geographers annual conference, Boston, MA, Apr. 15-19.

Dryer, W.P., McDonald, J.M., Jol, H.M. 2008 (Submitted) Ground Penetrating Radar Imaging of Subaqueous Deposits within Half Moon Lake, Wisconsin. Presented at the Association of American Geographers annual conference, Boston, MA, Apr. 15-19.

Larson, P.H., McDonald, J.M., Dryer, W.P., Pascal, E.G., Jol, H.M., Craig, M., Warnke, D.A., Teitler, L., 2007 (accepted). High Resolution GPR Investigation of a Lake Manly Shoreline Deposit, Death Valley, California.  Presented at the Geological Society of America annual conference, Denver, CO, Oct. 27-31.

McDonald, J.M., Pascal, E, Dryer, W.P, Mikolajczyk, J, Krupich, M,  Jol, H, 2007 A Remote Sensing Interpretation of Geomorphic Features in Death Valley National Park, California, Presented at the UW-Eau Claire Student Research Day, p. 57.

Vickroy, B, McDonald, J,  Petrasko, K, Jol, H, 2007, Geo-Referenced Base Map of a Quaternary Beatty Junction Paleolake Shoreline Deposits, Death Valley National Park, California, Presented at the UW-Eau Claire Student Research Day, p.59.

Neumann, S., McDonald, J.M., Pascal, E., Chambers, J., Jol, H., 2007, Topographic Profiles Along a Quaternary Beatty Junction Paleolake Shoreline Deposit, Death Valley National Park, California, Presented at the UW-Eau Claire Student Research Day, p.59.

Course Work -
Cartography, Computer Mapping, Remote Sensing, GIS, Geomorphology, Soils, Quantitative Methods, Physical Anthropology, American Indian Studies

Computer Programs -

Adobe
Microsoft Office

- Illustrator
- Photoshop
- Dreamweaver
- Acrobat Pro
- InDesign

- Word
- Excel
- Access
- Powerpoint
ArcGIS
Other
- ArcMap
- ArcCatalog
- ArcScene

- pulseEKKO
- T3D
- Pathfinder GPS

Surveying Skills -
- Trimble GPS units
- Laser Level
- Ground Penetrating Radar
- Total Station

Projects -
- Processed and analyzed GPR imagery of Har Karkom, Israel
(2008)

- Compiled GIS database of archaeological sites along the Red Cedar River, WI
(2007)
- Researched and wrote a paper on the implications of the dating of rock art 
  in the Great Basin using AMS spectrometry
 
2007
- Produced a Bathymetric map of Glacial Lake Manly using data gathered in
  the field and data interpreted from USGS DEMs
 
2007
- Created a base map of the Beatty Junction Barrier from GPS points gathered 
  in the field
 
2007
- Analyzed Indian Mound distribution in Wisconsin using GIS  
2006
- Produced a presentation on the Extinction of Megafauna in North America 
2006
- Researched and Presented Information on the Crandon Mine Controversy                            
  (Conducted interviews at the Menominee Indian Reservation)
2004
- Produced a presentation on the Tohono O’odham current citizenship controversy  
2004
- Researched and documented information on the treaties of 1825-54    
2003

Field Experience -

Whitewater & Platteville, WI
            - Travelled to these cities to explore the effects of glaciation and agricultural
              practices on soil formation
            - Described three soil profiles on a drumlin observing differences in horizonation
               relative to slope and landscape position

2007
Putnam Park, Eau Claire, WI
            - Soil Geomorphology was the focus of this excursion
            - The clorpt model was used to help locate pits where different soil morphology
              might be found
            - These pits were photographed and sampled, in an effort to create a technical
              report from our findings
2007
Lake Superior, Duluth, MN
            - Looked at coastal processes and produced a field trip guide explaining our
               trip and the stops that were made.
2007
Crystal Cave, Springfield, WI
            - Karst processes were studied and an informational website was created
              highlighting the various karst processes in the cavern
2007
Chippewa Moraine Ice Age Unit, WI
            - Hiked around the park studying the glacial features present taking field notes
            - These feature were then put into an information poster
2007
Chippewa River, Eau Claire, WI
            - Fluvial and Mass movement processes were examined and field notes were taken
            - A field trip guide was created
2007
Desert Southwest Capstone
            - Research was done on the Beatty Junction Barrier Bar, in Death Valley
              National Park, a former remnant of glacial Lake Manly.
            - Navigated to waypoints using Trimble ProXR so we could recreate past GPR
              work done, also topographically corrected GPR lines with a laser level
            - Posters and a website were developed explaining our research
2007
Halfmoon Lake, Eau Claire, WI
            - Conducted a GPR survey of the frozen lake
            - Data collected analyzed and used to create a bathymetric map
2007

Websites Developed -
Desert Southwest Capstone 2007 http://people.uwec.edu/jolhm/Southwest2007/DSW2007.html
2007
Halfmoon Lake Study http://people.uwec.edu/jolhm/HML/Website/Home.html
2007
Environmental Studies Website http://people.uwec.edu/jolhm/Seminar_Series/ES_Fall_2007.html
2007
Geography Club http://www.uwec.edu/geogclub/
2007
Extinction of Megafauna in North America http://people.uwec.edu/jolhm/EH3/Group8/megafaunaextinctions.htm
2006
UWEC - American Indian Studies Website http://www.uwec.edu/ais/index.htm
2006

Work Experience -  

GIS Technican – Antarctic Geospatial Information Center
             - Create maps to help US operations run smoothly in Antarctica
             - Plot GPS data
             - Analyze remotely sensed imagery

Oct. 2007 - Present
Research Assistant – Department of Geography and Anthropology, UWEC
             - Process and analyze GPR data
             - Collate and Process Topographical Surveys
             - Produce schematic diagrams of archaeological sites
             - Produce presentations and poster of research
Fall 2007
Webmaster – Halfmoon Lake Research website
            - Create web pages
            - Interpret GPR images
            - Produce Bathymetric Maps from GPR data
2007
Research Assistant –Department of Geography and Anthropology, UWEC
            - Analyze and digitize archaeological sites
            - Produce poster explaining my research
Summer 2007
Webmaster - American Indian Studies Office, UWEC
             - Analyze and convert images to Searchable Text           
             - Upkeep and create informational Web pages for office
Jan. 2006 - present

References -

Dr. Harry Jol - Department of Geography and Anthropology – UWEC
jolhm@uwec.edu - http://people.uwec.edu/jolhm/index.htm

Dr. Garry Running IV - Department of Geography and Anthropology - UWEC
running@uwec.edu - http://www.uwec.edu/runningl/running/

Dr. Robert Barth Jr. - Department of Geography and Anthropology – UWEC
barthrj@uwec.edu - http://www.uwec.edu/barthrj/

Dr. Lawrence Martin - American Indian Studies – UWEC
martinlt@uwec.edu - http://www.uwec.edu/ais/martin_l.htm

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