S Wolff CV Summer 2015 - The School of Anthropology

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Sarah E. Wolff
Curriculum Vitae
University of Arizona
Ph.D. Candidate (ABD)
Anticipated graduation, June 2016
19441 South Sonoita Hwy
Vail, AZ 85641
Cell ph: (307)256-9018
[email protected]
EDUCATION
Ph.D., 2016 (anticipated graduation Spring), University of Arizona, Anthropology /
Archaeology, GPA 3.93
 Admitted September 2010
 ABD January 14, 2014
 Concentration in zooarchaeology and historical archaeology
 Dissertation Title: Victorian Culture on the Frontier: The Use of Animals to
Create 19th Century Social Identity and Status at Fort Laramie, Wyoming
M.A., 2009 (Dec), Pennsylvania State University, Biological Anthropology, GPA 3.88
 Master’s Title: “Vocal Masculinity is a Robust Signal in Men.”
B.A., 2006 (Dec), University of Wyoming, summa cum laude, GPA 4.0
 Dual Major: Anthropology and History
 Dual Minor: Psychology and Honors Program
 Emphasis in forensic anthropology
 Phi Beta Kappa
A.A., 2003 (May) Laramie County Community College, GPA 3.96
 Anthropology Major
PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS
2014 – Present
Adjunct Instructor, Pima County Community College, Tucson, AZ;
Courses Taught: Origins of Human Diversity and Prehistory (ANT
101)
2014 – Present
Online Adjunct Instructor, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; Courses
Taught: Patterns in Prehistory (TRAD 101)
2013 – Present
Online Adjunct Instructor, Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD;
Courses Taught: Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 210)
2011 – 2014
Teaching Assistant in Archaeology and Biological Anthropology;
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; Courses: Field Training in
Archaeology (ANTH 442/542); Human Variation in the Modern World
(ANTH170C1); The Human Machine (ANTH 442A); The Human
Species (ANTH 261); Origins of Human Diversity (ANTH 160D2);
Natural History of our Closest Relatives (ANTH 364); Patterns of
Prehistory (TRAD 101)
2011
Research Assistantship through University of Arizona and Desert
Archaeology – Contract Faunal Analyst for Desert Archaeology Inc.,
Tucson, AZ
2010 (Fall)
Technical Editor for Arizona State Museum Archaeological Series,
Tucson, AZ
2009 (Spring)
Matson Museum of Anthropology Curator’s Assistant; Pennsylvania
State University, State College, PA
2008 (Spring)
Lab Instructor / Teaching Assistant; Pennsylvania State University,
State College, PA; Course: Intro to Biological Anthropology (ANTH
021)
2007 – 2008
Archaeology Lab Manager for Dean Snow; Pennsylvania State
University, State College, PA; Course: Archaeology Lab (ANTH 494A)
2007 – Present
Adjunct Instructor (online and in-person), Laramie County
Community College, Cheyenne, WY; Courses Taught: Introduction to
Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1200); Sociological Principles (SOC
1000); Introduction to Women’s Studies (SOC 1080)
2005 (Summer) Archaeological Technician for Black Hills Forest Service, Spearfish, SD
ACADEMIC HONORS & AWARDS
Outstanding Research Awards
2014
Plains Anthropology Outstanding Graduate Student Research Paper and
Presentation Award, Annual Meeting, Loveland, CO, $300
2012
Runner-up Plains Anthropology Outstanding Graduate Student Research
Paper and Presentation Award, Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ
2010
Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologist (CCPA) Outstanding Graduate
Student Presentation Award, Annual Meeting in Montrose, CO
2006
Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists (CCPA) Outstanding
Undergraduate Student Presentation Award, Annual Meeting
Honoraries
2007
Lambda Alpha, National Anthropology Honorary, Pennsylvania State
University
2006
Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Wyoming Chapter, University of Wyoming
2006
Top 20 Undergraduates in College of Arts and Sciences, University of
Wyoming
2006
Outstanding anthropology undergraduate student, University of Wyoming
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PUBLICATIONS
Wolff, Sarah E., Shana M. Wolff, and Anne Wolff
2014
Our Curious Tongues: A Bona-fide Tongue Test for Stickiness of Fossil,
Faunal Bone, and Stone. Journal of Irreproducible Results 54(4): 10 – 14.
Wolff, Sarah E.
2013
Home on the Range: Biogeographic Distribution of Bison in Arizona.”
Palarch’s Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 10(4): 1 – 11.
Wolff, Sarah E., and David A. Puts (Master’s Thesis)
2010
Vocal Masculinity is a Robust Signal in Men. Journal of Behavioral
Ecology and Sociobiology 64:1673-1683.
Wolff, Sarah E.
2009
Out of the Lab and Into the Wild. UWYO: The Magazine for Alumni and
Friends of the University of Wyoming, Fall: 25 – 27.
Wolff, Sarah E., and David A. Puts
2009
Book review: Sex differences: Summarizing more than a century of
scientific research, by L. Ellis, S. Hershberger, E. Field, S. Wesinger, S.
Pellis, D. Geary, C. Plamer, K. Hoyenga, A. Hetsroni, and K. Karadi. New
York: Psychology Press, 2008. Archives of Sexual Behavior, November 5,
2009.
MANUSCRIPTS IN PROGRESS
Wolff, Sarah E. (Dissertation – In Progress) “Livin’ It Up at the Rustic Hotel: The Use of
Victorian Hotels on the Cheyenne – Black Hills Stage Line to Aid in the
Settlement of the High Plains during the 19th Century.” Plan to submit to the
International Journal of Historical Archaeology in September 2015.
Wolff, Sarah E. (Dissertation – In Progress) “Lady and the Tramp: Dogs as Social Status
Signals in the Post-Civil War Frontier Military.” Plan to submit to
International Journal of Historical Archaeology in January 2016.
Wolff, Sarah E. (Dissertation – In Progress) “Food on Parade: The Use of Food to
Create Social Identity and Status Differences within the Post-Civil War U.S.
Army at Fort Laramie, Wyoming.” Plan to submit to Plains Anthropology in
June 2016.
Wolff, Sarah E. (In Progress) “Making a Monument: Devils Tower and the Creation of
the First National Monument.” Plan to submit to Annals of Wyoming.
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Wolff, Sarah E. (In Rewrite) “Home on the Range: Biogeographic Distribution of Bison
bison in Prehistoric and Protohistoric Arizona.” Plan to re-submit to Kiva.
SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS
Workshops / Seminars:
Wolff, Sarah E.
2015 Two Day Crash-Course Introduction to Zooarchaeology Lab
work. Seminar compiled for Rock Art Ranch Field School,
Tucson, AZ. Invited.
2015 “Where did that come from? Taphonomy and Bones in Caves.”
Presented at Southern Arizona Grotto, Tucson, AZ. Invited.
2013 “On the Tip of Your Tongue: A Survey and Analysis of
Qualitative Tongue Stickiness Tests as a Popular Means of
Distinguishing Fossil, Faunal Bone, and Stone.” Presented at
Cheyenne Gem and Mineral Society, Cheyenne, WY. Invited.
2013 “Sexual Selection in Humans.” Presented in The Human Species
Class (ANTH 261). Invited.
Conference Presentations:
Wolff, Sarah E.
2015 “Lady and the Tramp: Dogs as Social Status Signals in the PostCivil War Frontier Military.” Will be presented at Plains
Anthropology Conference, Iowa City, IA. (October 2015).
Session Co-Organizer – “It’s a Ruff Life: Canid and Human
Relationships in Plains Archaeology.”
2015 “Rustic Hotel: A Zooarchaeological Re-Analysis of the Black
Hills Stage Stop, Fort Laramie, Wyoming.” Presented at
Wyoming Archaeological Society, Riverton, WY.
2015 “Recent Historical – Archaeological Study of the Late – Colonial
Period at Lamanai, Belize.” Presented at Society of American
Archaeology, San Francisco, CA. Invited.
2014 “Food for Thought: Food Consumption as an Indicator of Social
Status at Fort Laramie, Wyoming.” Presented at Plains
Anthropology Conference, Fayetteville, AR.
2014 “On the Tip of Your Tongue: A Survey and Analysis of
Qualitative Tongue Stickiness Tests as a Popular Means of
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Distinguishing Fossil, Faunal Bone, and Stone.” Presented at
Wyoming Archaeological Society, Pinedale, WY.
2013 “Making a Monument: Devils Tower and the Creation of the
First National Monument.” Presented at Plains Anthropology
Conference, Loveland, CO.
 Winner of Student Paper Competition.
2012 “Space the Final Frontier: Written Social and Mental
Abstractions of Space on the Frontier at Fort Laramie,
Wyoming.” Presented at Island in the Plains Conference,
Spearfish, SD.
2012 “Making a Monument: Devils Tower and the Creation of the
First National Monument.” Presented at Society of American
Archaeology, Memphis, TN.
2011 “Home on the Range: Biogeographic Distribution of Bison in
Arizona.” Presented at Plains Anthropology Conference,
Tucson, AZ.
 Honorable Mention in Student Paper Competition.
2011 “Pleistocene and Holocene Biogeographic Distribution of Bison
in the Greater Southwest.” Presented at Tertiary – Quaternary
Conference, Casper, WY.
2010 “Where the Bison Roam: A Preliminary Analysis of Bison bison
remains at University Indian Ruins.” Presented at Arizona
Archaeological Council, Tucson, AZ.
2010 “It’s a Small World After All: A Preliminary Investigation of
Lichenometry Dating on Historical Features.” Presented at
Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologist, Montrose, CO,
and at Wyoming Archaeological Society, Casper, WY.
2009 “The Unsettling Nature of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the
Crystal Skull.” Presented at Annual Southwest / Texas Popular
Culture Association and American Culture Association.
2008 “Gold, Glory, and God: An Analysis of how Archaeologists are
Portrayed as Protagonists in Popular Films.” Presented at
Annual Southwest / Texas Popular Culture Association and
American Culture Association.
2007 “Orkney Islands: Reflections on a Research Opportunity.”
Wyoming Anthropology Association, University of Wyoming,
Laramie, WY.
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2006 “The Antiquities Act of 1906 in Wyoming.” Presented at
Wyoming Archaeological Society, Cheyenne, WY.
2006 “Antiquities Act of 1906: Why was Devils Tower the first
National Monument?” Presented at Colorado Council of
Professional Archaeologists, Estes Park, CO.
 Winner of Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award.
2005 “Celebrating 100 Years of Preservation: Antiquities Act of
1906.” Presented at the Island in the Plains Conference, Black
Hills State University, Spearfish, SD.
2003 “You are What you Hear: A Study of the Influence of Music on
Mood.” Poster Presentation at American Association for the
Advancement of Science National Meeting, Denver, CO.
CERTIFICATES
2009 College Teaching Certificate, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
FIELD WORK EXPERIENCE
2015
University of Arizona Rock Art Ranch field school, Winslow, AZ, volunteer;
survey
2014
Lamanai, Belize, graduate student supervisor, volunteer; excavation and lab
2014
University of Arizona Guevavi Mission field school, Nogales, AZ; teaching
assistant, excavation
2010
Fort Laramie Historic Site, WY, volunteer; excavation (Dissertation Material)
2010
Hudson – Meng Bison Kill Site, Oglala National Grasslands, NE, volunteer;
educational specialist
2008 – 2009
Tate Museum at Casper Community College, Casper, WY, volunteer;
paleontology excavations
2008
Black Hills Geological Institute, Hill City, SD, volunteer; paleontology
excavations
2006
NSF – REU, North Orkney Population History Project, Orkney Islands,
Scotland, organized by James Wood at Pennsylvania State University; survey,
demography, and ethnography
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2005
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington,
D.C., interned with Dr. Douglas W. Owsley, Ph.D. Curator, Division Head of
Physical Anthropology; forensic anthropology and bioarchaeology
2003
1876 Chinatown Excavation, Deadwood, SD, volunteer; excavation
TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
University of Arizona:
Summer 2015
Patterns in Prehistory (TRAD 101); online; 7 undergraduates
Summer 2014
Patterns in Prehistory (TRAD 101); online; 9 undergraduates
Black Hills State University:
Spring 2015
Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 210); online; 15 undergraduates
Fall 2013
Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 210); online; 14 undergraduates
Pima County Community College:
Fall 2014
Origins of Human Diversity and Prehistory (ANT 101); in – person; 14
undergraduates
Laramie County Community College:
Summer 2015
Intro to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1200); online; 18
undergraduates
Sociological Principles (SOC 1000); online; 21 undergraduates
Spring 2015
Sociological Principles (SOC 1000); online; 28 undergraduates
Fall 2014
Sociological Principles (SOC 1000); online; 61 undergraduates
Summer 2014
Intro to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1200); online; 33
undergraduates
Sociological Principles (SOC 1000); online; 19 undergraduates
Spring 2014
Sociological Principles (SOC 1000); online; 25 undergraduates
Fall 2013
Sociological Principles (SOC 1000); online; 21 undergraduates
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Summer 2013
Intro to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1200); online; 23
undergraduates
Sociological Principles (SOC 1000); online; 18 undergraduates
Spring 2013
Sociological Principles (SOC 1000); online; 15 undergraduates
Summer 2012
Intro to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1200); online; 19
undergraduates
Summer 2011
Intro to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1200); online; 19
undergraduates
Summer 2010
Intro to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1200); online; 16
undergraduates
Summer 2009
Intro to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1200); online; 13
undergraduates
Spring 2007
Introduction to Women’s Studies (SOC 1080); in-person; 12
undergraduates
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