N. Lercari Curricula Vitae

Nicola Lercari

Curriculum vitae

October 8, 2018

 

University of California, Merced

5200 North Lake Rd

Merced, CA 95340

Office Phone: (209) 720-7124

Email: nlercari@ucmerced.edu

Website: http://faculty.ucmerced.edu/nlercari

http://worldheritage.ucmerced.edu/

ORCID: 0000-0002-8122-1440

EDUCATION

2011     Ph.D., History and Computing, Dept. of History and Cultures, University of Bologna, Italy.

2007     M.A., Film and Media Production, Dept. of the Arts, University of Bologna, Italy.

2004     B.A., Communication Studies, Dept. of Education Studies, University of Genoa, Italy.

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2015 – Present      Assistant Professor of World Heritage, Dept. of Anthropology and Heritage Studies, University of California, Merced.

2013 – 2014            Postdoctoral Associate, Dept. of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies,

Duke University.

2011 – 2012            Postdoctoral Scholar, Dept. of Humanities and World Cultures, University of California, Merced.

2010 – 2012           Lecturer, Dept. of Humanities and World Cultures, University of California, Merced.

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

2018     Lercari, N., Arksey, M., Caskey, C., Thornburg, M., DeLugan, R. California Gold Country’s Digital Heritage: Innovations in Community Engaged Research and Training. Collaborations: A Journal of Community-Based Research and Practice, 2 (1).

2017     Lercari, N., Shiferaw, E., Forte, M., Kopper, R. Immersive Visualization and Curation of Archaeological Heritage Data: Çatalhöyük and the Dig@IT App. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, 25 (2). DOI 10.1007/s10816-017-9340-4.  

2017     Lercari, N. 3D Visualization and Reflexive Archaeology: A Virtual Reconstruction of Çatalhöyük History Houses . Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, 6. DOI 10.1016/j.daach.2017.03.001.

2015     Berggren, A., Dell’Unto, N., Forte, M., Haddow S., Hodder, I., Issavi J., Lercari, N., Mazzuccato, C., Mickel, Al., Taylor. J.S. Revisiting reflexive archaeology at Çatalhöyük: integrating digital and 3D technologies at the trowel’s edge. Antiquity, 89(344), 433-448. DOI 10.15184/aqy.2014.43.

2012     Forte, M., Dell’Unto, N., Issavi, J., Onsurez, L., Lercari, N. 3D Archaeology at Çatalhöyük. International Journal of Heritage in the Digital Era, 1(3), 351-378. DOI 10.1260/2047-4970.1.3.351.

Book Chapters

2018     Lercari, Nicola. “Virtually Rebuilding Çatalhöyük History Houses.” In Hodder, I (Ed.), Religion, History and Place in the Origin of Settled Life (pp. 263–282). Boulder: University Press of Colorado. DOI 10.5876/9781607327370.

2016     Lercari, N. Terrestrial Laser Scanning in the Age of Sensing. In M. Forte, S. Campana (Eds.), Digital Methods and Remote Sensing in Archaeology (pp. 3-33). New York: Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-40658-9.

2016     Lercari, N. Simulating History in Virtual Worlds. In Y. Sivan (Ed.), Handbook on 3D3C Platforms: Applications and Tools for Three Dimensional Systems for Community, Creation and Commerce (pp. 337-352). New York: Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-22041-3; DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-22041-3_13.

2016     Forte, M., Dell'Unto, N., Jonsson, K., Lercari, N. Interpretation Process at Çatalhöyük using 3D. In I. Hodder, A. Marciniak (Eds.), Assembling Çatalhöyük (pp.43-57). New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-1-910526-00-2.

2014     Lercari, N., Mortara, M., Forte, M. Unveiling California history through serious games: Fort Ross Virtual Warehouse. In A. De Gloria (Ed.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Games and Learning Alliance. (pp. 236-251). Berlin: Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-12157-4.  

2011     Lercari, N. Nuove Forme di Comunicazione per Nu.M.E. In F. Bocchi, R. Smurra (Eds.), La Storia della Città per il Museo Virtuale di Bologna (pp. 217-225). Bologna: Bononia University Press. ISBN 978-88-7395-597-9.

2010     Lercari, N. An Open Source Approach to Cultural Heritage: Nu.M.E. Project and the Virtual Reconstruction of Bologna. In M. Forte (Ed.), Cyber-Archaeology (pp. 125-133). Oxford: Archaeopress, BAR Int. Series 2177.

Peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings

2018     Lercari, N., Campiani, A., Liendo Stuardo, R. Intra-site Digital Documentation of the Ancient Maya City of Palenque, Mexico. Paper accepted at Digital Heritage International Congress 2018, San Francisco. Oct. 26-30, 2018.

2018    Campiani, A., Liendo Stuardo, R., Lercari, N. Las Humanidades Digitales y el Patrimonio Arqueológico Maya: Resultados Preliminares de un Esfuerzo Interinstitucional de Documentación y Difusión. Paper presented at Digital Humanities Conference 2018, Mexico City. June, 26-29, 2018.

2016     Lercari, N., Schulze, J., Wendrich, W., Porter, B., Burton, M., Levy, T.E. 3-D Digital Preservation of At-Risk Global Cultural Heritage. Paper presented at EUROGRAPHICS Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage (GCH) 2016, Genova, Italy. Oct. 5-7, 2016. DOI 10.2312/gch.20161395.

2016     Lingle, A. M., Lercari, N. Çatalhöyük Digital Preservation Project: Pilot program in integrated digital monitoring strategies. Paper presented at International Council of Museums – Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC) 18th Triennial Conference, Copenhagen. Sept. 4-8, 2017.

2013     Lercari, N., Mortara, M., Forte, M. Unveiling California history through serious games: Fort Ross Virtual Warehouse. Paper presented at Games and Learning Alliance. Games and Learning Alliance (GALA), Second International Conference, Paris 2013, Paris. Oct. 23-25, 2013.

2013     Lercari, N., Forte, M., Onsurez, L., Schultz, J. Multimodal Reconstruction of Landscape in Serious Games for Heritage. An insight on the creation of Fort Ross Virtual Warehouse serious game. Paper presented at Digital Heritage International Congress 2013, Marseille, France, Oct. 28- Nov 01, 2013.

2012     Forte, M., Lercari, N., Onsurez, L., Issavi, J., Prather, E. The Fort Ross Virtual Warehouse Project: A Serious Game for Research and Education. Paper presented at 18th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia- VSMM 2012, Milano, Italy, Sept. 2-5, 2012.

2011     Lercari, N., Toffalori, E., Spigarolo, M., Onsurez, L. Virtual Heritage in the Cloud: New Perspectives for the Virtual Museum of Bologna. Paper presented at VAST 2011, 12th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, Prato, Italy, Oct 18-21, 2011.

2010     Forte, M., Lercari, N., Galeazzi, F., Borra, D. Metaverse Communities and Archaeology: The Case of Teramo. Paper presented at Third International Euro-Mediterranean Conference - EuroMed 2010 (pp. 79-84), Limassol, Cyprus, Nov. 8-13, 2010.

Manuscripts under Review

Current Anthropology               Lercari, N. Busacca, G. A Glimpse through Time and Space: Visualizing Social Memory and History Making at Çatalhöyük.

Journal of Cultural Heritage    Lercari, N. Monitoring Earthen Archaeological Heritage using Multi-Temporal Terrestrial Laser Scanning and Surface Change Detection.

Journal of Cultural Heritage    Campiani, A., Lingle, A. M., Lercari, N. Spatial Analysis and Heritage Conservation: Leveraging 3-D Data and GIS for Monitoring Earthen Architecture.

Manuscripts in Preparation

Lercari, N. and Jaffke, D.          Exploring Citizen Science Archaeology at Bodie State Historic Park.

Archaeological Field Reports

2016    Lercari, N., Lingle, A. M., Umurhan, O. Çatalhöyük Digital Preservation Project – Field season 2016 Report. Çatalhöyük Project - Stanford University. http://www.catalhoyuk.com/archive_reports/2016

2016    Lercari, N., Lingle, A. M. Çatalhöyük Digital Preservation Project. Çatalhöyük Project - Stanford University. http://www.catalhoyuk.com/archive_reports/2016

2016    Forte, M., Danelon, N., Biancifiori, E., Dell’Unto, N., Lercari, N. Building 89 and 3D Digging Project. Çatalhöyük Project - Stanford University. http://www.catalhoyuk.com/archive_reports/2016

2015    Forte, M., Lercari, N. Building 89 3D Digging Project. Çatalhöyük Project - Stanford University. http://www.catalhoyuk.com/archive_reports/2015

2014    Forte, M., Dell'Unto, N., Lercari, N. 3D Digging Projects – Season 2013. Çatalhöyük Project - Stanford University. http://www.catalhoyuk.com/archive_reports/2014

Online Archaeological Digital Data Collections

2018    Campiani, Arianna; Lercari, Nicola; Lingle, Ashley; Dahabra, Moataz; Dueñas García, Manuel; García, Estrella; Yang, Tristan; Flynn, John; Reps, Christopher. Data from: Spatial Analysis and Heritage Conservation: Leveraging 3-D Data and GIS for Monitoring Çatalhöyük Earthen Architecture. UC San Diego Library Digital Collections. https://doi.org/10.6075/J0WD3XS8

2018     Lercari, Nicola; Cox, Grant; Busacca, Gesualdo; Campiani, Arianna; Aboulhosn, Jad. Data from: A Glimpse through Time and Space: Visualizing Social Memory and History-making at Çatalhöyük. UC San Diego Library Digital Collections. https://doi.org/10.6075/J0SX6BDP

2017     Lercari, Nicola; Shiferaw, Emmanuel; Forte, Maurizio; Kopper, Regis: Data from: Immersive Visualization and Curation of Archaeological Heritage Data: Çatalhöyük and the Dig@IT App. UC San Diego Library Digital Collections. https://doi.org/10.6075/J0CN71VP

AWARDS AND HONORS

2017     Innovations in Networking Award 2017 for Research Applications (Nicola Lercari, Jeffrey Weekley, and Rachel Hadley), Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC), La Mirada, CA. 

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2018     California Department of Parks and Recreation, Fort Ross Cultural Trail Project, $310,000, PI – Nicola Lercari.

2018    Henry Luce Foundation’s Higher Education Program, Building Research Partnerships in the San Joaquin Valley: Community Engaged Research and Graduate Mentorship in the Interdisciplinary Humanities. $280,000, PI Jill Robbins; Co-PIs Marjorie Zatz, Nicola Lercari, Robin DeLugan, and Mario Sifuentez.

2017    Hellman Family Fellows Award, Digital Maya Heritage: A new approach to digital heritage documentation and dissemination in under-documented areas of Southern Mexico, $18,000.

2017    UCMexus Small Grants 2017, Initial Development for Collaborative Opportunities between UC Merced and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM): Proyecto Regional Palenque, $1,500, PI – Nicola Lercari.

2017    National Science Foundation CC* Networking Infrastructure, Building a science DMZ network for UC Merced (NSF Award No: 1659210), $422,460, PI – Susanne Sindi; Co-PIs – Nicola Lercari, Ashlie Martini, Michael Spivey.

2017    LYRASIS with Andrew W. Mellon Foundation prime, Community Heritage Network, $25,000, PI – Nicola Lercari.

2017    UC Merced Center for the Humanities – Seed Grant for Public Humanities and Public Arts, Community Heritage Network, $19,970, PI – Nicola Lercari.

2017     City of Waterford, Donation in support of the John Muir Geotourism App Project, $5,000, PI – Nicola Lercari.

2016    Graf-Pulvino Family Fund, John Muir Geotourism App Project, $20,000, PI – Nicola Lercari.

2016    Henry Luce Foundation’s Higher Education Program, Planning Grant - Building Research Partnerships in the San Joaquin Valley: Community Engaged Research and Graduate Mentorship in the Interdisciplinary Humanities, $50,000, PI – Jill Robbins; Co-PIs – Marjorie Zatz, Robin DeLugan, Arturo Arias, and Nicola Lercari.

2016    California Department of Parks and Recreation, General Park-Wide Digital Imaging, $43,826, PI – Nicola Lercari.

2016    Resources Legacy Fund, California State Parks Initiative (RLF Grant # 2013-0387), $36,174, PI – Nicola Lercari.

2016    Archaeological Institute of America Site Preservation Grant, Çatalhöyük Digital Preservation Project; $25,000, PI – Nicola Lercari; Co-PI – Ashley M. Lingle.

2016    University of California Office of the President - Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) Seed Grant 2016, Bodie Digital Community: Connect with Your Past, $60,000, PI – Nicola Lercari; Co-PIs – Marcelo Kallmann and Arnav Jhala.

2015    University of California Office of the President Catalyst Award, At-Risk Cultural Heritage and the Digital Humanities (Grant ID: CA-16-376911), $1.06 million ($159,127 UC Merced sub award), PI – Thomas E. Levy; Co-PIs – Willeke Wendrich, Nicola Lercari, Benjamin Porter, Jurgen Schultz.

2015     UC Merced Center for the Humanities Working Group Grant, Narrative and Visual Production, $2,000, PI – Paul Gibbons; Co-PIs – Nicola Lercari, Susan Varnot. Principal Investigator, Faculty Grants for Undergraduate Directed Group Experiences in Community Engaged Research. Sponsored by UC Merced ReCCES. $2,000 (January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016).

2015    UC Merced Center for the Humanities Working Group Grant, Research and Preservation at the Cueva del Rey Kong-oy (Condoy), Oaxaca, Mexico, $2,000, PI – Holley Moyes; Co-PIs – Nicola Lercari.

2015    UC Merced Graduate Division Interdisciplinary Small Grants Program, Natural and Cultural Resources Preservation Interdisciplinary Research Group, $3,000, PI – Nicola Lercari.

2008     Ph.D. Fellowship, University of Bologna, Italy, $75,400 (2008 - 2010).

INVITED TALKS

2018     Archaeological Citizen Science at Bodie State Historic Park, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. (Nov. 27).

2018     Digital Archaeology and Heritage Across The “Old” And “New World”, CINECA, Bologna, Italy (July 4).

2018     Digital Archaeology And Heritage Across The “Old” And “New World”, Bornholm Museum, Denmark (June 21).

2018     Sustainable 3D Data Curation using Virtual Reality and Digital Collections, Lund University, Sweden (June 19).

2018     Protecting and Preserving Historical Resources in State Parks Utilizing New Technology: The Bodie 3D Project, California Preservation Foundation, Palo Alto, CA (May 19).

2017     Mapeo Tridimensional En Los Albores De La Civilización: Métodos 3D para la documentación, interpretación y visualización de Çatalhöyük, Turquía, National Autonomous University of Mexico City (UNAM), Mexico (May 26).

2017     Bodie 3D Project, California State Parks Leader’s Training 2017, Asilomar, CA (Jan. 23).

2016     History-making and religious ritual in 4D: A Spatial and Temporal Virtual Reconstruction of Çatalhöyük History Houses, New Perspectives on Çatalhöyük: 3D Visualization and Archaeology Conference, Old Dominion University, VA (Dec. 3).

2016     Heritage Preservation and Emerging Technologies, CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Series, UC Berkeley, CA (Oct. 26).

2016     3D Mapping at the Dawn of Civilization, Modeling Culture Conference, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA (Apr. 1).

2016     Interpretation Using Digital Technologies, Resources Management Cultural Advanced Training, California State Parks, Asilomar, CA (Mar. 1).

2015     Advancements in 3D Documentation Techniques: Bodie Digital Heritage Project, California Preservation Foundation Workshop, Vallejo, CA. (Nov. 4).

2015     Bodie Digital Heritage Project. California State Parks Transformation Team - Natural and Cultural Resources - Advisory Group Meeting, Sacramento, CA (Oct. 16).

2015     Heritage, Reality Computing, and the Cyber Future of Humanities Scholarship. UC Cyber-Infrastructure Conference 2015, Panel: Social Sciences, Humanities, and Education, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. (Mar. 23).

CONFERENCE ACTIVITY

Panels Organized

2018    Special Sessions and Workshops, Digital Heritage International Congress 2018, San Francisco (Oct. 26-30).

2018     At-Risk World Heritage and the Digital Humanities Symposium, Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 83th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. (Apr 11-15).

Papers Presented

2019    Lercari, N., Campiani, A., Lingle, A. M. Çatalhöyük Digital Preservation Project: Exploring Digital Methods in Archaeological Heritage Conservation. Archaeological Institute of America 120th Annual Meeting, San Diego, California (January 3-6).  

2018     Guillem A., Lercari, N. From Laser scanning to BIM: towards a more integrated digital workflow for architectural assets, case-study of the Julia Morgan’s Hearthstone. California State Parks Special Session - Digital Heritage International Congress 2018, San Francisco (Oct. 26-30).

2018     Lercari, N., Jaffke, D. Community-based Participatory Preservation and Citizen Science at Bodie State Historic Park. California State Parks Special Session - Digital Heritage International Congress 2018, San Francisco (Oct. 26-30).

2018     Guillem A., Bruseker G. T., Lercari, N. Learning through doing: an online game for appropriating ontological modelling methodology. 2018 Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) International Conference, Tübingen (Mar. 19-23).

2018     Aboulhosn, J., Guillem, A., Lercari, N. Standalone PhotoScan VS PhotoScan Cluster Processing. 2018 Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) International Conference, Tübingen (Mar. 19-23).

2018    Campiani, A., Lercari, N., Lingle, A. Analytical Models for At-Risk Heritage Conservation and 3D GIS. Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 83th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. (Apr 11-15).

2018     Lingle, A., Lercari, N., Campiani, A., Duenas Garcia, M., Guillem, A. Terrestrial Laser Scanning and Conservation of at-risk World Heritage. Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 83th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. (Apr 11-15).

2018     Lercari, N., Jaffke, D., Aboulhosn, J., Baird, G., Guillem, A. Citizen Science Archaeology at Bodie State Historic Park. Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 83th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. (Apr 11-15).

2017     Lercari, N. and Weekley, J. Leveraging Wide-Area Visualization Environments (WAVE) and the Pacific Research Platform to create At-Risk Global Heritage Networks. 2017 Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) International Conference, Atlanta, GA (Mar. 14-16).

2017     Lercari, N., Jaffke, D. Bodie 3D Project: Best Practices for Heritage Digital Documentation at Bodie SHP. Paper presented at the Society for California Archaeology Annual Meeting 2017, Fishcamp, CA (Mar. 9-12).

2015     Lercari, N. 3D visualization and reflexive archaeology: the virtual reconstruction of Çatalhöyük History houses. Paper presented at The 48th Chacmool Annual Conference, Calgary, Canada (Nov. 11-14).

2015     Lercari, N. Virtually Rebuilding Çatalhöyük History Houses. Paper presented at SAA 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (Apr. 15-19).

2015     Forte, M., Lercari, N. Digital Archaeology at Çatalhöyük: New Inferential Methods for the Interpretation of Neolithic Buildings. Paper presented at SAA 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (Apr 15-19).

2014     Lercari, N. Towards an Immersive Interpretation of Çatalhöyük at DiVE. Paper presented at ASOR Meeting 2014, San Diego, CA (Nov. 19-22).

2014     Lercari, N., Shiferaw, E., Kopper, R. Reshaping Remote Sensing and Virtual Reality at Çatalhöyük. Paper presented at Age of Sensing 5th International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology, Durham, NC (Oct. 13-15).

2014     Lercari, N. Terrestrial Laser Scanning at Çatalhöyük: New Methodologies, Results, and Research Perspectives. Paper presented at Age of Sensing 5th International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology, Durham, NC (Oct. 13-15).

2014     Forte, M., Dell’Unto, N., Haddow, S., Lercari, N., Mazzucato, C. Interpretation Process at Çatalhöyük Using 3D. Paper presented at 20th Ann. Meeting of the European Assoc. of Archaeologists, Istanbul, Turkey (Sept. 10-14).

2013     Lercari, N., Forte, M., Zielinski, D., Kopper, R., Lai, R. Çatalhöyük @ DiVE: Virtual reconstruction and immersive visualization of a Neolithic building. Paper presented at Space2Place, Digital Heritage International Congress 2013, Marseille, France (Oct. 28- Nov. 01).

2013     Forte, M., Dell'Unto, N., Haddow, S., Lercari, N. 3D Documentation at Çatalhöyük: New Perspective for Digital Archaeology. Paper presented at Space2Place, Digital Heritage International Congress 2013, Marseille, France (Oct. 28-Nov. 1).

2013     Campana, S., Morelli, G., Catanzariti, G., Strutt, K., Forte, M., Lercari, N. 4D Surveys at Çatalhöyük (Turkey): Magnetometry, sa-GPR & hr-GPR, Laser scanning. Paper presented at Space2Place, Digital Heritage International Congress 2013, Marseille, France (Oct. 28- Nov. 1).

Discussant

2019     Challenges in Digital and Virtual Archaeology and Heritage Ethics Session, Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 84th Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM (Apr. 10-14).

CAMPUS OR DEPARTMENT TALKS

2016     Bodie Digital Heritage and Pacific Research Platform, CITRIS PRP Science Engagement Workshop, UC Merced, Merced, CA (Sept. 9).

2016     Bodie Digital Heritage Project, Geosummit 2016 – Discover the Power of GIS, UC Merced, Merced, CA (Apr. 8).

2014     From Plato’s Cave to C.A.V.E. Simulation. Job Talk. UC Merced, Merced, CA. (Mar. 12).

EXHIBITIONS

2018     The Curious Case of Çatalhöyük – 3D Content Consultant – Multimedia and Interactive 3D installations – Brunei Gallery – London, UK (Oct. 12 - Dec. 15).

2017    The Curious Case of Çatalhöyük – 3D Content Consultant – Multimedia and Interactive 3D installations – Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) – and Istanbul, Turkey (June 21 - Feb. 18, 2018).

2016     Coulterville’s Heritage in a Digital Age – Curator – Remote sensing data, 3D visualization, and community-engaged heritage research – Independent Orders of Odd Fellows Lodge, Coulterville, CA. (Apr. 2-24).

2012     Art and Science Gala – The intersection of Image and Research – 3D Content Specialist – Interactive 3D applications and stereographic visualization – Berkeley Arts Festival Gallery, Berkeley, CA. (Nov. 8-9).

2011     3D Archaeology at Çatalhöyük Exhibit – 3D Content Specialist – Interactive 3D applications, holographic and stereographic visualization – Stanford Archaeological Center – Stanford, CA. (May 6-7).

2011     Virtual Western Han Dynasty Exhibit – 3D Content Specialist – Interactive 3D applications and stereographic visualization – CITRIS Tech Museum – University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. (Apr. 16).

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of California, Merced

Digital Humanities Data Curation and Dissemination (graduate seminar: Fall 2018).

Faculty Directed Study Group (graduate independent study: Spring 2018, Spring 2016).

Directed Independent Study (graduate independent study: Spring 2017).

Digital Methods of Heritage Documentation and Preservation (graduate seminar: Fall 2015).

World Heritage Independent Study (undergraduate: Spring 2018).

3D Modeling Cultural Heritage (upper-level undergraduate: Fall 2017).

Methods in Digital Heritage (upper-level undergraduate: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016).

Introduction to Digital Heritage (lower-level undergraduate: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2015).

International Heritage (lower-level undergraduate: Fall 2012).

Cyber Heritage (Spring 2010 - Fall 2012).

Duke University

Virtual Form and Space (upper-level undergraduate: Spring 2014, Fall 2013)

MENTORING

Postdoctoral Scholars

2017 – Present             Arianna Campiani, Ph.D., Supervisor, UC Merced.

Ph.D. Students

2018 – Present             Graham Goodwin, Main Advisor, UC Merced.

2018 – Present             Mirko De Tomassi, Main Advisor, UC Merced.

2017 – Present             Anais Guillem, Main Advisor, UC Merced.

2017 – Present             Manuel Duenas Garcia, Main Advisor, UC Merced.

2017 – Present             Katherin Shurik, Dissertation Committee Member, UC Merced.

2016 – Present             Gesualdo Busacca, Dissertation Committee Member, Stanford University.

2015 – Present             Christopher Caskey, Dissertation Committee Member, UC Merced

Master's Students

2016     Pedro Carvajal, Master’s Thesis Committee Member, UC Merced.

Visiting Scholars

2016     Manuel Duenas Garcia, Host, UC Merced.

Undergraduate Leadership Programs

2018     Aldo Montez-Sanchez, Melvis Villeda, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Center-Humanities (UROC-H), UC Merced.

2016     Tristan Yang, World Heritage Research Experience (WHERE), UC Merced.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

University of California, Merced

2018 – Present             Palenque Regional Project.

2016 – Present             Heritage Interpretation Visualization and Experience Lab, Director.

2015 – 2018                  Çatalhöyük Digital Preservation Project, Co-Director.

2011 – 2012                  3D Digging at Çatalhöyük Project, Postdoctoral Scholar.

University of California, Merced

2013 – 2014                  3D Digging at Çatalhöyük Project, Postdoctoral Associate.

SERVICE TO PROFESSION

2018                  Journal of Computing and Cultural Heritage, Reviewer.

2018                  Oxford University Press, Reviewer

2017                  Geosciences, Reviewer.

2018 – 2016     Journal of Cultural Heritage, Reviewer.

2018 – 2015     Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, Reviewer.

2016 – 2015     California State Parks Transformation Team - Natural & Cultural Resources Committee Cultural Advisory Group, Member, Sacramento, CA.

2015                  Current Anthropology, Reviewer.

2015                  Open Archaeology, Reviewer.

2015                  Ashgate Publishing, Reviewer.

DEPARTMENTAL/UNIVERSITY SERVICE - UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, MERCED

Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Group

Interdisciplinary Humanities Executive Committee, 2016 – 2017.   

Preparing for Humanities Employment Workshop, 2017.

Nuts, Bolts, and Professionalization Workshop, 2015.             

Humanities and World Cultures Department

HWC Reorganization Committee - Team B Sub-Committee, 2017.

Shared Humanities Space Committee, Chair, 2017.

Promotion Review Committee for Humanities and World Cultures Faculty, 2015, 2018

Merit Review Committee for Humanities and World Cultures faculty, 2015, 2018.

Lecturer in World Heritage Search, 2015, Co-Chair, 2015-2016.

School/College Service

World Heritage Committee (World Heritage Minor), Co-Chair, 2014 – Present.

Campus-wide Service

Facility on Research Computing (FoRC), Co-Director, 2017 – Present.

Wide-Area Visualization Environment Steering Committee, Chair, 2016 – Present.

Spatial Analysis and Research Center (SpARC) Steering Committee, 2015 – Present.

Campus Natural Reserve Faculty Director Search Advisory Committee, 2015.

Virtual Reality CAVE Task Force, 2015 – 2016 .

UC Merced Research Computing Task Force, 2015.

RELATED PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

2013     Teaching with New Media, University of California, Merced Center for Research on Teaching Excellence. (2012 - May 2013, Merced CA).

2008     Integrated Digital Technologies applied to Cultural Heritage, Italian National Research Council – CNR ITABC. (November 2008. Rome, Italy).

2006     Interactive Graphics, CINECA Research Center. (October 2006, Bologna, Italy).

LANGUAGES

English: reading (excellent), speaking (excellent), writing (excellent).

Italian: reading (native), speaking (native), writing (native).

Spanish: reading (excellent), speaking (excellent), writing (fluent).

French: reading (good), speaking (conversational), writing (basic).

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

2018 – 2015                   Society for American Archaeology (SAA).

2018 – 2016                  Sierra Nevada Research Institute (SNRI).

2018 – 2015                  Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS).

2019 – 2016, 2015       Archaeological Institute of America (AIA).

2018 – 2015                  Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society.

2017                                Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA).

2014                                American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR).