Associate Professor of Anthroplogy and Geology
Dr. Dana L Pertermann served in the US Army Reserves before graduating with her BA in Geology from the University of Minnesota. She participated in field work in England before entering Illinois State University to complete a Master?s degree in Historical Archaeology. Her MA thesis focused on Geoarchaeology and soils research at the oldest French colonial settlement along the Mississippi River, in Ste. Genevieve, MO. From there, she and her husband moved to Texas, where she completed her PhD in Anthropology at Texas A&M University, specializing in Conflict and Battlefield Archaeology (check out the Anthropology program at Western here). She conducted field research at the San Jacinto battlefield, the battle that won Texas' independence from Mexico.
Dana is excited to be at Western, able to teach in both disciples that are her passion, Anthropology and Geology. She is looking forward to growing both programs, and regularly conducts field trips and runs a summer field school in both Archaeology and Geology.
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