Ph.D., 1999, Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle

M.A., 1993, Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle

B.A., 1986, Anthropology and Geology, University of Nevada, Reno

Current Employment

2011-Pres. - Research Administrator, Clinical Investigations, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

2008-Pres. - Partner, Feetz Enterprises LLC, Shaker Heights, OH

1998-Pres. - Owner, Web Data Works, Shaker Heights, OH

Employment History

2008-2011 Manager of Informatics, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic

2005-2007 Lead Systems Analyst, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic

2001-2004 Database and Research Program Manager, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic

1999-2000 Adjunct Professor, Department of Anthropology, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH and Department of Sociology, Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, OH.

1992-1996 Material Culture Specialist, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Cortez, CO.

1990-1992 Digital Data Archivist, Center for Social Science Computation and Research, University of Washington, Seattle.

1982-1988 Assistant Research Archaeologist, Social Sciences Center (now DEES), Desert Research Institute, University of Nevada, Reno.

1976-1981 Freelance contract archaeologist and geoarchaeologist working in the southwestern United States

Honors and Awards

2011 Managerial Excellence Award, Heart and Vascular Insitute, Cleveland Clinic

2010 Inventor on US Patent No. 7,836,097 for SemanticDB

2007 Innovation Award, Cleveland Clinic

2005 Growth Award, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic

1996 Ward Weakly Memorial Scholarship for research on technological change, Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists

1988-1992 Jacob K. Javits Graduate Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education

1988 University of Washington recruitment fellowship

1988 Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

1984 First Prize in anthropology term paper competition, University of Nevada, Reno

1979 President's Scholar, San Jose State University

1978 Dean's Scholoar, San Jose State University

1977 National Science Foundation Student Originated Studies Research Grant


I am a scholar with formal training in archaeology and anthropology, and self-trained in informatics and computer science. I am passionate about research that leads to new knowledge, and the computational tools that can facilitate that research. I have enjoyed two professional careers (so far). My first career was as an archaeologist focused mainly on the development of theory and methods and elucidating the prehistory and early history of the western United States. In 2001, I switched to a career in informatics and process management in support of medical research. I founded Web Data Works in 1998 while I was transitioning between the two careers as a vehicle for providing consulting services in archaeology and informatics. Recently, my responsibilities at Cleveland Clinic and in support of my wife's business ventures have left little time for consulting work. However, I am always interested in fielding enquiries and discussing possible opportunites. My goal with this Web site is to make available the intellectual fruits of my various endeavors, and provide commentary on a few areas of sustained interest.

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