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CURRENT APPOINTMENTS:

 

State University of New York -Empire State College (SUNY-ESC): (2010-present)

 

Associate Professor, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences: August 2017-present

Coordinator of Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Studies: January 2017-present

 

Assistant Professor: August 2010-August 2017

Area of Study Convener – Interdisciplinary Studies: August 2014-May 2017

 

Teaching Appointments (AY 2010-present):

 

International Programs Faculty Member (Dominican Republic, Lebanon, Cyprus): Spring 2015-present

 

School for Graduate Studies Faculty Member (Saratoga Springs, NY): Fall 2012-present

 

Niagara Frontier/WNY Regional Faculty Member (Buffalo, NY): Fall 2010-present

 

State University of New York COIL Collaborator (2016-2017)

Faculty member (1 AY term Grant Funded Project)

 

State University of New York/Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP): (2015-present)

TOEP Fellow: October 2015-present

 

State University of New York/Open SUNY (2014-present)

Founding Open SUNY Fellow in Innovation and Research: January 2014-present

 

South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary (SFBC&TS)
Visiting Professor (Honorarium): August 2010-present

 

EDUCATION:

 

Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Studies: 2010

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.

 

Concentrations in Mesoamerican Anthropological-Archaeology, History, and Linguistics

Dissertation: “Documenting Cultural Transition through Contact Archaeology in Tíhoo, Mérida, Yucatán.”

 

Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA)-ID #16082: 2007

Register of Professional Archaeology http://www.rpanet.org/

 

Master of Arts in History: 2004

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.

 

Concentrations in Latin American History and Southeastern U.S. History

Thesis: “The Spider Woman Rules No More?: The Transformation and Resilience of Aztec Female Roles.”

 

Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences: 2002

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.

 

Ethnic Studies Certificate: 2002

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.

 

RELEVANT TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

Teaching Positions:

 

South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary (SFBC&TS): Deerfield Beach, Florida (2006-2010)

Interim Department Chair, Division of General Studies (formerly Dept. of General Education): May 2008-August 2010

Assistant Professor, Division of General Studies (formerly Dept. of General Education): August 2008-August 2010

Adjunct Instructor, Division of General Studies (formerly Dept. of General Education): May 2006- May 2008

 

Palm Beach State College (formerly Palm Beach Community College), Boca Raton, Florida (2007) Lecturer, PBCC-Boca Raton Campus: May 2007

 

Florida Atlantic University (FAU): Boca Raton, Florida (2002-2007)

Graduate Instructor, Department of Comparative Studies: December 2004- May 2007

Graduate Instructor, Department of History: August 2002- December 2004

 

SELECTED STUDIES/COURSES TAUGHT:

 

Selected Undergraduate Anthropology and Archaeology Blended/Online Studies

Artifacts and Cultures of the Americas (blended)

Introduction to Archaeology (online)

Mesoamerican Art and History: A Material Study of Aztec and Maya Civilizations (blended/online)

The Anthropology of Business (online)

Digital Culture & Society (International Programs, COIL, ESC- blended and online)

 

Selected Undergraduate History Blended/Online Studies

Latin American History (Taught in Spanish & English-blended)

Mexico: Then & Now (online)

Public History: The Native American Experience (blended/online)

World Civilizations (to the 1600s) (blended)

 

Selected Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Blended/Online Studies

First Peoples of North America (online)

American Immigration: Love/Hate Relationship (International Programs/Blended Residency)

Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies (blended/online)

Introduction to Native American Studies (blended/online)

U.S. Cultural History (blended/online)

 

Selected Graduate Blended/Online Studies –

Models of Critical Inquiry: Social Science Research (blended)

Museums and Public History: Theory and Methods (online)

Things of Value: Topics in Material Culture (online)

Social Science Research Methodology (online)

Final Project Design (online/Residency/blended)

TEACHING AWARDS:

SUNY FACT2 Excellence Award (Finalist): 2016

SUNY Empire State College James William and Mary Elizabeth Hall Award for Innovation: 2015

Keep Mills Residency on Ways of Knowing-Faculty Academic Award (received with Drs. Alan Mandell, Cindy Bates, and Desalyn De-Souza): 2015

Open SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence (COTE): Online Effective Practice Community Award: 2015

South Florida Bible College Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Award: 2009-2010

South Florida Bible College Professorial Certificate of Excellence Award: 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010

Florida Atlantic University Graduate Student Teacher of the Year Award, Department of History: 2003

Florida Atlantic University Graduate Teaching Assistantship: 2002- 2007

FINAL PROJECTS, THESES, AND DISSERTATION ADVISING:

Shelia McCoy, Chair, thesis, Spring 2015-present, An Afrocetric Study of White Supremacist Ideals in US Public Policies. In Progress in the MA in Policy Studies program at SUNY Empire State College.

Dominique Murawski, MA Second Reader, Final Project, Spring 2016- present, Societal Inequalities in Developmental English: A Comparative Meta-Analytical Examination of Frequency Rates for Race/Ethnicity, Gender, Age, and Socioeconomic Status in Developmental Reading and/or Developmental Writing Courses in Postsecondary Institutions. In Progress in the MA in Adult Learning program at SUNY Empire State College.

Brendalee Piccione, MA Chair, thesis, Summer 2015, Museum Studies: A Practical Approach. Graduated from the MA in Liberal Studies program at SUNY Empire State College.

Vivian Davis, MA Chair, Final Project, Fall 2014, Can Online Learning Effectively Reach a Global Audience?:Developing an Interactive MOOC for Globalized Teaching. Graduated from the MA in Adult Learning program at SUNY Empire State College.

Andrew Ferg, MA Chair, thesis, Fall 2014, Race in Science Fiction. Graduated from the in MA in Liberal Studies program at SUNY Empire State College.

Linda Holliday, Undergraduate Advisor, Final Project, Fall 2014, Melting Pot versus Salad Bowl: The Formation and Evolution of the Multicultural Mosaic of the United States (1960-present). Graduated from the Historical Studies program at SUNY Empire State College.

Alison Brust, MA Chair, Final Project, Summer 2014, An Interdisciplinary Study of Caribbean Street Performers: Examples from the Mocko Jumbie. Developing a Blended Undergraduate Course. Graduated from the MA in Liberal Studies program at SUNY Empire State College.

Susan Luchesse, MA Chair, thesis, Summer 2014, MIS/UNDERSTOOD: Personal Narratives of Women’s Experiences with Communication. Graduated from the MA in Liberal Studies program at SUNY Empire State College.

Steven Jones, Undergraduate Advisor, Final Project, Summer 2014, Latin American Politics: A Comparative Study of Brazil and Mexico. Graduated from the Interdisciplinary Studies Area of Study at SUNY Empire State College.

Iris Rivera, Undergraduate Advisor, Final Project, Fall 2013, Reflective Essay: Cumulative Experiences in my Spanish and English Translation degree. Graduate from Cultural Studies Area of Study at SUNY Empire State College.

Olivia Light, MA Second Reader, Final Project, Spring 2013, Cultural Factors Impacting the Success of Sullivan County Community Gardens-Survey Project and Handbook. Graduated from the MA in Liberal Studies program at SUNY Empire State College.

Natalia E. Romero, PhD Committee Member, dissertation, Spring 2012, Stochastic Processes in the Social Sciences: Market, Prices and Wealth Distributions. Graduated from the Physics Ph.D. program at Florida Atlantic University (May 2012).

Esa Autero, PhD Reviewer, dissertation, Fall 2009-2010, From Liberation Theory to Empirical Hermeneutics: How Can Empirical Research Contribute to the Understanding of Biblical Texts? Graduated from the Theology Th.D. program at University of Helsinki.

Kevin G. Swann, PhD Chair, dissertation, Fall 2010, Paul’s use of the Athletic Metaphor in 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 as means for Christian Growth. Graduated from the D.Min program at South Florida Bible College (May 2010).

RELEVANT RESEARCH EXPERIENCES:

Non-Teaching, Research Appointments:

State University of New York IITG STEM OER Grant (2016-17)

Project PI: Drs. Nathan Whitley Grassi, Kevin Woo, and Audi Matias. Role- STEM OER Academic Content Expert

 State University of New York IITG PLA Grant (2016-17)

Project PI: Drs. Nan Travers and Michelle Forte. Role- Basic Communication PLA Consultant (1 YR Grant Funded)

State University of New York-Empire State College-Niagara Frontier Center: The Buffalo Project Creator (2010-present)

Multiphase/Multiyear Project Co-Principal Investigators: Dr. Rhianna C. Rogers (2010-present), Alexandria Valenti (2016-present), Dr. Aimee Woznick (2013-2015) and Research Assistants: Maria Tripi (2010-2013) and Vincent Caito (2010-2011)

State University of New York -Empire State College (SUNY-ESC): (2012-13)

SUNY-ESC Institute on Mentoring, Teaching, and Learning (1 YR Research Appointment) Project titled The Buffalo Project: An Ethnographic Survey of Western New York, Principal Investigator and Director of Student Research Assistant, Maria Tripi: August 2013-May 2013

State University of New York/Native American Western Consortium (2014-2015)

NFC Grant Team member (1 YR Grant Funded Project)

State University of New York-Empire State College Latin American OER Project (2012-2015)

Multiphase Project Principal Investigator: Dr. Rhianna C. Rogers (2012-present)

Awarded ESC Faculty Travel Funds for Research (AY 2012), an ESC Competitive Reassignment (AY 2014-2015), and ESC Technology Support (AY 2-14-present) for this project

State University of New York/SUNY Real – PLA Lumina/Saylor Grant (2012-14)

PLA Lumina Grant- ESC Academic Team member (2 YR Grant Funded, Research Appointment)

SUNY-Empire State College (SUNY-ESC) Ciudadela Web Project: Cheektowaga, New York (2011-2015) Project PI with contributions from Scholar Raul Alcala Erosa http://www.ciudadelaproject.com/

SUNY-Empire State College (SUNY-ESC) Photosynth Project Based Learning Research Project: Cheektowaga, New York (2011-2012) Project Co-PI (Principal Investigator-Nathan Whitley Grassi): February 2012 – 2013

Seminole Tribe of Florida, Tribal Historic Preservation Office (STOF-THPO): Big Cypress Seminole Reservation, Florida (2007-2008)

Tribal Archaeologist, Department Head:  January 2008- May 2008

Interim Compliance Review Supervisor, Department Head: December 2007- March 2008

Reviewing Archaeologist:  September 2007- December 2007

Archaeological Data Analyst:  May 2007- September 2007

SELECTED RESEARCH PROJECTS:

 Archivo General de Indias (AGI): Sevilla, Spain (2012)

Research Historian, Archivo General de la Nación: July 2012

University of Florida (UF) YUC 2/Ciudadela Archaeological Project: Gainesville, Florida (2009) Project, Principal Investigator: July 2009 – August 2009

University of Florida (UF): Gainesville, Florida (2009): Research Archaeologist, Florida Museum of Natural History: July-August 2009

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) International Dia de los Muertos Ethnographic Project: Mérida, Yucatán, México (2008), Principal Investigator: October 2008 – September 2008

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) International Semana Santa Ethnographic Project: Puebla, México (2007), Principal Investigator: March 2007

Archivo General de la Nación (AGN): Mexico City, Mexico (2007)

Research Historian, Archivo General de la Nación: May 2007

 Pakbeh Regional Survey Program: Chunchucmil, Yucatán, México (Field Season 2006) Transect Director (Principal Investigator- Bruce Dahlin): May 2006 – August 2006

State of Yucatan Regional Survey Project- Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), Regional Archive: Telchaquillo, Yucatán, México (2006)

 Telchaquillo, Yucatán, México (Field Season 2005) Project Archaeologist: June 2005 – August 2005 (Principal Investigator- Dr. Clifford Brown)

University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin): Austin, Texas (2005)

Research Historian, Benson Latin American Library: May 2005

Big Island Survey Project (Site #8BD2911): Hollywood, Florida (2005) Project Archaeologist: March 2005(Principal Investigator- Willard Steele)

Graves Museum Laboratory Project (Site #8BD183, Markham Park; Pit P-16, Mound 2 Fort Lauderdale, Florida): Fort Lauderdale Historical Society/Florida Atlantic University Collaboration, (2005) Project Co-Investigator (Principal Investigator- Dr. Arlene Fradkin): January 2005 – May 2005

Florida Atlantic University Archaeological Field School: Southern Manabi Province Solango, Ecuador (Field Season 2004) Student Archaeologist (Principal Investigator- Valentina Martinez): June 2004 – August 2004.

Seminole Tribe of Florida (STOF), Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum: Big Cypress Seminole Reservation, Florida (2004)

STOF Public History Program Intern:  Jan 2004- May 2004

SELECTED RESEARCH HONORS, AWARDS, AND GRANTS:

SUNY-Empire State College Faculty Reassignment (Latin American OERs): 2014-2015

SUNY-Empire State College Faculty Development Funds: 2010a, 2010b, 2011, 2012, 2014

Florida Atlantic University Graduate College, Division of Research, and Graduate Student Association – Graduate Student Research Conference Champion (Top University-wide Award for FAU Graduate Students): 2010

American Anthropological Association-Archaeology Division, Student Membership Award: 2009

American Anthropological Association-Archaeology Division, Student Diversity Travel Grant: 2009

South Florida Bible College Travel to Research Grant: 2009

Florida Atlantic University Student Government Travel Grant, Phi Alpha Theta, Xi Omega Chapter representative, 2007

Florida Atlantic University Graduate Student Research Grant: 2003, 2004, and 2007

Florida Atlantic University Graduate Student Symposia Grant: 2006

Progressive Californians Student Excellence Scholarship: 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2006

Florida Atlantic University John Q. Adams Memorial Award for Maya Field Studies and Ecuadorian Research: 2004, 2006

Florida Atlantic University Student Government Research and Travel Grant: 2005

Florida Atlantic University Saul E. Edelman Memorial Award in Latin American History: 2004

Florida Atlantic University John O’Sullivan Research Grant: 2004

Florida Atlantic University Academic and Athletic Scholarships: 1999-2002

University of Pittsburgh Academic and Athletic Scholarships: 1998-1999

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS:

 International Conferences/Lectures:

Rhianna C. Rogers “Anthropology of Activism: Examples from the Field,” Keynote Lecture, American University of Technology, Kaslik, Lebanon Conference. April 7, 2017.

Rhianna C. Rogers “Business Anthropology: Uses and Applications,” Keynote Lecture, American University of Science & Technology, Beirut, Lebanon Conference. Spring, 2016.

Rhianna C. Rogers and Nathan Whitley-Grassi “Using Photosynth to Engage Students in Project Based Learning,” in the 1st Annual International Higher Education Teaching & Learning (HETL) Conference at the University of Central Florida, Main Campus, Orlando, Florida, January 2013.

“New Directions in Maya Research: Using History and Anthropology to Study the Maya Site of Tihoo, Merida, Yucatan” in the 9th Annual International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities at the Universidad de Granada, Campus La Cartuja, Granada, Spain, June 2011.

“The Usefulness of GPS in Archaeological Mapping,” Chunchucmil, Yucatán, México, May 2006.

National Conferences/Lectures:

“Its Elementary my Dear Watson: Using Material Culture to Understand Human Behaviors,” in The Arc of Anchorage Keynote Series, Anchorage, Alaska, Sept. 2014.

“From Ichcanzihoo to Mérida: Discussing Cultural Transition Through Contact Archaeology in Tíhoo, Mérida, Yucatan,” in The Arc of Anchorage Keynote Series, Anchorage, Alaska, Sept. 2014.

“Contact Archaeology at the Maya site of Tihoo, Merida, Yucatan,” Annual Society of Historical Archaeology Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, January 2012.

“Analysis of the Ciudadela (YUC 2) Artifact Assemblage: Tihoo, Merida, Yucatan,” in Historical Archaeology in the New World: Power, Diaspora, Architecture, and Circulation, 109th Annual American Anthropological Association Meeting, New Orleans, Louisana, November 2010.

“Quetzalcoatl, Kukulkan, and Jesus:  Thoughts on Religious Identity, Gender, and Resistance in Aztec and Maya Societies,” in Historical Archaeologies of Christianity, Capitalism, and Collaboration, 108th Annual American Anthropological Association Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 2009.

La Reconquista de La Mujer: Documenting the Transition of Gendered Ceramics in Aztec and Mayan Contexts, 1400-1550,” in Political and Economic Behaviors Across Scales, 5th Annual Symposium of the Society for Anthropological Sciences (AAA Affiliate), Las Vegas, Nevada, February 2009.

“Tlaloc, Chac, and Jesus: Thoughts on Religious Syncretism in Aztec and Mayan Societies,” in Religion in the Making, 38th Annual Symposium of the Society for Cross Cultural Research Symposium, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 2009.

“Implementing New Techniques for Section 106 Compliance: The Use of Data Management Systems in Historic Preservation,” in Methods & Data Analysis Issues, 37th Annual Symposium for the Society for Cross Cultural Research, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 2008.

“Religious Syncretism: Comparing the Impacts of Christianity on Late Roman and New World Paganism,” in Phi Alpha Theta Biennial Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, January 2008. (Co-presenter Jennifer L. Blank)

“Investigations of the Pre-Columbian and Colonial Ceramic Sequences in Tíhoo, Mérida, Yucatán,” in Cultural Variation and Practice, 36th Annual Symposium of the Society for Cross Cultural Research, San Antonio, Texas, February 2007.

“Survey of the Central Part of the State of Yucatan, Mexico 2005,”in Regional and Community Organization in the Northern Lowlands: Papers in Honor of the Life and Legacy of Ed Kurjack, 71st Annual Symposium of the Society for American Archaeology in San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 2006. (Co-presenters Clifford Brown, Walter Witschey, and Carlos Peraza Lope)

Regional Conferences/Lectures:

Rhianna C. Rogers and Aimee Woznick, “How to Cultivate Cross Cultural Awareness among Adult Learners: Practical Examples from the Buffalo Project,” in Concurrent Session II at the 2014 SUNY Diversity Conference. Albany, NY, November 2014

“Global Learning Qualifying Framework Workshop and Poster Presentation,” 2014 Global Learning Qualifications Framework Summit, (Co-presenting with Nan Travers, Amy McQuigge, Michele Forte, Bob Carey, Eileen O’Connor, Betty Hurley-Dasgupta) SUNY Empire State College-Coordinating Center (Main Campus), Saratoga Springs, NY, November 2014.

“Fostering Creativity in Learning-How to Effectively Incorporate OERs into Assignments. Part 2: Practical Applications,” SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence (COTE) Speakers Series: Fellow Chats. Albany, NY, August 2014

“Fostering Creativity in Learning-How to Effectively Incorporate OERs into Assignments. Part 1: Theory and Methods,” SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence (COTE) Speakers Series: Fellow Chats. Albany, NY, August 2014.

“Keynote Address: How Culture Can Impact WNY Settlement Patterns: Case Studies from the Buffalo Project” Realty Edge Business Meeting. Millennium Hotel, Cheektowaga, NY Nov. 2013

“The Importance of Cultural Awareness in WNY Realty: Case Studies from the Buffalo Project” WNY Relators Association, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Buffalo, NY Oct. 2013

“The Importance of Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity to WNY Realty” in WNY Relators Association-Women’s Council of Realtors Business Meeting, Amherst, NY Oct. 2013

Race: Are We So Different?” American Anthropological Association Traveling Exhibit and Plenary Session,” Invited Panelists Drs. Mark Soderstrom, Adele Anderson, and Rhianna C. Rogers. Rochester Museum and Science Center, Rochester, NY Feb. 2, 2013

“Its Elementary my Dear Watson: Using Material Culture to Understand Human Behaviorsin 2012 WNY Branch of the National League of American Pen Women Lecture Series, Amherst, NY Nov 2012.

“From Ichcanzihoo to Mérida: Discussing Cultural Transition Through Contact Archaeology in Tíhoo, Mérida, Yucatan,” in The New York State Archaeological Association- Houghton Chapter Speaker Series, Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo, NY, May 2011

“Analysis of the Ciudadela (YUC 2) Artifact Assemblage from Tíhoo, Mérida, Yucatan,” Why Interdisciplinary Approaches to Learning?, 2nd Annual Comparative Studies Association Conference, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, April 2010.

“Christianity and the Pagan: Comparisons of Religious Dogma in Late Roman Antiquity and New World Spanish Colonialism,” Phi Alpha Theta 2007 Regional Conference, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, April 2007. (Co-presenter Jennifer L. Blank)

“Christianity and the Pagan: Similarities between Late Roman Antiquity and New World Spanish Christian Conversion,” Florida Conference of Historians, Rollins College, Orlando, Florida, March 2007. (Co-presenter Jennifer L. Blank)

“Survey of the Central Part of the State of Yucatan, Mexico 2005,” 2nd Annual Southeastern Conference on Mesoamerican Archaeology and History, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, February 2006. (Co-presenters Clifford Brown, Walter Witschey, and Carlos Peraza Lope)

“Results from Investigations at Hunacti, Yucatan 2005,” 2nd Annual Southeastern Conference on Mesoamerican Archaeology and History, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida. February 2006. (Co-presenters Clifford Brown, Walter Witschey, and Carlos Peraza Lope)

“The Manipulation of Christianity and the Demise of Female Roles in Aztec Society,” in Early American Histories Lecture Series, presented by Phi Alpha Theta: The National History Honors Society, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, April 2004.

Institutional Conferences/ Lectures:

“3rd Annual Forum on Diversity and Inclusion: Forum on American Politics and Race” Sponsored by SUNY Empire State College, the Graduate Student Collaborative and the Niagara Frontier Business Club (Moderator and Panel Organizer) SUNY Empire State College-Coordinating Center (Main Campus), Saratoga Springs, NY, March, 2017.

“Cultural Diversity and Inclusion – The Conversation Continues” Sponsored by SUNY Empire State College and the Graduate Student Collaborative (Moderator and Panel Organizer) SUNY Empire State College-Graduate Student Residency, Albany NY, Spring, 2016.

“2nd Annual Forum on Diversity and Inclusion: Cultural Diversity and Inclusion” Sponsored by SUNY Empire State College, the Graduate Student Collaborative and the Niagara Frontier Business Club (Moderator and Panel Organizer) SUNY Empire State College-Coordinating Center (Main Campus), Saratoga Springs, NY, April, 2016.

Rhianna C. Rogers “The Buffalo Project: Driving Cultural Change through Learning,” Dialogues Discussions. SUNY Empire State College-Niagara Frontier Center, Manhattan, NY, Feb. 2015.

“1st Annual Forum on Diversity and Inclusion: Forum on Race and Policing: Issues, Progressions, and Comments” Sponsored by SUNY Empire State College (Moderator with Drs. Menoukha Case and Himanee Gupta-Carlson), SUNY Empire State College-Coordinating Center (Main Campus), Saratoga Springs, NY, Feb. 13, 2015.

Rhianna C. Rogers and Aimee Woznick “How to Cultivate Cross Cultural Awareness among Adult Learners: Revisiting the Buffalo Project,” Brown Bag Discussions. SUNY Empire State College-Niagara Frontier Center, Cheektowaga, NY, Nov. 2014.

“Honoring and Discovering Our Cultures: Native American Awareness Plenary Event” Sponsored by the Center for Distance Learning in conjunction with the Office of Affirmative Action, the Collegewide Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Office of Collegewide Student Services at SUNY Empire State College (Panel Presenter with Joanne Shenandoah, Kay Olan, Doug George-Kanentiio and Drs. Menoukha Case, Jeffery Lambe, Deborah Holler), SUNY Empire State College-Coordinating Center (Main Campus), Saratoga Springs, NY, Nov. 2013. http://media-origin.esc.edu/stream/2013/CDL_Native_American_Awareness_Day/index.html

“Native American Keynote Address by Dr. Rodney Haring and Tribal Sovereignty Plenary Session” Presentations with Brian Murphy and Drs. Sandra Johnson and Rodney Haring. Semi Annual Buffalo Project Plenary Series (Event Co-Organizer with Sandra Johnson and Panel Moderator), SUNY Empire State College-Niagara Frontier Center, Cheektowaga, NY, Nov. 2013.

“Global Learning Qualifying Framework Workshop and Poster Presentation,” (Co-presented with Nan Travers, Amy McQuigge, Michele Forte, Bob Carey, Eileen O’Connor, Viktoria Popova-Gonci, and Betty Hurley-Dasgupta) 2013 ESC Fall Academic Conference, SUNY Empire State College-Coordinating Center (Main Campus), Saratoga Springs, NY, Oct. 2012.

“What is with these OERs?: Practical Strategies for How to Effectively Incorporate OERs into Assignments,” NFC Digital Day Conference, SUNY Empire State College-Niagara Frontier Center, Cheektowaga, NY, Aug. 2013.

“African American Plenary Event” Semi Annual Buffalo Project Plenary Series (Panel Organizer, Moderator, and Presenter with Drs. Mark Soderstrom and Sonja Brown Givens), SUNY Empire State College-Niagara Frontier Center, Cheektowaga, NY June 2013. https://ensemble.annese.com/app/sites/index.aspx?destinationID=aSPB6eUGcku1g7SLDiz5Hg&contentID=9PRpWq-EY0-mbVL0WeswOA&pageIndex=1&pageSize=10

“What is Interdisciplinary Studies?” Invited Virtual NEC Presentation, SUNY Empire State College-Northeast Center, Latham, NY, May 2013.

“Institute on Mentoring, Teaching, and Learning: Innovations in Practice,” (Invited Panel Discussant with Katherine Jelly, Cathy Leaker, Frances Boyce, Amanda Sisselman, Sue Epstein and Cindy Bates) 2011 Empire State College All College Conference, ESC Coordinating Center (Main Campus), Saratoga Springs, NY, March 2013

“Fostering Creativity in Learning: How to Effectively Incorporate OERs into Assignments” Center for Mentoring and Learning Speakers Series, SUNY Empire State College-Coordinating Center (Main Campus), Saratoga Springs, NY, Feb. 2013 http://cml.esc.edu/resources/materials/presentations

“Native American Event: Why do we celebrate Native American Month?,” Semi Annual Buffalo Project Plenary Series (Panel Co-organizer with Dr. Sandra Johnson and Prof. Ann Garner and Event Moderator with presenters Brendalee Piccone, Brian Murphy, Ann Garner, Sandra Johnson, and Sierra Adare-Tasiwoopa api), SUNY Empire State College-Niagara Frontier Center, Cheektowaga, NY, Nov. 2012. http://vimeo.com/53705437

“Strategies for Open Learning: Examples from an NFC Mentor.” In Open Learning Plenary Sessions (Presented with Deb Amory, Bob Clougherty, Francis Boyce, Cathy Leaker, and Betty Hurly-Dasgupta.) ESC 2012 Virtual Fall Academic Conference, SUNY Empire State College-Coordinating Center (Main Campus), Saratoga Springs, NY, Oct. 2012. http://media-origin.esc.edu/stream/2012/fall_academic_conference/index.html

“The Buffalo Project: How Can Empire State College’s Niagara Frontier Center Become a Culturally ‘Open’ Regional Center,” ESC Virtual Academic Conference-Cultural Studies AOS Meeting, SUNY Empire State College-Coordinating Center (Main Campus), Saratoga Springs, NY, Oct. 2012.

Rhianna C. Rogers and Maria L. Tripi “How Can Empire State College’s Niagara Frontier Center Become a Culturally ‘Open’ Regional Center, 8th Annual Empire State College Student Academic Conference, SUNY-Empire State College, Adams Mark Hotel, Buffalo, NY, Oct 2012.

Rhianna C. Rogers and Nathan Whitley-Grassi “Developing Learning Activities for Blended Studies” APARC Sponsored Academic Discussion and Afternoon Workshop, SUNY Empire State College-Niagara Frontier Center, Cheektowaga, NY, October 2012.

“Keynote Address: Cross-Cultural Management-What does it mean and how can it help me?” Business, Management & Economic Residency Luncheon, SUNY Empire State College-Niagara Frontier Center, Cheektowaga, NY, June 2012.

“Keynote Address: What is Business Anthropology,” Business, Management & Economic Residency Luncheon, SUNY Empire State College-Niagara Frontier Center, Cheektowaga, NY, June 2011.

“Strategies for Formative Assessment: Project Based Learning Experiences,” 2012 NFC Faculty Retreat, The Millennium Hotel, Cheektowaga, NY, March 2012. http://cml.esc.edu/themes/cml/snippets/NFCProject%20Based%20Learning_Rogers.pdf

“What is Cultural Sensitivity?” Panel Organizer and Moderator with Bob Gerulat, Sandra Johnson, Hartley Hutchins and Brian Murphy, Cultures Across the Curriculum Residency, SUNY Empire State College-Niagara Frontier Center, Cheektowaga, NY, Nov. 2011.

“What is Contact Archaeology?: Examples from Tíhoo, Mérida, Yucatan,” Niagara Frontier Center- Brown Bag Lunch Series, SUNY Empire State College-Niagara Frontier Center, Cheektowaga, NY, April 2011

“ESC as an Open University: An Ethnographic Study of SUNY ESC-Niagara Frontier,” in ESC as an Open Institution: Open to Whom? 2011 Empire State College All College Conference, ESC Coordinating Center (Main Campus), Saratoga Springs, NY, March 2011.

“Looking Forward to Native America: Envisioning the Future of Native America at Empire State College,” (Invited Panel Discussant with K.D. Eaglefeathers, Nikki Shrimpton, Sandra Johnson, and Deborah Holler) 2011 Empire State College All College Conference, ESC Coordinating Center (Main Campus), Saratoga Springs, NY, March 2011

“1st Annual NFC Cultural Diversity Luncheon,” SUNY Empire State College-Niagara Frontier Center, Cheektowaga, NY, Fall 2010 (Event Organizer and Moderator)

PUBLICATIONS:

Book

From Ichcanzihoo to Merida: Documenting Cultural Transition Through Contact Archaeology in Tihoo, Merida, Yucatan. Oxford, England: ArchaeoPress/British Archaeological Report Series, 2011.

Book Chapter

Rhianna C. Rogers and Menoukha Case, “Haudenosaunee/Iroquois Influence on the US Constitution, 1789,” in 50 Events that Shaped American Indian History, Greenwood Publishers, Dec. 2016.

Rhianna C. Rogers, “The Seminole Wars,” in 50 Events that Shaped American Indian History, Greenwood Publishers, Dec. 2016.

“Okay, so how do I really study ceramics? Understanding the Praxis of Archaeological Ceramic Research” in Research Realities in the Social Sciences: Negotiating Fieldwork Dilemmas, Edited by Dr. Gregory S. Szarycz, Amherst, NY: Cambria Press 2010.

Peer-reviewed Articles

Rhianna C. Rogers and Michelle Forte, “Prior Learning Assessment and Marginalized Populations Effectively Engaging Marginalized Audiences in the PLA Process,” in PLAIO, Empire State College Press, Spring 2016.

“New Methods in Maya Research: Using History and Anthropology to study the Maya site of Tihoo, Merida, Yucatan.” Selected Annual Proceedings of the International Conference of the Humanities, University of Illinois Press, Spring 2011.

“Rethinking the Maya: Understanding an Ancient Language in Modern Linguistic Terms,” FACS Literary Journal: Remaking Reality: Eroding the Palimpsest, Florida Atlantic University Publication, Vol. 10, Issue 1, Fall 2008.

Rhianna C. Rogers and Jennifer L. Blank, “Christianity and the Pagan: Religious Transformation and Resilience in Late Roman Antiquity and New World Spanish Colonialism,” Selected Annual Proceedings of the Florida Conference of Historians Journal, Florida International University Publication, Vol. 15, 2008.

Rhianna C. Rogers and Jennifer L. Blank, “Christianity and the Pagan: Comparisons of Religious Dogma in Late Roman Antiquity and New World Spanish Colonialism,” Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences: Scientific Journals International, Online publication, Vol. 1, Issue 2, July 2007 .

“The Resilience of Aztec Women: A Case Study of Modern Aztec Myths,” Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences: Scientific Journals International, Online publication, Vol. 1, Issue 2, June 2007.

Refereed Articles

Rhianna C. Rogers and Menoukha Case, “Tribal vs. Academic Archaeology – Power Dynamics and Cultural Sensitivity,” in Online Journal of Public Archaeology, JAS Publishers, Fall 2017.

Rhianna C. Rogers and Aimee Woznick “Buffalo Project.” All About Mentoring, SUNY Empire State College Publication, Spring 2015.

“Using Open Educational Resources (OERs) to Your Advantage: How to Effectively Incorporate OERs into College Assignments.” All About Mentoring, SUNY Empire State College Publication, Spring 2014.

“Summary of the Ciudadela (YUC 2) Artifact Analysis from Tihoo, Merida, Yucatan.” FAMSI Journal of the Ancient Americas: Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc., Online publication, Independent Works, July 2010.

Clifford Brown, Walter Witschey, Carlos Peraza Lope, and Rhianna C. Rogers, “Results of Survey in Central Yucatan, Mexico.” FAMSI Journal of the Ancient Americas: Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc., Online publication, Contributed Papers, October 2006.

Research Publications and Professional Reports

In Process: Rhianna C. Rogers, James Schultz, Rex Caudwell, and Susan Caudwell, “Archaeological Reconnaissance Survey of the La Mina Site, Municipio de Naguabo, Puerto Rico,” expected 2017.

Rhianna C. Rogers, Sandra Johnson, and Eric Bridges, “Midyear Report for SUNY Empire State College Niagara Frontier Center SUNY Native American Consortium.” SUNY Empire State College IRB Report for AY 2013-2014, Jan. 2015.

Rhianna C. Rogers and Aimee Woznick, “Report for “Fostering an ‘Open’ Culture at Empire State College: An Ethnographic Study of Niagara Frontier Center Participant Observations.” SUNY Empire State College IRB Report for AY 2013-2014, June 2014.

Recopilación de la Ciudadela (YUC 2) Análisis en Tíhoo, Mérida, Yucatán (Translators P.Medina, R. Alcala Erosa, and R.Rogers,) January 2014.

Rhianna C. Rogers and Maria L. Tripi, “Report for “Fostering an ‘Open’ Culture at Empire State College: An Ethnographic Study of Niagara Frontier Center Participant Observations.” SUNY Empire State College IRB Report for AY 2012-2013, June 2013.

Rhianna C. Rogers, Kathleen Gregory, Juan J. Cancel, and Carrie Purkerson, “Seminole Tribe of Florida Cultural Resource Management Survey of the Proposed Lakeland Reservation, Polk County, Florida,” TAS # 2007-140, Seminole Tribe of Florida-Tribal Historical Preservation Office, July 2008.

Bruce Dahlin, Rhianna C. Rogers, et. al. 2006. Pakbeh Regional Survey Project, Presented to The National Institute of Archaeology and History in Mexico. Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, México. México, D.F, 2006.

Artifact Analysis of Site #8BD183, Markham Park; Pit P-16, Mound 2 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Graves Museum Collection. Presented to the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, 2005.

“English Translations of Sixteenth-Century European Mentalities Regarding the Treatment of Cuban Indians,” University of Miami Publication: Cuban Heritage Collection, Online Collection, January 2005. (out of print)

Valentina Martinez, Rhianna C. Rogers et. al. 2004. Report of Investigations for the Southern Manabi Province, Field Season 2004, Presented to The Cultural Heritage Department in Ecuador. Departamento de Herencias Culturales, 2004.

– Additional Research Publications Available Upon Request –

RELEVANT SERVICE EXPERIENCE:

SUNY-Empire State College-Wide Service

Coordinator of Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Studies (AY 2017-present)

Interdisciplinary Studies Area of Study (AOS) co-convener with Menoukha Case (AY 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017)

Faculty Adviser (2014-present): Graduate Student Collaborative

Committee Alternate (2015-2017): Center for Mentoring and Learning

Committee Member (2015): College-Wide Technology Restructuring Committee

Committee Member (2011-2014): College-Wide Student Degree Planning Guide Committee

Committee Member (2012-2013): Interdisciplinary Studies AOS Guidelines Revision Sub-Committee

Committee Member (2012): College-Wide American History and Western Civilization Area of Study Assessment Committee

Committee Member (2010-2011): College-Wide Native American Certificate Planning Committee

Niagara Frontier Regional Service (WNY)

Committee Member (2011-2013, 2013-2015): Academic Planning and Resource Committee

– APARC Co-Chair August 2012-2013

Committee Chair (2011-2014): The Buffalo Project Plenary Series Planning Committee

Faculty Adviser (2011-2014): Niagara Frontier Center Student Club- SUNY ESC CARES (College Achievement Requires Engaged Students

Committee Member (2011-2012): Science Math & Technology (SMT) Search Committee for the Math Educator job posting at the Niagara Frontier Center.

Committee Chair (2011): Cultural Studies/Cultural Across the Curriculum Residency Planning Committee

Community Service (WNY)

I have actively engaged in the greater academic community of Western New York by establishing relationships with faculty members at Buffalo State College, Niagara University, and the University at Buffalo. I also belong to a number of professional and academic organizations and am a reviewer for academic journals.

Academic Boards

WNY American Archaeological Institute : Advisory Board (2011-present)

New York State Archaeological Association, Houghton Chapter, Member (2010-present) & Houghton Chapter, Vice President (2013-present)

Scientific Journals International- Editorial Review Board, (2007-2010).

Community Boards

Impact Buffalo: Vice President (2012-2013)

Academic Consultant

Karen Latchana Kenney (2015), Ancient Aztecs. Minneapolis, MN: Abdo Publishing.

Academic Book and Grant Reviewer

Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group- Book Reviewer, (2014): Gregory R. Hancock and Ralph O. Muller’s The Reviewer’s Guide to Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Counsel (SSHRC) of Canada, Grant Reviewer, (2013): Charles Barteet’s unsuccessful grant “The formation of the urban spaces of colonial Mérida as it evolved from the abandoned Maya ceremonial center of Tihó”

The International Journal of the Humanities- Editorial Reviewer, (2011): Associate Editor, International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 9, Issue 3

Membership in Professional and Academic Organizations

New York State Archaeological Association, Houghton Chapter, 2010-present

American Association of University Women, Buffalo Chapter, 2010 – present

The Register of Professional Archaeology, 2007 – present

Lambda Alpha, National Anthropology Honors Society, 2005 – present

Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honors Society, 2002 – present

American Anthropological Association, 2008 – 2014

The Society of Historical Archaeology, 2009 – 2011

Florida Atlantic University, Public Intellectual Doctoral Student Association, 2004 – 2010

Society for Cross Cultural Research, 2008 – 2010

Society for Anthropological Sciences, 2008 – 2010

Society for American Archaeology, 2005-2006