Ethan Watrall (your professor)

Office: Natural Sciences 412 & McDonel E-26 (Yup, I’ve got two offices. I split my time between them during the week.  So, if you make an appointment to meet with me, make sure you ask me which office we’ll be meeting in.)

Office Hours: Tuesdays 1-3, or by appointment (in my McDonel office)



An anthropological archaeologist who has worked throughout North America and the Middle East, Ethan Watrall is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology ( and Associate Director of MATRIX: The Center for Digital Humanities & Social Sciences ( at Michigan State University. In addition, Ethan is Director of the Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative ( and the Cultural Heritage Informatics Fieldschool ( at Michigan State University.  Currently, Ethan is Co-PI of the NEH funded ARCS: Archaeological Resource Cataloguing System project and the Director of the NEH funded Institute for Digital Archaeological Method and Practice. Ethan’s interest primarily fall in the domain of digital public archaeology and heritage, with particular interest in mobile digital public heritage and digital heritage mapping for public outreach and engagement. Ethan is co-editor of Archaeology 2.0: New Tools for Communication and Collaboration, an open access volume published by the UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press