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 10-12, or by appointment
IM: Captain Primate (AIM/iChat) – feel free to IM me any time you want
Ethan Watrall is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Associate Director of Matrix: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters & Social Sciences Online 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. Ethan’s interests fall in the domain of digital cultural heritage and digital archaeology, with particular focus on serious games & meaningful play, mobile & geospatial (mostly within the context of public outreach and engagement), and linked open archaeological data. Ethan is PI of the NEH funded “Red Land/Black Land: Teaching Ancient Egyptian History Through Game-Based Learning” project as well as co-PI of the NEH funded “Pox and the City: A Digital Role-Playing Game for the History of Medicine” project. In addition, 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. As an archaeologist, Ethan has spent most of his time working in Egypt – focusing specifically on Upper Egyptian Predynastic household archaeology.