Your Professor & TA

Ethan Watrall (your professor)

Office: Natural Sciences 412 & McDonel E-37 (Yup, I’ve got two offices. I spilt 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: Tuesday 8-10 (or by appointment) – in my McDonel E-37office


IM: Captain Primate (AIM/iChat) – feel free to IM me any time you want (though, be thoughtful)

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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 research interests fall in the domain of cultural heritage informatics, with particular (though hardly exclusive) focus on digital archaeology and serious games for cultural heritage learning, outreach, and engagement. 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.

Adam Haviland (your TA)

Adam Haviland has a B.S. in Biology and a minor in American Indian Studies from CMU and recieved an M.A. in American Studies, and an M.A. in Anthropology from MSU. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Anthropology at MSU. The focus of his work is on the Anishinaabe language and Native American language revitalization. In particular his work looks at the  transmission of language and differences in language ideologies across generations. For the past 17 years, he has worked as a naturalist at Fenner Nature Center in Lansing MIchigan and as an alternative and special education para-professional in St. Johns and Mt. Pleasent.



Office: 406 Baker Hall

Office Hours: Wednesday, 10-12 or by appointment