Sarah E. Wolff Curriculum Vitae



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Sarah E. Wolff

Curriculum Vitae

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University of Arizona

Ph.D. Candidate (ABD)

Anticipated graduation, June 2016

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19441 South Sonoita Hwy

Vail, AZ 85641

Cell ph: (307)256-9018

wolffsarahe@gmail.com

EDUCATION


Ph.D., 2016 (anticipated graduation Spring), University of Arizona, Anthropology / Archaeology, GPA 3.93

  • Admitted September 2010

  • ABD January 14, 2014

  • Concentration in zooarchaeology and historical archaeology

  • Dissertation Title: Victorian Culture on the Frontier: The Use of Animals to Create 19th Century Social Identity and Status at Fort Laramie, Wyoming

M.A., 2009 (Dec), Pennsylvania State University, Biological Anthropology, GPA 3.88

  • Master’s Title: “Vocal Masculinity is a Robust Signal in Men.”

B.A., 2006 (Dec), University of Wyoming, summa cum laude, GPA 4.0



  • Dual Major: Anthropology and History

  • Dual Minor: Psychology and Honors Program

  • Emphasis in forensic anthropology

  • Phi Beta Kappa

A.A., 2003 (May) Laramie County Community College, GPA 3.96

  • Anthropology Major

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PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

2014 – Present Adjunct Instructor, Pima County Community College, Tucson, AZ; Courses Taught: Origins of Human Diversity and Prehistory (ANT 101)


2014 – Present Online Adjunct Instructor, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; Courses Taught: Patterns in Prehistory (TRAD 101)
2013 – Present Online Adjunct Instructor, Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD; Courses Taught: Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 210)
2011 – 2014 Teaching Assistant in Archaeology and Biological Anthropology; University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; Courses: Field Training in Archaeology (ANTH 442/542); Human Variation in the Modern World (ANTH170C1); The Human Machine (ANTH 442A); The Human Species (ANTH 261); Origins of Human Diversity (ANTH 160D2); Natural History of our Closest Relatives (ANTH 364); Patterns of Prehistory (TRAD 101)
2011 Research Assistantship through University of Arizona and Desert Archaeology – Contract Faunal Analyst for Desert Archaeology Inc., Tucson, AZ
2010 (Fall) Technical Editor for Arizona State Museum Archaeological Series, Tucson, AZ
2009 (Spring) Matson Museum of Anthropology Curator’s Assistant; Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
2008 (Spring) Lab Instructor / Teaching Assistant; Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA; Course: Intro to Biological Anthropology (ANTH 021)
2007 – 2008 Archaeology Lab Manager for Dean Snow; Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA; Course: Archaeology Lab (ANTH 494A)
2007 – Present Adjunct Instructor (online and in-person), Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, WY; Courses Taught: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1200); Sociological Principles (SOC 1000); Introduction to Women’s Studies (SOC 1080)
2005 (Summer) Archaeological Technician for Black Hills Forest Service, Spearfish, SD

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ACADEMIC HONORS & AWARDS


Outstanding Research Awards

2014 Plains Anthropology Outstanding Graduate Student Research Paper and Presentation Award, Annual Meeting, Loveland, CO, $300

2012 Runner-up Plains Anthropology Outstanding Graduate Student Research Paper and Presentation Award, Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ

2010 Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologist (CCPA) Outstanding Graduate Student Presentation Award, Annual Meeting in Montrose, CO

2006 Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists (CCPA) Outstanding Undergraduate Student Presentation Award, Annual Meeting

Honoraries

2007 Lambda Alpha, National Anthropology Honorary, Pennsylvania State University

2006 Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Wyoming Chapter, University of Wyoming

2006 Top 20 Undergraduates in College of Arts and Sciences, University of Wyoming

2straight connector 1006 Outstanding anthropology undergraduate student, University of Wyoming



PUBLICATIONS

Wolff, Sarah E., Shana M. Wolff, and Anne Wolff

2014 Our Curious Tongues: A Bona-fide Tongue Test for Stickiness of Fossil, Faunal Bone, and Stone. Journal of Irreproducible Results 54(4): 10 – 14.

Wolff, Sarah E.

2013 Home on the Range: Biogeographic Distribution of Bison in Arizona.” Palarch’s Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 10(4): 1 – 11.
Wolff, Sarah E., and David A. Puts (Master’s Thesis)

2010 Vocal Masculinity is a Robust Signal in Men. Journal of Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 64:1673-1683.

Wolff, Sarah E.

2009 Out of the Lab and Into the Wild. UWYO: The Magazine for Alumni and Friends of the University of Wyoming, Fall: 25 – 27.


Wolff, Sarah E., and David A. Puts

2009 Book review: Sex differences: Summarizing more than a century of scientific research, by L. Ellis, S. Hershberger, E. Field, S. Wesinger, S. Pellis, D. Geary, C. Plamer, K. Hoyenga, A. Hetsroni, and K. Karadi. New York: Psychology Press, 2008. Archives of Sexual Behavior, November 5, 2009.



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MANUSCRIPTS IN PROGRESS


Wolff, Sarah E. (Dissertation – In Progress) “Livin’ It Up at the Rustic Hotel: The Use of Victorian Hotels on the Cheyenne – Black Hills Stage Line to Aid in the Settlement of the High Plains during the 19th Century.” Plan to submit to the International Journal of Historical Archaeology in September 2015.
Wolff, Sarah E. (Dissertation – In Progress) “Lady and the Tramp: Dogs as Social Status Signals in the Post-Civil War Frontier Military.” Plan to submit to International Journal of Historical Archaeology in January 2016.
Wolff, Sarah E. (Dissertation – In Progress) “Food on Parade: The Use of Food to Create Social Identity and Status Differences within the Post-Civil War U.S. Army at Fort Laramie, Wyoming.” Plan to submit to Plains Anthropology in June 2016.
Wolff, Sarah E. (In Progress) “Making a Monument: Devils Tower and the Creation of the First National Monument.” Plan to submit to Annals of Wyoming.
Wolff, Sarah E. (In Rewrite) “Home on the Range: Biogeographic Distribution of Bison bison in Prehistoric and Protohistoric Arizona.” Plan to re-submit to Kiva.

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SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

Workshops / Seminars:

Wolff, Sarah E.

2015 Two Day Crash-Course Introduction to Zooarchaeology Lab work. Seminar compiled for Rock Art Ranch Field School, Tucson, AZ. Invited.

2015 “Where did that come from? Taphonomy and Bones in Caves.” Presented at Southern Arizona Grotto, Tucson, AZ. Invited.

2013 “On the Tip of Your Tongue: A Survey and Analysis of Qualitative Tongue Stickiness Tests as a Popular Means of Distinguishing Fossil, Faunal Bone, and Stone.” Presented at Cheyenne Gem and Mineral Society, Cheyenne, WY. Invited.

2013 “Sexual Selection in Humans.” Presented in The Human Species Class (ANTH 261). Invited.



Conference Presentations:

Wolff, Sarah E.

2015 “Lady and the Tramp: Dogs as Social Status Signals in the Post-Civil War Frontier Military.” Will be presented at Plains Anthropology Conference, Iowa City, IA. (October 2015). Session Co-Organizer – “It’s a Ruff Life: Canid and Human Relationships in Plains Archaeology.”

2015 “Rustic Hotel: A Zooarchaeological Re-Analysis of the Black Hills Stage Stop, Fort Laramie, Wyoming.” Presented at Wyoming Archaeological Society, Riverton, WY.

2015 “Recent Historical – Archaeological Study of the Late – Colonial Period at Lamanai, Belize.” Presented at Society of American Archaeology, San Francisco, CA. Invited.

2014 “Food for Thought: Food Consumption as an Indicator of Social Status at Fort Laramie, Wyoming.” Presented at Plains Anthropology Conference, Fayetteville, AR.

2014 “On the Tip of Your Tongue: A Survey and Analysis of Qualitative Tongue Stickiness Tests as a Popular Means of Distinguishing Fossil, Faunal Bone, and Stone.” Presented at Wyoming Archaeological Society, Pinedale, WY.

2013 “Making a Monument: Devils Tower and the Creation of the First National Monument.” Presented at Plains Anthropology Conference, Loveland, CO.



    • Winner of Student Paper Competition.

2012 “Space the Final Frontier: Written Social and Mental Abstractions of Space on the Frontier at Fort Laramie, Wyoming.” Presented at Island in the Plains Conference, Spearfish, SD.

2012 “Making a Monument: Devils Tower and the Creation of the First National Monument.” Presented at Society of American Archaeology, Memphis, TN.

2011 “Home on the Range: Biogeographic Distribution of Bison in Arizona.” Presented at Plains Anthropology Conference, Tucson, AZ.



    • Honorable Mention in Student Paper Competition.

2011 “Pleistocene and Holocene Biogeographic Distribution of Bison in the Greater Southwest.” Presented at Tertiary – Quaternary Conference, Casper, WY.

2010 “Where the Bison Roam: A Preliminary Analysis of Bison bison remains at University Indian Ruins.” Presented at Arizona Archaeological Council, Tucson, AZ.

2010 “It’s a Small World After All: A Preliminary Investigation of Lichenometry Dating on Historical Features.” Presented at Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologist, Montrose, CO, and at Wyoming Archaeological Society, Casper, WY.

2009 “The Unsettling Nature of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.” Presented at Annual Southwest / Texas Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association.

2008 “Gold, Glory, and God: An Analysis of how Archaeologists are Portrayed as Protagonists in Popular Films.” Presented at Annual Southwest / Texas Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association.

2007 “Orkney Islands: Reflections on a Research Opportunity.” Wyoming Anthropology Association, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.

2006 “The Antiquities Act of 1906 in Wyoming.” Presented at Wyoming Archaeological Society, Cheyenne, WY.

2006 “Antiquities Act of 1906: Why was Devils Tower the first National Monument?” Presented at Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists, Estes Park, CO.


    • Winner of Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award.

2005 “Celebrating 100 Years of Preservation: Antiquities Act of 1906.” Presented at the Island in the Plains Conference, Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD.

2003 “You are What you Hear: A Study of the Influence of Music on Mood.” Poster Presentation at American Association for the Advancement of Science National Meeting, Denver, CO.

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CERTIFICATES

2009 College Teaching Certificate, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA



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FIELD WORK EXPERIENCE

2015 University of Arizona Rock Art Ranch field school, Winslow, AZ, volunteer; survey

2014 Lamanai, Belize, graduate student supervisor, volunteer; excavation and lab

2014 University of Arizona Guevavi Mission field school, Nogales, AZ; teaching assistant, excavation

2010 Fort Laramie Historic Site, WY, volunteer; excavation (Dissertation Material)

2010 Hudson – Meng Bison Kill Site, Oglala National Grasslands, NE, volunteer; educational specialist

2008 – 2009 Tate Museum at Casper Community College, Casper, WY, volunteer; paleontology excavations

2008 Black Hills Geological Institute, Hill City, SD, volunteer; paleontology excavations

2006 NSF – REU, North Orkney Population History Project, Orkney Islands, Scotland, organized by James Wood at Pennsylvania State University; survey, demography, and ethnography

2005 National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., interned with Dr. Douglas W. Owsley, Ph.D. Curator, Division Head of Physical Anthropology; forensic anthropology and bioarchaeology

2003 1876 Chinatown Excavation, Deadwood, SD, volunteer; excavation

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

University of Arizona:

Summer 2015 Patterns in Prehistory (TRAD 101); online; 7 undergraduates

Summer 2014 Patterns in Prehistory (TRAD 101); online; 9 undergraduates

Black Hills State University:

Spring 2015 Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 210); online; 15 undergraduates

Fall 2013 Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 210); online; 14 undergraduates

Pima County Community College:

Fall 2014 Origins of Human Diversity and Prehistory (ANT 101); in – person; 14 undergraduates



Laramie County Community College:

Summer 2015 Intro to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1200); online; 18 undergraduates

Sociological Principles (SOC 1000); online; 21 undergraduates

Spring 2015 Sociological Principles (SOC 1000); online; 28 undergraduates

Fall 2014 Sociological Principles (SOC 1000); online; 61 undergraduates

Summer 2014 Intro to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1200); online; 33 undergraduates

Sociological Principles (SOC 1000); online; 19 undergraduates

Spring 2014 Sociological Principles (SOC 1000); online; 25 undergraduates

Fall 2013 Sociological Principles (SOC 1000); online; 21 undergraduates

Summer 2013 Intro to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1200); online; 23 undergraduates

Sociological Principles (SOC 1000); online; 18 undergraduates

Spring 2013 Sociological Principles (SOC 1000); online; 15 undergraduates

Summer 2012 Intro to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1200); online; 19 undergraduates

Summer 2011 Intro to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1200); online; 19 undergraduates

Summer 2010 Intro to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1200); online; 16 undergraduates

Summer 2009 Intro to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1200); online; 13 undergraduates



Spring 2007 Introduction to Women’s Studies (SOC 1080); in-person; 12 undergraduates



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