Graduate Students

 Check out our current and past graduates and get ideas for your own graduate theses:


Matthew Higham
Research Area: 4th-6th Century Byzantine Mosaics
Research Statement: My research focuses on the relationship between provincial church mosaics and "unorthodox" Christian sects in the Transjordan and the Italian Peninsula. 
Other Interests: Acedemic: Roman History, Roman Britain, Old World Archaeology, Antiquities Repatriation, and Public Archaeology. Non-Academic: Skiing, Running, Video Games
Thesis Chair: Dr. Cynthia Finlayson
Jaron Davidson

Research Area: Northern Mexico

Research Statement: I am researching inter-regional exchange systems between early Casas Grandes villages and their neighbors and how those systems changed through time. I do this through analysis of non-local shell, copper, and turquoise artifacts found in archaeological sites in northwest Chihuahua, Mexico.

Other interests: Greater Southwestern archaeology, Fremont Identity and adornment 

Thesis Chair: Dr. Michael Searcy