Centre professor honored for archaeological work
DANVILLE, KY - Samuel B. Fee, assistant professor of education at Centre College, has been designated as a research associate with the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Colorado. This appointment recognizes Fee for his past accomplishments in the field and will give him the opportunity to continue his research on the use of technology in archaeological interpretation and education.
Appointed to the Centre faculty last year, Fee has bachelor's and master's degrees in ancient history as well as master's and doctoral degrees in educational technology. Fee's interests in antiquity and technology seem in some ways contradictory, but he notes that historians and archaeologists increasingly use computers to conduct their work and disseminate their findings to colleagues and students.
As a Crow Canyon research associate, Fee will receive limited financial support, and he will continue to have access to the staff and resources at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. According to Fee, Crow Canyon is the only self-sustaining, independent archaeological research and education center of its type in the United States. The center sponsors on-going archaeological work in the American Southwest.
In addition to archaeological fieldwork and research, Fee will collaborate with other scholars to develop educational web materials and electronic site reports. He also will work with Crow Canyon's on-site staff to develop educational CD-ROM products.
A veteran of several prior seasons of archaeological field work, Fee will spend six weeks this summer at sites in the American West. Next summer, he will be pursuing his European fieldwork at the Panhellenic site at Isthmia, Greece.
At Centre, Fee carries a dual appointment as assistant professor and coordinator of educational technology. One of his current projects is to enhance the use of instructional technology at Centre through the renovation of current teaching spaces into state-of-the-art technology classrooms.
Fee holds bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from the Ohio State University. He has published a CD-ROM and created several web sites concerning archaeology education and the archaeological site at Isthmia, Greece. Fee has also contributed to two books about technology and visual literacy published by University Park Press.
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