Topic ID #39685 - posted 6/29/2018 6:27 PM

Geospatial Scientist / Archaeologist


Jolene R. Keen



  • Masters of Science Geographic and Cartographic Science (2015)
    • George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, GPA 3.55/4.00, Member of Gamma Theta Upsilon the International Geographic Honors Society
  • Bachelors of Science Anthropology and Geography (2010)
    • Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Minor in Archaeology, GPA 3.50/4.00, Cum Laude, Dean’s List, Outstanding Geography Student Award 2009 
  • Research Associate, American Association of Geographers. June 2015-Present Washington DC
  • Geospatial Analyst Intern, George Mason University student contractor to the United States Geological Survey. April 2013- June 2015, Reston, Virginia
  • Collections Management Technician, Independent Contractor for the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, October 2011- August 2012, Suitland, Maryland
  • Archaeological Field Technician, ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC., March 2011- October 2011, Fredericksburg, Virginia 
  • Research Assistant, Enegis, LLC., July 2010-December 2010, Fairfax, Virginia
  • Research Fellow, Tennessee Space Grant Recipient at Middle Tennessee State University, December 2009-May 2010, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Field Schools
  • Research Assistant at Blue Creek, Belize. Sponsored by The University of Texas at Austin. Hosted by the Maya Research Program (2014). 
  • Geography Field School, Middle Tennessee State University (2009)
  • Castalian Springs Archaeological Project, Middle Tennessee State University (2008)
  • Diffendorfer, Jay E, Ph.D; Monica A Dorning, PhD; Jolene R Keen, MS; Louisa A Kramer, PE; Robert V Taylor, MS; (Publication Pending). Geographic context affects the landscape change and fragmentation caused by wind energy facilities. Renewable Energy.
  • AP® GIS&T Study Group, (2018). Bridging High School and Introductory Undergraduate Courses in  Geographic Information Science and Technology. Journal of Geography, p. 1-9.
  • Keen, J., (2017). Review of Corey Village and the Cayuga World: Implications from Archaeology and Beyond, edited by Jack Rossen. Historical Geography, 45, p. 278.
  • Keen, J., (2015). A Comparison of Vector Based and Raster Based Analyses of Historic Records for the Identification of Archaeological Sites. A master’s thesis submitted to George Mason University Libraries.
  • Keen, J., (2010). A Driving Tour: Place Names in Rutherford County. Map for brochure produced by the Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County.
Conference Papers and Presentations
  • Keen, J., Amanda Larson (2018, April). Urban Change Analysis Using Civil War Maps. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Keen, J., (2017, April). A Comparison of Two Geospatial Methods of Analyzing Historic Records for the Identification of Archaeological Sites. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Luebbering, C., Keen, J., (2017). GeoMentors: A Nationwide Volunteer Network Supporting GIS and  Geography in K-12 Education. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Abolins, M., Wilcox, P., Sheehan, A., Keen, J., Dial, S., (2010). UDECAL: Urban Development and Environmental Change in Alabama. Poster presented at Middle Tennessee State University Scholars Week, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
  • Keen, J., Mapping Castalian Springs Archaeological Site Using Global Positioning Systems and  Geographic Information Systems. Poster presented at: 
    • (2010, January) Current Research in Tennessee Archaeology Symposia
    • (2009, November) Middle Tennessee State University Tennessee Undergraduate Social Science Symposium
    • (2009, September) Middle Tennessee Geographic Information Systems User’s Conference
Conferences Attended
  • Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers - 2016, 2017, 2018
  • 5th International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology - October 2014
  • Middle Tennessee Geographic Information Systems User’s Conference - September, 2009
ERDAS Imagine
ESRI ArcGIS Online
Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
KE Emu Museum Collections Management Software
Mail Merge
Metal Detectors
Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)
OpenStreetMap (OSM)
Survey123 for ArcGIS
Total Station
Trimble GPS
Web Content Management

Selected Relevant Coursework

Fundamentals of Environmental GIS
Geographic Information Systems
Geography of Latin America 
Historic Air Photo Analysis
Quantitative Methods (for Geography)
Remote Sensing
Terrain Mapping

Advanced GIS
Archaeological Field School
Archaeological Methods
Environmental Archaeology
Forensic Anthropology
Geographic Information Systems
Geography of Latin America
Historical Archaeology
Human Origins
Image Interpretation
Mesoamerican Archaeology
North American Prehistoric Archaeology
People & Cultures of South America
Remote Sensing
Southeastern US Archaeology
Urban Geography
World Prehistory 


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