I got an AB in philosophy from Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisconsin) with an unofficial minor in anthropology (courses under H. K. Schneider and Ron Mason). I then did graduate work in anthroplogy at the University of Illinois (especially under Don Lathrap and Oscar Lewis), Northern Illinois University ( Mike Salovesh, Jamil Hanifi) and Southern Illinois University (W.W. Taylor, M. Lionel Bender). After and during some years in museum work and field archaeology (mostly in Germany), I studied mathematics at the University of Goettingen for seven semesters before entering the anthropology program at the same university, where I concentrated on North American archaeology (Gordon Whitakker). I have also done ethnographic research in Chiapas (Mexico), the U.S. (Amana, educational settings), Germany, Ethiopia, and Korea. I am currently a teaching assistant professor in the Department of English Language and Culture at Konyang University (South Korea). Besides my work on Mid-West (U.S.) archaeology, I am doing research on sociolinguistics in Korea.