My name is Megan M. McCullen, and I am about to begin my time as the Director of the Gordon L. Grosscup Museum of Anthropology and the Planetarium at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI . I’m a transplant from the east coast into the Great Lakes, having moved out here for college years ago. My anthropological research focuses on Native American communities of the Great Lakes during the seventeenth century. I use historical documents and archaeological data to try and understand how migration/relocation affected these communities.
I have extensive experience in, and passion for, educational outreach beyond the classroom. This began in college when I volunteered in the hand-on Discovery Room at our Natural History Museum. Since then I have engaged in many kinds of outreach including blogging, creating object-based learning activities, place-based learning activities, and hands-on experimentation.
I’ve also worked on several archaeological digs as a field tech and as a teaching assistant, in addition to my current research projects. I have strong interests and experience in museum studies, Native American studies, and community outreach and programming.
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