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Associate professor, Southern Methodist University

Mark D. McCoy is an anthropological archaeologist and an expert in the use of geospatial technology in archaeology, including geographic information systems, laser scanning, and remote sensing. His research centers on the development of ancient societies on Pacific Islands, especially Hawai‘i and New Zealand, and the relationship between people and their island environments. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Southern Methodist University, and before that faculty at San Jose State University in California, and the University of Otago in New Zealand. He holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as an MA from the University of Auckland in New Zealand - where he was first introduced to history and cultures of the Pacific - and BA from the University of New Mexico.


  • 2014–present
    Associate Professor, Southern Methodist University