Industrial Archeology Consultants Directory

The Society for Industrial Archeology is providing this online directory listing of consultants and firms that offer a  variety services and expertise in the area of industrial archeology. If you need help in some area of industrial  archeology, please contact these firms or individuals directly.

The directory will be updated regularly as new consultants or service firms register with the Society for Industrial  Archeology. 

See the table below for consultants’ contact information, geographical areas of work, and areas of expertise. Click on the names at the bottom of the page to view education and licensing information, and the consultants’ professional statements.

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NAME & ADDRESS CONTACT & WEBSITE AREAS OF EXPERTISE GEOGRAPHIC REGIONS
Kenneth J. Basalik
CHRS, Inc.
707 N. Valley Forge Road
Lansdale, PA 19446-1954
USA
kbasalik@chrsinc.com
215-699-8006
www.chrsinc.com
Archeologist, Documentation, General Preservation, Historian, Section 106 Work Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Virginia
Diana Bouchard
3839 Marcil Avenue
Montreal, Quebec H4A 2Z5
CANADA
dianab@aei.ca
514-484-4815
Scientific and technical writing, Scientific and technical editing, Translation (French-English and Spanish-English) Based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Accept jobs from North America and internationally.
Lyle E. Browning
Browning & Associates, LTD 138 Scoggins Creek Trail
Hartfield, VA 23071
USA
lebrowning@att.net
804-379-1666
www.rklogy.org
Archeologist, Power & Machinery, Section 106 Work Molinology, Canal Boats, Iron Manufacture Mid-Atlantic USA
C. Andrew Buchner
Commonwealth Heritage Group, Inc.
91 Tillman Street, Memphis, TN 38111
USA
datum994@aol.com
901-454-4733
www.commonwealthheritagegroup.com
Archeologist, Section 106 Work Lower Mississippi Valley
Henry Cary
Wood Environment & Infrastructure
3450 Harvester Road, Suite 100
Burlington, Ontario, L7N 3W5
CANADA
henry.cary@woodplc.com
289-683-3515
Anthropologist, Archeologist, Bridges, Building Rehabilitation, Building Specialist, Cartographer/GIS Specialist, Documentation, Education, Environmental Assessment, General Preservation, GIS Specialist, Historian, Heritage Landscape, Public Sector Heritage, Recorder, Researcher, Rehabilitation, Restoration Canada
Suzanne G. Cherau
The Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc. (PAL)
26 Main Street
USA
scherau@palinc.com
401-288-6323
www.palinc.com
Archeologist, Historian, Researcher, Section 106 Work Including Dam Removal and Railroad Projects, Site Mitigation- Data Recovery Programs and Interpretive Displays New England, New York, and mid-Atlantic states
Carol Clark
Columbia University, Pratt Institute and NYU
389 Fourth St. #2, Brooklyn, NY 11215
USA
carolclark718@gmail.com
917-257-6448
Cultural Tourism & Marketing, Planning, Research New York City
Pierre Danan
36 rue Desaix
75015 Paris
FRANCE
dananpe@orange.fr Art & Industry, Industrial Heritage, Director, Historian, Writer, Match Industry France, England, Western Europe, USA
Ronald S. Elowitz
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
35 Deer Run
Watching NJ 07069
USA
ronbumanagemaster11@gmail.com
908.294.0691
Corporate History, Education, Environmental Impact, Illustrator, Organizational Workforce design, Researcher USA: Regional focus on Metro NY/NJ, New England
Betsy Fahlman
Arizona State University,
117 E. Manhatton Dr.
Tempe, AZ, 85282
USA
fahlman@asu.edu
480-620-8618
Museums, Railroads, Art History United States (some expertise with British Art)
James L. Garvin
470 North Pembroke Road
Pembroke NH 03275
USA
james@jamesgarvin.net
603-856-4871
www.james-garvin.com
Bridges, Building Rehabilitation, Building Specialist, Documentation, General Preservation, Historian, Heritage Landscape, Researcher, Rehabilitation, Restoration, Section 106 Work New Hampshire
Perry Green
Bechtel Corporation
3235 Plattmoor Drive
USA
perrysgreen.phd@gmail.com
843-655-2156
Bridges, Civil Engineer, Education, Researcher United States
Laurence F. Gross
34 Browns Ave.
Sedwick ME 04676
USA
laurence_gross@uml.edu

207-359-2513

Historian, Intersection of Labor and Technology History Museums, Hydropower, Power & Machinery, Public Sector Heritage, Textile History USA & Canada
Patrick Harshbarger
Hunter Research, Inc.
120 West State Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08608
USA
pharshbarger@hunterresearch.com
609-695-0122, ext. 115
www.hunterresearch.com
Archeologist, Bridges, Cartographer/GIS Specialist, Cultural Tourism & Marketing, Documentation, General Preservation, GIS Specialist, Historian, Heritage Landscape, Illustrator, Museums, Photographer, Planning, Public Sector Heritage, Researcher, Rehabilitation, Section 106 Work United States
Matt Kierstead
Milestone Heritage Consulting
156 Western Avenue, Marlboro, NY 12542
USA
matthew.a.kierstead@gmail.com
845-236-3480 (office)
845-234-9497 (mobile)
www.milestoneheritage.com
Archeologist, Bridges, Building Rehabilitation, Corporate History, Cultural Tourism & Marketing, Documentation, Education, Environmental Assessment, General Preservation, Historian, Heritage Landscape, Museums, Photographer, Planning, Public Sector Heritage, Railroads, Recorder, Researcher, Rehabilitation, Restoration, Section 106 Work USA
Noel Kirshenbaum
Retired Metallurgist
2180 Post Street,#506
USA
nwkirshenbaum@gmail.com
415.377.7035
Metallurgy US, Latin America
Nathan Vernon Madison
USA
nathan@nvmadison.com
804-982-9600
Corporate History, Craft & Trade, Cultural Tourism & Marketing, Education, Historian, Museums, Planning, Public Sector Heritage, Railroads, Researcher East Coast, Mid-Atlantic, Southern States
Robert  McQueen
Summit Envirosolutions, Inc.
9533 Gateway Drive
Reno, NV 89521
USA
rmcqueen@summite.com
775-720-9908
www.summite.com
Anthropologist, Archeologist, Documentation, EA/EIS Documentation, Environmental Assessment, General Preservation, GIS Specialist, Historian, NEPA Permitting, Recorder, Researcher, Section 106 Work USA – Nevada; California; Utah; Minnesota; Wisconsin
Angelica Medrano
Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas
Tiberio 18
Villas de Napoles
Guadalupe, Zac., 98606
MEXICO
ammedra@hotmail.com
+524921074687
Anthropologist, Archeologist, Historian, Heritage Landscape Mexico
Francisco Montoya Mar
Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas
Tiberio 18, Fracc. Villa de Nápoles Colonia La Palma, Guadalupe, Zacatecas
MEXICO
franmontoyamar@uaz.edu.mx
+5 492-143-7114
https://independent.academia.edu/
franciscomontoyamar
Anthropologist, Archeologist, Architect, Historian, Power & Machinery, Researcher Northern Mexico
Robert W. Passfield
Parks Canada Agency (retired)
60 Celebration St., Ottawa,  ON, K2C 3Z9
CANADA
passrob42@gmail.com
613-798-9896
www.passrob.com
Bridges, Historian, Public Sector Heritage Heritage Canals Ontario
Michael R. Polk
130 Tamal Vista Drive
USA
mpolk130@gmail.com
801-499-9700
Anthropologist, Archeologist, Bridges, Documentation, Historian, Photographer, Railroads, Researcher, Section 106 Work Western United States
Michael S. Raber
Raber Associates
P.O. Box 46 81 Dayton Road
South Glastonbury, CT 06073
USA
msraber@aol.com
860-633-9026
Anthropologist, Archeologist, Bridges, Cartographer/GIS Specialist, Corporate History, Cultural Tourism & Marketing, Documentation, Environmental Assessment, General Preservation, Historian, Planning, Researcher, Section 106 Work Dam History & Documentation, Waterpower history, Site interpretation, Interpretative and exhibit planning Northeastern U.S
Charlene Roise
Charlene Roise, Historian, LLC
819 West Minnehaha Parkway
Minneapolis MN 55419
USA
charlene@roise.com
612-747-3040
Architectural Historian, Bridges, Building Rehabilitation, Documentation, General Preservation, Historian, Heritage Landscape, Railroads, Researcher, Rehabilitation, Restoration, Section 106 Work United States of America
David S. Rotenstein
David S Rotenstein Consulting Historian
311 Pasadena Dr. S.
USA
david.rotenstein@earthlink.net
412-328-3830
Anthropologist, Cultural Tourism & Marketing, Ethnographer, Folklorist Historian, Heritage Landscape, Researcher USA Mid-Atlantic, South, Northeast, Midwest
Ronald G. Schmidt
RG Schmidt Associates
5415 Kenwood Rd #11
Cincinnati, OH 45227
USA
rgschmidt@aol.com
937.478.1017
Environmental Assessment, Geologist  USA
Eric Stovner
Critical Structures, Inc.
1350 Coronado Ave, Long Beach, CA 90804
USA
estovner@critical-structures.com
310-530-3050
www.critical-structures.com
Building Rehabilitation, Building Specialist, Civil Engineer, Rehabilitation, Restoration,  Structural Engineer Western States
Marni Blake Walter
Independent Researcher
Westmoreland, NH
USA
marniwalter@gmail.com
617-733-7083
www.atomicconfluence.com
Archeologist, General Preservation, Researcher, Section 106 Work New England; Pittsburgh, PA
Lucy B. Wayne
Commonwealth Heritage Group, Inc.
3700 NW 91st St., Ste. D300
Gainesville, FL 32606
USA
lwayne@chg-inc.com
352-372-2633
www.commonwealthheritagegroup.com
Archeologist, Documentation, General Preservation, Historian, Researcher, Section 106 Work United States
Gerald Weinstein
Archive of Industry
40 West 77th St #17B  New York, NY 10024
USA
gerpra@aol.com
917-578-0602
archiveofindustry.com
Archeologist, Documentation, Historian, Machine Restoration, Millwright, Photographer, Power & Machinery, Researcher, Section 106 Work, Historic views of industry and engineering Anywhere there was industry
Sara E. Wermiel
Sara Wermiel Historical Consulting
70A South St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
USA
swermiel@verizon.net
617-524-9483
Corporate History, Documentation, General Preservation, Historian, National Register nomination, building surveys and recording, construction history, Novel structural systems USA: Massachusetts, New England, Mid-Atlantic
Clifford W. Zink
C. W. Zink
54 Aiken Avenue
Princeton NJ 08540
USA
cwzink@gmail.com
609.439.7700
www.cwzink.com
Building Rehabilitation; Corporate History; General Preservation; Historian; Photographer; Researcher; Rehabilitation; Restoration; Books on industrial, architectural, engineering, and landscape history Open

Kenneth J. Basalik

Education: Staff have MA/MS in Historic Preservation and Ph.D. in archaeology

Professional Statement: Founded in 1981, CHRS Inc. has spent forty years providing quality cultural resource services. Our staff has extensive experience and broad backgrounds in the areas of historic structure evaluation and; archival and oral historical research; prehistoric and historic archaeology; and cultural resources management projects at all levels of effort, from preliminary location/identification studies, through evaluation of National Register of Historic Places eligibility, to large scale data recovery excavation and architectural recording projects. CHRS has experience with 18th, 19th, and 20th century industrial, commercial, military, and domestic properties.

Diana Bouchard

Education & Experience: M.A. (geography), M.Sc. (computer science) from McGill University, Montreal. 26-year scientific career at the Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada (Montreal). Member of SIA since 1982 and participant in numerous SIA tours and other activities.

Professional Statement: My extensive experience in scientific and technical writing and editing includes work in pulp and paper science and engineering, physical sciences, computing, energy and environmental topics, as well as museum and historical materials. I have written and edited dissertations, scientific papers, reports, book chapters, conference presentations, strategic planning documents and exhibit materials. Let me give your scientific and technical written materials that professional edge. Rates, work samples and references on request.

Lyle E. Browning

Training In: Scientific Methods In Archaeology

Professional Statement: Mills of all stripes, ironworks of all varieties and freshwater canal craft are my specialties, augmented with geophysical survey capabilities.

C. Andrew Buchner

Education: MA

Professional Statement: I’ve been a full-time CRM archaeologist in the Memphis area since 1989, and have conducted wide range projects for Federal, State and Private clients. Some of my better known Historical archaeology Phase III excavations include work at the Weston Hotel in the Beale St. Historic District, the Lamar Terrace project, multiple investigations at Jacksonport State Park, and documentation of WW II POW camps in Mississippi and Arkansas.

Henry Cary

Education: B.A. Hons, M.A., Ph.D., CAHP, RPA

Licenses: Ontario Professional Archaeologist (P327)

Professional Statement: Dr. Henry Cary has over 20 years public and private-sector experience directing cultural heritage projects in diverse environments across southern and northern Canada. His expertise is in the historic architecture and cultural landscapes of North America, with specialization in industrial and military heritage. He has produced heritage evaluations, impact assessments and conservation plans for a wide range of properties in Ontario, from a pre-War of 1812 stone house in Niagara to the 1930 Glengrove Transformer Station in Toronto, and multiple properties in heritage conservation districts and character areas in the City of Hamilton, City of Vaughan, and Town of Collingwood. He has also evaluated several industrial sites for Hydro One Networks Inc. and the City of Hamilton and has provided policy advice to the City of Cambridge on managing its heritage structural walls. Prior to joining Wood, Dr. Cary worked for Parks Canada, notably for the Fort Henry National Historic Site Conservation Program and Western Arctic Field Unit and served as Heritage Manager for the Town of Lunenburg UNESCO World Heritage Site. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP) and Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA), an Adjunct Professor at Saint Mary’s University, and lecturer at Mount Allison University.

Suzanne G. Cherau

Education: MA in Historical Archaeology

Licenses: Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA) nationwide

Professional Statement: Ms. Cherau joined PAL as an archaeologist in 1987 and has worked in cultural resource management for over thirty years. Ms. Cherau is trained in hazardous waste/emergency response (HAZWOPER), the OSHA 40-hour course and 8-hour supervisory course. She serves as PAL’s Safety Manager and is responsible for all of PAL’s safety training and compliance to meet OSHA federal, state, and private corporate safety requirements. Ms. Cherau is a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA #15530) and is qualified to direct archaeological projects under the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards (36 CFR Appendix A to Part 61).

Carol Clark

Education:  MS, Historic Preservation, Columbia University; currently Adjunct Professor of Historic Preservation

Professional Statement: My expertise is principally in preservation planning.  For over 40 years, I have been a practicing professional and a manager for government and non-profit organizations.   In addition to professional practice, I have taught in the field since taking on my first full-time position with the New York Landmarks Conservancy.  At Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture and Planning, I have taught Preservation Planning, Neighborhood Preservation & Zoning and studio courses.  At Pratt Institute, I teach Preservation Law & Policy.  At New York University’s School of Professional Studies, I teach Preservation Planning and Practice.

Pierre Danan

Education: Master of Art and Archeology at the Institute of Art and Archeology at University of Paris I (Panthéon Sorbonne), France;  Graduated from IDA, Institute for Film and Art, Paris France

Book: The Matches Industry, The Revolution of Instant Fire (2012)

Ron Elowitz

Education: BS Industrial Design; MS Packaging Science Engineering, MCIS Communication, MBA, MS Biological Science/ Biomimicry. Teach courses in Product development & technology; interested in Design & Production history of various industries

Professional Statement: I’ve spent most of my career leading design and engineering efforts around industrial packaging and consumer product containment systems for global companies, simultaneously interconnected to university faculty appointments related to teaching manufacturing technology and industrial design subjects. I’ve been an avid historian of environments and artifacts for many years, seeking to understand how physical, structural  and operational innovation revolutionize the way humans and societies create, produce and work.  My complimentary academic focus has been to develop an commercially-relevant, Biomimetic model for enhancing multidisciplinary ecosystem creativity, organizational collaboration & innovative problem-solving frameworks in Design Management systems and processes. I’m building this model by imitating and leveraging symbiotic relationships found in coastal watershed & wetlands ecology, and am particularly interested in how industrial practices and sites (not to mention environmental impacts) can be reexamined, restored and/or reconstituted for future cultural heritage and societal advancement. My connection to SIA is thus largely aligned with educational and professional advancement in these communities.  Areas of historical and technical focus include garment/textile manufacturing, packaging materials production and workspace design.

Betsy Fahlman

Education: Ph.D. (1981) & M.A. (1977), University of Delaware; B.A. (1973), Mount Holyoke College. All degres Art History.

Professional Statement: I have done extensive research and publication on the relationship between American Art and industrial themes. My most recent publication is Landscapes of Extraction: The Art of Mining in the American West (Hirmer/Phoenix Art Museum, 2021). I review regularly for the SIA and TICCIH.

James L. Garvin

Education: A.S. Architectural Engineering, Ph.D. American & New England Studies

Licenses: 36CFR61 Qualified

Professional Statement: I served for twenty-four years as New Hampshire State Architectural Historian in the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources (the State Historic Preservation Office). I had previously been employed as curator of Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, N. H., the Portsmouth Athenaeum, and the New Hampshire Historical Society in Concord, N. H. I am the author of A Building History of Northern New England and co-author of books on early New Hampshire taverns and travel, furniture, and hand tools. I earned degrees in architectural engineering, art history, and early American culture and decorative arts, and received a doctorate from Boston University in 1983, writing my dissertation on the early buildings of the Piscataqua Region of New Hampshire and Maine. I am currently chair of the N. H. State Historic Preservation Review Board, a trustee of the New Hampshire Historical Society and Canterbury [N. H.] Shaker Village, and an active member of many organizations that support history and historic preservation. I have a strong interest in the study and preservation of highway bridges and other engineering structures.

Perry Green

Education: PhD, Structural Engineering

Licenses: South Carolina

Professional Statement: I am experienced in the rehabilitation of mid to late 19th century cast and wrought iron bridges.

Laurence F. Gross

Education & Experience: Professor at University of Massachusetts Lowell, Chief Curator American Tetile History Museum, Ph.D. Brown Univdersity in American Civilization

Licenses: South Carolina

Professional Statement: In addition to the above, research and advising to many historic sites and museums in the US and Canada.

Patrick Harshbarger

Education:Firm is fully qualified in archaeology, history and architectural history (36 CFR 61) and hold graduate degrees at the master’s or doctoral levels

Licenses:  RPA (all principal archaeological investigators)

Professional Statement:Hunter Research has been providing historic preservation and cultural resources management services since 1989.  Based in Trenton, New Jersey, the firm’s work concentrates in the Northeastern U.S., although specialties, like those in historic bridges, sometimes draw projects from across the nation. Industrial archaeology is a particular strength of our staff with extensive experience investigating historic roads, canals, railroads, dams and waterpower sites, quarries, potteries, powerhouses, and iron-related sites including smithies, furnaces, foundries and forges

Matt Kierstead

Education & Qualifications: M.A., Public History, concentration in the History of Science and Technology, West Virginia University, 1994. B.A., Art History, minors in American Studies and Studio Art, Framingham State College, 1989. QUALIFICATIONS: Twenty-seven years working in Cultural Resource Management. Meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for an Architectural Historian and Historian (36 CFR 61). CERTIFICATIONS: OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120(e) 40-Hour Hazardous Waste / Emergency Response. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120(e) 8-Hour Hazardous Waste / Emergency Response Refresher (current certificate available on request). PHOTOGRAPHY: Proficient with digital and 35mm film SLR cameras as well as 4 × 5 large-format architectural view cameras (HABS/HAER documentation). MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS: Past president of the Southern New England Chapter of the Society for Industrial Archeology; member, Mining History Association. INSURANCE: Milestone Heritage Consulting carries $1 million in General Liability (GL) insurance and can list clients as Additional Insured parties on its GL and/or automobile insurance policies if required.

Professional Statement: Matt Kierstead is owner/proprietor of Milestone Heritage Consulting, a New York–registered small business providing professional cultural resource survey, documentation, and interpretation services for historic engineering, industrial, and transportation resources for clients including government agencies, private developers, and the heritage tourism industry. Kierstead has been involved in historic preservation, industrial history and cultural resource management for thirty years. His focus areas include the history and technology of bridges, mining and quarrying, metallurgy, power generation, canal and rail transportation, and public utilities. Prior to forming Milestone in 2012, Matt Kierstead was Senior Industrial Historian at PAL Inc. of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Mr. Kierstead has completed over three hundred projects throughout the northeastern United States, including historical resource surveys; National Register of Historic Places determinations of eligibility and nominations for archaeological, architectural, and engineering resources; Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and state-level mitigation documentations; federal and state historic preservation rehabilitation certification (tax credit) applications for historic commercial and industrial properties; and public history interpretation projects, including exhibits, parks, and museums. Mr. Kierstead specializes in the history and technology of extractive industries and has provided the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with CRM consultation at historic industrial and hazardous waste sites.

Noel Kirshenbaum

Education: BS, MS Engineer of Mines

Nathan Vernon Madison

Education: M.A. – American History, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2010; B.A. – Modern American and Chinese History, University of Mary Washington, 2008

Published Works:  • “Science Fiction Magazines in the Pulp Era,” in Routledge Companion to the British and North American Literary Magazine. Ed. By Tim Lanzendörfer. Abingdon. Routledge, 2021.   • Society for Industrial Archaeology Annual Conference – Richmond 2018 – Program Guide Co-Editor, Digital Image Consultant, and Contributing Author, (Michigan Technological University/SIA, 2018).  • Tredegar Iron Works – Richmond’s Foundry on the James. Charleston: History Press, 2015.  • “Saving Tredegar Iron Works: Joseph Reid Anderson and the Crisis of 1865” American Civil War Museum Magazine, Spring 2015.  • Comics Through Time – A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas – Volumes I-IV. Westport: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Press, 2014. (Contributor – 6 Essays) – Nominated 2015 – Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for best book   • Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books, 1920-1960. Jefferson: McFarland, 2013. – Nominated 2014 – Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for best scholarly/academic book.   • “Joseph P. Devine” Dictionary of Virginia Biography. Richmond: Library of Virginia, 2011.

Works Currently In Progress:  •Engines of the Old Dominion – The Richmond Locomotive and Machine Works. Charleston: History Press, 2023.

Documentaries:  • Interviewee / Image Consultant – “Pulp Magazines Project” (2019) – Virginia Currents – PBS.  • Co-Producer – How The Welsh Changed The World: A Tale of Two Tredegars (2018) – PBS  • Historical /Image Consultant – James Cameron’s The Story of Science Fiction (2018) – AMC  • Interviewee / Historical and Digital Archival Consultant – American History: Tredegar Iron Works (2017) – C-SPAN   • Interviewee / Historical and Digital Archival Consultant – “Plaque for Tredegar ironworks engineer Rhys Davies” – BBC Wales (2013) – BBC

Robert McQueen

Education: B.S. Anthropology; M.S. Industrial Archaeology

Professional Statement: Summit’s Heritage Resources Department assists you in complying with federal preservation legislation including Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), and with state preservation legislation. Summit’s CRM staff are dedicated to providing our clients with high-quality and cost effective CRM consulting and has proven success in satisfying clients and regulatory agencies without compromising the resources we work to protect.

Francisco Montoya Mar

Education: Dr. en Historia

Professional Statement: Anthropologist with specialty in archaeology, master and doctor in History. Knowledge in Architecture and Civil Engineering.

Angelica Medrano

Education: Archaeology and physical anthropology

Professional Statement: Among my lines of research are bioarchaeology in which I address health conditions, physical activities and their effects on individuals, one of my topics is the effect of mining on the health of the population. Another line is the archeology of the conflict

Robert W. Passfield

Education: History degrees

Professional Statement: Preparation of reports evaluating the significance of historic engineering structures, specifically bridges and canal structures, as well as heritage conservation work.

Michael R. Polk

Education:  B.A., M.A. in Anthropology. 40+ years of experience in historic and prehistoric archaeology and architectural history; skilled at large format photography, HABS/HAER documentation. I have extensive knowledge and experience in research and history of railroads, particularly western railroads; also Chinese railroad worker archaeology

Licenses: I am a Registered Professional Archaeologist and hold Cultural resource permits with the State of Utah and Bureau of Land Management, Utah.

Professional Statement: Michael Polk is a historical archaeologist who has more than 40 years of experience, primarily working the western United States. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in Anthropology and operated a cultural resources company called Sagebrush Consultants in Utah for 30 years. He has carried out inventory and recordation projects throughout the West, and excavations in California, Utah and Idaho.  He has inventoried more than a thousand standing structures in both urban and rural settings throughout Utah, Idaho and Colorado.  Many of these evaluations have included specific attention to contributing historic streetscapes and landscapes.  Projects have included reconnaissance and intensive recordation of residential, commercial and industrial structures throughout Utah and Idaho, survey of historic districts in Salt Lake City and Ogden, and surveys and recordation of mining structures and features in Idaho, Nevada and Utah.  He also has extensive experience in historic documentation, photography, and research.  He has completed formal HABS and HAER documentation of numerous farmsteads, historic houses, bridges, railroad trestles, mining facilities and lime kilns. He has a particular interest and expertise in railroad history and archaeology as well as Chinese Railroad worker archaeology.

Michael S. Raber

Education: Ph.D., Anthropology, 1978, Yale University. As owner of Raber Associates since 1980, have directed over 400 projects ranging from small archeological surveys to book-length studies of industrial history and detailed documentations of factory complexes, often with teams of researchers and photographers.

Professional Statement: Raber Associates has particular expertise in analysis, documentation, excavation, and interpretation of historic industrial sites and marine resources. Projects include an industrial history of the Springfield (MA) Armory, and documentation of factory complexes operated by Ford Motor Company, Colgate-Palmolive Company, Winchester Repeating Arms Company, Spicer Manufacturing Company, Tredegar Iron Works, and the United States Navy at the Boston Naval Shipyard Chain Forge. Survey and documentation projects in the Port of New York have covered over 60 miles of industrial waterfront in New York and New Jersey. Studies of water- and coal-powered electric generating facilities include ten sites in Connecticut, New York, and New Hampshire. Work at an iron-and-steel-making complex in Roxbury, CT included completion of an article which won the Norton Prize from the Society for Industrial Archaeology.

Charlene Roise

Education: M.A., Historic Preservation Studies, Boston University

Professional Statement: Charlene Roise was a founding partner of Hess, Roise and Company, historical consultants, in 1990, and was president of the Minneapolis-based firm from 1997 until she sold it in 2020. As a historian and architectural historian, Charlene has worked with a broad spectrum of cultural resources ranging from bridges and aircraft hangars to high-style commercial buildings and designed landscapes. She serves on the National Trust’s Board of Advisors and has been on the boards of The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (now Rethos), and Artspace Projects.

David S. Rotenstein

Education: PhD, former RPA

Professional Statement: I have 38 years of experience in all aspects of public history and historic preservation, including HABS & HAER documentation; local, state, and federal surveys; and, in public policy. I am a former historic preservation commission chairman and a former graduate historic preservation faculty member. Specializations include industrial history (meat, leather, transportation, telecommunications), heritage tourism, and urban history. I am an award-winning writer with publications in academic journals, magazines, newspapers, and digital media. Services include oral histories and archival research.

Ronald G. Schmidt

Education: AB, MS, PhD

Licenses: CPG, RPG

Professional Statement: 50 years of professional and academic experience

Eric Stovner

Licenses: Licensed Structural and Professional Engineers in AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, WA, WI, WY, Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario

Professional Statement:Critical Structures, Inc. is a structural engineering firm with a specialty in the assessment, evaluation, design of repairs, rehabilitation, and preservation of historic buildings and special structures of a wide variety of materials and structural systems. Critical Structures applies insightful engineering to the structural system or elements at hand to help the team achieve successful results.

Marni Blake Walter

Education: B.A., Carnegie Mellon Univ.; M.A., Ph.D., Boston Univ.

Licenses: RPA

Professional Statement: Experience in CRM, including field testing, archival research, report writing; historical research and writing; and editing and proofreading for a variety of subjects. Interests in atomic heritage and UNESCO World Heritage/local issues.

Lucy B. Wayne

Education: MA Anthropology, Ph.D. Architecture

Licenses: RPA, FL

Professional Statement: I have been a professional archaeologist and architectural historian for over 30 years. I have experience in all levels of archaeology, historic research, documentation of historic structures and preservation planning.

Gerald Weinstein

Education & Experience: Gerald Weinstein has been documenting industry for 45 years

Professional Statement: The Archive of Industry has a diverse collection of rare images suitable for reports and presentations of industry and engineering covering the period 1700 – 1930.  In addition the proprietor Gerald Weinstein has done many HABS/HAER, National Register, and tax credit photo jobs including written reports in the NY, NJ, and CT region. Archive of Industry is a registered trademark No. 4043586 with the PTO.

Sara E. Wermiel

Education: PhD, MIT, History of Technology; MUP, Hunter College; BA, Oberlin College

Professional Statement: Sara E. Wermiel is an independent scholar, historic preservation consultant, and teacher. Her specialties are the history of 19th-century technology, industrialization, and urbanization. Her research areas include the history of structural fire protection, novel construction materials and assemblies, general contracting, and building typologies (e.g., warehouses, lighthouses), as well as business history topics (fire insurance and textile industries). Her teaching has focused on historical construction materials and assemblies, and policies and programs to protect built heritage. Wermiel received a B.A. from Oberlin College in Ohio; a professional degree in urban planning from Hunter College, City University of New York; and PhD in urban history and history of technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.   Wermiel’s historic preservation practice has included preparation of the Fort Point Channel Landmark District study report (Boston Landmarks Commission), recording industrial properties (Massachusetts Historical Commission), recording NASA sites (HAER), historical reports (e.g., Tremont Nail Co.), and preparation of National Register nominations and historic tax credit applications for private developers. She has published several books and many articles, including Lighthouses (W. W. Norton, 2006).

Clifford W. Zink

Education: MS in Historic Preservation, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Professional Statement: Clifford W. Zink is an historic preservation consultant based in Princeton, New Jersey, and an historian specializing in architectural, industrial, engineering, and landscape history. He received an M.S. in Historic Preservation from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where he received an Outstanding Thesis Award.  C. W. Zink assists clients in preserving, rehabilitating, and interpreting historic sites, and has received historic preservation awards for numerous projects from state, county and local agencies, and from non-profits. Mr. Zink received the 2011 John A. Roebling Award from the Society for Industrial Archeology’s Roebling Chapter for an outstanding contribution to documenting or preserving the industrial heritage of the greater New York-New Jersey area.  His seven books have received six awards, including the 2012 New Jersey Author’s Award in popular non-fiction from the N.J. Studies Academic Alliance for “The Roebling Legacy,” and the Outstanding Book Award for 2016 from the Society of Automotive Historians for “Mercer Magic: Roeblings, Kusers, The Mercer Automobile Company, and America’s First Sports Car.” He has served as consulting curator at the Roebling Museum in Roebling, N.J., and wrote and directed its orientation film, “Roebling Stories.”