Dr Jennifer McKinnon

Academic Status

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Humanities
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Jennifer McKinnon has been working in the field of archaeology for over sixteen years and has worked on a number of sites above and below the water. Before commencing as a lecturer at Flinders University, Jennifer worked for two years as a State Underwater Archaeologist for the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research. Prior to her position at the state, she taught courses at Florida State University.

Qualifications
Doctor of Philosophy, Anthropology, Florida State University (2010)
Masters of Science, Anthropology, Florida State University (2002)
Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, University of Florida (1997)
Honours, awards and grants

2012 American Battlefield Protection Program Grant, Community Consensus Building for the Protection of WWII-related Caves on Saipan

2011 Vice-Chancellor Early Career Researcher Award

2011 Governor's Humanities Award for Preservation of CNMI Heritage

2011 American Battlefield Protection Program Grant, Management, Monitoring and Interpretive Approaches for WWII Submerged Resources in Saipan

2011 Flinders Staff Grant, In situ Reburial of Wooden Shipwrecks: Acceleration of the Anaerobic Environment

2010 National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, Northern Mariana Islands Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar

2009 American Battlefield Protection Program Grant, Developing a WWII Underwater Maritime Heritage Trail in Saipan, CNMI

2009 HASS on the Hill delegate; Council for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

2009 Flinders Research Grants Scheme, Northern Mariana Islands Spanish Cultural Heritage Project: Historical and Archaeological Assessment

2009 Flinders Innovation Grant, Development of Innovative Learning Materials to Support a Three-Step Cross-Disciplinary and Current Understanding of Underwater Sciences

2008 Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher Workshop on Leadership and Management in Research on Asia and the Pacific 2008, ARC Asia Pacific Futures Research Network

2008 Flinders Faculty Research Budget Time Release Support Grant

2007 University Research Budget: Projects Grant, Florida's Lifesaving Stations: Archaeological and Historical Investigations, Flinders University

2007 Flinders Faculty Research Maintenance Grant, South Australia's Lifesaving Stations: An Archaeological and Historical Investigation

2006 Flinders Faculty Research Maintenance Grant, Kangaroo Island Shipwreck Mariners Relief Stations: An Archaeological Investigation

2006 Flinders University Research Budget: Projects Grant, Florida's Lifesaving Stations: Archaeological and Historical Investigations

Key responsibilities
Jennifer currently serves on PhD thesis committees in the Department of Archaeology.
Expert for media contact
Archaeology
Marine science
Cultural Heritage Management
Maritime Archaeology
Pacific Archaeology
Spanish Colonial Archaeology
Underwater Cultural Heritage Management
WWII Heritage
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Media expertise
  • Archaeology
  • Marine science
Interests
  • Cultural Heritage Management
  • Maritime Archaeology
  • Pacific Archaeology
  • Spanish Colonial Archaeology
  • Underwater Cultural Heritage Management
  • WWII Heritage
Further information
Professional Service and Memberships
President, Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology (2011-2013)
Appointed Member, South Australian Heritage Councile (2011-2013)
Chair, South Australia Maritime Heritage Working Group (2011-2013)
Flinders Institute for Research in the Humanities (2011-2013)
Research Associate, Ships of Exploration and Discovery, Inc. (2009-present)
Director of Studies, Bachelor of Archaeology, Department of Archaeology (2008-2011)
Coordinator, Bachelor of Arts, School of Humanities (2008-2011)
Vice-Chair Organizer, Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology and Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology 2008 Conference, Adelaide
Flinders Emerging Technologies User Group (2008-2010)
Committee Member, Humanities International Programs Committee, School of Humanities (2007-2009)
Committee Member, Society for Underwater and Historical Research, South Australia (2007-2011)
Editor, Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology Newsletter (2006-2009)
Councilor, Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology (2006-20011)
Tutor, Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology/Nautical Archaeology Society Training (2006-2013)
Member, Register of Professional Archaeologists (2004)
Member, Society for Historical Archaeology (1999-present)

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