Administration



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Jeff Speakman, Ph.D.

Director
Jeff Speakman is an archaeologist and geochemist with research interests in ceramic and obsidian geochemistry and heavy metals in the environment.

Angela McLendon

Business Manager




Juanita Strickland

Administrative Manager
Juanita is an Administrative Manager II of the CAIS and oversees all matters of business affairs and finance. office.


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Paula Moon

Administrative Associate
Paula is an administrative associate in charge of day-to-day office activities, coordinating sample login and overseeing invoicing of analytical services.


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Carolyn Morril

Administrative Associate
Carolyn was the administrative manager of the CAIS and oversaw all business affairs of the Center since its inception in 1977 until her retirement in November 2012. She now works part time in the business office.


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Dorothy O'Niell

Editor
Dorothy O'Niell is an editor serving the scientific staff of the CAIS for the preparation of grant proposals, manuscripts for publication and professional presentations, and the administrative staff for a variety of needs related to Center operations.

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   Scientific Staff

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Becky Auxier

Research Professional
Becky Auxier is an analytical chemist with expertise in inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy, plasma emission spectroscopy, and atomic absorption spectroscopy. She has for many years managed the Chemical Analysis Laboratory on the UGA campus, and has been affiliated with the CAIS since 2006.

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Alex Cherkinsky, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist
Alex Cherkinsky, Ph.D., is a biogeochemist with research interests in the applications of AMS to archaeology, geology, hydrology, and the environmental sciences.



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Randy Culp, Ph.D.

Associate Director
Randy Culp, Ph.D., is a marine scientist and organic geochemist with research interests that involve the use of combined analytical techniques of gas chromatography / isotope ratio mass spectrometry and accelerator mass spectrometry to determine the isotopic abundance of 14C, 13C and D of individual compounds.


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Doug Dvoracek, Ph.D.

Associate Research Scientist
Doug Dvoracek, Ph.D., is a geochemist with research interests focused on the application of accelerator mass spectrometric techniques in radiocarbon dating, including development of specialized sample preparation techniques for very small size samples...


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Scott Noakes, Ph.D.

Associate Research Scientist
Scott Noakes, Ph.D. is a marine scientist and geochemist with research interests primarily focused on the development of sensors for real-time in situ measurements of the marine environment.


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Ravi Prasad, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist
Ravi Prasad, Ph.D., presently oversees the CAIS Accelerator Mass Spectrometry program, and is charge of operations and maintenance of the two particle accelerators that serve the research programs of the CAIS.


   Technical Staff


Larry Greenway

Research Technician
Larry Greenway is a research technician with more than 20 years of experience at CAIS in the preparation of samples for liquid scintillation counting and stable isotope analysis.

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Marianne Happek

Research Technician
Marianne Happek is a research technician with the CAIS since 2009, working primarily on the pretreatment of samples for radiocarbon dating.

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Brooke Lord

Laboratory Manager
Brooke Lord joined CAIS as a research technician in 2012. Her primary areas of research include isotope geochemistry and igneous petrology.

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Hong Sheng

Research Assistant





David Smith

Laboratory Manager
David Smith is a Laboratory Manager with the CAIS since 1998. David oversees many of the functions in the stable isotope laboratory with duties are focused on preparation of samples for stable isotope, liquid scintillation counting and AMS analysis.

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Floredeliza Smith

Research Technician
Liza Smith is a research technician and has been with CAIS since 2006. Her duties are focused on preparation of samples for stable isotope and AMS analysis.

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Nick Taylor

Laboratory Technician



   Postdocs and Grad Students





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Alice Hunt

Post Doc
Alice Hunt, Ph.D., is an archaeological materials scientist, petrologist, and geochemist with research interests that include reconstructing ancient technologies, raw materials characterization, and the development of analytical methods for materials analysis.

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Chen Baoshan

Grad Student




Carla Hadden

Grad Student





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Hai Pan, Ph.D.

Post Doc
Hai Pan joined the CAIS as a post-doctoral research associate in 2012. His research interests include marine biogeochemical cycling of organic matter and paleoceanography with the application of biomarkers and their isotopic compositions.

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Kun Wang

Grad Student



   Emeritus



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John E. Noakes, PhD

Emeritus
John Noakes, Ph.D., is a geochemist and chemical oceanographer with long-term interests in geochronology, liquid scintillation counting, and the development of field deployable instruments for conducting real-time surveys in aquatic and terrestrial environments...  back to top