Jeff Du Vernay (Ph.D.) earned a M.S. degree in Anthropology from FSU in 2002. His thesis research was directed by Mary Pohl and focused on ground stone artifacts recovered from the Middle Formative Period Mesoamerican site of San Andres, located just outside of the Olmec site of La Venta in the present state of Tabasco, Mexico.
In 2005, Jeff began his Ph.D. studies at the University of South Florida (directed by Nancy White) and completed his dissertation research at the Fort Walton Mississippian period Yon Mound and Village site (8Li2) located in the Apalachicola River valley of Northwest Florida.
Upon earning his Ph.D., Jeff accepted a full-time faculty position at the University of South Florida's Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies (AIST), a research and education support unit in the School of Geosciences. AIST (aist.usf.edu) is focused on archaeological and cultural and natural heritage research that involves using multiple 3D technologies and visualizations. At AIST, Jeff specializes in close and middle range 3D scanning, 3D modeling software applications and printing, and GIS. At AIST, he has contributed to projects at diverse location, including the U.S. Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions, U.S. Virgin Islands, Hawaii, Mexico, and Guatemala. In addition, Jeff presently serves as the co-Editor of the peer-reviewed Journal, The Florida Anthropologist.