Jeffrey Brewer

Jeffrey L Brewer

Assistant Professor - Adjunct Ann

Department of Geography
409 Braunstein Hall
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0131
Phone 513-556-3421
Email jeffrey.brewer@uc.edu

Professional Summary

I am an Assistant Professor- Annual Adjunct in the Department of Geography & GIS (College of A&S). My primary research interest is adopting an interdisciplinary approach--consisting of archaeology, environmental studies, and remote sensing--to understanding human-environment relations and the evolution of urban landscapes of the ancient lowland Maya of Central America, particularly through the study of small-scale water management infrastructure and activities.

I have worked primarily in Belize, Mexico, and the Ohio Valley in both academic and private sectors (Cultural Resources Management).

My recent dissertation research at the ancient Maya site of Yaxnohcah (Campeche, Mexico) was highlighted in UC's 2015 Annual Report:
http://grad.uc.edu/content/dam/grad/docs/Publications/annual_report/2015-Annual-Report-high-res.pdf

Education

Ph.D., Geography: University of Cincinnati 2017

M.A., Anthropology: University of Cincinnati 2007

B.A., Anthropology: University of Cincinnati 2003

Research Support

Grant: #NSF 1519015 Investigators:Brewer, Jeffrey; Dunning, Nicholas 04-01-2015 -03-31-2017 National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: Ancient Maya Water Management at the Early Urban Center of Yaxnohcah, Mexico Role:Collaborator $16,827.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Brewer, Jeffrey L (2018. ) Householders as Water Managers: A Comparison of Domestic-Scale Water Management Practices from Two Central Maya Lowland Sites .Ancient Mesoamerica, , 29 (1 ) ,197-217

Brewer, Jeffrey L, Christopher Carr, Nicholas P. Dunning, Debra S. Walker, Armando Anaya Hernández, Meaghan Peuramaki-Brown, and Kathryn Reese-Taylor (2017. ) Employing Airborne Lidar and Archaeological Testing to Determine the Role of Small Depressions in Water Management at the Ancient Maya Site of Yaxnohcah, Campeche, Mexico .Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, , 17 ,291-302

Book Chapter

Dunning, Nicholas P., Jeffrey L Brewer, Christopher Carr, Armando Anaya Hernández, Timothy Beach, Jennifer Chmilar, Liwy Grazioso Sierra, Robert Griffin, David Lentz, Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, Kathryn Reese-Taylor, William Saturno, Vernon Scarborough, Michael Smyth, and Fred Valdez Holding the Ha: Ancient Water Collection and Storage in the Elevated Interior Region of the Maya Lowlands A Path to Sustainability: The Past and Future Role of Water Management .

Service

Geography Graduate Student Association (Faculty ) Representative Type:Departmental Service Level:Department BAD DATE -BAD DATE

Graduate Student Governance Association (Research Fellowship Grant Review Board ) Review Board/Panel Type:University/College Service Level:University BAD DATE -BAD DATE

Archaeological Institute of America (Volunteer Presenter ) Representative Type:Public Level:Public BAD DATE

Society for American Archaeology (General Session Chair, Archaeology and Water in Mesoamerica; 79th Annual Meeting of the SAA ) Other Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National BAD DATE

Keywords

Archaeology, Water Management, Evolving Urban Landscapes, Remote Sensing; Ancient Maya

Professional Affiliation

2007 -To Present: Society for American Archaeology

2010 -To Present: Association of American Geographers

2011 -To Present: Sigma Xi

2010 -To Present: Quaternary and Anthropocene Research Group University of Cincinnati,

2017 -To Present: Register of Professional Archaeologists

Courses Taught

-GEOG-1004 HUMAN GEOG

-GEOG-1021 WORLD GEOGRAPHY

-GEOG-2003 CINCINNATI GEOG

-GEOG-2004 GEOG OHIO

-GEOG-2011 GEOG OF LATIN AMERICA

-ANTH-3020 MAYA PREHISTORY

-GEOG-1001 INTRO PHYS GEOG

-GEOG-1040 EARTH FROM SPACE

-GEOG-5174/6074 COMPUTER ANALYTICAL CARTOGRAPHY Level:Both

-ANTH-4028/6028 SPATIAL ARCHAEOLOGY Level:Both

-ANTH-3024/EVST-3124 ORIGINS OF AGRICULTURE

-ANTH-7024 AGRICULTURAL ANALYSIS Level:Graduate

-GEOG-6071C INTRO GIS Level:Both

Contact Information

Academic - Department of Geography
409 Braunstein Hall
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45221-0131
Phone: 513-556-3421
jeffrey.brewer@uc.edu