Alumni Spotlight

Matthew Hanks, M.A. (BA Anthropol-ogy/BA Archaeology, Baylor, 2009) is a Baylor University alumnus and a proud graduate of Baylor’s Institute of Archae-ology. He earned bachelors’ degrees in both Archaeology and Anthropology from Baylor in 2009 and a master’s degree in Maritime Archaeology from Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia in 2011. Matt has six years of professional experience as a maritime archaeologist having worked at the Maritime Branch of the South Australian Department for En-vironment and NaturalResources (DENR) and the Lighthouse Archaeological Mar-itime Program (LAMP) in St. Augustine, Florida. In 2011, Matt joined a private CRM firm where he conducts submerged cultural resource remote-sensing surveys, diver identifications, and data recoveries across the southeastern United States, Gulf of Mexico, Oceania, and Australia. His research specialties include sub-merged World War II aircraft and assault vehicles, remote-sensing survey tech-niques, and the development of maritime heritage trails. Matt fondly remembers the 2008 Baylor field school with Carol Ma-caulay-Jameson and owes his career to the archaeological techniques and knowledge he gained at Baylor.