Gerald F. Bigelow

Adjunct Professor of Anthropology
Gerald F. Bigelow


300 Bailey Hall, 37 College Avenue, Gorham, Maine

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Phone: (207) 780-5321

I received a B.A. in Anthropology from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Archaeology from Cambridge University. I have conducted research and taught at USM since 1994. My research interests include the archaeology, ethnohistory, ethnography and historical ecology of North Atlantic islands and coasts. Although I have participated  in archaeological research in the US Northeast, Greenland, Iceland, England and France, my main research area is the Shetland Islands, the northernmost islands of Scotland. I am currently finishing a book on a Norse farmstead excavation in Shetland, and directing the Shetland Islands Climate and Settlement Project, an interdisciplinary study of archaeological sites in coastal sand environments.

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Building Bridges Beyond the Quadrangle: The CAO and the External Community
(Book chapter by Mark Lapping in: Martin J, Samuels JE, eds. The Provost's Handbook: The Role of the Chief Academic Officer. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press; 2015:200-206.)

Health Data and Financing and Delivery System Reform: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? (Issue Brief by Barbara Shaw, Andy Coburn, Kimberley Fox, Andrea Gerstenberger, and Barbara Leonard)

New Jersey's Manage by Data Program: Changing Culture and Capacity to Improve Outcomes(Report by David Lambert and Julie Atkins).

Rural Implications of Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act. (Issue Brief by Erika Ziller, Jennifer Lenardson, and Andy Coburn).

Safety of Rural Nursing Home-to-Emergency Department Transfers: Improving Communication and Patient Information Sharing across Settings. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 37(1), 55-65. (Authors: Judy Tupper, Carolyn Gray, Karen Pearson, and Andy Coburn).

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