Research and Administrative Staff

Grant S. McCall - Executive Director and 
Chief Research Scientist

McCall received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Iowa in 2006. He has taught in the Department of Anthropology at Tulane University since 2007 and currently holds the rank of Associate Professor. McCall is the author of four books and over thirty peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. His interests include all aspects of human hunter-gatherer life, past and present. McCall has conducted archaeological research on early modern human populations in sub-Saharan Africa, primarily in Namibia, for more than 15 years. He has also conducted ethnographic research among the Ju/'hoansi hunter-gatherers of the Kalahari Desert. McCall's interests and expertise include prehistoric human technologies, human behavioral ecology, prehistoric art, the identification of animal bone remains, geoarchaeology, and statistical methods. McCall is also currently the editor of the journal Lithic Technology.

Russell D. Greaves - Director of Ethnographic Research and Research Scientist

Russell D. Greaves is an anthropologist with over 35 years of experience in archaeology and ethnographic research. His archaeological background focuses on hunter-gatherer adaptations to different and changing environments, primarily in the American west. He has performed long-term ethnographic fieldwork with savanna Pumé hunter-gatherers in Venezuela and with Maya agriculturalists in the Yucatan peninsula. He also has worked with Native American groups in the American Southwest. Russell is a Research Associate with the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University, a Consulting Scholar with the American Section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Utah.

Brian Ostahowski - Director of Archaeological Research and Research Scientist

Brian E. Ostahowski M.A., RPA, is an archaeologist and anthropologist focused on studying the effects of coastal land loss to the archaeological record in Louisiana. His goal is to develop usable methods and guidelines for the timely inventorying and recording of cultural resources affected by climate change in other contexts. His research interests including prehistoric archaeology, coastal archaeology, hunter-gatherer societies, mobile societies and site formational processes.

Sherman W. Horn, III - Geographical Information System (GIS) Coordinator

Sherman Horn received a B.A. in Anthropology from The Ohio State University in 2003, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from Tulane University in 2008 and 2015. He has conducted archaeological fieldwork in six countries on three continents and has concentrated on Mesoamerican for the last 15 years. Horn specializes in using geographic information systems (GIS) software to explore, analyze, and integrate large and disparate archaeological datasets. He is particularly interested in using GIS and artifact sourcing studies to reconstruct ancient interaction and exchange networks, which he sees as important drivers of social change among early agricultural communities.

Board of Directors

Andrew Jacoby - President, Board of Directors

Andrew Jacoby is a litigator based in New Orleans. He works primarily on environmental cases, and also volunteers with the GreenARMY and other groups. He is originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Taylor Simon - Treasurer, Board of Directors

Simon was born and raised in New Orleans and graduated from Metairie Park Country Day School. In 2004, Taylor graduated from Trinity University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. In 2005, Taylor returned to New Orleans to study law at Tulane law school. Presently, Taylor is an Assistant Attorney General with the Louisiana Department of Justice practicing civil litigation.

Nicholas S. Lindner - Secretary, Board of Directors

Lindner is a Louisiana attorney with an office in New Orleans.  He holds a law degree from Tulane University and an undergraduate degree from Florida State University.

C. Michael Collins - Member, Board of Directors

Michael Collins is the owner and founder of Blue Orleans, an umbrella company encompassing a variety of New Orleans-area businesses, including Gasa Gasa and The Other Bar. He worked at the Green Project, a nonprofit organization committed to the salvation of building materials and recycled paint used throughout the New Orleans community. Following Hurricane Katrina, Collins assisted in rebuilding over fifty blighted properties throughout the city, working to create sustainable living methods and environments to bring homes back into commerce. Collins received a M.A. in Anthropology from Tulane 
University in 2007.

Other Staff

Sarah McCall - Legal Associate

Sarah McCall received an A.B. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago in 2001, a J.D. from Tulane University in 2008, and M.A. in Arts Administration from the University of New Orleans in 2015. She is currently the Director of Production at the New Orleans Opera Association.