Company: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Location: Bedford, Texas, United States
Jay Richard Newman, Ph.D., Archaeologist at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in archaeology.
Garnering interests in human behavior, psychology and antiquities, Dr. Newman knew he wanted to delve into the field of archaeology from the time he was in eighth grade. Drawn to the career path due to its resemblance to detective work, he has thoroughly enjoyed the scientific investigation and logistical fieldwork involved in his career. Earning an Associate of Arts from Triton College in 1974, he subsequently attended Grinnell College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1976. Soon thereafter, he obtained a Master of Arts from Southern Methodist University in 1984 and Doctor of Philosophy in 1996. He has since become a registered professional archaeologist.
Since 1987, Dr. Newman has served the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Fort Worth, TX, as an archaeologist. During his tenure, he also spent one year as the acting supervisory archaeologist between 1991 and 1992, having formerly worked for the University of North Texas as an archaeology survey director and Southern Methodist University in myriad capacities, such as a teaching assistant of statistics and computers, assistant curator of collections and archaeology field director. Likewise, he has been an archaeological consultant for the U.S. Air Force since 1987, where he also consults for the U.S. Army and Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base. Cherishing his time spent with the military, he cites the highlight of his career to be his 30-year tenure with the U.S. Air Force Environmental Resources Program, where he collaborated with other professionals on esteemed projects.
Earlier in his career, Dr. Newman served Fort Burgwin Research Center as an archaeologist, research associate, and assistant archaeology field director beginning in 1978. He has also been responsible for over 250 cultural resources reports for various agencies of the Department of Defense, serving as a federal contracting officers technical representative/contracting officers representative (COTR/COR), as well as a COTR for the Joint Task Force Six with the Department of Defense Border Security Initiative from 1988 to 1992. He also served as a COTR for the Immigration and Naturalization Service, as well as the Air Force Project ORCHID with the Department of Defense. Authoring myriad articles on the history of firearms in the United States and the United Kingdom, he has contributed many more papers to international scholarly journals in the realms of archaeology and cultural resources.
Dr. Newman has maintained affiliation with numerous organizations to remain abreast of developments in the field, including the Society for American Archaeology, the Register of Professional Archaeologists, the Texas Archeological Society, the Council of Texas Archaeologists and the Dallas Archaeological Society. In light of his exceptional undertakings, he received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Department of Defense and a U.S. Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service.
Highlighted in the 25th edition of Who’s Who in the Southwest, published in 1997, Dr. Newman enjoys collecting antique firearms, traveling, reading, watching sports and studying geology in his spare time. Married to Margaret Grigor-Newman since 1995, he is the proud father of one son, Nicholas.
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