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About Lori Collins

Dr. Lori Collins is a Research Associate Professor and co-Director of the Digital Heritage & Humanities Center (DHHC) in the University of South Florida Libraries, and has a courtesy appointment in the School of Geosciences.

Dr. Collins teaches courses and workshops in Geosciences and in the Honors College, including Perspectives in Environmental Thought, Field Methods, 3D Printing, and Digital Museums. Her research specialties include heritage and landscape preservation and documentation strategies for archaeology. Her research focus has included heritage projects in Florida and the Southeast U.S., Mexico, Guatemala, Armenia, and Spain.

Her interests center on land management, preservation, and conservation practices, as well as interpretive development relating to heritage tourism. Much of her research has focused on Mesoamerican iconographic and rock art documentation and preservation, and LiDAR, GIS, and terrestrial laser scanning applications for archaeological visualization.


Present Research Associate Professor & Co-Director, University of South Florida

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Honors and Awards

  • President’s Town and Gown Community Service Award - 2014
  • USF Provost Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Advising - 2005
  • USF Provost Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant - 2004
  • Florida Archaeological Council, John W. Griffin Student Award - 2001
  • Florida Academy of Sciences Student Paper Award Honorable Mention - 2001


  • Introduction to Archaeology - ANT 3101
  • Introduction to Anthropology - ANT 2000
  • Global Positioning Systems - GIS 5075
  • 3D Printing for Heritage Applications - ANT4930
  • Advanced Field Methods - GEO 6115
  • Technologies for Heritage Preservation - ANG 6115
  • Digital Museums - ANG 6115


2007 Ph.D., University of South Florida
2002 M.A., University of South Florida
1989 B.S., University of Florida

Articles (5)

Book Chapters (1)

Technical Reports (19)