RESUME FOR G. LAIN ELLIS
o Willingness to do what it takes;
o Ability to read and write at high levels of analytical precision;
o Flexibility and a history of rising to the occasion.
High levels of knowledge of:
o Federal and state environmental laws and regulations pertaining to transportation;
o Sections 106 and 110 of National Historic Preservation Act and related regulations;
o Contracting processes.
Ability to solve complex problems and develop complex systems:
o Developed application on the fly to coordinate data and generate reports for American
Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Act program;
o Principal developer of Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) scientific services
o Principal developer of QA/QC program required by Section 6005 of SAFETEA-LU, the
2005 USDOT transportation reauthorization;
o Principal developer of proposal to decentralize review of programmatic categorical
exclusion (PCE) projects and co-principal developer of PCE decentralization program;
o TxDOT Environmental Affairs Division's (ENV) representative on Local Government
Project Procedures Task Force;
o ENV's representative on TxDOT Steering Committee for Comprehensive Development
o Principal developer of the First Amended Programmatic Agreement among the Federal
Highway Administration, the Texas Department of Transportation, the Texas State
Historic Preservation Officer, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Regarding
the Implementation of Transportation Undertakings.
Ability to write with high levels of precision:
o Contracts, requests for proposals, specifications, standard operating procedures;
o Regulations, regulatory agreements, and analyses of legislation, regulations,
government policies, and sensitive correspondence;
o Complex technical and scientific reports.
Experience teaching and developing presentations:
o Five years university-level teaching;
o Numerous training presentations at TxDOT and other conferences;
o Mentoring staff on contracting, regulatory, and procedural issues;
o Professional papers and poster sessions at professional meetings;
o Development of presentations for other presenters.
T HE G RUESOME D ETAILS
P OSITIONS H ELD :
2/1/2010-Present 01/15/1991 - 05/15/1991
Retired from State of Texas Assistant Lecturer
Texas A&M University, Department of
Environmental Specialist VI Supervisor: Herman Saatkamp, Ph.D.
Texas Department of Transportation
Supervisor: Dianna F. Noble, P.E. 08/15/1988 - 12/31/1990
6/1/2005 to 8/31/2006 Texas A&M University, Department of
Environmental Supervisor IV Philosophy
Texas Department of Transportation Supervisor: Paul B. Thompson, Ph.D.
Supervisor: Lisa Hart
Late May—early July 1989, 1987, 1986, 1985
9/1/2000 - 5/31/2005 Graduate Assistant-Research
Environmental Specialist V Texas A&M University, Department of
Texas Department of Transportation Anthropology
Supervisor: Owen Lindauer, Ph.D. Supervisor: Harry Shafer, Ph.D.
8/1/1999 - 8/31/2000 01/15/1987 - 05/15/1987
Archeologist IV Texas A&M University, Department of
Texas Department of Transportation Philosophy
Supervisor: Nancy A. Kenmotsu, Ph.D. Visiting Assistant Lecturer
Supervisor: Herman Saatkamp, Ph.D.
Archeologist III January 1981—May 1983
Texas Department of Transportation Texas A&M University
Supervisor: Nancy A. Kenmotsu, Ph.D. Student Worker
6/29/1994 - 3/31/1997
Archeologist III/Assistant Director for Planning May 1983—August 2004
Texas Historical Commission Lowry Graphics, Inc.
Supervisor: James Bruseth, Ph.D. Photolab Manager
Supervisor: Les Lowry
9/15/1992 - 6/23/1994
Archaeological Supervisor/Co-PI June 1975—December 1980
Mariah Associates, Inc. Ellis Photo/Graphics
Supervisor: Nick Trierweiler, Ph.D. Owner/Manager
Supervisor: Self in family-owned corporation
7/1989 - 9/1992
Subcontractor 1964—JUNE 1975
Moore Archeological Consulting Various employment including graphic arts,
Supervisor: Roger Moore, Ph.D. animal husbandry, light construction, food
08/15/1987 - 05/15/1992
Supervisor: Barbara Pearson, Ph.D.
E MPLOYMENT E XPERIENCE
P OLICY AND P ROCEDURE D EVELOPMENT .
Worked on development of policy and procedure for TxDOT’s Environmental Affairs Division
(ENV) in a sole capacity (September 2006 to present) and as a major component of other
TxDOT job descriptions (April 1997 to August 2006). Duties ran the gamut from:
o Analysis of legislation and regulations; to
o Development of programs and procedures with division- and agency-wide scope; to
o Development of politically sensitive materials for internal and external distribution; to
o Development of a major contracting program.
Specific areas of policy and procedure development include:
Environmental Management System (January 2009—Present): Member of core group to
develop plan for statewide implementation of a program required by a 2007 Environmental
Protection Agency Consent Agreement and Final Order regarding environmental compliance
during construction. Plan includes policies, programs, and procedures spanning project
development and construction. In addition, serve as member of core group to develop
comprehensive environmental management system for compliance with all environmental
requirements during project development, construction, operations, and maintenance for
construction projects, and for nonconstruction activities. Activities include adapting TxDOT’s
environmental program to project management and development requirements needed to
incorporate environmental planning and compliance into the Primavera v.6 project management
system and into an emerging structure for resource sharing among TxDOT Districts and
Regional Service Centers.
SOP Development for Environmental Functions of Regional Service Centers (September 2009
—Present): Member of core group to develop standard operating procedures and service level
agreements to implement resource-management functions of newly created Regional Service
Centers. SOPs will establish processes by which District project managers identify and
schedule resources in Primavera v.6, and by which Regional Service Centers find and obtain
binding commitments from other districts and divisions. The combination of the Regional
Centers, P6 requirements for targeting/scheduling named resources, and the reorganization of
Environmental Affairs Division will fundamentally alter TxDOT operations.
Data Coordination for TxDOT ’ s Program for Implementing the American Rehabilitation and
Reconstruction Act (January 2009—Present): Participated in a multi-division team in preparing,
collecting, and maintaining project data needed to identify projects that qualify for funding under
o As data needs became known, developed a data management structure for tracking
completion of project milestones needed to issue contracts under ARRA funding;
o Coordinated data collection from 25 TxDOT districts and 5 TxDOT Divisions;
o Verified eligibility of projects for ARRA funding, and coordinated confirmation of eligibility
by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA);
o Developed report formats to accommodate rapidly evolving program needs and FHWA/
Congressional reporting requirements;
o Provided daily to weekly reports to ARRA program leadership.
ENV Liaison to the Steering Committee for TxDOT ’ s Comprehensive Development Agreement
Program (2004-Present): The Steering Committee directs TxDOT’s program for financing,
designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining major highway facilities under long-term
comprehensive development agreements in public-private partnerships. Examples of CDAs
include the former Trans-Texas Corridor-35; Trans-Texas Corridor-69; SH 130, SH 45, and US
183A in central Texas; and the SH 121, IH 635, North Tarrant Expressway, DFW Connector
projects in the DFW metroplex area. The Steering Committee consists of TxDOT’s Executive
Director, Chief Financial Officer, Assistant Executive Director for Innovative Project
Development, and Director of the Texas Turnpike Authority Division. Activities included:
o Participation in Steering Committee meetings and agenda planning meetings;
o Development of standard and project-specific contract provisions for CDAs for
concessions and design-build projects;
o Member of proposal evaluation teams for the Trans-Texas Corridor-35 strategic
development CDA and the IH 635 managed lane project;
o Participation in negotiation of environmental compliance provisions of the CDA with
Cintra-Zachry LLC for Segments 5 and 6 of the SH 130 project;
o Participation in post-award project board trouble-shooting meetings for Segments 5 and
6 of the SH 130 project;
o Development of policy and procedure for managing environmental compliance related to
design-build projects generally, and concession projects specifically;
o Program design and coordination of development of standards for deliverables and
compliance action plan to streamline environmental compliance on Segments 5 and 6 of
the SH 130 project.
Principal Developer of QA/QC Program for SAFETEA-LU Section 6005 NEPA Delegation (late
2005 – May 2007): Section 6005 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation
Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) of 2005 established a pilot program for
delegating FHWA’s responsibility for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act
(NEPA). Texas was one of five states named to participate. Section 6005 required participating
states to implement a QA/QC program to monitor and evaluate compliance with NEPA and
other environmental laws. Activities included developing:
o Performance measures and procedures for evaluating compliance;
o Data base structure for collecting standardized data;
o Analytical tools for identifying random and nonrandom deviation from 100% compliance;
o Presentations to explain the system to the ENV Division Director and TxDOT
Co-developer Programmatic Categorical Exclusion Decentralization Program (January 2007
July 2008): An agreement with the FHWA defines a programmatic categorical exclusion (PCE)
as one of three classes of projects that are categorically excluded from the requirement to
develop an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement under NEPA. About
90% of TxDOT’s projects are handled as PCEs. The results of the Section 6005 delegation
program (above) served as a springboard for developing a mechanism for fundamentally
reorganizing review of PCE projects by shifting the responsibility for review from ENV to newly
established Regional Environmental Centers. Activities included:
o Developing conceptual foundations and basic procedures for decentralization, and
presenting them to TxDOT Administration;
o Developing standard operating procedures for interactions between TxDOT districts,
regional centers, and ENV, including procedures for implementing the transfer of
o Coordinating development of standards of submission for deliverables (based on
concept from SH 130 project);
o Developing and implementing training for district staff;
o Participating on committee to develop procedures for using enterprise document
management system for developing, circulating, and controlling documents associated
with the PCE decentralization.
ENV Liaison with Local Government Project Procedures Task Force (2007-2008): A 2005 audit
showed that administration of federally funded projects implemented by local governments was
problematic as a result of poor training of TxDOT and local government staff. The LGPPTF was
established to develop materials and training to address these issues. Activities included:
o Expanding the concept of the compliance action plan for SH 130 to address project
development in addition to project implementation;
o Coordinate and develop elements of the plan for inclusion in the local government
o Vetting the procedures in consultation with the FHWA and task force members;
o Developing a training module to be used as part of a certification process for local
C ULTURAL R ESOURCE M ANAGEMENT
Supervisor, Archeological Studies Branch of TxDOT's Environmental Affairs Division (June 2005
—August 2006). Supervised staff of 12 archeologists plus additional on-site contract
archeologists and $1.2 million annual operating budget.
o Under terms of a programmatic agreement (PA) and a memorandum of understanding
(MOU) between TxDOT and Texas Historical Commission (THC) for Antiquities Code
compliance, cleared more than 880 projects through internal review and approval or
consultation with THC and other parties from June 2005-June 2006.
o On behalf of FHWA, supervised consultation with Indian tribes under Section 106.
Approved plans for exhumation of Native American graves and notices of inventory and
repatriation published under the Native American Graves and Repatriation Act
o Reviewed complex archeological reports and environmental documents (primarily EIS)
for legal sufficiency under National Environmental Policy Act, Section 106, and
Antiquities Code. Directed other staff members in review of archeological reports and
o Advised archeological staff on development and implementation of testing and mitigation
plans. Reviewed and approved testing and mitigation plans developed by staff and
contractors. Negotiated testing and mitigation plans with THC and Indian tribes.
Reviewed and approved eligibility determinations under 36 CFR 60.4.
o Directed archeology contract program with $4.9 million annual budget. Supervised
procurements and proposal reviews, and made contract award recommendations to
senior Division staff for award of contracts. Developed branch contract and operational
o Reviewed proposed federal and state legislation, regulations, and policies affecting
cultural resource compliance and provided senior ENV staff with analyses of legal and
strategic aspects of issues related to proposed state and federal cultural resources laws.
o Made public and internal presentations regarding environmental compliance and
contracting for environmental compliance. Trained staff on Section 106, Antiquities
Code, and the PA and MOU.
Staff Archeologist, Archeological Studies Branch of TxDOT's Environmental Affairs Division
(April 1997—June 2005): For approximately eight years, divided time between archeological
compliance and special projects for the ENV CRM section and the Division.
o Evaluated construction projects for their potential to affect archeological sites, including
review of site files, maps, and research literature. Made recommendations for
archeological surveys and excavations. Assisted junior staff in evaluating construction
projects for their potential to affect archeological sites and making recommendations for
archeological surveys and excavations. Reviewed junior staff recommendations for
archeological surveys and excavations.
o Reviewed archeological reports and environmental documents (EIS, EA, CE) for legal
sufficiency under National Environmental Policy Act, Section 106, and Antiquities Code.
Directed other staff members in review of archeological reports and environmental
o Prepared and submitted documentation for consultation with SHPO/THC under Section
106 and the Antiquities Code. Prepared and submitted documentation for consultation
with Indian tribes under Section 106. Reviewed consultation documentation produced by
o Assisted in development of policies and procedures for complying with Section 106 and
the Antiquities Code. Principal developer of programmatic agreement among TxDOT,
SHPO, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and Advisory Council on Historic
Preservation to delegate substantial Section 106 compliance to TxDOT. Co-wrote
Memorandum of Understanding between TxDOT and THC for Antiquities Code
o Developed and negotiated testing and mitigation plans with SHPO. Notable mitigation
plans and contracts included the Freedman's Cemetery project in Dallas and the Mission
Refugio project in Refugio. Advised archeological staff on development and
implementation of testing and mitigation plans. Oversaw testing and mitigation contracts
and work authorizations implemented by TxDOT contractors.
o Developed and directed ENV’s archeology contract program with budget that grew from
$1.75 million to $4 million annual budget between 1997-2005. Developed and
implemented contracting policies and procedures. Wrote requests for proposals and
scopes of work for archeological and environmental contracts and delivery orders.
Oversaw proposal review and made contract award recommendations to senior staff for
award of contracts. Assisted in development of branch and section contract and
operational budgets. Assisted ENV’s Project Management and Natural Resource
Management Sections in development of Scientific Services contract programs.
o Monitored federal and state legislation, regulations, and policies affecting cultural
resource compliance and provided senior ENV staff with analyses of legal and strategic
aspects of issues related to state and federal cultural resources laws.
o Made public and internal presentations regarding environmental compliance and
contracting for environmental compliance. Trained staff on Section 106, Antiquities
Code, and the PA and MOU.
o District Archeologist for the Waco and Fort Worth Districts 1997-2004. Assisted other
district archeologists on complex projects.
Archeological Compliance Reviewer, Texas Historical Commission (June 1994—March 1997):
Project reviewer for compliance under the National Historic Preservation Act and the Antiquities
Code. Reviewed construction projects for their potential to affect significant archeological sites.
o Made recommendations for survey, testing, and mitigation. Negotiated scopes of work
for survey, testing, and mitigation projects. Reviewed survey, testing, and mitigation
reports for adequacy as compliance and research documents. From September 1996 to
March 1997, served as unofficial acting Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer for
archeology while Dr. Bruseth supervised excavations of a major shipwreck in Matagorda
Bay. In this capacity, supervised implementation of THC policies and procedures for
implementing review and compliance under Section 106 and the Antiquities Code.
o Reviewed recommendations of site eligibility. Developed historic contexts to guide
o Co-wrote programmatic agreement among TxDOT, THC, FHWA, and Advisory Council
on Historic Preservation to streamline TxDOT compliance with Section 106 and 36 CFR
800. Negotiated other programmatic agreements and Texas-specific agreements
implementing nationwide programmatic agreements for other agencies.
o Reviewed legislation and regulations pertaining to archeological resources.
o Provided information to the interested public, agency officials, and project sponsors.
o Co-Principal Investigator for $111,000 National Science Foundation grant.
Archaeological Supervisor/Co-Principal Investigator, Mariah Associates, Inc. (September 1992
—June 1994): Developed research design and National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)
eligibility criteria for Central Texas archaeology as required by Fort Hood's Historic Preservation
Plan. Identified the research issues and data requirements necessary to determine eligibility
under 36 CFR 60.4.
o Developed problem-specific eligibility standards and procedures for evaluating large
lithic procurement areas on Fort Hood. Made eligibility determinations for more than 90
sites under these standards.
o Participated in and supervised reconnaissance, survey, and excavation for site
evaluations and formal NRHP eligibility testing on Fort Hood. Supervised test
excavations on more than 25 sites on Fort Hood. Made eligibility recommendations for
more than 125 sites, not including lithic procurement sites. Supervised data recovery at
site 41TG307 near San Angelo.
o Performed and supervised laboratory analyses for Fort Hood and 41TG307 projects.
Performed basic research into using amino acid racemization as a cost-effective
alternative and complement to radiocarbon dating in Central Texas.
o Author or co-author of formal reports on Mariah's CRM activities at Fort Hood, and
contributor to more than 200 letter reports on evaluations of individual sites.
o Generated proposals for CRM and basic research activities.
Subcontractor, Moore Archeological Consulting (Intermittent 1989-1992): Performed analyses of
ceramic and lithic artifacts, synthesized chronometric data, wrote reports, edited manuscripts,
and provided typesetting, graphics production, and photographic services.
N OTEWORTHY N ONENVIRONMENTAL E XPERIENCE
Industrial Photographic Laboratory Management (1975-1980): Established and managed an
industrial photographic laboratory manufacturing slide presentations and other graphic
presentation materials. Laboratory was integrated into larger graphics and engineering
reprographics corporation. Clients included 3D International, Bechtel, Dresser Industries,
Transco, Brown and Root, Kellogg, CRS-Syrrine, and other large engineering and architectural
firms. Presentations include some manufactured for ruling bodies of Saudi Arabia, Iran, United
Arab Emirates, People’s Republic of China, and other nations. In 1983-84, took short-term job to
establish similar operation for another company with similar client base.
T EACHING AND T RAINING
University-Level Teaching: As faculty member, taught:
o 2 repetitions Introduction to Anthropology, Blinn College
o 17 repetitions Introduction to Philosophy, Blinn College
o 1 repetition, Agricultural Ethics, Texas A&M University
o 1 repetition, Contemporary Moral Issues, Texas A&M University
o 1 repetition, Introduction to Philosophy, Texas A&M University
Author or co-author of papers and poster presentations at professional meetings, including:
o Society for American Archeology
o Geological Society of America
o Council of Texas Archeologists
o Council of New Mexico Archaeologists
o Texas Archeological Society
Invited Lectures on Cultural Resource Management:
o Texas A&M University
o University of Texas—Austin
o University of Texas—San Antonio
o TxDOT continuing education sessions at Council of Texas Archeologists semiannual
o Frequent presenter at TxDOT Environmental Coordinators, Maintenance, Construction,
Planning, and Design Conferences, and Annual Short Course
o Long-term mentoring of TxDOT ENV and District staff
Selected PowerPoint Presentations (available on request)
o Managing Environmental Risk for the DFW Connector Project. Discussion of
environmental compliance as a risk-management task rather than an environmental
clearance issue, focusing on risk management in the context of a very large project
implemented under a CDA. Presented as part of Local Government Project Procedures
certification training for local governments and the Northgate consortium, Dallas.
o Standards of Uniformity/Standard Operating Procedures Program. Discussion of how
trends in TxDOT’s shift toward standardization of the environmental process conflicts
with national trends toward project-specific environmental processes as well as TxDOT’s
adoption of the Primavera V.6 project management system. Proposes the use of
compliance action plans as a tool for adapting standards to project-specific needs.
Presented at TxDOT/TTI Annual Short Course, College Station.
o Embracing Adversity. Discussion of how fear of adverse effects can lead to a potentially
self-defeating tendency to do an environmental assessment instead of an environmental
impact statement in cases where it would be useful to discuss significant beneficial
impacts. Uses the land-bridge freight shuttle project as an example. Presentation at
TxDOT Planning Conference, Houston.
o Standards of Submission, Environmental QA/QC/CI, and PCE Determinations: A
Proposal to Decentralize Environmental Review. Proposal to delegate approval of
programmatic categorical exclusions (PCEs) to districts based on a system of standards
of submission for deliverables and a QA/QC program for monitoring program
performance. Presentation to TxDOT Administration.
o Proposed Performance Measure Program for NEPA Delegation. Proposed system for
addressing QA/QC and performance monitoring following delegation of FHWA NEPA
responsibility under Section 6005 of SAFETEA-LU. Presentations to Environmental
Affairs Division and TxDOT Administration.
o TxDOT ’ s Programmatic Agreement for Section 106 Compliance. A detailed discussion
of TxDOT’s PA for Section 106, with an emphasis on adhering closely to the language of
the PA and the regulations to produce defensible documentation. Presentation at the
Council of Texas Archeologists meeting, San Angelo.
o Impact of Environmental Regulations on Maintenance Contracts and Repairs.
Discussion of how work performed under maintenance contracts is not different from
work under construction contracts, and that business as usual exposes TxDOT to legal
trouble. Presentation at Maintenance Conference, Waco.
o Is it a Wreck? Making Compliance Decisions at Bolivar Peninsula, Galveston County
(with Robert L. Gearhart). Discussion of lessons learned in a complex case of fulfilling
reasonable and good faith effort to identify underwater historic properties. Presentations
at Council of Texas Archeologists, Austin, and THC Historic Preservation Conference,
o Comprehensive Development Agreements: Brave New World. General discussion of
CDAs as procurement methods, not types of projects. Includes discussion of potential
impact of proposed CDA procurements on District and ENV environmental resources.
Presentation at Environmental Coordinators Conference, Austin.
o Eligibility and Criterion D: Contributing Data Important to History or Prehistory. Critical
analysis of the metaphysics of data and the methodological prerequisites data must
meet to constitute a contribution to history or prehistory under criterion (d). Presentations
at Council of Texas Archeologists, University of Texas, Texas A&M University.
o Research Designs. Critical discussion of framing research questions that specify data
requirements which, in turn, can make contributions to history or prehistory. Presentation
at Council of Texas Archeologists.
Texas A&M University, College Station, Ph.D., August 1998
Anthropology Major, Philosophy Minor
Dissertation: Epistemology and the Evaluation of Archeological Theories: An Empiricist
Approach, with a Case Study from the Mimbres Region of Southwestern New Mexico.
Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, Texas A&M University,
Texas A&M University, College Station, Master of Arts, May 1986
Anthropology Major, Philosophy Minor
Thesis: A Critique of Cultural Materialism: Implications of Epistemology and Strategy for
Normative Action. Unpublished M.A. thesis, Department of Anthropology, Texas A&M
University, College Station.
Texas A&M University, College Station, Bachelor of Arts, May 1983
Philosophy Major, Anthropology Minor
Rice University, No Degree, August 1986 – May 1987
University of Houston, No Degree, September 1970 – December 1980 intermittent
Texas A&I University, No Degree, January 1972 – May 1973
ADDITIONAL T RAINING AND S KILLS
o Work Breakdown Structures, self-paced online TxDOT course on the principles of
producing work breakdown structures.
o Estimating, self-paced online TxDOT course on the principles of critical path and PERT
analyses to estimate resource needs and schedules for individual projects and
management of multiple projects.
o Environment in Project Development: NEPA Documentation, taught by Shipley Group.
Course on the production of environmental impact statements, environmental
assessments, and documentation of categorical exclusions.
o Managing the Environmental Process, taught by National Transportation Institute.
Advanced training on application of NEPA to complex transportation projects.
o Effective Negotiating, taught by KARRASS USA Ltd. Seminar and workshop on
negotiating contracts and change orders.
o Best Practices in Contract Management, taught by TxDOT Office of Contract Services.
Course on managing contracts under Texas rules governing professional services.
o Leadership at Work, taught by TxDOT Human Resources Division. Course on leadership
skills and techniques.
o Section 106: An Advanced Seminar, taught by National Preservation Institute. Advanced
course on Section 106 and 36 CFR 800, emphasizing integrating Section 106 and
o Enhancing Your Presentation Skills, taught by TxDOT Human Resources Division.
Techniques for enhancing presentation skills for technical presentations.
o Preparing Scopes of Work for Environmental Projects, taught by Shipley Group. Course
on preparing process- and deliverable-based scopes of work for environmental
o Supervising D.O.T., taught by TxDOT Human Resources Division. Course on TxDOT
policy and procedures for supervising employees and documenting performance.
o Interviewing and Hiring, taught by TxDOT Human Resources Division. Course on
TxDOT policy and procedures regarding the employment process from developing job
vacancy notices through hiring.
o Progressive Discipline, taught by TxDOT Human Resources Division. Course on TxDOT
policy and procedures regarding documentation and implementation of disciplinary
o Performance Management, taught by TxDOT Human Resources Division. Course on
TxDOT policy and procedures regarding performance planning and evaluation.
o Contract Administration, taught by National Institute of Government Purchasers. Course
on fundamentals of administering government contracts.
o Delivery Skills For Trainers, taught by TxDOT Human Resources Division. Techniques
for enhancing presentation skills for training.
o Consultant Contracting Management Course, taught by TxDOT Office of Contract
Services. Course on awarding and managing contracts under Texas rules governing
o Computer Aided Civil Engineering & Surveying, taught by TxDOT Information Services
Division. Collecting data in the field, editing survey data, and creating MicroStation
design files to assist with designing.
o Excavation Safety Training, taught by Texas Transportation Institute. Training for
requirements of competent person for OSHA compliance.
o Section 106: An Introduction, taught by Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
Introduction to application of Section 106 and 36 CFR 800.
o Highly proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint,;
o Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, studio photography.
S ELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
G. Lain Ellis, 1991, U.S. Agricultural Research Policy and International Distributive Justice. In
Beyond the Large farm: Ethics and Research Goals for Agriculture. Paul B. Thompson and Bill
A. Stout, eds., pp. 237-264. Westview Press, Boulder, CO.
G. Lain Ellis, 1995, An Interpretive Framework for Radiocarbon Dates from Soil Organic Matter
from Prehistoric Water Control Features. In Soil, Water, and Belief in Prehistoric and Traditional
Southwestern Agriculture, edited by H. W. Toll, pp. 155-195. Special Publication 2, New Mexico
Archaeological Council, Santa Fe.
G. Lain Ellis and Michael R. Waters, 1991, Cultural and Landscape Influences on Tucson Basin
Hohokam Settlement. American Anthropologist 93:125-137.
G. Lain Ellis, Christopher Lintz, W. Nicholas Treirweiler, and Jack M. Jackson, 1994,
Significance Standards for Prehistoric Cultural Resources: A Case Study from Fort Hood,
Texas. United States Army Corps of Engineers, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory,
Technical Report CRC-94/04.
G. Lain Ellis and Linda W. Ellis, 1995, Ceramic Cross-Dating at 41HR616: Quantifying Aten's
Galveston Bay Area Seriation. In Archeological Data Recovery Excavations at the Kingwood
Site, 41HR616, Harris County, Texas. Roger G. Moore, ed., pp. 167-200. Moore Archeological
Consulting, Houston, TX.
G. Lain Ellis, Glenn A. Goodfriend, James T. Abbott, P. E. Hare, and David W. Von Endt, 1996,
Assessment of Integrity and Geochronology of Archaeological Sites Using Amino Acid
Racemization in Land Snail Shells: Examples from Central Texas. Geoarchaeology: An
International Journal 11:189-213.
Linda W. Ellis, G. Lain Ellis, and Charles D. Frederick, 1995, Implications of Environmental
Diversity in the Central Texas Archeological Region. Bulletin of the Texas Archeological Society
Glenn A. Goodfriend, G. Lain Ellis, L. J. Toolin, 1999, Radiocarbon Age Anomalies in Land Snail
Shells from Texas: Ontogenetic, Individual, and Geographic Patterns of Variation. Radiocarbon
Glenn A. Goodfriend and G. Lain Ellis, 2000, Stable Carbon Isotope Record of Middle to Late
Holocene Climate Changes from Land Snail Shells at Hinds Cave, Texas. Quaternary
Glenn A. Goodfriend and G. Lain Ellis, 2002, Stable Carbon and Oxygen Isotopic Variations in
Modern Rabdotus Land Snail Shells in the Southern Great Plains, USA, and Their Relation to
Environment. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2002, 66:1987-2002.
Paul B. Thompson, G. Lain Ellis, and Bill A. Stout, 1991, Introduction: Values in the Agricultural
Laboratory. In Beyond the Large farm: Ethics and Research Goals for Agriculture. Paul B.
Thompson and Bill A. Stout, eds., pp. 1-31. Westview Press, Boulder, CO.
O THER D ATA
o National Science Foundation Grant #SBR9510869, 09/15/1995-02/28/1999. Co-Principal
Investigator (with Glenn A. Goodfriend) to study Holocene Paleoclimatic History of the
Rainfall Gradient in the Southern Great Plains: Evidence from Stable Isotopes in Land
Snail Shells, $111,803.
o 2003 Evergreen Award Recognizing Excellence in Contracting, Contract Services, Office
of General Counsel, Texas Department of Transportation
o Two time recipient of Geochron Laboratories Graduate Research Award.
o President's Fellow, Rice University, August 1986-May 1987
o Elected Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, May 1983