RESUME FOR G. LAIN ELLIS
512/963-2564 (H&C)
gellis12@austin.rr.com

THE OVERVIEW:
Personal qualities:
   o Willingness to ...
T HE G RUESOME D ETAILS
P OSITIONS H ELD :
2/1/2010-Present                                       01/15/1991 - 05/15/1991
...
E MPLOYMENT E XPERIENCE
P OLICY   AND   P ROCEDURE D EVELOPMENT .
Worked on development of policy and procedure for TxDOT’...
o   Participation in Steering Committee meetings and agenda planning meetings;
   o   Development of standard and project-...
o   Coordinate and develop elements of the plan for inclusion in the local government
       procedures;
   o   Vetting th...
Preservation to delegate substantial Section 106 compliance to TxDOT. Co-wrote
     Memorandum of Understanding between Tx...
site 41TG307 near San Angelo.
   o   Performed and supervised laboratory analyses for Fort Hood and 41TG307 projects.
    ...
o Standards of Uniformity/Standard Operating Procedures Program. Discussion of how
       trends in TxDOT’s shift toward s...
Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, Texas A&M University,
   College Station.
Texas A&M University...
Services. Course on awarding and managing contracts under Texas rules governing
     professional services.
   o Computer ...
O THER D ATA
  o   National Science Foundation Grant #SBR9510869, 09/15/1995-02/28/1999. Co-Principal
      Investigator (...
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  1. 1. RESUME FOR G. LAIN ELLIS 512/963-2564 (H&C) gellis12@austin.rr.com THE OVERVIEW: Personal qualities: 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 contract program; 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 Agreements (CDA); 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. 1
  2. 2. 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 9/1/2006-1/31/2010 Philosophy Environmental Specialist VI Supervisor: Herman Saatkamp, Ph.D. Texas Department of Transportation Supervisor: Dianna F. Noble, P.E. 08/15/1988 - 12/31/1990 Graduate Assistant-Research 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. 4/1/1997 -7/31/1999 Archeologist III January 1981—May 1983 Texas Department of Transportation Texas A&M University Supervisor: Nancy A. Kenmotsu, Ph.D. Student Worker Supervisor: Various 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 service. 08/15/1987 - 05/15/1992 Instructor Blinn College Supervisor: Barbara Pearson, Ph.D. 2
  3. 3. 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 the ARRA. 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: 3
  4. 4. 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; and o Presentations to explain the system to the ENV Division Director and TxDOT Administration. 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 responsibility; 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; 4
  5. 5. o Coordinate and develop elements of the plan for inclusion in the local government procedures; 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 governments. 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 (NAGPRA). 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 environmental documents. 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 budgets. 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 documents. 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 junior staff. 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 5
  6. 6. Preservation to delegate substantial Section 106 compliance to TxDOT. Co-wrote Memorandum of Understanding between TxDOT and THC for Antiquities Code compliance. 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 eligibility determinations. 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 6
  7. 7. 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 Professional Presentations: 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 Informal Instruction: o TxDOT continuing education sessions at Council of Texas Archeologists semiannual meetings 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. 7
  8. 8. 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, Galveston. 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. E DUCATION 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. 8
  9. 9. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, Texas A&M University, College Station. 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 NEPA. 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 contracts. 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 action. 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 9
  10. 10. Services. Course on awarding and managing contracts under Texas rules governing professional services. 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 66:401-426. 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 41:149-156. 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 International 67:47-60. 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. 10
  11. 11. 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 11

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