B.A., The Evergreen State College, 1981
M.A. in Education, Chapman University, 1992
Carol J. Ellick is founder of “Archaeological and Cultural Education Consultants” (ACE Consultants) and adjunct faculty in the Native American Studies Program at the University of Oklahoma. Ms. Ellick worked in cultural resource management (CRM) for over 30 years, starting the first full-time public outreach program in 1995. She is one of the leading experts in archaeological education in the United States. Ms. Ellick’s publications include articles in professional journals such as the National Park Service’s publication, Common Ground, the Society for American Archaeology magazine, The SAA Archaeological Record. She also has chapters in The Archaeology Education Handbook: Sharing the Past with Kids (2000) and Past Meets Present: Archaeologists Partnering with Museum Curators, Teachers, and Community Groups (2007).
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Latest Publication Title
The Anthropology Graduate’s Guide: From Student to a Career, Left Coast Press, 2011
"Audience, Situation, Style: Strategies for Formal and Informal Archaeological Outreach Programs" in Past Meets Present: Archaeologists Partnering with Museum Curators, Teachers, and Community Groups, edited by John H. Jameson and Sherene Baugher-Perlin, Springer Press (2007).
"Inspiration is Where You Find It" in The SAA Archaeological Record, Volume 3, Number 2, Society for American Archaeology (2003).
"Don’t Forget the Cookies and the Fruit" in The SAA Archaeological Record, Volume 3, Number 2, Society for American Archaeology (2002).
"Against the Clock: Introducing Archaeology in Time-Limited Situations" in The Archaeology Education Handbook: Sharing the Past with Kids, edited by Karolyn Smardz and Shelley J. Smith, AltaMira Press (2000).
Mom will ask, “What can you do with a degree in anthropology?” If you want the answer, then you need this book. Applied anthropologists Carol Ellick and Joe Watkins present a set of practical steps that will assist you through the transition from your career as a student into a career in a wide range of professions that an anthropology degree can be used. The stories, scenarios, and activities presented in this book are intended to assist you in learning how to plan for the next five years, write your letter of introduction, construct your resume, and best present the knowledge, skills, and abilities learned in class to prospective employers. Ellick and Watkins’ step-by-step approach helps you create a portfolio that you will use time and time again as you build your career.
How did Evergreen help you in your career?
It gave me the freedom to learn how I learn, which meant that I could earn a BA through interdisciplinary experiences, internships, and independent study. If there were no Evergreen, well, I don't even want to think of the consequences, not just for me, but for my daughter who earned her degree in 2010.