UMass Boston

Faculty & Staff

Administrative and Support Staff

Melody Henkel
Office Location: McCormack Hall 02-331
Phone: 617.287.6833

MA, University of Massachusetts Boston
Laboratory Coordinator in the Anthropology Department and the Fiske Center for Archaeological Research.

Melody received a BFA in Graphic Design with a concentration in photography from Southeastern Massachusetts University in 1980. She received a BS in public archaeology with a minor in earth sciences from Bridgewater State College in 1992. She began working for the Anthropology Department while working on her MA in historical archaeology at UMass Boston. She received her MA in 2001. She brings her skills of design and photography along with public and historical archaeology to her job as lab manager for the Anthropology Department.

Marisa D. Patalano
Office Location: McCormack Hall M-01-517
Phone: 617.267.6856 
Graduate Program Coordinator, Historical Archaeology, Department of Anthropology

Marisa received a B.A. in History and Archaeology in 2005 and an M.A. in Historical Archaeology in 2009, both at the University of Massachusetts Boston.  She is passionate about recruitment planning and outreach, dedicated to ensuring positive cohort experience and retention, and committed to providing quality student support.