PhD 2012 Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
MA Anthropology Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
BAS with honors, Administration and Policy Trent University, Ontario, Canada
BA with honors, Anthropology Trent University, Ontario, Canada
David Lee has worked in the Maya region for more than 15 years. He holds bachelor's degrees in anthropology, and administration and policy from Trent University in Ontario, Canada, a Master's degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and will receive his Ph.D. in anthropology from SMU in May. David worked in Belize for many years under the direction and mentorship of Dr. Jaime Awe, before shifting his research focus to the site of El Peru-Waka, under the direction of Dr. David Freidel. From 2001-2004, David served as the principal planning consultant to the Belize Government Inter-American Development Bank Tourism Development Project, building a long-range strategic plan for the development and conservation of Belize's archaeological resources. In 2007 he cofounded the Waka Research Foundation to help support the research at El Peru-Waka and serves as the Foundation's co-director. David lives in Dallas with his wife, Sarah Sage.
Title of Dissertation: "Approaching the End: Maya Royal Ritual in the Palace Group at El Peru-Waka', Peten, Guatemala"
Entered program in 2001
Region of Study:
Maya, El Peru-Waka