James Madison University
PHOTO: Carole Nash

Carole Nash, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, ISAT, GS
Director, Shenandoah National Park Environmental Archaeology Program

  • Office: ISAT/CS 308
  • Phone: 540-568-6805
  • Email: nashcl@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    MSC 4102
    701 Carrier Drive
    Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807


  • PhD, Anthropology (Archaeology), Catholic University of America
  • MA, Applied Philosophy, Bowling Green State University
  • B.S. with Honors, James Madison University


  • 30 years, cultural resource management (National Park Service, National Forest Service, State of Virginia, various private firms)
  • over 100 technical reports.

Scholarly Interests/Research Topics

  • Middle Atlantic Archaeology
  • Long-Term Climate Change and Impacts on Human Community
  • Sustainability and Indigenous Peoples
  • Resilience Theory and Systems Maintenance/Change
  • Science and the Public



  • September 12
    6:00 p.m.
    ICCE Event: Innovation, Collaboration, Creativity, Entrepreneurship
    Festival and Student Conference Center 
  • September 19-20
    Capital One/JMU Hack-a-Thon 
    ICE House
  • September 29-30
    Fall Career and Internship Fair
    11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
    Festival Ballroom
  • October 10-12
    Family Weekend
  • November 1 

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