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Nicole Grinnan


Nicole Grinnan currently works as Assistant Director of the University of West Florida’s Archaeology Institute. Before joining the Institute, she worked as a Faculty Research Associate and Public Archaeologist with the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN). Prior to that, Nicole served in a three-year graduate assistantship with FPAN, and interned with Biscayne National Park and NASA’s History Division in Washington, D.C. Nicole is a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA), a Certified Interpretive Guide through the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), a Florida Master Naturalist, and a SCUBA Instructor with SCUBA Diving International (SDI). She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) as Webmaster and on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) as Membership Chair.

Nicole’s research interests include maritime archaeology and history, coastal heritage management, the interpretation of maritime cultural resources, and social histories.


Degrees & Institutions

Nicole graduated with a Master’s degree in Historical Archaeology from the University of West Florida in 2014 and received a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Central Florida in 2010. She is currently working on a doctoral degree in History with a focus on archaeology at the University of St Andrews (Scotland).