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archaeologist , Museum administrator , systems consultant

Walter Robert Thurmond Witschey, Science museum administrator, archaeologist, computer systems consultant. Tinker Foundation archaeological research grantee (3), Middle American Research Institute archaeological grantee, Mesoam. Ecology Institute archaeological research grantee (3), Middle American Research Institute archaeological research grantee (3), private archaeological research grantee.

Background

Witschey, Walter Robert Thurmond was born on June 19, 1941 in Charleston, West Virginia, United States. Son of Robert E. and Sarah Elizabeth (Thurmond) Witschey.

Education

Bachelor in Physics, Princeton University, 1963. Master of Business Administration in Operations Research, University Virginia, 1965. Master of Arts in Anthropology-Maya Archaeology, Tulane University, 1989.

Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology-Maya Archaeology, Tulane University, 1993.

Career

Systems engineer, International Business Machines Corporation Corporation, Richmond, Virginia, 1965-1967;marketing representative, International Business Machines Corporation Corporation, Richmond, Virginia, 1967-1969;vice president, The Computer Company, Richmond, Virginia, 1969-1970;president, Chief Executive Officer, The Computer Company, Richmond, Virginia, 1970-1984;consultant, public, proprietorship, Gatewood Company, Richmond, Virginia, since 1978;director, Chief Executive Officer, Science Museum Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, since 1992. Board directors Highland Data Superior vena cava syndrome, 1982-1985. Visiting instructor computer systems University of Virginia, 1985-1986.

Instructor word processing, Delgado Community College, 1989. Lecturer microcomputer applications, Our Lady Of Holy Cross College, 1989-1992. Lecturer department Anthropology, Tulane University, 1987-1992, assistant to the director, 1987-1988, lecturer, curriculum consultant, 1988-1992, adjunct instructor Bachelor of Arts Freeman School, 1991.

Adjunct faculty department Sociology, Anthropology and Mathematical Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth U., since 1992.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Director Association Science-Technology Centers, since 1995, Science Museum Virginia Foundation, Richmond, 1981-1990, Louisiana Science Center, New Orleans, 1985-1990. President, director Richmond-on-the-James, 1984-1985. Secretary, director Richmond Cmty.

H.S. Policy Board; consultant Federated Arts Council, Richmond. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association Museum, Association Science-Technology Centers (director), Society American Archaeology, Virginia Academy Science, Virginia Association Museum (member county), Virginia Space Grant Consortium, Association Computing Machinery, Sigma Xi.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: field archaeology.

Connections

Married Joan DuRelle Vincent, July 19, 1980. Children: Anne Elizabeth, Schon Roberts Parris, Sarah C. Brauner, Walter Robert Thurmond II, Benjamin Hart Vincent.

father:
Robert E. Witschey

mother:
Sarah Elizabeth (Thurmond) Witschey

spouse:
Joan DuRelle Vincent

children:
Anne Elizabeth Witschey

Schon Roberts Parris Witschey

Sarah C. Brauner Witschey

Walter Robert Thurmond II Witschey

Benjamin Hart Vincent Witschey