Dr. Nicholas L. Stapp is the Director of Geospatial Research at the Archaeological Mapping Lab at the University of Arizona. Prior to completing his Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning, he earned a Master’s degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology from University College London. His research combines elements of urban planning/design, preservation, cultural heritage and archaeology with technological innovation to better understand the complex relationship between historic and modern space and place. Analysis of this relationship has guided the development of new research methodologies and spawned the creation of innovative research tools. Dr. Stapp has applied these approaches on projects in both the European Union and the United States.