Dr. Lori Collins is a Research Associate Professor and co-Director of the Digital Heritage & Humanities Collection (DHHC) in the University of South Florida Libraries, and has a courtesy appointment in the School of Geosciences.
The DHHC initiative serves to document heritage sites, landscapes and objects, and to create digital learning tools and collections that promote sustainable heritage tourism and interpretation strategies through the use 3D and imaging technologies. Dr. Collins teaches courses in Geosciences and in the Department of Anthropology, including Perspectives in Environmental Thought, GPS and GIS methods, Technologies for Heritage Preservation, 3D Printing, and Digital Museums. Her research specialties include heritage and landscape preservation and documentation strategies for archaeology. Her research focus has included heritage projects in Florida and the Southeast U.S., Mexico, Guatemala, Armenia, and Spain. Her interests center on land management and heritage preservation practices and interpretive development relating to heritage tourism; Mesoamerican iconographic and rock art documentation and preservation, and LiDAR and terrestrial laser scanning applications for landscape visualization.