Ryan Bradley

Ryan Bradley
Instructional Consultant
UNC Coastal Studies Institute

Office:
Room No. 230C
850 NC 345, Wanchese, NC 27981

Phone: 252-475-5452
Fax: 252-475-3545
Email: [email protected]

Bio

Ryan Bradley joined the UNC Coastal Studies Institute in February of 2016 on a temporary assignment after recently completing a Master’s degree in Maritime Studies at East Carolina University.  Ryan conducted the bulk of his Master’s thesis research on the Outer Banks, engaging local community members in his hunt for historical and archaeological remains of North Carolina shore whaling.

 

M.A. Maritime Studies, East Carolina University;  B.A. English: Creative Writing, State University of New York at Potsdam

Ryan is responsible for the planning and implementation of educational materials and programming related to the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Rodanthe Project.  This includes the development of K-12 lesson plans, curriculum, programming and education material for both print and web distribution.  Ryan will occasionally accompany scientists related to the project to gather video and photographs that will be used to develop web-based and print media content that communicates the research and work performed throughout the life of the project.  He will also present age-appropriate programming related to the project to a variety of audiences including: school groups, teachers and community members, resource managers and the general public.

Ryan enjoys ocean-related activities and when he is not in, on, or under the water, he can be found in the high peaks of western North Carolina.

Mystic Schooners: The Legacy of the Last Merchant Sailing Vessels, paper presented at the 2016 Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Conference, Washington DC.

Where were the Whalers? The History and Archaeology of Whaling North Carolina, paper presented as part of the UNC Coastal Studies Institute’s Our Underwater Heritage, Maritime Archaeology Projects in Coastal North Carolina, Wanchese, NC.

Shore Whalers of the Outer Banks: A Material Culture Study, paper presented at the 2015 Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.

Hunters on the Horizon: The History and Archaeology of Whaling in North Carolina, paper presented at the 2014 North Carolina Maritime History Council Annual Conference, Washington, NC.

Where are the Whalers? The History and Archaeology of Whaling in North Carolina, paper presented as part of the UNC Coastal Studies Institute’s Science on the Sound Series September 2014, Manteo, NC.

Where are the Whalers? The History and Archaeology of Whaling in North Carolina, paper presented as part of thesis research at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, September 2014, Cape Hatteras, NC.

Where are the Whalers? The History and Archaeology of Whaling in North Carolina, paper presented as part of thesis research at the North Carolina Maritime Museum, September 2014, Beaufort, NC.

Where are the Whalers? The History and Archaeology of Whaling in North Carolina, paper presented as part of thesis research at the Outer Banks Wildlife Education Center, September 2014, Corolla, NC.

Oceans of Oil: North Carolina and the World of Whaling, poster presented at East Carolina University’s Research and Creative Achievement Conference, March 2014, Greenville, NC.

Scientific Diving at East Carolina University, poster presented at Coastal Carolina’s Scientific Diving Association Annual Symposium, February 2014, Pine Knolls, NC.

A Bygone Boiler That Doesn’t Belong, paper presented at Society for Historical Archaeology 2014 Annual Conference, Quebec, CA.

Shipwrecks! Presentation on the research and development of a new exhibit at Mystic Seaport, August 2013, Mystic, CT.