Hello! My name is Jenny, welcome to my website and the home of “The Struggling Archaeologist’s Guide to Getting Dirty” Podcast. I am a higher education professional with a wide range of interests and experience in instructional design, eLearning, higher education administration, anthropology, and museum education. I’m currently working at Temple University in Northern Philadelphia, and loving it!

I’ve been lucky enough to take part in some really awesome digs, work in some great academic settings like archaeology labs and museums, and complete my Master’s degree in Anthropology from the University of West Florida. I’ve also had the privilege of teaching science and anthropology, which has brought me lots of joy and inspired my educational podcast “The Struggling Archaeologist’s Guide to Getting Dirty.” I look forward to continuing my academic career, as well as sharing my insights on being a professional in the field of anthropology and educational design.

In addition to my professional work I enjoy writing and nerding out in general; you can find more of my podcast related pages by following The Struggling Archaeologist on tumblr, twitter, and facebook. Please contact me on any of these mediums, or by emailing jennymcniven@gmail.com. I love meeting new people who are just as jazzed about the insanely amazing history of our planet as I am. Thanks for checking out my website and I hope to hear from you soon!


“You were once wild here, don’t let them tame you”   Isadora Duncan