Jon's research interests revolve around bioarchaeology, landscape archaeology, and Romans especially in the urban context. In his recent master's thesis, he examined the impact of malaria on the Italian Peninsula, based on archaeological survey, paleopathological traits on human remains, classical medical texts and historical records of malaria in Italy. Jon has worked for the Midwest Archaeological Center of the National Park Service, the Archaeological Mapping Lab at the University of Pennsylvania's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and in Archaeological Collections at the Arizona State Museum. He has participated in archaeological investigation in Italy, Greece, Turkey, Mexico, and at several locations in the United States. In his free time Jon enjoys photography, the outdoors, travel and many varieties of food and dark beer.