Staff

The staff of Heberling Associates includes cultural resource management professionals, field and laboratory technicians, planners, and museum and administrative specialists. All of our projects are completed under the direct management and supervision of one or more of the senior staff.

Scott D. Heberling, M.A.

M.A. - University of Massachusetts, Boston
M.A. - University of Delaware
Senior Historical Archaeologist and Historian

Scott serves as Principal Investigator and Project Manager for archaeological investigations of historic period sites, as well as for selected historic structures surveys, effects studies, HABS/HAER recordations, public space master plans, and battlefield preservation. He has graduate degrees in both History and Historical Archaeology and over twenty-five years of professional experience. He has been responsible for studies focusing on a wide variety of domestic, commercial, agricultural, commemorative, and industrial sites. For Scott’s resume click here.


Paul A. Raber, Ph.D.

Ph.D. - The Pennsylvania State University
Director of Archaeological Services and Senior Archaeologist

Since joining Heberling Associates in 1990, Paul Raber has served as Project Manager, Principal Investigator, and Director of Archaeological Services, with overall responsibility for the completion of prehistoric archaeological projects. His professional career has included several years spent as a staff archaeologist and project reviewer at the Pennsylvania Bureau for Historic Preservation, where he was responsible for the preparation of a statewide plan for archaeological resources, including research and policy formulation. For Paul’s resume click here.


Paul M. Heberling, M.S. and M.A.

M.S. and M.A. - The Pennsylvania State University
Senior Archaeologist and Founder

Paul Heberling is the founder and senior associate of Heberling Associates. He now serves as manager of public interpretation and performs project planning and review on an ongoing basis. Paul was Professor of Anthropology at Juniata College until his retirement in 1989. He has supervised or participated in more than 100 archaeological excavations and surveys in the eastern and western United States and Great Britain. For Paul’s resume click here.


Judith A. Heberling, Ph.D.

Ph.D. - University of Delaware
Director of Museum Services and Senior Historian

Judy Heberling has been associated with our firm since its formation and is responsible for museum projects and heritage resource services. Judy has more than thirty years of professional experience in historical and material culture research, cultural resource investigations, museum assessment and collections management, exhibit research and planning, industrial history, heritage tourism, and planning documents for federal, state, and local agencies. She has served as curator of collections and historian for museums in the East, Rocky Mountain West, and the Central Plains region and as program officer for a state humanities organization. Judy also edits and supervises the production of our reports and publications. For Judy’s resume click here.


Michael B. Husband, Ph.D.

Ph.D. - University of New Mexico
Senior Planner and Historian

Michael Husband has over thirty-five years of professional experience in historical research, nonprofit management, fund raising and audience development, staff mentoring, strategic long range planning, museum assessment and planning, tourism development, and working with a variety of federal, state, and local agencies and organizations. He has administered historical agencies and museums in the eastern, Midwestern, and western United States and teaches public history on an on-going basis. For Michael’s resume click here.


Staci E. Spertzel Black, M.S.

M.S. - Ohio University
Archaeologist and Laboratory Director

Staci Spertzel Black coordinates and supervises all laboratory activities, including the processing, curation, and analysis of artifacts from our field projects. She also serves as a field archaeologist, as the field supervisor for our archaeological projects, and as our GIS specialist. Staci has worked in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia for CRM firms, the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office, and the U.S. Forest Service. She joined Heberling Associates in 2008. For Staci’s resume click here.


John M. Stiteler, M.S.

M.S. - The Pennsylvania State University
Soil Scientist

John Stiteler has several decades of professional experience as both a soil scientist and an archaeologist. In his role as a soil scientist/geomorphologist, he determines land surface and landform stability, depositional and erosional environments, the extent of disturbance and ages of soils at archaeological sites, and he assists in the interpretation of paleoenvironmental conditions at archaeological sites and contributes to project reports. As an archaeologist, he has been responsible for conducting Phase I/II/III investigations, background research, artifact analysis, site interpretation, and report preparation.


Terry V. Ayers, A.A.

A.A. - Centre Business School
Staff Accountant

Terry Ayers has more than twenty-five years of private accounting, finance, and data management experience and joined Heberling Associates in 1998. He holds a degree in business administration and accounting and is the in-house financial administrator on all company projects.


Christopher L. Yohn, B.A.

B.A. - The Pennsylvania State University
Graphic Artist

Chirs Yohn earned a degree in Integrative Art and has been with Heberling Associates since 1998. He designs and produces the graphics for our reports, publications, and marketing material. Chris also assists with report production and coordination and manages our photo files.