We are thrilled to announce that we will be gaining the guidance and experience of Dr. Dering's 30+ years in the field and in the lab as our Interim Archaeology Director.

"Dr. Phil," as the students of Comstock ISD call him, received his Masters in Biology/Botany and PhD in Anthropology/Archaeology from Texas A&M University. He has a great deal of field experience in Texas, the greater southwest, Peru and Jamaica. He does archaeo-botanical research and contract analysis on archaeological deposits from Texas and the Southwest.

Does he look familiar? From 2007-2015, he took on the instruction of science at the Comstock ISD School, teaching Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Scientific Research Design.