PhD, University of Wisconsin Madison; MA, University of Wisconsin Madison; BA, University of Wisconsin Madison
He began his northern journey in 1962 as a crew member on the UW Aleut-Konyag Prehistory and Ecology project excavation at Three Saints Bay on Kodiak Island. Since 1962 Workman has participated in, directed or co-directed archaeological field projects in the Cook Inlet region, on Kodiak Island, the Copper River Basin, and the southern Yukon Territory of Canada. His academic honors include memberships in Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Beta Kappa, and Sigma Zi, as well as two National Science Foundation graduate fellowships.
His major research interests concern the prehistory and traditional cultures of arctic and subarctic North America and Eurasia, with a particular interest in the origins and development of the seal hunting cultures about the North Pacific Ocean.