Who We Are

Officers, Members and Associates

The ACUA is composed of twelve men and women elected on a rotating basis for four-year terms by the membership of the Society for Historical Archaeology.It includes professionals from state and federal archaeology programs, museums, non-profit institutes, and avocational societies involved in underwater archaeology. It also includes professionals in the fields of conservation and education. Members hail from Europe, Canada, Australia, Mexico, South America, the Caribbean, and the US. Officer terms are three years. All terms expire at the ACUA business meeting held at the annual conference in January.

Officers

Chair: Kimberly Faulk Contact

Vice-Chair: Alexis Catsambis Contact

Secretary: Dave Ball Contact

Treasurer: Amy Mitchell-Cook Contact

Board Members

2011-2014

MarcAndre Bernier|300

 

 

Marc-Andre Bernier, Chief, Underwater Archaeology Service, Parks Canada

 

 

 

Kelly Gleason|430

 

 

Kelly Gleason, Maritime Archaeologist, Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument

 

 

 

David Conlin|428

 

 

 

Dave Conlin, Cheif, Submerged Resources Center, National Park Service

 

 

2012-2015

Dave Ball|310

 

 

Dave Ball, Senior Marine Archaeologist, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement

 

 

Amanda Evans|329

 

 

 

Amanda Evans, Senior Marine Archaeologist, Tesla Offshore

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Watkins-Kenney, Chief Conservator/QAR Lab Director, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources

 

2013-2016

 

 

 

Kimberly Faulk, Geoscience Earth & Marine Services, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

Amy Mitchell-Cook, History Department, University of West Florida

 

 

 

Alexis Catsambis, Underwater Archaeology Branch, Naval History & Heritage Command

 

 

 

 

 

2014-2017

Connie Kelleher|307

 

 

Connie Kelleher, Underwater Archaeology Unit, National Monuments Service, Ireland

 

 

 

Lynn Harris|308

 

 

Lynn B Harris, Assistant Professor, East Carolina University

 

 

 

Wendy Van Duivenvoorde|309

 

 

 

Wendy Van Duivenvoorde, Assistant Curator, Western Australia Museum

 

 

Ex-Officio

Matthew Russell, University of California Berkeley, Department of Anthropology

Emeritus

Toni L. Carrell, Ships of Discovery
George Fischer, Cultural Resources Assessments Inc.
Robert Grenier, Chief (retired), Underwater Archaeology Service, Parks Canada
Paul F. Johnston, Curator of Maritime History, NMAH, Smithsonian Institution
Peggy Leshikar-Denton, ICUCH, UNESCO Committee
Pilar Luna Erreguerena, Subdirectora, Arqueologia Subacuatica, Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia

Associates

In addition to regularly elected members, the ACUA has Associate Members who provide their insights and expertise on technical issues, education, sport diver training, shipwreck preserves and management, and international issues. These associates may be either individuals, invited because of their particular expertise, or institutions, invited because of their long contributions to the field of underwater archaeology. Graduate Student Associates extend the council’s outreach to and input from the small but active community of students, who are the future of the field. All associate terms are two years.

Individual Associate Members

David Alberg, Superintendent, Monitor National Marine Sanctuary
Helena Barba Meinecke, Responsable Arqueologia Subacuatica, Peninsula de Yucatan
Dolores Elkin, Directora, Programa de Arqueologia Subacuatica, Instituto Nacional de Antropologia y Pensamiento Latinoamericano
Ian Oxley, English Heritage
Ole Varmer, The Office of General Counsel for International Law, NOAA
Robyn P. Woodward, Simon Fraser University

Graduate Student Associate Member

Jennifer Jones, East Carolina University
Nicole Bucchino, University of West Florida

Institutional Associate Members

Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology
Contact Person: Wendy Van Duivenvoorde

Florida Public Archaeology Network
Contact Person: Della Scott-Ireton

Joint Nautical Archaeology Policy Committee
Contact Person: Robert Yorke

Parks Canada Underwater Archaeology Services
Contact Person: Jonathan Moore

Maritime Archaeological and Historical Society
Contact Person: Steven Anthony

Museum of  Underwater Archaeology (MUA)
Contact Person: Kurt Knoerl

Nautical Archaeology Society
Contact Person:Chris Underwood, Project Director International Initiatives

PAST Foundation
Contact Person: Annalies Corbin, Executive Director

To Contact any of the Board Members or Associates simply follow the Contact Us link.