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: James Spirek Contact Jim

Secretary: Dave Ball Contact

Treasurer: Amy Mitchell-Cook Contact

Board Members

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Lynn Harris

 

 

Lynn B Harris, Assistant Professor, East Carolina University

 

 

 

 

Wendy Van Duivenvoorde

 

 

Wendy Van Duivenvoorde,  Assistant Professor, Flinders University

 

 

 

 

2015-2018

spirek

 

 

James Spirek, State Underwater Archaeologist, South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology

 

 

 

Kelly Gleason

 

 

Kelly Keogh (Gleason), Maritime Archaeologist, Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument

 

 

 

Dave Conlin

 

 

 

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

 

 

2016-2019

Susan Langley

 

 

State Underwater Archaeologist, Maryland Maritime Archaeology Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marco Meniketti

 

 

 

Marco Meniketti, Department of Anthropology, San Jose State University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Ex-Officio

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

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

Amanda Evans, SHS UNESCO Committee Chair
Martin Klein
Maximilliano Secci
Marion Werkheiser, Cultural Heritage Partners

Graduate Student Associate Member

Jennifer Jones, East Carolina University (2015-2016)
Nicole Grinnan, University of West Florida (2015-2016)
Arlice Marionneaux, University of West Florida (2016-2017)

Institutional Associate Members

AIA Underwater Archaeology, UASBC, INA
Contact Person: Robyn Woodward

Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology
Contact Person: David Steinberg
USA Contact: Jennifer McKinnon

Florida Public Archaeology Network
Contact Person: Della Scott-Ireton

Arqueologia Subacuatica, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia
Contact Person: Roberto Junco

Joint Nautical Archaeology Policy Committee
Contact Person: Robert Yorke

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: Sheli Smith, Director of Operations

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