AIA Committees

Outreach and Education Committee

Overseeing Officer: Ethel Scully, Vice President for Outreach and Education

Chair: Ethel Scully, (ex officio)

Staff Liaison: Ben Thomas,

The Committee advances the outreach goals of the AIA and promotes educational programs about archaeology for adults and youth, including K-12 students. The Committee seeks to increase awareness of the importance of archaeological fieldwork, research, and preservation by supporting innovative events and resources for all ages, including advocating National Archaeology Day and Archaeology Fairs; encouraging regional events sponsored by AIA Societies and other organizations; offering classroom support for K-12 educators and students; and helping compile digital resources for the Education section of the AIA website.


Cynthia Colburn, (2018-2021) Term 1

Christina Marinelli, (2017-2020) Term 1

Laura Rich, (2019-2022) Term 1

Alexander Smith, (2017-2020) Term 1

Jennifer Thum, (2018-2021) Term 1

Ariana Traill, ex officio 

Maria Vecchiotti, (2018-2021) Term 1

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