AIA Committees

Outreach and Education Committee

Overseeing Officer: Jen Thum, Vice President for Outreach and Education

Chair: Jen Thum, (ex officio)

Staff Liaison: Meredith Langlitz,

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 International Archaeology Day (IAD) and Archaeology Fairs; encouraging regional events sponsored by AIA Societies and other organizations; offering classroom support for K-12 educators and students; supporting Book Clubs; overseeing the Society Outreach Grant Program; and helping compile digital resources for the Education section of the AIA website.


Jeanne Bailey, (2024-2026) Term 2

Caitlin Clerkin, (2024-2026) Term 2

Cynthia Colburn, (2021-2024) Term 2

Anastasia Dakouri-Hild, (2024-2026) Term 2

Rachel Dewan, (2024-2026) Term 2

Sabrina Higgins, ex officio

Lissette Jiménez, (2024-2026) Term 1

Lillian Joyce , (2024-2026) Term 2

Michele Kidwell-Gilbert, (2024-2026) Term 1

Teresa Ramsby, ex officio 

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