AIA Tour Leaders

Laetitia La Follette

Laetitia La Follette is Professor of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture, founding chair of the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and President of the Archaeological Institute of America. She earned her BA in Classics at Harvard-Radcliffe and her PhD in classical archaeology at Princeton. Laetitia […]


Nejib ben Lazreg

Professor Nejib ben Lazreg is an archaeologist and researcher with the Institut National du Patrimoine in Tunisia. He is the Curator of the Salakta Archaeological Museum, the Lamta Museum, and Roman sites in Tunisia’s Sahel region (Leptis Minor, Thapsus, and Sullecthum). Nejib’s area of specialization is Tunisia’s Roman and Early Christian mosaics, though his career […]


Albert Leonard, Jr.

Albert Leonard, Jr. (Ph.D., University of Chicago), Professor Emeritus in both the Departments of Classical Archaeology and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona, is an archaeologist who specializes in the social impact of interregional trade among the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean World. In addition to his work in Italy, Al has directed excavations at […]


Kathleen Lynch

Kathleen Lynch is Professor of Classics at the University of Cincinnati and a classical archaeologist with a focus on ancient Greek ceramics. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, and has worked on archaeological projects at sites in Greece (Athenian Agora, Olynthos, Corinth, Pylos), Turkey (Gordion, Troy), Italy (Morgantina), and Albania (Apollonia). Kathleen’s research considers […]


Quentin Mackie

Archaeological Institute of America lecturer and host Quentin Mackie is an Associate Professor in Anthropology at the University of Victoria, B.C., Canada. He has over 30 years of experience working on the archaeology of the Northwest Coast of North America, with a particular focus on the period of earliest human occupation starting about 14,000 years […]


Jodi Magness

Jodi Magness served as President of the Archaeological Institute of America from 2017-2019. Since 2002, she has been the Kenan Distinguished Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professor Magness received her B.A. in Archaeology and History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and her Ph.D. in […]


Stephen Mandal

Dr. Stephen Mandal is an expert on the Irish landscape, its archaeology, history, and geology. He earned his honors degree in Geology and Ph.D. in Geoarchaeology from Trinity College, Dublin. He has co-founded several multi-award winning community heritage projects including the “Digging the Lost Town of Carrig Project” (which you will visit on this tour) and […]


Trevor Marchand

Trevor Marchand is Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, London) and recipient of the Royal Anthropological Institute’s Rivers Memorial Medal (2014). He studied architecture (McGill), received a PhD in anthropology (SOAS), and qualified as a fine woodworker at London’s Building Crafts College (2007). Marchand has published extensively. His […]


Roderick (Rod) McCullagh

Roderick (Rod) McCullagh retired in 2016 after 17 years with Historic Scotland (latterly Historic Environment Scotland), the state heritage service in Scotland, working with heritage bureaucrats, professional and community archaeologists, monuments owners, tourists, and the general public to advance the protection, conservation, understanding, and enjoyment of ancient monuments in Scotland. A major part of his […]


Virginia Miller

Virginia E. Miller is an expert on Maya art and architecture who has led three previous AIA Tours to acclaim, including this one in 2016. She recently retired from the University of Illinois-Chicago, where she chaired the Department of Art History for several years. Professor Miller has lived in Spain, Mexico, and Central America and […]


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