Carol J. Ellick
Carol J. Ellick (M.A. Chapman University) is an applied archaeologist and the founder and Executive Director of Archaeological and Cultural Education Consultants, LLC (ACE Consultants) in Tucson, Arizona.
Ms. Ellick is a Designated Campus Colleague in the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona and a research affiliate in the Center for Ainu and Indigenous Studies at Hokkaido University. She is an international leader in the field of archaeological education and public outreach with work in the U.S., Japan, and Australia. She development Parallel Perspectives, a process for including western scientific and traditional indigenous stories of people and the past to provide the audience with a fuller understanding of culture. Ms. Ellick is a member of the Society for American Archaeology. She is author of numerous articles in professional journals, books, activity guides, and lesson plans, including The Cultural History of Archaeological Education in the Society for American Archaeology “Advances in Archaeological Practice” 4(4). Much of the material she has created is available on her website: www.theaceconsultants.com. Her passion is sharing what is learned through current archaeological research with the public.
Eleanor King (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania) is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Howard University in Washington, DC.
Dr. King is a member of the Society for American Archaeology, the American Anthropological Association, and the Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists, of which she is a past president. Her areas of interests are archaeology, history of anthropology and archaeology, and origins of inequality. The focus of her research has been in new world cultures including Mesoamerica (Maya), historical archaeology of Apache and Buffalo Soldiers, and in public education. She is the author of numerous articles and books. She edited a thematic edition on archaeological education in the Society for American Archaeology “Advances in Archaeological Practice” and wrote Systematizing Public Education in Archaeology 4(4).
Joe E. Watkins
Joe E. Watkins (Ph.D. Southern Methodist University) is the Senior Consultant at Archaeological and Cultural Education Consultants LLC (ACE Consultants) in Tucson, Arizona.
Dr. Watkins is a Designated Campus Colleague in the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona and a faculty member on the Global Indigenous Station Program at Hokkaido University. He served as President of the Society for American Archaeology from 2019 to 2021. His area of expertise includes the interrelationship between archaeologists and indigenous peoples, indigenous archaeology, and ethics in anthropology. In his career, he has worked within the federal government, academia, and the private sector. He is the author of numerous books and publications including Indigenous Archaeology: American Indian Values and Scientific Practice and posts on the SAPIENS blog. http://www.sapiens.org/.
Joëlle Clark (M.A., MAST Northern Arizona University) is Associate Director of Professional Development Programs in the Center for Science Teaching and Learning at Northern Arizona University.
Ms. Clark is a member of numerous education and research organizations such as Learning Forward, National Science Education Leadership Association, and National Science Teachers Association. She is a science educator and applied anthropologist who has designed, written, and implemented standards-based science curricula and professional development programs for K-12 educators, informal educators, and indigenous communities. She is active in science education reform efforts and has led numerous grant-funded STEM projects. Her most recent publication is Hopi Footprints: What Really Matters in Cultural Preservation, in “Archaeology, History, and Heritage: Twenty-Five Years of Collaborative Research with the Hopi Tribe” (in press).
Bonnie Pitblado (Ph.D. University of Arizona) is the Robert E. and Virginia Bell Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma and founder of the Oklahoma Public Archaeology Network (OKPAN).
Dr. Pitblado is a member of the Society for American Archaeology, the Register of Professional Archaeologists, and the American Association of University Women, among other organizations. Her principal goal as an archaeologist is to increase inclusivity of stakeholders in the archaeological enterprise. The focus of her research has been the peopling of the New World generally and the Rocky Mountains specifically. She is the author of two books and numerous articles, including several advocating for and defining best practices for collaboration between professional archaeologists and responsible and responsive artifact collectors.
Elaine Franklin (Ph.D., University of North Carolina) is Director of the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership at North Carolina State University.
Dr. Franklin is a leader in STEM education, with a professional focus in archaeology and heritage education. She serves on the Advisory Board for Crow Canyon Archaeological Center’s Research Institute and is former Director of the Center’s education program. She has published nationally and internationally on issues related to education about the human past, including two books and numerous book chapters and articles. The focus of her research has been on how people construct their understanding of the past and use information about the past to inform or make meaning of their lives in the present. Much of her work in education centers on the professional development of teachers including directing six NEH Summer Institutes for Teachers that focused on American Indian history. Dr. Franklin is a member of a number of professional organizations and is former President of the North Carolina Science Leadership Association.
Chip Colwell (Ph.D., Indiana University) is the founding Editor-in-Chief of SAPIENS, the Wenner-Gren Foundation’s online magazine about anthropological research.
From 2007–2020, he was the Senior Curator of Anthropology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. He has written and edited 12 books, most recently Objects of Survivance: A Material History of American Indian Education (University Press of Colorado, with Lindsay M. Montgomery). He has received grants and fellowships from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Rockefeller Foundation, U.S. Fulbright Program, National Endowment for the Humanities, and National Science Foundation. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, and many other popular outlets.
Emily “Emma” Dietrich
Emily “Emma” Dietrich (B.A. Mercyhurst University) is a graduate student at the University of West Florida.
She is a member of the Society for Historical Archaeology and the Florida Anthropological Society. Her research interests are in historical archaeology and archaeology education, specifically the development of a comprehensive curriculum to incorporate archaeology into high school classrooms across the state of Florida. Emma works for the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) and is conducting her thesis research on the Milton High School Archaeology Project; a partnership between FPAN and the Santa Rosa School District.
Cara Reeves (M.S. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) is a recent independent contractor in the Arctic Studies Center of the National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C.
Cara is a member of the European Association of Archaeologists and the Archaeological Institute of America. Her interests include European Prehistoric Archaeology, Military History, Collections Management, and Public Outreach.