The Center for American Archeology is proud to collaborate with accomplished professionals who serve on our Board of Directors, as members of our Staff, and as Community Partners.
Dr. Jane E. Buikstra, President of the Center for American Archeology Board of Directors, is an internationally recognized bioarcheologist who has garnered numerous accolades for her pioneering research in bioarcheology and paleopathology. One of the first women elected to the National Academy of Sciences, she has been awarded lifetime achievement awards from the Society for American Archaeology and the Physical Anthropology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Scientists. Dr. Buikstra is a Regents' Professor at Arizona State University, where she directs the Center for Bioarchaeological Research.
Dr. Bonnie Styles
Dr. James Brown
Dr. Douglas Pernikoff, DVM
Dr. Jerry Moskus
Dr. T.R. Kidder
Mr. R. Michael Bickel
Mr. C.W. 'Zeke' Jabusch, Jr.
Mr. Shane Denney
Mr. Kevin Seals
Mr. John Stupp Jr.
Ms. JoDell Langdon, CAA Director of Development, heads the Center's fundraising initiatives, including grant proposals, membership drives, and community relations. Email Ms. Langdon with questions about the Center's fundraising efforts, or if you're interested in becoming more involved with the Center's development efforts.
Mr. Jason King has been directing University Field School excavations at the Mound House Site since 2001. Mr. King is completing his dissertation at the University of New Mexico, where he is studying the interaction of mortuary practices, relatedness, and ideology. Mr. King is currently working on multiple projects about lower Illinois River valley prehistory.
Ms. Mary Pirkl, CAA Director of Education, develops and presents all of the Center's education and public outreach programming. Ms. Pirkl, who has been with the Center since 2001, has an M.A in Anthropology from Indiana University's Archaeology and Social Context Program. She enjoys meeting and working with the wide variety of students who enroll in the Center's programs each year.
Ms. Gail Anderson is a CAA Archeologist and Administrator, who has a MA in Anthropology from Northwestern University. Ms. Anderson has recently been pursuing investigations at Rocky Fork, an early African-American community on Illinois's Underground Railroad.