Who We Are

Officers, Members and Associates

The ACUA is composed of twelve men and women elected on a rotating basis for four-year terms by the membership of the Society for Historical Archaeology. It includes professionals from state and federal archaeology programs, museums, non-profit institutes, and avocational societies involved in underwater archaeology. It also includes professionals in the fields of conservation and education. Members hail from Europe, Canada, Australia, Mexico, South America, the Caribbean, and the US. Officer terms are three years. All terms expire at the ACUA business meeting held at the annual conference in January.

Officers

Chair: Marco Meniketti Contact
Vice-Chair: Ashley Lemke Contact
Secretary: Jennifer McKinnon Contact
Treasurer: Amy Mitchell-Cook Contact

Board Members

2016-2019

Susan Langley

 

 

State Underwater Archaeologist, Maryland Maritime Archaeology Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marco Meniketti

 

 

 

Marco Meniketti, Department of Anthropology, San Jose State University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Watkins-Kenney, Chief Conservator/QAR Lab Director, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources

 

2017-2020

 

 

 

Dave Ball, Regional Historic Preservation Officer, Pacific OCS, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

 

 

 

 

 

Amy Mitchell-Cook, History Department, University of West Florida

 

 

 

Ashley Lemke, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Texas at Arlington

 

 

 

 

2018-2021

 

 

Jennifer McKinnon, Assistant Professor, East Carolina University

 

 

 

 

 

Maddy Fowler, Senior Research Fellow, University of Southampton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Holland, Principal Investigator, Gray & Pape, Inc.

 

 

 

 

2015-2018

 

 

Roberto Junco, Researcher
Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH)

 

 

 

 

Joe Hoyt, National Maritime Heritage Coordinator (Interim)
NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

 

 

 

 

 

Jean-Sebastien Guibert, Associate Professor Archaeology
Unversité des Antilles

 

 

 

 

Ex-Officio

Kimberly Faulk, Chief Operating Officer, PAST Foundation

Emeritus

Toni L. Carrell, Ships of Discovery
George R. Fischer (deceased)
Robert Grenier, Chief (retired), Underwater Archaeology Service, Parks Canada
Paul F. Johnston, Curator of Maritime History, NMAH, Smithsonian Institution
Peggy Leshikar-Denton, ICUCH, UNESCO Committee (SHA)
Pilar Luna Erreguerena, Subdirectora, Arqueologia Subacuatica, Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia

Associates

In addition to regularly elected members, the ACUA has Associate Members who provide their insights and expertise on technical issues, education, sport diver training, shipwreck preserves and management, and international issues. These associates may be either individuals, invited because of their particular expertise, or institutions, invited because of their long contributions to the field of underwater archaeology. Graduate Student Associates extend the council’s outreach to and input from the small but active community of students, who are the future of the field. All associate terms are two years.

Individual Associate Members

Dave Ball, Pacific Region Historic Preservation Officer and Tribal Liaison BOEM
Amanda Evans, SHA UNESCO Committee Chair; Coastal Environments Inc.
Martin Klein (retired), Klein Associates
Maximilliano Secci, University of Cypress, MARE
Marion Werkheiser, Cultural Heritage Partners

Graduate Student Associate Members

Tara van Niekerk,  East Carolina University (2018-2019)
Morgan Smith, Texas A&M University (2018-2019)
Aleck Tan, East Carolina University (2019-2020)

Institutional Associate Members

Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology
Contact Person: David Steinberg
USA Contact: Jennifer McKinnon

Florida Public Archaeology Network
Contact Person: Della Scott-Ireton

Arqueologia Subacuatica, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia
Contact Person: Roberto Junco

Joint Nautical Archaeology Policy Committee
Contact Person: Robert Yorke

St. Augustine Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program
Contact Person: Chuck Meide

Maritime Archaeological and Historical Society
Contact Person: Steven Anthony

Museum of  Underwater Archaeology (MUA)
Contact Person: Kurt Knoerl

Nautical Archaeology Society
Contact Person: Chris Underwood, Project Director International Initiatives

PAST Foundation
Contact Person: Sheli Smith, Chief Academic Officer

Parks Canada, Underwater Archaeology Service
Contact Person: Ryan Harris

To Contact any of the Board Members or Associates simply follow the Contact Us link.