President- Dr. Heather J.H. Edgar
Dr. Edgar is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Curator of Human Osteology at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology University of New Mexico. Her primary research interests are in relating cultural trends and historical events to population variation. She is also interested in the relationship between admixture and inequality, and in forensic applications of dental morphology. Her work has primarily focused on the U.S. and Mexico.
President-elect- Dr. Daniel Antoine
Dr. Antoine is the British Museum’s Curator of Physical Anthropology, with responsibility for the Museum’s human remains. His areas of expertise include the scientific study of human remains, the anatomy of the human skeleton, ancient diseases and hard tissue biology. His research has focused on developing new methods to investigate past human health using dental and skeletal tissues as indicators of age, disease, growth and development. He has also investigated past epidemics such as the Black Death and the Great Famine. He is an Honorary Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London and the Secretary of the Institute for Bioarchaeology.
Executive Board Member and Co-Journal Editor- Dr. Marin Pilloud
Dr. Pilloud is currently an assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Reno and is a board certified forensic anthropologist. Her research is broadly focused on the application of dental morphology and metrics to answering research questions in both bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology.
Secretary-Treasurer- Dr. Loren Lease
Dr. Lease is a professor at Youngstown State University.
Co-Journal Editor- Dr. G. Richard Scott
Dr. Scott is a professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. His research focuses on the dental anthropological analysis of medieval European populations, with special emphasis on analysis of nonmetric crown and root traits, dental pathology, stress and cultural behavior. He also performs continued research on the bioarchaeology of Alaskan Inuit and Greenlandic Norse populations.
Communications Officer- Rachel M. Perash, M.S., RPA
Ms. Perash is the NAGPRA Coordinator for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a MS in anthropology and a concentration in bioarchaeology. She earned her BA from Auburn University in anthropology with a minor in Spanish language and literature. Her MS thesis examined survivorship via oral pathology in a Medieval Canterbury population. Her research interests include bioarchaeology, paleopathology, dental anthropology, tribal archaeology, and gender studies.
Student Member- Amanda R. Harvey, M.A., RPA
Ms. Harvey is a doctoral candidate at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her MA research focused on the childhood health patterns inferred from dental enamel hypoplasias of the Colonial Tipu Maya. She currently works with Dr. Christopher von Nagy on Proyecto Origenes Urbanos in Guerrero, Mexico. Her research uses dental and skeletal health to understand how subsistence strategies and political economy shape the intricate relationship between identity, power, and social complexity in Mesoamerica.