Co-Investigators and Volunteer Sr. Cultural Heritage Advisors
Chair of ICOMOS Working Group for Syria and Iraq
Chair of the ICOMOS Working Group for the safeguarding of cultural heritage in Syria and Iraq, Vice-President of ICOMOS Committee on Historic Towns and Villages and recently served as Secretary General of ICOMOS France. Dr. Abdulac was the founder of a Conseil d’Architecture, d’Urbanisme et de l’Environnement, and has extensive professional experience in the revitalization of historic centers in Arab countries where he has participated in projects with UNESCO, UNDP, Harvard University, the World Bank, and local governments. He holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from the Université Vincennes-Saint-Denis and was decorated as “Officier des Arts et Lettres.”
World Monuments Fund
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of World Monuments Fund, which has assisted in the documentation and conservation of historic sites in more than 100 countries. Ms. Ackerman holds an appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute. Previously Ms. Ackerman served as Executive Vice President of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Ms. Ackerman holds an MS degree in Historic Preservation from Pratt Institute, an MBA from New York University, and a BA from Middlebury College. She serves on the boards of Historic House Trust of New York City and New York Preservation Archive Project. In 2007 she received Historic District Council's Landmarks Lion award. In 2008, Ms. Ackerman was named the first recipient of US/ICOMOS Ann Webster Smith Award for International Heritage Achievement.
Director The Day After, and Shawnee State University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Founder and board member of The Day After Project (TDA) and Associate Professor of History and Anthropology at Shawnee State University, formerly of Brigham Young University (2006-2009), the University of Damascus (1999-2006) and the Arab European University (2005-2006). Dr. al-Azm previously served as the Director of Scientific and Conservation Laboratories at the General Department of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM) (1999-2004). He holds a Ph.D. in Archaeology from the University College London (UCL).
Director ICCRO ATHAR
Director and Regional Representative for ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Dr. Aslan holds a Ph.D. in Heritage Conservation and Management from the University College London (UCL) and an MSc in Conservation of the Built Environment from the University of Montreal (1991).
German Archaeological Institute
Director of the Damascus Branch of the Orient-Department at the German Archaeological Institute. Dr. Bartl holds an MA in Art History from the University of Berlin and a Ph.D. in Islamic Art History and Archaeology from the University of Bamberg.
Honorary Visiting Professor at the Institute of Archaeology at the University College London (UCL) and Project Director for the Endangered Archaeology of the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA). Dr. Bewley has extensive archaeological field experience conducting aerial and field surveys, excavations, and aerial archaeology training workshops in Britain, and the Middle East and North Africa. He holds a PhD. in Philosophy and Archaeology from the University of Cambridge.
Emeritus Associate Professor of Psychology at Oberlin College. Dr. Carrier has twenty years experience in academic administration as Provost for Oberlin College and has previously worked for the Sangro Valley Project in Italy (1999) and the Cyrenaica Archaeological Project in Libya (2004). He has experience working in Libya as a member of the American Mission to Libya since 2005. Dr. Carrier holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California Berkeley. He is an IT specialist for the American Mission.
University of Laval, email@example.com
Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology and Director of the Department of Historical Studies Université Laval, Quebec. Dr. Fortin is also the Head of the Archaeology Lab for the Middle East at Université Laval and a member of the Royal Society of Canada. He has extensive excavation experience in Syria, specifically at Tell ‘Atij and Tell Gudeda in the Hasakah region (1986-1993) and at Tell ‘Acharneh in the Orontes Valley (1998-2010). Dr. Fortin holds a Ph.D. from the University of London.
University of Toronto and Director of the CRANE Project
Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto. Dr. Harrison earned his Ph.D. in Near Eastern Archaeology from the University of Chicago in 1995, completing a dissertation on the Early Bronze Age in the Highlands of Central Jordan. He has directed excavations at the Bronze and Iron Age site of Tell Madaba, Jordan, and currently is directing the Tayinat Archaeological Project on the Plain of Antioch in southeastern Turkey. In 2012, he launched the CRANE Project (Computational Research on the Ancient Near East), an international consortium of projects conducting research in the Orontes Watershed (www.crane.utoronto.ca). He served as President of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) between 2008 and 2013, and currently is Chair of the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto.
Affiliated Researcher for the Center for Cyber-Archaeology & Sustainability at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Savage is a former Affiliated Professor for the school of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University (ASU), and the developer of the Digital Archaeological Atlas of the Holy Land, Mediterranean Archaeological Network, the Aegean Digital Archaeological Atlas, and TerraWatchers. Dr. Savage holds a PhD. in Anthropology and Archaeology from ASU.
Inaugural Director of the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (IPCH) at Yale University and founder, and former director, of the private laboratory KDC Konservierung & Denkmalpflege Cons. in Olching, Germany. Dr. Simon previously served as Director for the Rathgen Research Laboratory at the National Museums in Berlin and led the Building Materials section at the Getty Conservation Institute (2005). He received an Honorary Professorship at X’ian Jiaotong University, China and at the Technical University of Berlin. Dr. Simon holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich.
Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
Director of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago and Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology for the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Formerly of Northwestern University, Dr. Stein has conducted extensive archaeological fieldwork in Turkey and Syria. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania (1988).
Jeanne Marie Teutonico
Getty Conservation Institute
Associate Director, Programs, at the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) in Los Angeles. An architectural conservator with over thirty years of experience in the conservation of buildings and sites, she was previously on the staff of the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and the Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) in Rome and later of English Heritage in London. Ms. Teutonico holds an A.B. (Hons) in art history from Princeton University and a M.Sc. in historic preservation from Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. She is published widely and maintains research interests in the conservation and sustainable use of traditional building materials. She was a Resident of the American Academy in Rome in 2009, and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and the Association for Preservation Technology.
Executive Director of CAORC
Executive Director of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC). Dr. Tuttle previously served as the Associate Director of the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) in Amman, Jordan (2009-2014) and is a member of seven cultural heritage and conservation committees including the Cultural Heritage Committee at the American School of Oriental Research and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization/International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). Dr. Tuttle holds a Ph.D. from the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University (2009).
Penn Museum, University of Pennsylvania
Department Chair of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania and Associate Curator-in-Charge of the Near East Section at the Penn Museum. Dr. Zettler worked at Nippur, Umm al-Hafriyat and Üç Tepe in Iraq and directed excavations at Tell es-Sweyhat in Syria from 1989-2007. He is currently Associate Director of the Rowanduz Archaeology Project in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Dr. Zettler holds an MA and Ph.D. (1984) in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago.