Meet Our Advisory Board
Michael Galaty - University of Michigan
Professor, Anthropology; Director and Curator, Museum of Anthropological Archaeology
Michael Galaty received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Wisconsin. He is an archaeologist and directs field projects in Greece and Albania. He studies the rise of complex societies and has written extensively on the Mycenaean states. His book on the tribal cultures of northern Albania, titled Light and Shadow: Isolation and Interaction in the Shala Valley of Northern Albania, won the 2014 SAA Book Award. Michael Galaty was one of the experts interviewed by the Cycladic Preservation Group in the field of cultural preservation before joining the board in December of 2022. Click here to find out more about Professor Galaty.
Brian Rose - University of Pennsylvania
James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology; Curator-in-Charge, Mediterranean Section, University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; Immediate Past President, Archaeological Institute of America; Trustee, American Academy in Rome
Brian Rose received his B.A. from Haverford College, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. His research interests include Mediterranean archaeology, Roman art and archaeology, and archaeology of Anatoli. At the University of Pennsylvania, Brian Rose teaches many courses related to culture and archaeology in the ancient worlds of Rome, Greece, Troy, and Anatolia. He is also currently the head of Post-Bronze Age excavations at Troy, and he is the co-director of the Gordion Excavations. Some of Brian Rose’s publications include: Dynastic Commemoration and Imperial Portraiture in the Julio-Claudian Period, The New Chronology of Iron Age Gordion, The Archaeology of Phrygian Gordion, The Archaeology of Greek and Roman Troy. Brian Rose was one of the experts interviewed by the Cycladic Preservation Group in the field of cultural preservation before joining the board in December of 2022. Click here to find out more about Professor Rose.
Alex Knodell - Carleton College
Associate Professor of Classics, Director of Archaeology
Alex Knodell received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) and his Ph.D. from Brown University. He is an archaeologist specializing in the ancient Mediterranean and Middle East, especially during prehistoric and classical times. Most broadly, he is interested in archaeological approaches to landscape, interaction, and long-term social change. In his new book, Societies in Transition in Early Greece: An Archaeological History, he focuses on how regions within Greece relate to each other and their wider Mediterranean setting in the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age (c. 1400-700 BCE). Alex Knodell has done archaeological fieldwork in Greece, Jordan, Guatemala, and the US, most recently by leading two multidisciplinary regional surveys in Greece. The first is the Mazi Archaeological Project, focusing on the Mazi Plain, a small mountain plain at a crossroads between central and southern Greece, which also forms part of the border between the regions of Attica and Boeotia. The second is the Small Cycladic Islands Project, which began in 2019 as a survey of several small, currently uninhabited islands in the Cycladic archipelago. Alex Knodell was one of the experts interviewed by the Cycladic Preservation Group in the field of cultural preservation before joining the board in December of 2022. Click here to find out more about Professor Knodell.
Donal Haggis - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Professor of Classical Archaeology, Nicholas A. Cassas Professor of Greek Studies
Donald Haggis received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He teaches archaeology courses in the Department of Classics and the Curriculum in Archaeology. His research interests include settlement structure in the Bronze Age and Iron Age Aegean; the archaeology of Prepalatial, Protopalatial and Early Iron Age Crete; and the development of early cities and small-scale states after the abandonment of Bronze Age palatial centers (ca. 1200-500 B.C.). He has participated in surveys at Kavousi, Vrokastro, and Gournia, and excavated in the Athenian Agora, Kouphonisi (Crete), Vronda, and Kastro Kavousi, Kalo Khorio-Istron, and at Azoria where he is the director of the Azoria Project, the excavation of a Final Neolithic, Early Minoan I, Late Minoan IIIC, and Early Iron Age-Archaic site on the eastern edge of the Bay of Mirabello in eastern Crete. The Azoria Project is very involved in helping preserve cultural heritage. Donald Haggis was one of the experts interviewed by the Cycladic Preservation Group in the field of cultural preservation before joining the board in December of 2022. Click here to find out more about Professor Haggis.
Jeremy Bucher- National Hellenic Museum
Collections and Archives Manager at the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago
Mr. Bucher graduated with an M.A. in History from Loyola University Chicago while he was working as an intern at the National Hellenic Museum. As the Collections and Archives Manager, Mr. Bucher handles the donation, registration, cataloging, storing, and digitalization of artifacts. The National Hellenic Museum is focused on the display of Greek and Greek-American artifacts, but the museum also plays a significant role in the preservation and education of cultural heritage. Mr. Bucher is also an expert on the preservation of oral culture and digital preservation, which are two very important areas of preservation. Mr. Bucher was one of the experts in the field of cultural preservation interviewed by the Cycladic Preservation Group before joining the board in January of 2023.