Former Executive Officers


1996-1998: Gina L. BARNES, PhD, Professorial Research Associate (SOAS, University of London, UK)
1998-2004: Sarah Milledge NELSON, PhD, John Evans Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Anthropology (University of Denver, USA)
2004-2012: Fumiko IKAWA-SMITH, PhD, Professor emerita (McGill University, Montreal, Canada)
2012-2016:Yangjin PAK, PhD, Professor (Chungnam University, Republic of Korea)


2000-2004: Gideon SHELACH, PhD, Senior Lecturer in East Asian Studies (Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel)
2004-2012: Yangjin PAK, PhD, Professor (Chungnam University, Republic of Korea)
2012-2016: Francis ALLARD, PhD, Professor (Indiana University of Pennsylvania, , Indiana, PA, USA)


1996-2004: Yangjin PAK, PhD, Professor of Archaeology (Chungnam University, Republic of Korea)
2004-2012: Gwen BENNET, PhD, Professor (McGill University, Montreal, Canada)
2012-2020: Barbara SEYOCK, PhD, Lecturer (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany)
2020-2021: Katrinka REINHART, PhD, Science Director, Archaeology, Field Conservation Facility, Stanford University (USA)


1996-2004: Simon KANER, PhD, Asst. Director (Sainsbury Institute, Norwich, UK)
2004-2012: Gina L. BARNES, PhD, Professorial Research Associate (SOAS, University of London, UK)
2012-2013: Leo Aoi HOSOYA, PhD, Research Fellow (Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan)
2013-2016: Sascha PRIEWE, PhD, Associate Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships  (Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada)

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