Elizabeth Reetz, M.A., M.Ed.

Strategic Initiatives Director

Elizabeth Reetz began her career in archaeology in 2000, earned an MA in Landscape Archaeology (National University of Galway) in 2003, and completed an M.Ed. in Environmental Education (University of Minnesota Duluth) to gain experience in curriculum development, outdoor education, and evaluation and assessment. Formerly a Cultural Resources Management fieldwork director, Elizabeth now focuses on archaeology education, communications, social media, and making archaeology accessible to public and professional audiences. She serves on the Iowa Archeological Society Board of Directors and completed two terms on the Project Archaeology Leadership Team and as chairperson for the Society for American Archaeology’s Public Education Committee.

As Director of Strategic Initiatives, Elizabeth supervises OSA's statewide public outreach, engagement, and education initiatives, and she collaborates with several Midwest descendant communities and Tribal Nations. Contact her with inquiries regarding developing or contracting educational programs or curricula, interpretive materials, museum exhibits, and other communications resources.

Research areas
  • archaeology education
  • environmental education
  • program assessment and evaluation