The Office of the State Archaeologist reports to the University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research.

OSA Directors

John Doershuk headshot

John Doershuk, Ph.D., RPA

Title/Position
Director
State Archaeologist
Steve Lensink headshot

Stephen Lensink

Title/Position
Associate Director

Administrative Services

John Hedden

John Hedden

Title/Position
Research Administrator
Teresa Rucker headshot

Teresa Rucker

Title/Position
Research Support Services

Program Directors

Bioarchaeology

Investigation and protection of ancient human remains; osteological examinations; Iowa burial law, NAGPRA compliance, and stewardship

Lara Noldner headshot

Lara Noldner, M.S., Ph.D., RPA

Title/Position
Bioarchaeology Director
Samantha Murphy headshot

Samantha Murphy, M.A.

Title/Position
Bioarchaeologist

Collections

Curation of specimens from Iowa and regional archaeological sites and floral, faunal, and geological comparative collections management; Iowa and regional archaeology reprints, reports, and photographs; archives management

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Seraphina Carey

Title/Position
Senior Collections Assistant
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Teresa Rucker

Title/Position
Research Support Services

Digital Services

Technology development, digital archaeology, Iowa Archaeological Site File (I-Sites) and iArc, site searches, website and digital media development

Mary De La Garza headshot

Mary De La Garza, M.A., MCSE

Title/Position
Research Technology Director
Colleen Randolph headshot

Colleen Randolph

Title/Position
Site Records Manager
Teresa Rucker headshot

Teresa Rucker

Title/Position
Research Support Services

Education & Outreach

Statewide engagement, school and public programming, educational and interpretive resources development and consultation, OSA website and social media

Cherie Haury-Artz headshot

Cherie Haury-Artz, M.A.

Title/Position
Education Assistant

Survey & Consultation

Research and consulting for all types of archaeological and compliance investigations on precontact and historic regional sites and architectural resources

Directors

Architectural Historians

Richard Carlson headshot

Richard Carlson, M.A.

Title/Position
Architectural Historian
Maria Schroeder

Maria Schroeder

Title/Position
Architectural Historian
Research Archaeologist

Research Archaeologists

Warren Davis headshot

Warren Davis, M.S., RPA

Title/Position
Research Archaeologist
Alan Hawkins headshot

Alan Hawkins, M.A., RPA

Title/Position
Research Archaeologist
Ryan Lange

Ryan Lange, M.A.

Title/Position
Research Archaeologist
Veronica Mraz

Veronica Mraz, M.A., Ph.D.

Title/Position
Research Archaeologist
Maria Schroeder

Maria Schroeder

Title/Position
Architectural Historian
Research Archaeologist

Cultural Resources Specialist

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Blane Nansel, M.A., RPA

Title/Position
Cultural Resources Specialist