Research Technology Director
As the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist's Research Technology Director, Mary De La Garza maintains all aspects of technology, manages research data, and works to develop web applications and databases increase data accessibility for Iowa archaeological research. Contact Mary regarding the Iowa Site File/I-Sites GIS, web and mobile application development, aerial 3D models, and drone-based research opportunities.
Strategic Initiatives Director
As Director of Strategic Initiatives, Elizabeth supervises OSA's all-ages statewide 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.
Site Records Manager
As OSA's archivist, Teresa Rucker maintains the iArc archival research database; processes print and digital archaeological reports, publications, and photographs; creates accessible electronic research records; and assists students, consultants, and other researchers with research and report questions. She also assists the office with general administration services.
Angela Collins has been conducting archaeology in Iowa since 2001. Her specialized skills involve material analysis with pXRF and ceramic petrography, as well as aerial thermography utilizing a small uncrewed aerial system (drone) as an FAA-licensed drone pilot. At OSA, Angela leads archaeological field surveys and excavations, prepares National Register of Historic Places nominations, and conducts research on various precontact and postcontact topics. She is an artifact illustrator, graphic artist, website designer, and digital publisher for the OSA, producing numerous posters, brochures, and booklets, as well as editions of the OSA Report Series.