Alexandra Jones, PhD
Alexandra Jones, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Archaeology in the Community, is an education leader focused on community outreach and service. Dr. Jones has been an educator for more than 14 years; she has taught in multiple educational environments from primary schools to museums, colleges and camps. She obtained dual Bachelors of Arts degrees from Howard University in History and Anthropology in 2001. Dr. Jones became a classroom teacher and discovered she had a natural talent for teaching. In an effort to further her career as a teacher she continued her education by obtaining a Master’s degree in History from Howard University in 2003 and then attending University of California, Berkeley to obtain a Ph.D. in Historical Archaeology in 2010. She currently teaches people of all ages about archaeology. Dr. Jones worked for PBS’s television show Time Team America as the Archaeology Field School Director, where she directed field schools for junior high and high school students at each of the sites for the 2013 season. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Baltimore City Community College and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Baltimore.
Amelia Chisholm, MAA
Amelia Chisholm joined Archaeology in the Community in 2010. She received her B.S. in Anthropology with a concentration in Historical Archaeology from Mercyhurst College and her Master of Applied Anthropology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Ms. Chisholm worked for 3 years as the Laboratory Director for Archaeology in Annapolis. While she worked with Archaeology in Annapolis, Amelia spent a lot of time working with the Banneker-Douglass Museum as an archaeological consultant on exhibits and working with educators to run an archaeology and history summer camp for Annapolis youth. During her time at the University of Maryland, Ms. Chisholm educated both college and graduate students in both classroom and laboratory situations in the practice of archaeology. Ms. Chisholm has also worked as Archaeological Laboratory Director at Historical Mount Vernon and for Brockington & Associates for the Veteran’s Curation Project.
Terry P. Brock, PhD
Terry Brock currently serves as the Research Archaeologist at the Montpelier Foundation. He completed his PhD in Anthropology at Michigan State University. He has a particular interest in public archaeology, specifically the use of digital social media as a tool for public engagement, and has designed a number of social media outreach plans for archaeology organizations such as the MSU Campus Archaeology Program, The Fairfield Foundation, and the Society for Historical Archaeology. At Montpelier, in addition to directing field projects, he manages the operations of their Public Expedition Programs, and has an interest in building hands-on learning opportunities for members of the public. He is also a co-founder of RVA Archaeology, a community advocacy group designed to protect and increase public engagement with Richmond, Virginia’s archaeological resources. You can learn more about Terry at http://terrypbrock.com
Julita Blair, M.A
A native Washingtonian, Julita obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Computer Based Information Systems from Howard University in 2000. In 2003, she obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management. Julita is currently the Operations Manager for a minority-owned real estate development firm based in the District of Columbia where she has been able to capitalize on her analytical, financial, and organizational skills to implement sustainable processes, new systems, and best practices.