Alexandra Jones, PhD, RPA
Founder and CEO
Alexandra Jones is an education leader focused on community outreach and service. Dr. Jones has been an educator for more than 16 years; she has taught in multiple educational environments from primary schools to museums. She obtained dual Bachelors of Arts degrees from Howard University in History and Anthropology in 2001. She obtained 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. 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. Dr. Jones serves on Board of Directors for the Society of Black Archaeologists, the Board of Directors of the St. Croix Archaeological Society and is an Academic Trustee for the Archaeological Institute of America. She was appointed by President Biden to become the current Chair of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee.
Beth Pruitt, PhD
Director of Education
Beth Pruitt is a community-focused archaeologist. She has an enthusiasm for communicating about local history and cultivating scientific curiosity. For over 10 years, Dr. Pruitt has engaged with the public by working with students, educators, descendant communities, museums, libraries, and other nonprofits and institutions. She received a BA in Anthropology from Michigan State University and a Masters of Applied Anthropology and PhD from the University of Maryland. From 2017-2023, she worked as the Education and Outreach Manager at the Society for American Archaeology and has experience contracting with the National Park Service.