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Staff Pledge to Members

Meeting the needs of members is the core goal underlying the daily professional duties of AAA Staff. AAA Staff are here to help and we pledge to:

We each have the responsibility of working with and for members toward the common goals of the association.

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET) (Closed on all federal holidays.)
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Department/Staff
(Please click on the names below to view the staff job descriptions.)
703/528-1902
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Operator & General Information
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Elections
, elections@americananthro.org
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1170

WebMaster
, webmaster@americananthro.org

(web comments, problems accessing information, questions regarding website)

Ext.:
1175

Membership Services
, members@americananthro.org

Questions about membership, logging into AnthroSource or Members-Only sections of website.

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1164

Publications Department
, pubs@americananthro.org

Questions about journals and other publications.

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1174

Meetings
, aaameetings@americananthro.org
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1172

Executive Director's Office
Ed Liebow
, Executive Director, eliebow@americananthro.org

Ed Liebow

Ed is a cultural anthropologist who has served Executive Director of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) since 2013. The AAA is world’s largest academic and professional society for the discipline. Under his leadership, the Association supports the global exchange of scholarship through a robust publication portfolio and meetings, promotes professional development for a diverse range of careers in the academy and beyond, and increases the public’s awareness of anthropological contributions to understanding the human condition.

Prior to joining AAA’s staff, Ed had a long career with the Battelle Seattle Research Center, conducting research and public policy analysis on a variety of energy, public health, and social policy issues concerning disadvantaged communities. He has been affiliated with the University of Washington since 1986, and he has been a visiting professor of Applied Anthropology and Comparative Economics at Università Carlo Cattaneo Castellanza, VA, Italy, a Senior Fellow of the Fulbright Commission, and has served on the faculty of the CDC-sponsored Summer Evaluation Institute. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of the Consortium of Social Science Associations, and is also a member of the Board of the National Humanities Alliance. He has served on the executive boards of the AAA, the Society for Applied Anthropology, the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference, and the Jack Straw Media Arts Foundation. He earned his PhD and MA from Arizona State University and his BA from Carleton College.

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Kim Baker
, Organizational Governance Manager, kbaker@americananthro.org

Kim manages elections and balloting for AAA and sections, and staffs the Nominations Committee, Section Assembly and Executive Board. She supports section presidents and works with the Section Assembly Executive Committee as part of the new AAA governance structure. Kim also oversees the official governance records of the association, including Executive Board meeting minutes, business meeting minutes, resolutions and section files, such as past bylaws, creation documents and officer lists.

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1170

Mahsa Javid
, Director of Development, mjavid@americananthro.org

Mahsa JavidMahsa oversees the growth of AAA’s fundraising program, encompassing the annual fund, major gifts from individual and institutional donors, planned giving, philanthropic events, and communications in support of these programs. She is responsible for the implementation of fundraising best practices across the organization.

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Katie Patschke
, Executive Assistant, kpatschke@americananthro.org

Katie PatschkeKatie is responsible for managing the Executive Director and Finance and Operations team’s schedule, including scheduling travel and conferences, making appointments, and coordinating events. Katie supports the organization through fundraising efforts, AAA’s fellowship and internship programs, as well as assisting with finances and publishing details

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Finance & Operations
Elaine Lynch
, Deputy Executive Director/CFO, elynch@americananthro.org

Elaine's primary responsibilities are to support the Executive Director as deputy, serve as AAA's chief financial officer, and provide direction and oversight for membership, development, IT/web, accounting and administrative functions. She is staff liaison to the Finance Committee, Association Operations Committee and the Resource Development Committee. She also serves as the Human Resource administrator and on the AAA homepage content team.

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Kathy Redner
, Controller, kredner@americananthro.org

Kathy supervises the operation and maintenance of all accounting and financial systems, office administration, and system administration, such as network operations and telephones. Some of her specific responsibilities include coordinating and assisting with budget development and oversight, supervising mailroom and reception operations, administering benefits, and managing procurement and purchasing activities. She provides support to the deputy executive director with other functions as requested, and also serves as liaison to the section treasurers' group, AAA Audit Committee and Committee on Gender Equity in Anthropology.

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1161

Resat Mursaloglu
, Staff Accountant, rmursaloglu@americananthro.org

Resat Mursaloglu - staff photoResat assists the controller in day-to-day operations of the accounting office, with primary responsibility for accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash receipts and payroll. He maintains financial records and resolves any discrepancies that may arise. He is also staff liaison for the AAA Awards Committee.

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Haleema M. Burton
, Manager, Membership Development, hburton@americananthro.org

Haleema manages member acquisition, retention, and customer service.  She also manages the ACE Job Board and supervises the Assistant Manager, Membership Services.

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1177

Scott Hall
, Manager, Database and Web Services, shall@americananthro.org

Scott Hall  Scott is responsible for the association membership database and web site. Internally he assists with technical troubleshooting.

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1176

Shawn Ifill
, Web and Database Services Administrator, sifill@americananthro.org

Shawn Ifill HeadshotShawn is responsible for the AAA website, content management system, section websites, listservs and web development and programming, and the Anthropology News website. He serves on the AAA homepage content team and assists with technical troubleshooting, and is backup to the manager, Web & Database for issues relating to the membership systems.

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1175

Receptionist
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1000

Meetings and Conferences
Nate Wambold
, Director, Meetings and Conferences, nwambold@americananthro.org

Nate is responsible for the strategic planning, fiscal management, and direction of the Association’s meetings, conferences, and related products. He provides guidance to AAA leadership and committees on matters related to the Annual Meeting and relevant conference initiatives including: budget and policy directives, organization, and operations. He manages AAA staff and vendors who produce AAA’s meetings and conferences and is staff liaison to the Annual Meeting Executive Program Committee.

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1172

Nell Koneczny
, Accessibility & Meetings Coordinator, nkoneczny@americananthro.org

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Nell is responsible for the development and direction of the Association’s accessibility and accommodation initiatives within the Association’s meetings, conferences, and communications. Nell liaises with staff; AAA leaders; and the Society for Medical Anthropology’s Disability Research Interest Group (DRIG) to research and implement successful access practices and organize accommodations; secure vendors for implementation; and promote disability and accessibility culture to members and attendees. Nell supports the logistics for the AAA Annual Meeting, section spring meetings, and the call for papers process for both the Annual Meeting and section meetings.

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Liz Myers
, Sales/Marketing Coordinator, emyers@americananthro.org

Liz coordinates the production of the AnthroGuide, a print and online database of anthropologists, anthropology degree programs, and anthropology-related non-profit organizations and government agencies. She also works with outside vendors and advertisers regarding ad sales for AAA publications and supports the organization’s overall marketing efforts.

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1165

Publishing
Janine Chiappa McKenna
, Director, Publishing, jmckenna@americananthro.org

Janine is responsible for oversight and overall management of AAA's peer-reviewed journals (such as American Anthropologist, plus 21 other titles), the AnthroGuide, AnthroSource (online collection of the publications of the AAA), Anthropology News and eNews. She conducts staff reviews, team-building, and is responsible for the retention and hire of positions in her department. She oversees print manufacture of products; manages finances, budgeting and long-term planning for AAA publishing programs; seeks and administers grant funding for the program; and is staff liaison to the Committee on Scientific Communication and the Committee for the Future of Print and Electronic Publishing.

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1174

Natalie Konopinski
, Editor, Anthropology News, nkonopinski@americananthro.org

Natalie oversees all content for Anthropology News (AN), the AAA’s award-winning member magazine. We publish bimonthly in print and online 24/7. The magazine includes feature articles, opinion columns, visual essays, AAA news, in memoriam notices, member profiles, section news, and more.

 

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Chelsea Horton
, Publishing Assistant, chorton@americananthro.org

The assistant works closely with the Director of Publishing to provide administrative office support and works on Open Anthropology.

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Education, Research & Professional Development
Daniel Ginsberg
, Education and Research Services Manager, dginsberg@americananthro.org

Daniel manages the AAA’s institutional research program, which studies anthropologists’ careers in and out of academia, as well as anthropology education at the graduate, undergraduate, and pre-college levels. He supports the AAA’s fellowship and internship programs, public education initiatives, and professional services for members working in business, government, nonprofit, and academic settings.

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Palmyra Jackson
, Research Assistant, pjackson@americananthro.org

Palmyra JacksonPalmyra is responsible for compiling and analyzing data for Anthropology Information Central, the AAA’s institutional research clearinghouse on the discipline and profession of anthropology. Her primary areas of focus are employment trends for people trained in anthropology and anthropology curriculum at the pre-collegiate level.

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Communications & Public Affairs
Jeff Martin
, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, jmartin@americananthro.org

Jeff leads AAA’s communications, engagement, and outreach activities to the media, general public, universities, prospective employers, and policy makers. He supports the Association’s responses to public policy issues of concern to the membership and advises AAA on strategic priorities for long-term engagement on public policy issues at the state, federal, and international levels, including the UN. 

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Anne Kelsey
, Marketing and Communications Manager, akelsey@americananthro.org

Anne provides direct support in implementing comprehensive media, marketing, and overall communications strategies that advance the mission of AAA and its goal of promoting anthropology. Anne oversees content publication for the AAA website, manages the AAA's various social media channels, and is responsible for managing our Anthropology Day program. 

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