Executive Director: Francis McManamon
Frank McManamon is the Executive Director of Digital Antiquity. Before joining Digital Antiquity in November 2009, he was the Chief Archeologist of the National Park Service and Departmental Consulting Archeologist for the Department of the Interior in Washington, DC. Dr. McManamon has been involved in the development of policy, regulations, and guidance for public archaeology in the National Park system and throughout the government. He has special interests and expertise in archaeological resource management, the long-term access to and preservation of archaeological data, laws and regulations related to cultural resource management and historic preservation, and public outreach and education about archaeology and archaeological resources.
Frank represented the DoI in providing technical assistance to the Corps of Engineers and the Department of Justice on the Kennewick Man case and provided archaeological advice for the General Services Administration on the New York City African Burial Ground project. He served as an expert member of the United States delegations to UNESCO negotiations on illegal artifact trafficking and the protection of underwater archeological resources.
Frank has conducted archeological investigations in eastern North America, Western Europe, and Micronesia.
With David Harmon and Dwight Pitcaithley, Frank edited a collection of essays, The Antiquities Act: A Century of American Archaeology, Historic Preservation, and Nature Conservation, published in 2006 by the University of Arizona Press. The book received a New Mexico Heritage Preservation Book Award in 2006.
Frank’s most recent professional publication is the four-volume encyclopedia, Archaeology in America (Greenwood Press, 2009), for which he is the general editor.
Director of Technology: Adam Brin
Adam has spent his career at the intersection of cultural heritage and technology, providing consulting and programming services to museums, libraries, and software companies. Adam currently serves as the Director of Technology for Digital Antiquity. Recent projects include work with NASA, the Internet Archive, and Luna Imaging to create a centralized database of all of NASA’s online images, work with the David Rumsey Map Collection, and work with the University of California and OCLC on their Next Generation Melvyl Project. Adam specializes in developing simple and elegant services for complex projects with unique metadata and technical challenges.
Digital Library Software Engineer: James deVos
Jim deVos joined Digital Antiquity as Software Programmer in late August, 2010. Jim is no stranger to ASU, as he holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering and Applied Science from ASU’s College of Engineering and Applied Science. Jim has also earned certification for diverse software programs and applications. He has a history of software development and maintenance for companies including Honeywell Corporation, DHL Worldwide Express, Quest, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance.
Sales & Marketing Coordinator: Leigh Anne Ellison
Leigh Anne Ellison joined our staff in October 2012 as the Coordinator of Marketing and Sales. Leigh Anne’s previous professional experience includes work as a Project Director for archaeological fieldwork in Mexico and Honduras, where she studied social variability among commoners. She also has considerable field experience in the US, working as a Field Archaeologist on various projects throughout Hawaii, Arizona, and Colorado. Leigh Anne holds a Master’s degree in Anthropology from Northern Arizona University and a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Art History from Wellesley College.
Leigh Anne advocates globally for Digital Antiquity and the use of tDAR for the long-term preservation of and access to archaeological data. She is the primary liaison between Digital Antiquity’s clients and customers for communications and product and service delivery.
Digital Data Curator: Rachel Fernandez
Rachel Fernandez joined Digital Antiquity in January 2017 as the Digital Data Curator. With an interest in landscape archaeology and GIS applications, she has conducted field work in sites across the Mediterranean. In the U.S., Rachel has worked on cultural resource surveys, public assistance grants, and GIS applications for areas affected with natural disasters during her tenure with FEMA. Rachel holds a Master’s degree in Classical Archaeology from the University of Colorado Boulder and a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Classics from the University of Florida.