Phillip Neusius, chair of the IUP Anthropology Department, has been appointed to the Society for American Archaeology Fundraising Committe.
In addition, graduate student Marion Smeltzer has been appointed to the Public Education Committee, and graduate student Germain McArdle has been appointed to the Native American Scholarship Committee and the Student Affairs Committee.
Other faculty members are also active members of Society for American Archaeology (SAA) committees. Sarah Neusius is currently chair of the Committee on Curricula, and Beverly Chiarulli is the network coordinator for Pennsylvania as part of the SAA Public Education Network.
The SAA is an international organization dedicated to the research, interpretation, and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas. With more than 7,000 members, the society represents professional, student, and avocational archaeologists working in a variety of settings, including government agencies, colleges and universities, museums, and the private sector.