|Board of Trustees
The Director in Nicosia reports to a board of trustees composed largely of U.S. citizens, who provide substantive, financial and administrative oversight and direction. The board of trustees combines a roster of persons with academic, government, international organizations, business, finance, and high tech experience.
Ambassador Raymond C. Ewing
Raymond C. Ewing served as United States ambassador to Cyprus from 1981 to 1984 and to Ghana from 1989 to 1992.
Ambassador Ewing's other assignments during a 36 year career in the Foreign Service were in Tokyo, Japan; Vienna, Austria, with the U.S. Mission to the International Atomic Energy Agency; Lahore, Pakistan; Rome, Italy; Bern, Switzerland as Counselor for Economic and Commercial Affairs; and in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania as Charge D'Affaires, ad interim. In the Department of State in Washington, D.C., he served in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs; the Bureau of European and Canadian Affairs, as Director of the Office of Southern European Affairs (Cyprus, Greece and Turkey) and as Deputy Assistant Secretary; the Foreign Service Institute, as Dean of the School of Language Studies; and the Bureau of Human Resources, as Director of the Office of Foreign Service Career Development and Assignments. Ambassador Ewing retired from the Department of State on September 30, 1993.
Since July 1, 1994, he has been managing editor of Mediterranean Quarterly, a journal of global issues, published by Duke University Press and with an editorial office at the National Press Building in Washington.
Raymond C. Ewing received a B.A. from Occidental College in 1957 and an M.P.A. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 1970.
Annemarie Weyl Carr
Annemarie Weyl Carr is University Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University, from which she retired in 2008. She has also taught as a visitor at Yale University and the Universities of Chicago, Michigan, Delaware, and Pittsburgh. Phi Beta Kappa named her a Visiting Scholar for 1986-87. Her scholarly work has been devoted to the history of Byzantine art, especially the icon; cultural interchange in the eastern Mediterranean Levant during the Crusades; Cyprus today and in history; and women artists in the Middle Ages. She has written Byzantine Illumination, 1150-1250: The Study of a Provincial Tradition (Chicago 1987), A Masterpiece of Byzantine Art Recovered: The Thirteenth-Century Murals of Lysi, Cyprus (Austin 1991), and Cyprus and Devotional Arts of Byzantium in the Era of the Crusades (Aldershot 2005). A book on the church and frescoes at Asinou, Cyprus, is forthcoming from Harvard University Press.
Professor Carr has been granted fellowships from the Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies, the National Humanities Center, the ACLS, the International Research Exchanges Board, and the NEH. She is the recipient of the 2006 Lifetime Award for Teaching from the College Art Association of America, as well as the 1983 Laurence Perrine Prize for excellence in scholarship and teaching from the SMU chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. She was the president of the International Center of Medieval Art (2002-2005), and has served several terms as a trustee of CAARI.
Birgitta Lindros Wohl
Birgitta Lindros Wohl holds degrees from the University of Stockholm -- her native city -- and from UCLA. She has recently retired from teaching ancient art history at California State University at Northridge (Los Angeles). Her excavation experience includes Sweden, Italy and Greece. A longstanding interest in the archaeology of Cyprus has, among other things, focused on the Swedish Cyprus Expedition, its history and continued legacy.
F. Bryan Wilkins
F. Bryan Wilkins grew up in Middle East (India, Iran, Cyprus [1960-1964] while his father pursued a Foreign Service career. He developed a lifelong interest in archaeology and anthropology and participated in numerous underwater explorations off the northern coast of Cyprus and later studied with John Withoff and F. A. Pritchard at the University Museum at the University of Pennsylvania. He pursues ongoing studies of ancient Greece, Rome and the Mediterranean early trade development patterns in particular.
He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in American Studies and Archaeology. Wilkins has spent a 30 year career as a newspaper reporter especially concerned with macro economic and international economics (Institutional Investor) among other publications. Wilkins also operates a farm business based in Kentucky.
Joseph A. Greene
Joseph A. Greene completed his doctorate in Near Eastern archaeology at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago in 1985. From 1976 to 1980 he excavated at Carthage, Tunisia, with the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) Punic Project. From 1980 to 1983, he directed the Carthage Survey, an archaeological reconnaissance of the hinterland of ancient Carthage. In 1986 he was a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) in Amman, Jordan, and in 1987-88 he directed the ACOR/USAID Cultural Resource Management Project. Between 1977 and 1986, he worked on archaeological excavations and surveys in Cyprus at Idalion, Kourion, and Palaipaphos. In 1986-87, he was a Senior Fulbright Fellow at CAARI. In 1994 he was appointed Assistant Director of the Semitic Museum of Harvard University, where in 1997 he curated with Laina Swiny the exhibition Ancient Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection at the Semitic Museum. He is editor of the Semitic Museum's on-line publication of its Cesnola Collection and, has been since 2002 editor of CAARI News.
William S. Andreas
William S. Andreas is a senior software designer with IBM. Over the past twenty years, he has excavated, catalogued and provided computer support at numerous archaeological sites in Cyprus, particularly Kalavasos Ayios Dhimitrios. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and has studied classical and archaic literature at Boston College.
Mr. Christodoulou is the President of the Cyprus- American Business Association, and Operations and Project Development Manager of the N. K. Shakolas Group of Companies. He also represents the N. K. Shakolas Group of Companies on matters related to environmental and social responsibilities issues. He is on the Board of Directors of Green Dot (Cyprus) , the first collective packaging waste recycling system in Cyprus. He is Chairman of the Board of the non-profit organization AFIS Cyprus Ltd. dealing with the recycling of household dry cell batteries. He is President of the PanCyprian Association of New York (Cyprus), an association of repatriated Cypriot Americans to Cyprus.
Ambassador Clay Constantinou
Clay Constantinou is an Attorney at Law and international consultant. He served as the United States Ambassador to Luxembourg from 1994 to 1999. Following his appointment to Luxembourg, he served for six years as the founding Dean of the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University. Prior to his diplomatic service, Ambassador Constantinou practiced law in New Jersey. He has been active in national politics, spearheading the New Jersey Presidential campaigns of Governor Michael Dukakis, Governor Bill Clinton and Senator John Kerry. Ambassador Constantinou has earned an LL.M from NYU Graduate School of Law, a JD from Seton Hall University School of Law and a B.A. New Jersey City University. He was born in New York and resides in New Jersey with his wife and their two children.
Dr. Takey Crist
Dr. Takey Crist is the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Cyprus. HIs parents immigrated to the United States from the Cypriot occupied territories, and ultimately settled in Jacksonvillle, North Carolina where they opened a restaurant and raised their family.
Dr. Crist received both his undergraduate and his medical degrees from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he served as both Chief Resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology and later Clinical Assistant Professor in Obstetric and Gynecology. In 1973, Dr. Crist opened the Crist Clinic for Women, a private OB/GYN practice. Dr. Crist has received the North Carolina Governor’s Award for service to the people of the state, and the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina has honored him with their distinguished service award, among other notable recognitions.
Dr. Crist has strong attachments to Cyprus as his cultural homeland and birthplace of his parents. He has been very influential in establishing the Cyprus Museum in Jacksonville, N.C. which is the only institution in the United States dedicated exclusively to perpetuating and promoting a greater understanding of the history of Cyprus. Dr. Crist has also donated a large collection of books to the Classics Dept. at UNC-Chapel Hill to support the Greek Studies program, as well as more than 70 Cypriot artifacts to the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. He has written numerous commentaries on the Cyprus problem for the Hellenic Time, the Greek American, the Hellenic Chronicle, the Cyprus Weekly, the Greek Star and the Greek American Review.
Dr. Crist is presently the director of the Crist Clinic for Women and serves as a Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at both UNC-Chapel Hill and East Carolina School of Medicine in Greenville, North Carolina.
Mr. Demetriades is the former President of the Cyprus-American
He is a practicing advocate at the Law Offices of Lellos Demetriades in
specializing in intellectual property and human rights. He has extensively
copyright anti-piracy problems. He has successfully argued cases before the
Court of Human Rights of the Council of Europe. He has lectured and written
anti-piracy and human rights issues.
Ambassador Thomas J. Dodd
Thomas Dodd served as U.S. ambassador to Costa Rica and to Uruguay. Before his ambassadorial appointments, he was a professor of Latin American History and Diplomacy at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and Director of the Latin American Studies Program for Georgetown's graduate school. He lectured at several institutions including the Foreign Service Institute, the Defense Intelligence College, the National Defense University, and the Instituto Tecnologico de los Estudios Superiores in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Since his diplomatic assignments, Ambassador Dodd has been emeritus and adjunct professor in the School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University, School of International Service of American University, and the Honors Program, George Washington University. He has also taught courses on American foreign relations and diplomacy at foreign universities. In 2006 President Bush appointed Ambassador Dodd to the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Foundation. He is a member of numerous professional associations and has served as president of the InterAmerican Council.
Ambassador Dodd served in the U.S. Army and has received academic degrees from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service (B.S.) and George Washington University (M.A. and Ph.D.) He has published articles and books on Latin American foreign policy.
Steve Falconer is Professor of Anthropology in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University. He received his degrees in Anthropology from Washington State University (B.A., 1974) and the University of Arizona (M.A., 1978, Ph.D. 1987). Steve has been actively engaged in the archaeology of the eastern Mediterranean and Near East since 1972. He received field training at Tell Gezer, Petra, Meiron, Lahav and Be'er Resisim before directing a series of projects in Jordan. He directed excavations along the Jordan Rift at the Bronze Age settlements of Tell el-Hayyat (with Bonnie Magness-Gardiner), and (with Patricia Fall) Tell Abu en-Ni'aj, Dhahret Umm al-Marar and Zahrat adh-Dhra' 1. Falconer and Fall now direct excavations and regional studies focusing on the Bronze Age community of Politiko-Troullia, Cyprus supported by grants from the National Geographic Society and the National Science Foundation. Falconer's research centers on the roles and interactions of rural agrarian communities during the rise and collapse of early urbanized societies. His recent publications include Bronze Age Rural Economy and Village Life at Tell el-Hayyat, Jordan (authored with P. Fall). 2007. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports, International Series 1586, and Polities and Power: Archaeological Perspectives on the Landscapes of Early States (edited with C. Redman). 2009. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
Dr. Ioanna Kakoulli
Dr. Ioanna Kakoulli is Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UCLA, with a joint appointment in the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. She is also co-director of the Molecular and Nano Archaeology Laboratory at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and founder of the archaeomaterials group.
Dr. Kakoulli received her doctorate degree in Archaeological Sciences from Oxford University and her Master's in Conservation Science from the University of London. Dr. Kakoulli has held academic and research appointments at the University of London, the University of Malta, at Forth Photonics in Greece, and as principal instructor of international courses and research at ICCROM in Rome.
Dr. Kakoulli operates in the cross-disciplinary field of archaeology and paleoforensics, interfacing material science and archaeology for the study of material culture from the macro to the molecular and submicron length scale. She specializes in non-traditional, novel, non-invasive and non-destructive techniques, and portable imaging and spectroscopic technologies. Her primary research focuses on the study of manufacturing processes and provenance of ancient painting materials (mainly pigments and colorants) of the Hellenistic and Greco-Roman period from archaeological sites in the eastern Mediterranean, Mesopotamia and Central Asia. She has also conducted research in the field of molecular bioanthropology, studying the digenetic processes of organic materials based on the burial microenvironments in the area of the Tarapaca Valley in northern Chile.
A. Bernard Knapp
A. Bernard Knapp is Research Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology in the Department of Archaeology, University of Glasgow. He received his PhD in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1979. He has held research fellowships at the University of Sydney, the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute, Cambridge University, and Macquarie University (Sydney). His research interests include archaeological theory, regional survey archaeology, gender and social identity, the archaeologies of landscape, island archaeology and insularity, and the prehistory of the Mediterranean, in particular Bronze Age Cypriot prehistory. He co-edits the Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology with John F. Cherry and Peter van Dommelen, and is general editor of the series Monographs in Mediterranean Archaeology (both published by Equinox Press, London).
He has been involved with CAARI from his very earliest fieldwork on Cyprus, and has enjoyed the support and help of its various directors, as well as that of Vathoulla Moustoukki, over the past 25 years. He looks forward to working with all the other CAARI Trustees during his tenure on the board.
Ann-Marie Knoblauch is an associate professor of art history in the School of the Visual Arts at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg Virginia. Ann-Marie first visited the island of Cyprus in 1991 to excavate at Yeronisos Island. Since 1998 Ann-Marie has been affiliated with the excavations at the site of Idalion. Ann-Marie's research interests include sculpture and iconography and the relationship between the Greek world and Cyprus during the archaic and classical periods. Most recently Ann-Marie, along with trustee Stuart Swiny, co-edited a special double issue of the Journal of Near Eastern Archaeology, titled Ancient Cyprus: American Research (2008).
Sturt W. Manning
Sturt Manning is Goldwin Smith Professor of Classical Archaeology and Director of the Malcolm and Carolyn Wiener Laboratory for Aegean and Near Eastern Dendrochronology at Cornell University. Manning earned a B.A. in classics from the Australian National University, a MA from the School of History, Philosophy and Politics at Macquarie University, Australia, and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University. He has worked on the archaeology of Cyprus (early Neolithic to Late Roman and Medieval), and had an association with CAARI, for over 20 years, directing or co-directing survey, excavation, geophysics investigations and dendrochronological fieldwork in several areas (principally in the Maroni area, in central Cyprus as part of the ENNC project, in the lower Kalavasos Valley area, and across the Troodos Massif). His research interests include Aegean, Cypriot and east Mediterranean Prehistory, archaeological fieldwork (survey and excavation), archaeological theory, classical archaeology and the neighbouring cultures, and aspects of archaeological science. For more details of his academic work, see here.
Mr. Mavrommatis is the President of the Cyprus Chamber of
Commerce and Industry
since 2005. Prior to that he was President of the Nicosia Chamber of
Industry. He is a member of the Board of the Bank of Cyprus. He is also on
the Board of
the Research and Educational Institute of Cyprus, and of the Cyprus
Institute of Management. Previously, he was Chairman of the Youth Board of
and the Cyprus State Fair Authority. Mr. Mavrommatis is the Honorary Consul
Mexico in Cyprus.
Scott Moore received his Ph.D. in Ancient History from Ohio State University in 2000, a M.A. in Maritime History and Underwater Archaeology from East Carolina University in 1992, and his B.A. in Classics (Classical Archaeology) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is an associate professor and chair of the history department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He has worked in Greece and Cyprus, and since 2003 has served as the Co-Director of the Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project.
His research and publications focuses on trade and exchange in the Eastern Mediterranean in the Greek and Roman periods. He is also interested in technology and its applications in archaeology. In 2008 he co-edited Archaeology and History in Medieval and Post-Medieval Greece: Studies on Method and Meaning in Honor of Timothy E. Gregory.
Charles L. "Pete" Perry
"Pete" Perry is retired from a long career in the United Nations, which included service as Resident Coordinator for Cyprus, and in Washington, DC, as Director of the United Nations Development Program, North American Representative for UN Volunteers, United Nations Observer to the Organization of American States, and United Nations Representative to the World Bank. He has also worked for the Library of Congress Congressional Research Service and as a Legislative Assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives. He has an M.A. degree from Georgetown University and lives in Washington, DC.
Alan H. Simmons
Alan H. Simmons is chair of the Department of Anthropology and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where is also is a professor. He has worked extensively in Cyprus, the Near East, and North America, focusing on Neolithic sites that have ranged from "mega-sites" in Jordan, smaller villages, and non-residential artifact scatters. He is particularly interested in the colonization of the Mediterranean islands, the development and spread of food production, the interpretation of small sites, and archaeological ethics. He is the author of numerous publications, including a 2007 book entitled The Neolithic Revolution in the Near East - Transforming the Human Landscape (University of Arizona Press) and he received the American School of Oriental Research's P.E. MacAllister Award for Field Archaeology in 2007.
Stuart Swiny first came to Cyprus in 1969 to work on the Kyrenia Ship excavation and has never looked back! Later that year he dug for Claude Schaeffer at the great Late Bronze Age site of Enkomi and also participated in various rescue excavations in the Kyrenia area. The following year saw work at Kition for Vassos Karageorghis, and survey in the Dhali region for the University at Albany before heading to Iran as fellow of the British Institute of Persian Studies. Iran led to two years in Afghanistan running the British Institute of Afghan Studies. Helena Wylde Swiny (Laina) and Stuart Swiny returned to the island in 1974 in order to excavate with James Carpenter a Middle Bronze Age site at Kalohorio Kalandrikas. This project, which had to be abandoned in 1974, was followed by excavations at the Middle and Late Bronze age site of Episkopi Phaneromeni from 1975 to 1978. Appointed as Director of CAARI in 1980, Stuart Swiny was able to continue investigating the Bronze Age of southern Cyprus with the excavation of Sotira Kaminoudhia, sponsored by ASOR and CAARI. The first phase of the excavations were published in 2003 (Sotira Kaminoudhia an Early Bronze Age Site in Cyprus. Eds. S. Swiny, G. Rapp and E. Herscher. CAARI Monograph Series, Vol 4. American Schools of Oriental Research Publications, Boston.)
In 1995 Stuart Swiny left CAARI to take up a teaching position and the directorship of the Institute of Cypriot Studies at the University at Albany. His work on the island continued with surveys and excavations, specifically at Kaminoudhia, where the past three seasons have produced interesting and unexpected results both on the function of certain areas of the site and the reason for the settlement's abandonment.
After a break of a few years, Stuart Swiny joined the CAARI Board of Trustees and is currently chairing the Library Expansion Committee.
Michael K. Toumazou
A native of Famagusta, Cyprus, Michael K. Toumazou first came to the US as a foreign exchange student and attended HS in Lititz, PA. Upon return to Cyprus he graduated from the 1st Famagusta Gymnasium and served two years as officer in the Cyprus National Guard. Subsequently he attended Franklin & Marshall College (BA, Physics & Classics, 1977), Loyola University of Chicago (MA, Classics, 1980) and Bryn Mawr College (MA, & Ph.D., Classical & Near Eastern Archaeology, 1983, 1987). His dissertation topic was 'Aspects of Burial Practices in Early Prehistoric Cyprus'. He has taught at Davidson College (Davidson, NC) since 1987 where he served as Chair of the Department of Classics (1995-2001), directed the Classics Study Abroad Program (2003, 2007) and received Davidson's most prestigious teaching award (2003). Since 1990 he (founded and) directed the Athienou Archaeological Project (http://www1.davidson.edu/academic/classics/Toumazou/AAP/index.html) in Athienou, Cyprus, in conjunction with an archaeological field school, supported by multiple NSF-REU awards (1995-present). As an NEH Senior Scholar at CAARI (spring 1995) he investigated looting practices on Cyprus. Toumazou has translated into English two books on Cypriot topics and has lectured widely and published many reports and articles on his field work on the island. He has served three terms as CAARI Trustee.
Frederick A. Winter
Frederick A. Winter is a program officer in the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. He received his B.A. in classical Greek language from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and Ph.D. in classical archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania.
Before joining the Department of Education, Winter was the senior director of advancement and leadership development at the Association of American Colleges and Universities, and before that he was a senior program officer in the Office of Challenge Grants at the National Endowment for the Humanities. When he joined the Endowment in 1993, he was a tenured professor of classics with a joint appointment in the doctoral program in classics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the undergraduate program at Brooklyn College. His research and publications have focused on the Bronze Age-Iron Age transition in Greece, the final prehistoric Celtic era in southeastern Europe, and the Hellenistic period in the eastern Mediterranean. He has excavated at Idalion in Cyprus, and also in Greece, Israel, Turkey, the United States, and Yugoslavia.
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