On July 1st, John Douglass will take over as President of AAHS. John is a professional archaeologist employed by Statistical Research, Inc. (SRI) in Tucson as the director of corporate research.
In describing himself as an archaeologist John says, “the tendency of my wife, Jill, to describe things in terms of dogs has rubbed off on me, so I think I’ll use the term “mutt.” My doctoral work was in Honduras, in Central America, focusing on household archaeology, which is a topic I’ve continued to pursue over the years in a variety of contexts, including the American Southwest. Since I’ve been at SRI, I’ve had the privilege of working on a number of large projects in California, including one which has allowed me to pursue another archaeological theme: colonialism. Over the past decade or so, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking and writing about the effects of, and reactions to, colonialism in both California and the American Southwest and have really enjoyed working with a number of folks also interested in those themes.”
John brings a great deal of Board experience to the Presidency. He has been on the AAHS Board for the past 5 years as well as a member of the AAHS Publications and Finance Committees. In addition to AAHS he has been or is currently on the boards of the Register of Professional Archaeologists, the Society for American Archaeology, Leadership in Energy and Preservation, and Xela Aid (a non-profit in Guatemala). We are very pleased to welcome him in this new role of President of AAHS.