Staff & Board


Alice Apley

Executive Director

Frank Aveni
Director of Design & Media

Nicolas Brynolfson
Digital Media Specialist

Bob Follansbee
Office Administrator

Jessica Estelle Huggins
Distribution & Office Manager

Michaela Koller
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator

Board of Directors

Ilisa Barbash

Curator of Visual Anthropology
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Sue Cabezas
President, DER Board of Directors
Executive Vice-President, Applewood Books

Napoleon Chagnon
Research Professor of Anthropology, University of Missouri
Retired Professor Emeritus, University of California, Santa Barbara
National Academy of Sciences Member

Peter Dow
Co-Founder, First Hand Learning, Inc.
Former Director of Education, Buffalo Museum of Science

Juliana Field
Non-profit Consultant

Karma Foley
Archivist, Smithsonian Channel

Jayasinhji Jhala
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Temple University

Mary Anne Saul
Secretary, DER Board of Directors
Retired Social Studies Teacher, North Reading High School


Patsy Asch


Glorianna Davenport
Trustee, Tidmarsh Farms
Founder, Living Observatory
Visiting Scientist, MIT Media Lab