DRi is delighted to announce the placement of the new Director of the American Center of Oriental Research, a major Amman, Jordan-based institute promoting Middle East-focused research and publication.
Jennifer Dunlap, DRi’s President & CEO, worked with ACOR’s Board of Directors to recruit a leader to extend the institute’s long record of growth. Jennifer interviewed Board and staff members in Jordan to lay the groundwork for a careful, multi-stage process that recruited leaders from around the world. Working closely with Board members, Jennifer built a pool of cross-cultural leaders with a track record of directing archaeological programs, building relationships with Jordanian officials and scholars, and raising funds for major research projects.
Today we are pleased to announce that Dr. Pearce Paul Creasman will be the new Director at ACOR. Pearce Paul has spent the last decade as a Professor at the University of Arizona, where he has led international project teams, built relationships with universities and government officials abroad, and fundraised extensively. At the same time, he has served widely as a non-profit leader—founding a non-profit to support preservation and conservation and serving on the Board of two research centers in the MENA region. Pearce Paul is excited to promote the fields of archaeology and historical research through ACOR’s innovative programs.
Congratulations to Pearce Paul and the American Center of Oriental Research—we look forward to seeing their success together.