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Executive Director: Francis McManamon

Frank McManamon is the Executive Director of Digital Antiquity. Before joining Digital Antiquity in November 2009, he was the Chief Archeologist of the National Park Service and Departmental Consulting Archeologist for the Department of the Interior in Washington, DC.  Dr. McManamon has been involved in the development of policy, regulations, and guidance for public archaeology in the National Park system and throughout the government.  He has special interests and expertise in archaeological resource management, the long-term access to and preservation of archaeological data, laws and regulations related to cultural resource management and historic preservation, and public outreach and education about archaeology and archaeological resources.

Frank represented the DoI in providing technical assistance to the COE and the Department of Justice on the Kennewick Man case and provided archaeological advice for the General Services Administration on the New York City African Burial Ground project.  He served as an expert member of the United States delegations to UNESCO negotiations on illegal artifact trafficking and the protection of underwater archeological resources.

Frank has conducted archeological investigations in eastern North America, Western Europe, and Micronesia.

With David Harmon and Dwight Pitcaithley, Frank edited a collection of essays, The Antiquities Act:  A Century of American Archaeology, Historic Preservation, and Nature Conservation, published in 2006 by the University of Arizona Press.  The book received a New Mexico Heritage Preservation Book Award in 2006.

Frank’s most recent professional publication is the four-volume encyclopedia, Archaeology in America (Greenwood Press, 2009), for which he is the general editor.

Frank can be reached at or 480-965-6510.

Director of Technology: Adam Brin

Adam has spent his career at the intersection of cultural heritage and technology, providing consulting and programming services to museums, libraries, and software companies. Adam currently serves as the Director of Technology for Digital Antiquity. Recent projects include work with NASA, the Internet Archive, and Luna Imaging to create a centralized database of all of NASA’s online images, work with the David Rumsey Map Collection, and work with the University of California and OCLC on their Next Generation Melvyl Project. Adam specializes in developing simple and elegant services for complex projects with unique metadata and technical challenges.

Adam can be reached at or 480-965-1278.

Program Coordinator: Leigh Anne Ellison

Leigh Anne Ellison joined our staff in October 2012 as Sales and Marketing Coordinator. Ellison’s previous professional experience includes work as a Project Director for archaeological fieldwork in Mexico and Honduras, where she studied social variability among commoners. She also has considerable field experience in the US, working as a Field Archaeologist on various projects throughout Hawaii, Arizona, and Colorado. Ellison holds a Master’s degree in Anthropology from Northern Arizona University and a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Art History from Wellesley College.

Leigh Anne advocates globally for Digital Antiquity and the use of tDAR for the long-term preservation of and access to archaeological data. She is the primary liaison between Digital Antiquity’s clients and customers for communications and product and service delivery.

Leigh Anne can be reached at or 480-965-1593.

Digital Library Software Engineer: James deVos

Jim deVos joined Digital Antiquity as Software Programmer in late August, 2010. DeVos is no stranger to ASU, as he holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering and Applied Science from its College of Engineering and Applied Science. DeVos has also earned certification for diverse software programs and applications. He has a history of software development and maintenance for companies including Honeywell Corporation, DHL Worldwide Express, Quest, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance.

Jim can be reached at or 480-965-6533.

Senior Digital Curator: Jodi Reeves Flores

Jodi received her PhD in Archaeology from the University of Exeter, entitled Experimental Archaeology: An ethnography of its perceived value and impact in archaeological research. Her research relied heavily on digital resources and storage methods, leading to a strong interest in the curation, management and use of digital information. Jodi also a member of the Editorial Board for EXARC Journal, the journal published by EXARC, an ICOM Affiliated Organisation.

Jodi can be reached at or 480-727-3674.

Assistant to the Director: Brittany Fish

Brittany comes to the Center for Digital Antiquity with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and several years of experience as an executive administrative assistant. Previously, Brittany worked as an Administrative Assistant III at Utah Valley University and an Executive Assistant at the University of Utah Hospital. She has also worked as a public relations specialist for SeaWorld and the American Red Cross.

Brittany can be reached at 480-965-1369 or

Digital Data Curators

  • Grant Snitker
  • Chelsea Walter
  • Claudine Gravel-Miguel
  • Scott Thompson