Contact the AIA

The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) is North America's oldest and largest organization devoted to the world of archaeology. The Institute is a not-for-profit group founded in 1879 and chartered by the United States Congress in 1906. Today, the AIA has nearly 250,000 members belonging to more than 100 Local Societies in the United States, Canada, and overseas. The organization is unique because it counts among its Members professional archaeologists and corresponding members, students, and many others from all walks of life. This diverse group is united by a shared passion for archaeology and its role in furthering human knowledge. The AIA exists to promote archaeological inquiry and public understanding of the material record of the human past worldwide. The Institute is committed to preserving the world's archaeological resources and cultural heritage for the benefit of people in the present and in the future. Believing that greater understanding of the past enhances our shared sense of humanity and enriches our existence, the AIA seeks to educate people of all ages about the significance of archaeological discovery.


Use the online contact form to email the AIA, or see department and staff contacts below.

Contacting the AIA by Postal Mail

Archaeological Institute of America Headquarters
Located at Boston University
656 Beacon Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02215-2006 USA

36-36 33rd Street
Long Island City
New York, NY 11106 USA

AIA Tours
PO Box 938, 47 Main Street, Suite 1
Walpole, NH 03608-0938 USA

By Department Telephone and Email

AIA Headquarters 617-353-9361
Development 617-353-8709
Membership 617-353-8705
Publications 617-353-8711
Website 617-353-8711
Lecture Program 617-358-4184
Fellowship Programs 617-358-4184
AIA Societies 617-353-8708
Education 617-353-8708
Newsletter 617-353-9361
AJA 617-353-8710
ARCHAEOLOGY 718-472-3050
AIA Tours 800-748-6262 or

By Fax

AIA headquarters:



AIA Tours:





By Staff Member


Ann Benbow, Executive Director
Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction
M.Ed., Science Education
B.S., Biology

Kevin Quinlan

Kevin Quinlan, COO/ Publisher ARCHAEOLOGY Magazine
B.S., Accounting, Boston College
Please contact me with questions regarding Archaeology Magazine, as well as Institute operations, finances, human resources, or accounting.

Jennifer Klahn

Jennifer Klahn, Vice President of Philanthropy
M.S., Arts Administration, Boston University
B.A., Anthropology, Hampshire College
Please contact me with questions about giving opportunities at AIA, including annual fund, American Journal of Archaeology fund, planned giving, lecture endowments, site preservation, and special events such as the AIA gala.


Kevin Mullen

Kevin Mullen, Director of Circulation and Fulfillment
B.S., Classics and Biology, Duke University
Ph. D. Candidate, Department of Archaeology, Boston University
Please contact me with any questions about ARCHAEOLOGY magazine fulfillment and circulation, the Fieldwork Opportunities Bulletin, and professional member issues.


Ben Thomas

Ben Thomas, Director of Programs
Ph. D., M.A., Archaeology, Boston University
B.A., Archaeology, Brandeis University
Please contact me about all AIA programs, including education, outreach, site preservation, societies, national lectures and membership.


Meredith Langlitz

Meredith Anderson Langlitz, Senior Programs Coordinator
M.A., Archaeological Heritage Management, Boston University
B.A., Archaeology and History, Boston University
Please contact me about International Archaeology Day, site preservation, outreach and education, and societies.


Laurel Sparks

Laurel Nilsen Sparks, Lecture and Fellowship Coordinator
M.A., Medieval British Archaeology, University of York, B.A.,Medieval Studies, SUNY Binghamton
Please contact me about the AIA national lecture program, fellowships, scholarships, and publication grants.


Amelie Walker

Amélie Walker-Yung, Web Designer
B.A., Anthropology and Psychology, Vanderbilt University
Please contact me regarding website issues.

Samantha Craig, Development Assistant

Deanna Baker, Membership and Societies Administrator
B.A., Archaeology, Boston University
Please contact me about membership and awards.


Judith Rust, Staff Accountant
A.B., History, Dartmouth College
Please contact me with any questions regarding Society checks, payments, or accounts payable/receivable inquiries.


Elizabeth Christian, Governance Coordinator
B.A., Archaeology, Boston University
Please contact with me with any questions regarding AIA governance, policies and procedures, and general administration.


Madeleine Donachie, Director of Publishing, American Journal of Archaeology
Ph.D., Nautical Archaeology, Texas A&M University
M.A., Anthropology, University of Houston
B.A., Archaeology and History of Art, University of Edinburgh
Please contact me for questions about the American Journal of Archaeology.


Vanessa Lord, Electronic Content Editor, American Journal of Archaeology
Please contact me about the AJA website and online content.


Katrina Swartz, Editor, American Journal of Archaeology
718.472.3050 ext. 4912
B.A., English, Pacific Lutheran University
M.A., Publishing and Writing, Emerson College
Please contact me for questions about the American Journal of Archaeology.


Kevin Quinlan
Claudia Valentino
Editor in Chief
718-472-3050 x 4902
Samir S. Patel
Deputy Editor
718-472-3050 x 4906
Jarrett A. Lobell
Executive Editor
718-472-3050 x 4908
Daniel Weiss
Senior Editor
Eric Powell
Online Editor
Richard Bleiweiss
Design Director
718-472-3050 x 4909
Kevin Mullen
Director, Circulation and Fulfillment
Greg Wolfe
Circulation Specialists, Inc.
Circulation Consultant
T. J. Montilli
Publishers Newsstand Outsource, LLC
Newsstand Consultant
Gerry Moss
Director of Integrated Sales
718-472-3050 x 4904
Karina Casines
Account Manager
718-472-3050 x 4905
Malin Grunberg Banyasz
Editorial Assistant/Office Manager
718-472-3050 x 4900

AIA Tours

Todd Nielsen
603-756-9888 x 106
Lauren Cummings
Educational Management
603-756-9888 x 108
Patricia Dooley
Business Manager
603-756-9888 x 104
Valarie Roy
Operations Manager
603-756-9888 x 105
David Smith
Marketing & Communications
603-756-9888 x 107
Brittany Walters
Passenger Service Coordinator
603-756-9888 x 101


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