The US/ICOMOS Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that it has named Donald G. Jones to be its Director. Dr. Jones joined US/ICOMOS in August 2003 as Director of Programs. In this capacity, Dr. Jones was responsible for the US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program, the US/ICOMOS annual symposium, US/ICOMOS membership, and other programs and activities.
The U.S. National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (US/ICOMOS) fosters heritage conservation and historic preservation at the national and international levels through education and training, international exchanges of people and information, technical assistance, documentation, advocacy and other activities consistent with the goals of ICOMOS and through collaboration with other organizations. US/ICOMOS is a private, non-profit, non-governmental organization with 501(c)(3) status.
Prior to joining US/ICOMOS, Dr. Jones served as Assistant Director of the Center for Heritage Resource Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Faculty Research Associate with the Department of Anthropology at the University of Maryland. He also assisted with the development of a four-course training manual for the National Park Service’s Archeology and Ethnography Program for a nation-wide training program for archaeologists and interpreters.
Dr. Jones has worked in the international educational tourism industry as a lecturer and tour manager, presenting a lecture series on World Heritage and preservation issues on trips through Western and Central Europe and the Mediterranean. Other international experience includes work on archaeological investigations in the Caribbean and in Greece. He holds a MA and PhD in Archaeological Studies from Boston University, where he served as Assistant Director of the Office of Public Archaeology.
George C. Skarmeas, AIA, NCARB
Jan C.K. Anderson
Ronald Lee Fleming, FAICP