News for Monday, July 1, 2013

David E. Stuart Appointed Interim President

David E. StuartDavid E. StuartPhotograph by Jason S. OrdazDavid E. StuartPhotograph by Jason S. Ordaz

Santa Fe, NM—The board of directors of the School for Advanced Research has appointed Dr. David E. Stuart as its interim president. He will also be an SAR senior scholar. Stuart replaces Dr. James F. Brooks, who has resigned. Dr. Brooks will serve as an SAR research associate during the coming year.

Dr. Stuart is an internationally recognized anthropologist whose most cited books are Prehistoric New Mexico, Anasazi America, The Guaymas Chronicles, and the recently released Ancient People of the Pajarito Plateau. He earned his PhD in anthropology from the University of New Mexico and he served many years at UNM as associate provost for academic affairs. Dr. Stuart has been a lecturer at SAR and in Edinburgh, London, Mexico City, and at the Sorbonne in Paris. He will present several public lectures in Santa Fe during the coming year on "The Archaeology of New Mexico: Lessons on Land Use, Resources, and Cultural Institutions for Our Modern World."

Dr. Stuart will serve as interim president while the board conducts a national search for Dr. Brooks's successor. 

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