Heather Lerner, Director
Heather comes to Earlham from her post-doctoral research at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics. She is passionate about research in conservation and genetics and brings that passion to her direction of the museum. Her major projects in the museum this year include the creation of an ancient DNA lab in the museum and revitalizing current exhibits. Heather supervises all of the student museum staff and guides the museum's development.
Carol Stocksdale, Educational Outreach Coordinator
Carol Stocksdale joined the staff of the Joseph More Museum in 2003 as the Coordinator of Educational Outreach. Each year she designs and leads museum experiences for Pre-K through 6th graders which align with state and national standards for Science and Social Studies. She is delighted to share the museum with curious children from ages 4 to 104. Carol also assists with the design of new exhibits and hands-on activity centers throughout the museum. Her favorite exhibit is the one she is sharing with you.
Anne-Eliza Lewis, Collections Manager
Anne-Eliza comes to us from New York State, where she was the executive director of the Columbia County Historical Society. A historical archeologist by trade, Anne-Eliza earned her Ph.D. from Boston University and has done research on American history through material culure, using objects instead of documents to look at history. She is the steward of our collections and plans to improve the collection's housing while modernizing the preservation and cataloguing systems. Anne-Eliza will also ensure there is a system for students to have access to the collections and get hands-on experience with specimens.
John Iverson, Emeritus Museum Director and Professor of Biology
John has spent almost 30 years as the museum's director, and he's still around to help us out when we need his expertise. As a Research Professor of Biology, he continues many long-running experiments and provides many opportunities for student research.