Heather Lerner, Director
Heather became the museum director in 2011, following her post-doctoral research at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics. She is passionate about the museum, especially working with students to improve our exhibits, plan engaging events, and grow and care for our scientific collections. She teaches courses in ecology and evolutionary biology, interpretation/outreach, and collections care and use. Heather supervises students in the exhibit development, fab lab, animal care, outreach, and marketing and communications applied groups.
Ann-Eliza Lewis, Collections Manager
Ann-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, Ann-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. Ann-Eliza will also ensure there is a system for students to have access to the collections and get hands-on experience with specimens.
Lisa Butch, Education and Outreach Coordinator
Lisa is excited to return to Earlham and begin working at the Joseph Moore Museum after working for the past several years with the Environmental Leadership Program. She is passionate about science and nature-based education and working with students of all ages. Lisa oversees all educational programming at the museum, and supervises students in the Outreach and Museum Host applied groups.
John Iverson, Biology Research Professor and Emeritus Museum Director
John came to Earlham in 1978 and was director of the Joseph Moore Museum from 1981 to 2001. Though semi-retired, he continues to involve students in his long-term research projects on turtles and iguanas in Nebraska, the Bahamas, and Indiana.