Dr. Robert Stearns has accepted the position of manager for the National Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Program (NAGPRA). This program focuses on NAGPRA implementation outside the National Park Service. National NAGPRA is a program of the National Park Service’s National Center for Cultural Resources.
Stearns served as executive director of the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training for the past year. He established the NCPTT Public Outreach Program and worked to enhance public awareness of NCPTT’s role in the preservation of America’s cultural heritage. Stearns’ emphasis was on growing the center and developing excellence in the work we do.
Ms. Fran Gale has accepted a position as technical director at Prosoco, Inc. in Lawrence, Kansas. As technical director, Gale manages research and development of new products. For more information about Prosoco, Inc. see .
Gale served as NCPTT’s training director for six years. Her work at NCPTT included developing and facilitating training for public and private preservation practitioners.
During Gale’s tenure, NCPTT funded numerous training activities focusing on two main themes:
- training in the use of new preservation technologies and
- the use of new media in delivering training.