Dr. Pearce Paul Creasman Named New Director of American Center of Oriental Research

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January 2020 ACOR Press Release

Dr. Pearce Paul Creasman Named New Director of American Center of Oriental Research


Photo courtesy of Barbara A. Porter.

The Board of Trustees of the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) in Amman, Jordan, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Pearce Paul Creasman as the next Director of ACOR. Dr. Creasman comes from the University of Arizona where he has been a professor since 2009, focusing on the heritage, archaeology, and environment of the Middle East and North Africa. Since 2012, he served as director of the University of Arizona’s Egyptian Expedition. Having worked in several countries in the region, his most recent archaeological project is directing the excavations at the pyramids and royal necropolis of Nuri, Sudan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dr.  Creasman’ s degrees include a Ph.D. and M.A. in Anthropology/Nautical Archaeology from Texas A&M University and a B.A. from the University of Maine.

Dr. Creasman will take up residence in Amman in March. He will be joined by his wife, Dr. Isabel Creasman, a professional in the fields of cognitive psychology, workforce development, and project evaluation.

In welcoming Dr. Creasman, the Board also recognizes the enormous contributions of Dr. Barbara A. Porter, the outgoing Director, for her fourteen years of dedicated service.  Her outstanding efforts raised ACOR to its preeminent position today among American centers globally.

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