B. Thomas
Ben Thomas, PhD | Executive Director

Society of Architectural Historians

The Society of Architectural Historians has appointed Ben Thomas, PhD as Executive Director effective February 1, 2023.

Thomas earned his PhD in archaeology from Boston University with a focus on ancient Maya architecture and settlement planning. He comes to SAH from the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), where he leads a team that oversees a membership of nearly 6,000 individuals including professionals in archaeology and related disciplines, students, and archaeology enthusiasts; over 100 AIA Local Societies in the United States, Canada, and Europe; multiple grants, fellowships, and awards programs; and national and global outreach programs. From 2004 to 2008 he served as education and outreach coordinator for AIA.

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