Welcome to the American Association of Biological Anthropology (AABA) Education Committee website content. Our committee’s goal is to facilitate engagement of K-12 students and teachers, and public audiences of all ages, with biological anthropology. We do this by working with local schools and other community-centered venues like museums to engage students and visitors in hands-on, inquiry-based activities. Each year during the annual AABA meeting, we come together as a committee to share these activities with the local community where the meeting is held. Individually, many of our committee members engage their own communities with biological anthropology through various activities and collaborations, some of which are presented in education-related poster sessions at the annual AABA meeting.

This page provides links to a variety of resources for professionals and educators at all levels to learn more about public engagement, professional development, funding, and networking. This is also a place where members can share their experiences in public engagement. We encourage you to explore the links below to learn more. You can also download this PDF which provides quick links to the resources described here. If you have any questions, suggestions on additional materials to include or projects to highlight, or would otherwise like to get involved with the AABA Education Committee, please contact us.


Kate McGrath

Education Committee Co-chair (2022 - )

Rob O’Malley

Education Committee Co-chair (2022 - )

Malorie Albee

Jessica Brinkworth

Karol Chandler-Ezell

Kimberly Congdon

Amanda Ellwanger

Frances Forrest

Jacqueline Garnett

Amanda Owings

Marin Pilloud

Briana Pobiner

Former Committee Chair (2016 - 2022)

Samantha Porter

Natalia Reagan

Michael Rivera

Kinley Russell

Caitlin Schrein

Katrina Yezzi-Woodley

Committee Webpage Manager

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