Deborah N. Carlson, Ph.D.
Deborah Carlson holds the Sara W. and George O. Yamini Professorship in Nautical Archaeology. She became President of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology on March 1, 2011, and specializes in trade and seafaring in the classical Mediterranean.
Cemal M. Pulak, Ph.D.
Dr. Pulak holds the Frederick R. Mayer Fellowship in Nautical Archaeology. He specializes in Bronze Age seafaring, maritime trade, and technology. Since 1975, Dr. Pulak has excavated three shipwreck sites, ranging in date from the Late Bronze Age to the 16th century A.D., and participated in the excavation of many others.
Kevin J. Crisman, Ph.D.
Dr. Crisman, the Nautical Archaeology Faculty Fellow, specializes in Western hemisphere seafaring from 1500 to the present. He is also the Director of the Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation.
Tamara brings to the administrative team an array of skills in support of the office’s daily activities, and accounting. Prior to joining INA, she had several years experience in graphic design, customer care, and tax preparation and currently owns a small business in the Bryan/College Station area.
Diving Safety Officer
John studied archaeology at College of Charleston (S.C.) before attending Texas A&M University where he obtained his Masters degree and is currently a Ph.D. Candidate. A seasoned diver with experience in diverse dive environments, he has been the D.S.O. on several high-profile INA projects and draws from these experiences to maintain INA’s long history of dive safety.
Director, Bodrum Research Center
An Izmir native, Tuba has worked with INA since 1991. She studied archaeology at Ege University and during her first year began contacting Cemal Pulak and George Bass about joining their team. As director of the BRC, she now oversees a full-time staff of 23, the lab, and ultimately INA’s fleet of research vessels.