Since 1951 the Oriental Institute Advisory Council supports, advises, and advocates the mission of the OI – an interdisciplinary research center that integrates archaeological, textual, linguistic, and art historical data to understand the development and functioning of the ancient civilizations of the Middle East from the earliest Holocene through the Medieval period. 

Executive Committee

John W. Rowe, Council Chair

Andrea Dudek

Carlotta Maher

Thomas C. Heagy

Arthur Lee Herbst

 O. J. Sopranos

Advisory Council

Guity Nashat Becker John W. McCarter, Jr.
Gretel Braidwood Catherine Novotny
Marjorie M. Fisher* Susan Padula
Margaret E. Foorman* John Otto Peters III
Byron Gregory Kitty Picken*
Lewis Gruber* Crennan M. Ray
Misty Gruber* Aimee Drolet Rossi
Howard Hallengren* Roberta Schaffner
Deborah Halpern Lois M. Schwartz*
Rex Haydon Charles N. Secchia
Janet W. Helman* Coleman Seskind, M.D.
Roger David Isaacs Rebecca Wilson Stein
Barbara Jillson Walter Vandaele
Neil J. King Anna M. White
John D. Lawrence Nicole S. Williams*
Aldis Liventals  


*Denotes a Life Member
Updated: 11/20/2019
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