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Alison Hynd is the Center’s Assistant Dean. She oversees the Center’s staff and programs that support student community service projects locally, in the United States, and around the world. Alison also serves on the cross-divisional Global Theme Team, the Student Safety Abroad Team, and the High Risk Travel Advisory Group, which focus on increasing international opportunities for students and on risk management and emergency response for off-campus programs.
Alison has an MA in Archaeology from the University of Edinburgh, UK, and an MSc and PhD in Palaeoecology from the University of Sheffield, UK. She has carried out archaeological and ecological fieldwork in Cyprus, Syria, Greece, Spain, France and the United Kingdom. Her international experience also includes working as the Assistant to the Director of Archaeology in the British Academy at Rome, Italy. Her doctoral work investigated the applicability of a method for using the physical characteristics of contemporary plant species to predict environmental conditions to plant remains from archaeological contexts.