Our Staff

Kristie Blevins, B.S.


  • Ms Blevins' Bachelor Degree in Anthropology/Archaeology is from UC, Riverside. Ms Blevins has worked on numerous archaeology sites in Southern California and  with Heritage Education Programs since 2000.
    A homeschool Mom, she has developed and run archaeology and history programs for home school associations.

Liese Harris, M.A.


  • Ms Harris has taught in public school for 36 years and has helped develop programs for Heritage Education Programs since its founding.  Her B.A. is in Communications from Chapman College (now Chapman University). Her teaching papers are from Cal State, Fullerton and She holds a Masters Degree is in Curriculum Leadership from the University of Redlands. Ms Harris is CLAD and GATE certified. She has worked with the Archaeology Institute of America’s Education and Outreach Workshops, to develop strategies for archaeology education.

Craig Lesh, M.A.


  • Mr. Lesh holds a Bachelor of Science from Cal Poly, Pomona and a Masters Degree in Archaeology and Heritage from the University of Leicester, UK.  His archaeological field work has been in California, New Mexico, Nevada and England. Chairman of the Education  Committee of the Society for California Archaeology, he also has been a member of the Outreach Committee of the Archaeological Institute of America.
    He founded Heritage Education Programs in 1998.

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Advisory Staff

Kent Bramlett, Ph.D.


  • Kent Bramlet  is an Associate Professor of Archaeology and History of Antiquity
    and Curator/ Associate Director of the Center for Near Eastern Archaeology. Kent has multiple Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Archaeology, Theology, and Ancient NearEastern Languages. His Ph.D. is in Near Eastern Archaeology from the University
    of Toronto.

Doug Clark, Ph.D.


 Dr. Clark, is the Director of the Center for Near Eastern Archeology, at La Sierra University; Director, Madaba Plains Project-`Umayri; Co-director, Madaba Regional Archaeological Museum Project and former Executive Director of the American School of Oriental Research.