The Museum Advisory Commission has existed since 1960 with this State mandate:

To formulate policies for the advancement of the mission, to make recommendations to the Governor and to the General Assembly concerning the Museum, and to assist in promoting and developing wider and more effective use of the North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences as an educational, scientific and historical exhibit.

Appointed Members

  • Rhonda Hubbard Beatty
    Raleigh, NC
  • Anthony G. Calamai, PhD
    Boone, NC
  • Philip B. Carter, PhD
    Raleigh, NC
  • Jose Chavez
    Charlotte, NC
  • Phillip Christofferson
    Cary, NC
  • Hollins Clark, MD
    Winston-Salem, NC
  • Allison Durham
    Williamston, NC
  • Tom Earnhardt, Chair
    Raleigh, NC
  • Thomas Easley, PhD
    Raleigh, NC
  • Andrew Emanuels
    Clayton, NC
  • Chole Gossage
    Cary, NC
  • Kelvin Harris, MD
    Gastonia, NC
  • Emma Harrison
    Mt. Airy, NC
  • Matthew Hebb
    Raleigh, NC
  • Avery S. Knight
    Raleigh, NC
  • Emlyn Koster, PhD
    Raleigh, NC
  • Ada Lopez
    Raleigh, NC
  • Rick Luettich, PhD
    Morehead City, NC
  • Theresa McCoy, MD
    Durham, NC
  • Janis V. McLaughlin
    Raleigh, NC
  • Maria Palamar, DVM, PhD
    Raleigh, NC
  • Zeel Patel
    Raleigh, NC
  • Danielle N. Peters
    Raleigh, NC
  • Brenda Pollard
    Durham, NC
  • Clark Riemer
    Raleigh, NC
  • Kelley Rooney
    Raleigh, NC
  • Anne Russell
    Durham, NC
  • Kayla N. Saunders
    Raleigh, NC
  • Lise Sherlin
    Raleigh, NC
  • Adrienne Shrieves
    Raleigh, NC
  • Ann Smith
    Raleigh, NC
  • Wylie Beckman Smith, III
    Wilmington, NC
  • Kenneth B. Taylor, PhD
    Raleigh, NC
  • Kurt D. Tressler
    Wilmington, NC
  • Deante’ R. Tyler
    Raleigh, NC
  • Beverly Vance
    Raleigh, NC
  • Dorothy G. Warren
    Ash, NC
  • Phillip R. Westmoreland, PhD
    Chapel Hill, NC
  • Emmanuel J. Wilder
    Raleigh, NC
  • Carl L. Wilkins
    Raleigh, NC
  • Christina N. Williams
    Raleigh, NC
  • Reid Wilson
    Raleigh, NC
  • Kent Yelverton
    Raleigh, NC

Ex Officio Members

  • Dr. Emlyn Koster
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Dr. Rick Luettich
  • Morehead City, NC
  • Maria Baron Palamar, DVM, PhD
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Dr. Kenneth B. Taylor
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Beverly Vance
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Reid Wilson
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Kent Yelverton
  • Raleigh, NC