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

  • Alton Absher, III
    Winston-Salem, NC
  • Scott Ainsworth
    Asheboro, NC
  • Powell Baggett
    Raleigh, NC
  • Dion A. Barrett
    Monroe, NC
  • Dr. Anthony G. Calamai
    Boone, NC
  • Phillip Christofferson
    Cary, NC
  • Dr. Hollins Clark
    Winston-Salem, NC
  • Jordan Davis
    Asheboro, NC
  • Robin Dills
    Rural Hall, NC
  • Margaret Duke
    Raleigh, NC
  • Allison Durham
    Williamston, NC
  • Tom Earnhardt, Chair
    Raleigh, NC
  • Andrew Emanuels
    Clayton, NC
  • Chloe Gossage
    Cary, NC
  • Emma Harrison
    Mt. Airy, NC
  • Matthew Hebb
    Raleigh, NC
  • Matthew Horney
    Raleigh, NC
  • Dr. Theresa McCoy
    Durham, NC
  • Daniel Peters
    Raleigh, NC
  • Gene Radcliffe
    Raleigh, NC
  • Clark Riemer
    Raleigh, NC
  • Kelley Rooney
    Raleigh, NC
  • Anne Russell
    Durham, NC
  • Kayla Saunders
    Raleigh, NC
  • Adrienne Shrieves
    Raleigh, NC
  • Wylie Beckman Smith, III
    Wilmington, NC
  • Kurt Tressler
    Wilmington, NC
  • Deanté R. Tyler
    Morrisville, NC
  • Dorothy Warren
    Ash, NC
  • Phillip R. Westmoreland, PhD
    Raleigh, NC
  • Emmanuel Wilder
    Raleigh, NC
  • Carl Wilkins
    Raleigh, NC
  • Christina Williams
    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