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
    Chapel Hill, NC
  • Creighton Blackwell
    Morrisville, NC
  • Rebekah Branagan
    Cary, NC
  • Anthony G. Calamai, PhD
    Boone, NC
  • Anne Russell Caywood
    Durham, NC
  • Jose Chavez
    Charlotte, NC
  • Phillip Christofferson
    Charlotte, NC
  • Hollins Clark, MD
    Winston-Salem, NC
  • Carly Cooke
    Greensboro, NC
  • Barden Culbreth
    Raleigh, NC
  • Alison Durham, MD
    Greensboro, NC
  • Tom Earnhardt, Chair
    Raleigh, NC
  • Thomas Easley, PhD
    New Haven, CT
  • Sterling Fulton
    Cary, NC
  • Kelvin Harris, MD
    Gastonia, NC
  • Matthew Hebb
    Raleigh, NC
  • Amy Locklear Hertel
    Chapel Hill, NC
  • Anna Clay Kroboth
    Raleigh, NC
  • Hailey Ferrell Lail
    Hickory, NC
  • James Lewis
    Morehead City, NC
  • Ada Lopez
    Raleigh, NC
  • Rodney McCormick
    Raleigh, NC
  • Theresa McCoy, MD
    Durham, NC
  • Janis V. McLaughlin
    Raleigh, NC
  • Zeel Patel
    Raleigh, NC
  • Brenda Pollard
    Durham, NC
  • Megg Rader
    Raleigh, NC
  • Lise Sherlin
    Raleigh, NC
  • Ann Smith
    Raleigh, NC
  • Ed Summers
    Cary, NC
  • Dorsey Tobias
    Rocky Mount, NC
  • Phillip R. Westmoreland, PhD
    Chapel Hill, NC
  • Carl L. Wilkins
    Raleigh, NC
  • Christina N. Williams
    Raleigh, NC
  • Shanna Windham
    Wilmington, NC

Ex Officio Members

  • Richard H. Clark
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Jason Cryan, PhD
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Rick Luettich, PhD
  • Morehead City, NC
  • Kristopher Smith
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Kenneth B. Taylor, PhD
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Beverly Vance
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Reid Wilson
  • Raleigh, NC