Museum Staff

ADMINISTRATIVE

Dr. Leif Tapanila
Director, Research Curator, Division Head Earth Sciences
tapaleif@isu.edu (208) 282-5417

Faith Tan
Administrative Assistant to the Director, Museum Store/Gallery Manager
tanfait@isu.edu office (208) 282-3168  store/gallery (208) 282-3317  

Curt Schmitz, MA
Museum Registrar, Exhibits Manager
schmcurt@isu.edu (208) 282-2603

Lindy Warden
Financial Technician
wardlin4@isu.edu (208) 282-5929

EDUCATION

Becky Hansis-O’Neill, MS
Education Specialist 
hansreb3@isu.edu (208) 282-2195

COLLECTIONS

Dr. Charles “Rick” Williams
Research Curator, Division Head Life Sciences, Ray J. Davis Herbarium
willcha2@isu.edu (208) 282-2815

Janet Bala, MS
Life Sciences Collections Manager, Ray J. Davis Herbarium
balajane@isu.edu (208) 282-2815

Dr. Charles “Andy” Speer
Research Curator, Division Head Anthropology
speechar@isu.edu (208) 282-4906

Amber Tews, MS
Anthropology Collections Manager 
tewsamb2@isu.edu (208) 282-2451

Amy Commendador, MS
Manager, Earl H. Swanson Archaeological Repository
commamy@isu.edu (208) 282-3042

Dr. Leif Tapanila
Director, Research Curator, Division Head Earth Sciences
tapaleif@isu.edu (208) 282-5417

Dr. Mary Thompson
Senior Collections Manager, Earth Sciences Collections Manager 
thommar6@isu.edu (208) 282-4151

IDAHO VIRTUALIZATION LABORATORY

Robert Schlader, MS and MBA
Manager
schlrobe@isu.edu (208) 282-5420

Nicholas Clement, MA
Assistant Manager
clemnich@isu.edu (208) 282-5420

Jesse Pruitt, pursuing a MA
Digital Preparator
pruijess@isu.edu (208) 282-5420