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Trent Appoints New Associate Vice President, Research


Thursday, August 14, 2008, Peterborough

Trent University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Gyles Iannone as the new Associate Vice President, Research effective September 1, 2008.

Prof. Iannone assumes this new position from Dr. James D.A. Parker, who has been promoted to the new role of Vice President, Research, International and Strategic Enrolment Management.

“This is very good news for Trent, as Professor Iannone brings a wealth of both research and administrative expertise to this position,” explained Professor Parker.

Professor Iannone is currently an associate professor in the Anthropology Department. He earned his degrees at Simon Fraser University (B.A.), Trent University (M.A.), and the University of London (Ph.D.). An anthropological archaeologist, Professor Iannone's main areas of interest include: the rise of social inequality, the emergence of early state formations, and the “collapse” of complex societies.

He has been conducting archaeological field research for over 20 years, and has spent the past 18 years doing field work in Belize, Central America. He has recently held two consecutive Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grants for his examination of the rise and fall of an ancient Maya city-state called “Minanha” - “the place without water.” Prof. Iannone is currently the director of the University’s long-standing archaeological field school in Belize and he has served as the director of the Anthropology Graduate Program since 2003.


For further information, please contact: Brittany Cadence, Communications Officer at (705) 748-1011, ext. 6185.