Remembering alumnus TOM PARKER

S. Thomas (Tom) Parker, one of the first alumni of the UCLA Archaeology Program (before it became the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology) passed away on September 12. He received his PhD in history from UCLA in 1979, under supervision of Ron Mellor and Susan Downey, to develop into a well-known archaeologist of Roman Jordan. Since 1980, Tom was a faculty member of the Department of History at North Carolina State University, where he became an Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor and a member of the Research Leadership Academy. In 2021 he received the Michael Dickey Outstanding Research Mentor Award for his excellence in mentoring and supporting undergraduate researchers. More details on his many contributions to the fields of history and archaeology can be found on the websites of the American Society of Overseas Research and North Carolina State University.