Wilson Martin ( Director and State Historic Preservation Officer) received a graduate diploma in urban planning and historic districts from Oxford Brooks University and a Masters of Philosophy degree in architecture from the University of York, both in England.
He has been a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, owner of a vacation heritage property business in England, captain in the United States Army, and author of numerous articles on preservation technology and preservation strategy. In his 32 years at State History, he has helped develop several partnerships in heritage education and historic preservation and has consulted on restoration and stabilization projects, and helped develop heritage tourism programs.
Kristen Rogers-Iversen (Associate Director and Communications Coordinator) is a writer and editor; has served on the Summit County Planning Commission and Park City Council; and served as president of the Park City Historical Society and Utah Westerners.
Lori Hunsaker (Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer for archaeology) has more than 19 years experience in archaeology and heritage resource management, working as a consultant, agency specialist, and instructor. Hunsaker completed a Masters of Arts in anthropology at the University of California, Davis in 1999 and is currently a Ph.C. at the University of Utah, working on a dissertation that models prehistoric use of root resources. Other research interests include the application of behavioral ecology models to better understand prehistoric use of plant resources and ground stone variability. Ms. Hunsaker teaches anthropology courses at the University of Utah was elected President of the Utah Professional Archaeological Council from 2005 through 2008.
Doug Misner (Library and Collections Program Coordinator) served in the U.S. Navy 1987-1991 and graduated from Idaho State University in 1999. He has worked for State History for more than 10 years. Interests include the history of the Intermountain West and 18th-century American history.
Allan Kent Powell (Public History Coordinator and Managing Editor of the Utah Historical Quarterly) earned a Ph.D. in history at the University of Utah. He has worked for State History since 1969, and he also teaches at Westminster College.
Powell has written books on the unionization efforts of Utah’s coal miners, German prisoners of war in Utah, Utahns’ World War II experiences, and travel in Utah. His editing projects, The Utah History Encyclopedia and the Utah Centennial County History Series, won awards from both the Mormon History Association and the American Association for State and Local History.