Dr. Annalies Corbin is the Founder and President & CEO of The PAST Foundation. PAST was established in 2000 by an international group of Anthropologists, field and research scientists, museum curators and educators with the single purpose of working to find a way to connect ongoing, scientific research with classrooms and other public arenas. From 2000-2006 Dr. Corbin concurrently oversaw the PAST Foundation and taught at East Carolina University’s Program in Maritime Studies. Well known for her Anthropological work in the area of Shipwreck Archaeology, Corbin’s research focused on the intersection of archaeological investigations and public participation, including K-12 education.
From a single school partnership in 2006, Annalies has grown PAST’s partnerships across The nation building a reputation for both transforming educational delivery and understanding Emerging 21st century education. In 2012, STEMconnector in US News lists Annalies Corbin among the top, 100 Women Leaders in STEM education. Annalies received her baccalaureate and master degrees in Anthropology and Maritime Archaeology from the Universities of South Dakota and East Carolina. The University of Idaho awarded her a doctorate in Anthropology and History.