Lamme Appointed to SAR Board of Directors



SANTA FE, NM – The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to its Board of Directors. Nancy F. Bern, John R. Camp, Joe Colvin and Meg Lamme were elected at the meeting of the SAR Board of Directors on August 6, 2016.

John R. Camp is an author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. He has 43 published novels, all of which have appeared on the New York Times best-seller lists. He has also written books on art and plastic surgery and continues to write online articles on painting and photography. His interest in archeology led him to become a backer (and digger and dig photographer for twelve years of summer seasons) at the Beth-Shean Valley Archeological Project in the Jordan River Valley of Israel. Camp began his journalism career as an Army reporter and went on to work for The Miami Herald and the St. Paul Pioneer-Press. He was embedded with the 2-147 Air Assault Battalion during the Iraq War. A Pulitzer finalist for a series on Native American culture, he won the prize in 1986 for a series entitled “Life on the Land: An American Farm Family.”

Dr. Meg Lamme, APR, is a professor of public relations at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. She has 15 years of public relations experience in Atlanta in the corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors, and she is in her 17th year in the academy, teaching public relations and researching the history of the field. She is the author or co-author of more than 35 academic publications, including two award-winning books and a monograph, which was translated into Spanish this year and published by Universitat Oberta de Catalunya Press, Barcelona. She serves on the editorial boards of the Women in American Political History Series, Lexington Press, and the American Journalism Historians Association. She has been Accredited in Public Relations since 2001.

Nancy F. Bern recently retired from International Business Machines (IBM) where she worked as a Client Executive for American Express and AXA Financial. Previously, she was a Senior Vice President of John Hancock Group Insurance in Boston, MA. Nancy received her JD from Suffolk University Law School, an MBA from Boston University, and a BA in Economics & Business Administration from Vanderbilt University. Nancy has served as a board member of several organizations including the Huntington Theatre and the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA. She currently serves on the board of the New Mexico Women for the Arts.

Joe Colvin Joe graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1969 with a BS degree in electrical engineering and a MS degree in nuclear engineering. He later attended the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. Joe retired in 2005 having served as the President and CEO of the Nuclear Energy Institute, Inc. in Washington, D.C. for 22 years. He also served as president and CEO of two other utility companies with a strong focus on the peaceful uses of nuclear energy to generate emission-free electricity. Joe had a distinguished career as a Naval nuclear submarine officer, serving on seven submarines during his 22-year service to our country. Joe is very involved in the Santa Fe community, having served as president of the Club at Las Campanas for three years and on the board of the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico.

About the School for Advanced Research (SAR): The School for Advanced Research has supported innovative social science research and Native American artistic creativity for more than a century. Since we began offering fellowships in 1972, we have funded the work of more than 350 SAR scholars and artists, among whose ranks are six MacArthur Fellows and eighteen Guggenheim Fellows. Please join us in Santa Fe for insightful lectures or a tour of the School’s historic campus. You can also follow the work of our resident scholars and Native American artists on our website,, Facebook and Twitter.

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