Paula Kay Lazrus
Paula Kay Lazrus is the current President of the AIA’s New York Society and an Assistant Professor at St. John’s University. She received her B.A. in Anthropology at University of Pennsylvania, M.A. in Anthropology at Bryn Mawr College and her Ph.D. at Boston University. She has worked, lived, and traveled extensively in Italy over the past thirty years. Her research interests range from the protection and conservation of antiquities to changing land-use patterns in Italy, and the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software as a tool for better visualizing and understanding past. She is also very involved in the exciting and stimulating world of the Reacting to the Past pedagogy which gives students a challenging way to take command of their studies through intense role playing activities organized around pivotal events in history and the documents and literature that surround them.