Kimberly L. Faulk

Society for Underwater Technology in the U.S.

Kimberly L. Faulk is a Project Manager and Senior Marine Archaeologist for Geoscience Earth and Marine Services (GEMS).  She is the Chair Ex Officio of the Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology (ACUA), a former member of the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) Board, the 2017 OTC Networking Chair, and Chair of the Houston SUT Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnical Committee (OSIG).  Ms. Faulk has over 17 years of experience working in littoral and deepwater environments around the globe on projects ranging from prehistoric canoes to WW II shipping losses, and from the arctic to the tropics.  She is a contributing scientist to the NOAA Okeanos Explorer missions (2012, 2014, and 2015), and co-organizer and instructor for SUT OSIG sponsored short courses (2011-2017).

Current Position at SUT
Chair, OSIG Houston
Organizer/Creator for Marine Archaeology Class, Short Course Committee
Instructor for the Introduction to Marine Site Characterization, Short Course Committee
Presenter for the School Touring Program
Executive Board Member for SUT Houston Branch


BA in History ( Honors Program Graduate), Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia, 1998
MA in Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 2005


  • Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology (Chair Ex Officio): The ACUA serves as an international advisory body on issues relating to underwater archaeology, conservation, and submerged cultural resources management.  It works working to educate scholars, governments, sport divers, and the general public about underwater archaeology and the preservation of underwater resources.  The ACUA is an accredited NGO to the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.  
  • Session Organizer, Chair, and Presenter, 2017 Offshore Technology Conference Marine Archaeology Technical Session:

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