Wade P. Catts, RPA | Secretary

Wade is a Registered Professional Archeologist (RPA) with more than 35 years of historical research, historic preservation, and cultural resource management (CRM) experience. He received his graduate degree in American History from the University of Delaware (1988). His work experience includes projects in Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Virginia with tasks including preservation planning, alternative mitigations, MOA development, National Register evaluations and nominations, Section 106 consultation, NEPA consultation, all phases of archaeological fieldwork, historical and architectural research, and the development of exhibits and public outreach. Wade is a past president of the American Cultural Resources Association (ACRA).  A lifelong Delawarean, he is an internationally recognized historian and historical archaeologist with research interests in the history of farmsteads and agricultural landscapes, urban development, military history and archaeology, environmental history, African-American studies, and Middle Atlantic regional history and historic preservation. Wade served for nearly a decade on the New Castle County Preservation Review Board and is a past president of the Delaware Academy of Science. In 2016 he was the recipient of the Archibald Crozier Award for Distinguished Achievement in and Contributions to Archaeology from the Archeological Society of Delaware.