Marne T. Ausec is the Director of the Center for Global Engagement and Affiliated Scholar in Anthropology at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. An archaeologist by training, Marne’s research specialties include material culture analysis, the archaeology of Honduras, and cross-cultural programming for both study abroad and international students. She is particularly interested in helping students work through the cultural adjustment cycle, and how to articulate their experience upon return. In Marne’s time as director, she founded “Meet the World in Knox County,” dedicated to connecting local K-12 students with international and study abroad students.
Prior to her arrival at Kenyon in 2003, Marne worked at University of Massachusetts-Amherst as a graduate assistant in both the Education Abroad (1997-2000) and International Student and Scholar Services (2000-2003) divisions, planning and implementing orientations, teaching in the Lewis International House, and teaching in the Department of Anthropology. She worked for the Kenyon-Honduras program from 1990-1996, and served as Laboratory Director, Resident Director, and Principal Investigator.
Marne has lived in France, China, Honduras and Spain, but currently resides in Mount Vernon, Ohio. She is the proud mother of Marisol, a Wooster Scot, class of 2024.