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Betsy M. Bryan
Alexander Badawy Chair in Egyptian Art and Archaeology, Professor
(410) 516-8402

Paul A. Delnero
Assistant Professor of Assyriology
(410) 516-7499

 Marian Feldman
Professor of History of Art & Near Eastern Studies
Ancient Near East and Eastern Mediterranean Art

Michael Harrower
Assistant Professor of Archaeology
(410) 516-7500

Richard Jasnow
Professor of Egyptology
(410) 516-8675

Jacob Lauinger
Assistant Professor of Assyriology
(410) 516-5220

Theodore J. Lewis
Blum-Iwry Professor of Near Eastern Studies
(410) 516-6791

P. Kyle McCarter, Jr.
William Foxwell Albright Chair in Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Professor
(410) 516-6106

Glenn M. Schwartz
Whiting Professor of Archaeology
Director, Undergraduate Archaeology Major
and Department Chair
(410) 516-8492

Other Faculty

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Sanchita Balachandran
Art and Archaeological Conservation

Jerrold S. Cooper
W.W. Spence Professor Emeritus of Semitic Languages


Hans Goedicke
Professor Emeritus


David Katz
Visiting Professor
(410) 516-7499

Susan McCarter
Adjunct Assistant Professor
(410) 516-7499

James F. Osborne
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities

Ellen Robbins
(410) 516-7499


Melinda Zeder
Adjunct Professor
Near East Archaeology, Zooarchaeology, Pastoralism, Origins of Agriculture




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 Vonnie Wild
Academic Department Coordinator
(410) 516-7499
 Glenda Hogan
Academic Program Coordinator
(410) 516-7394

Jason Oliver
Lan Administrator
(410) 516-3479


Natasha Jones
Curatorial Assistant
(410) 516-0383


Lisa Anderson
Conservation Technician
(410) 516-0383


Don Juedes
Research Services Librarian
Milton S. Eisenhower Library
(410) 516-0605

Graduate Students

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 Adam Bean
Hebrew Bible & Northwest Semitic Philology
M.Div.: (Hebrew Bible) Emmanuel School of Religion (2011)
B.A.: (Biblical Studies) Johnson University (2007)

Joshua Bowen


Christopher Brinker
Near Eastern Archaeology

B.A.: Archaeology and Biological Anthropology, Boston University (2006)
Interests: Early and Middle Bronze Age Syria-Palestine, Archaeological Population Studies, Bone Pathologies


Karen (Maggie) Bryson


Katie Cobb

B.A.: Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Yale University (2009)

 Katherine Davis
 Ioana Dumitru
Near Eastern Archaeology
B.A.: Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology and Philosophy, Bryn Mawr College (2011)


Tiffany Earley-Spadoni
Near Eastern Archaeology
M.A.: Near Eastern Studies, Johns Hopkins University (2011)

B.A.: Comparative Literature, University of Georgia (2000)

Interests: literary studies, theoretical approaches, empires/frontiers, bioarchaeology, landscape archaeology, archaeometry


Marina Escolano Poveda
Licenciatura en Historia: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2009)
Fulbright Grantee


Ashley Fiutko
Egyptian Art and Archaeology

B.A.: Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern Art and Archaeology and Classics, University of California, Berkeley (2007)


Erin Fleming
Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitic Philology

Master of Divinity: Union Theological Seminary (2007)
B.A.: English and History, Texas A&M University (2003)
Interests: Israelite religion; Divine-human communication; Feminist biblical criticism


Meredith Fraser
Egyptian Art and Archaeology

B.A.: Classical Archaeology, The University of Texas at Austin (2006)

 Anna Glenn

Erin Guinn-Villareal
Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitic Philology

B.A.: Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago (2009)


J. Caleb Howard



Peter (Joong) Lee

Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitic Philology

Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary (2007)

M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (1992)

SM/SB, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1986)

 Megan H. C. Lewis
M.Phil.: Near Eastern and Cuneiform Studies, The University of Birmingham (2011)
B.A.: Ancient History, The University of Birmingham (2010)
Interests: Mythology, religion and literature
 Rosanne Liebermann
Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitic Philology
BA: Theology, University of Oxford (2013)

Adam Maskevich
Near Eastern Archaeology

M.A.: Near Eastern Studies, Johns Hopkins University (2004)
B.A.: Anthropology, Religion, Rutgers University (2000)

Interests: Synthesis of archaeological and textual data, transition from the Early to Middle Bronze Age, the ancient urban landscape, abandonment of cities in late 3rd millennium Syria, Assyria in the 2nd millennium, cross-cultural analysis, Mesopotamian perspectives of their own past, ancient Mesopotamian cuisine


Heather Dana Davis Parker
Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitic Philology

M.A.R.: Hebrew Bible and Semitic Studies, Emmanuel School of Religion (2005)
Interests: Northwest Semitic Epigraphy and Paleography; Origins and History of Israel; Israelite Religion

 William Reed
Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitic Philology


David Rosenstein
Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitic Philology


Michael Simone, S.J.
Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitic Philology

S.T.L.: Patristic Theology, Weston Jesuit School of Theology (2008)
M.Div.: Weston Jesuit School of Theology (2007)
B.A.: History, John Carroll University (1995)

Interests:Israelite aniconism, fire as divine symbol, the Deuteronomistic school, cognitive linguistics and metaphor


Jennifer Swerida

Near Eastern Archaeology


John Thames, Jr.

Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitic Philology

M.A.R.: Hebrew Bible, Yale Divinity School (2010)

M.A.: Philosophy, Louisiana State University (2008)

B.A.: Religious Studies, Louisiana State University (2004)

Interests: early Israelite and Canaanite religion, Ugaritic studies, archaeology of the Levant

 Jill Waller
Egyptian Art and Archaeology
B.A.: Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago (2012)

Jaime Waters
Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitic Philology

M.A.R.: Yale Divinity School (2008)
B.A.: Boston College (2006)


Laura Wright
Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitic Philology

M.Div.: Princeton Theological Seminary (2004)
B.A.: Classics with primary emphasis in Greek, University of Missouri at Columbia (2001)

Interests: Northwest Semitic Iconography and Epigraphy

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Recent Graduates:



Sarah Yukich
Near Eastern Archaeology




Isabel Cranz
Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitic Philology


Heath D. Dewrell
Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitic Philology


Andrew Knapp
Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitic Philology
Marketing Director and Acquisitions Editor








Dina El Gabry
Egyptian Art and Archeology
Asssitant Professor, Helwan University, Egypt


Scott Rufolo
Near Eastern Archaeology
International Research Fellow
Dahlem Humanities Center
Freie Universität Berlin




Hossein Badamchi
Ancient Law
Assistant Professor
Department of History
University of Tehran
Enghelab Avenue, Tehran, Iran

Andrew Davis
Hebrew Bible
Assistant Professor, Hebrew Bible
Seattle University

Ronan Head
Visiting Research Fellow in Ancient Law
Brigham Young University

Jeremy Pope
Egyptology, Egyptian Art
Assistant Professor
Lyon Gardiner Tyler Department of History
The College of William & Mary


Yasmin El Shazly
Head of Documentation
The Egyptian Museum
Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt

Alhussein A. Hussein
Egyptology, Egyptian Art and Archaeology
Director General
The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM)

Conservation Center Building, Room AC 42-1

Al-Remaya Square

Giza Pyramids, Giza, Egypt;

Fatma Ismail

Jennifer Kimpton

Alexandra Kleinerman
Postdoctoral Fellow
Cornell University


Jacquelyn Williamson
Egyptology, Egyptian Art
ACLS Post-Doctoral Lecturer
University of California, Berkeley


Seung Il Kang
Hebrew Bible, Northwest Semitic Philology
Assistant Professor, Hannam University, South Korea

DongGyw Lee
Hebrew Bible, Northwest Semitic Philology
Hansei University

Elaine Sullivan
Egyptian Art and Archaeology
Postdoctoral Fellow

Andrew Yun
Hebrew Bible, Northwest Semitic Philology


Lance Allred
Curator, Cuneiform Section
The Green Collection
7707 SW 44th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73179


Elizabeth Waraksa
Loyola Marymount University
Department of Classics and Archaeology
University Hall
One LMU Drive, Suite 3700
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659
Tel (310) 338-5706
Fax (310) 338-1947


Yekaterina Barbash
Egyptian Art
Assistant Curator, Arts of Ancient Egypt
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052
T (718)-501-6285 F (718)-501-6140

Alhena Gadotti
Assistant Professor
Department of History
Towson University
Linthicum Hall 119E
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252

Nozomu Kawai
Associate Professor
Research Institute for Science & Engineering
Waseda University
Project Room for the Research in Egypt
907 Measurement 55-S
Waseda University, Okubo Campus
3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo, 169-8555, JAPAN
Phone/Fax +81-3-5286-3142

Yoo-Ki Kim
Hebrew Bible, Northwest Semitic Philology
Full-Time Instructor
Seoul Women's University
Seoul, Korea

Tammy Krygier
Egyptian Art and Archaeology


Ishwaran Mudliar
Hebrew Bible, Northwest Semitic Philology
Assistant Professor of Old Testament
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
P.O. Box 22386
Fort Worth, TX? 76122-0386
817-923-1921, ext. 4452

JJ Shirley
Egyptian Art & Archaeology
Managing Editor, Journal of Egyptian History


Violaine Chauvet
Egyptian Art and Archaeology
Assistant Professor (UK Lecturer) in Egyptology
School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology (SACE)
12 Abercromby Square
University of Liverpool
Liverpool L69 7WZ, UK

Ken D. Fentress
Hebrew Bible, Northwest Semitic Philology
Dean of Intercultural Programs
Assistant Professor of Old Testament
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
2825 Lexington Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40280
Office: 502-897-4863

Susanna Garfein
Hebrew Bible
Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible and Northwest Semitic Languages,
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Program Director, Master of Arts in Jewish Studies
Towson University

John Nichols
Near Eastern Archaeology

Alice Petty
Academic Director
Undergraduate Advising and Research
Stanford University


Kathlyn Mary (Kara) Cooney
Assistant Professor Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures University of California, Los Angeles

Daniel Kirsch
Hebrew Bible, Northwest Semitic Philology
University of Maryland Baltimore County

Bruce Wells
Hebrew Bible, Ancient Law
Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible
Department of Theology
Saint Joseph's University
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131


Ryan Byrne
Hebrew Bible, Northwest Semitics
Department of Middle Eastern Studies
University of Texas at Austin
WMB 6.102
1 University Station F9400
Austin, TX 78712-0527

Simone Burger Robin
Independent scholar researching issues related to late Ramesside statuary, specifically iconographic issues, family deities and visual analysis. Teaching undergraduates at Parsons School of Design, Paris Campus.
Avenue Prekelinden, 152
1200 Brussels , Belguim
32(0) 2 733 6534


Annalisa Azzoni
Hebrew Bible, Northwest Semitics
Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Cultures
228 Divinity School
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37240

Kevin Wilson
Hebrew Bible
Professor of Biblical Studies
Lithuania Christian College
Klaipeda, Lithuania


Joel Burnett
Hebrew Bible
Professor of Religion Director

Institute for Biblical and Related Languages Baylor University Waco, Texas

Chris Rollston
Hebrew Bible, Northwest Semitic Philology

Toyozo W. Nakarai Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Studies
Emmanuel School of Religion

Johnson City, TN

Gonzalo Rubio
Work focuses on the languages and literatures of Ancient Mesopotamia (Sumerian and Akkadian), Semitic linguistics, and cultural interaction in the ancient Mediterranean.
Departments of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, and History and Religious Studies
Pennsylvania State University
108 Weaver Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802

Seth Sanders
Hebrew Bible

Assistant Professor of Religion
Trinity College
Hartford, Connecticut


Peg Boden


Tawny Holm
Hebrew Bible, Northwest Semitics
Associate Professor
Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies
 & Jewish Studies Program
Pennsylvania State University

Philip Jones

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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