Graduate Students

Matthew A. Arakaky

Hebrew Bible & Northwest Semitic Philology
marakak1@jhu.edu
MA: (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations) The University of Chicago (2020)
MDiv: (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament) Princeton Theological Seminary (2019)
BA: (Religious Studies-Judaism & Christianity in Antiquity; Psychology) University of Virginia (2015)

Adam Bean

Hebrew Bible & Northwest Semitic Philology
abean5@jhu.edu
MDiv: (Hebrew Bible) Emmanuel School of Religion (2011)
BA: (Biblical Studies) Johnson University (2007)

Michael Chapin

Assyriology
mchapin5@jhu.edu
BA: Cornell University (2015)

Greg Church

Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitic Philology
gchurch4@jhu.edu
MDiv: Westminster Theological Seminary, California (2015)
BA: Grove City College (2012)

Stephanie Cooper

Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitic Philology
scoope53@jhu.edu
MA: (Old Testament Studies) Denver Seminary (2018)
BA: (International/Multicultural Studies) Evangel University (2005)

Noah Crabtree

Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitic Philology
ncrabtr1@jhu.edu
MA: (Bible and the Ancient Near East) Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2015)
BA: (Liberal Arts) Gutenberg College (2010)
Interests: Philology, classical prophecy

Richard J. L. Essam

Assyriology
ressam1@jhu.edu
MA: Assyriology, Friedrich-Schiller-Universit├Ąt Jena (2015)
BA: Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto (2011)
Interests: Sumerian and Akkadian philology and grammar, history of ancient Near Eastern religions

Justin E. Estrada

Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitic Philology
jestrad7@jhu.edu
MA: Durham University (2013)
MSt: University of Oxford (2010)
MDiv: Reformed Theological Seminary (2009)
BA: University of Pennsylvania (2006)

Tori Finlayson

Egyptology
tfinlay2@jhu.edu
MA: Leiden University (2016)
BA: University British Columbia (2011)

Marc Flores

Assyriology
mflore29@jhu.edu
MA: Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Pompeu Fabra University (2019)
MPhil: Assyriology, University of Cambridge (2018)
BA: History, University of Barcelona (2017)
Interests: Cultural and Intellectual History, Linguistic Anthropology and Ancient Near Eastern Religion

Rania Galal Darwish Suliman

Egyptology
rgalald1@jhu.edu
MA: Johns Hopkins University (2014)
BA: Helwan University (2008)

Nicholas Gill

Assyriology
ngill9@jhu.edu
MA: Classics, Queen’s University (2017)
BA: Classical Studies, Queen’s University (2015)
Interests: Divination, Ancient Science and Medicine, Sacrifice, and Near Eastern Religion

Chelsea Kaufman

Egyptology
ckaufm14@jhu.edu
MA: (Archaeological Studies) Yale University (2017)
BA: (Art History) Moravian College (2015)
Interests: Change, consistency, and maintenance of art and iconography in sacred and secular space with a focus on the 18th Dynasty

Morgan Moroney

Egyptian Art and Archaeology
mmorone2@jhu.edu
BA: Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago (2010)

Faith Myrick

Near Eastern Art and Archaeology
fmyrick1@jhu.edu
BA: (History and Art) George Mason University (2020)
Interests: The interactions between the Ancient Near East and other Eurasian cultures

Paige Paulsen

Archaeology
ppaulse2@jhu.edu
MA: (Anthropology) University of Central Florida (2018)
BA: (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations / Geography) University of Chicago (2014)

Laurel A. Poolman

Archaeology
lpoolma1@jhu.edu
BA: Archaeology, George Washington University (2014)
Interest: Zooarchaeology

Maarten Praet

Egyptian Art and Archaeology
mpraet1@jhu.edu
MA: (Near Eastern Studies) KU Leuven (2018)
MA: (Archaeology) KU Leuven (2016)
MA: (Ancient History) KU Leuven (2015)
BA: (History) KU Leuven (2014)
Interests: Art and Archaeology of the Middle Kingdom

Xiaoye (Grace) Qi

Assyriology
xqi9@jhu.edu
MA: (Bible and Ancient Near East) Brandeis University (2020)
MA: (Ancient History) Fudan University (2016)
BA: (History) Qufu Normal University (2013)

John Lafe Shannon

Archaeology
jshann12@jhu.edu
MA: (Middle Eastern Studies) University of Chicago (2020)
BA: (Sociiology) Saint Xavier University (2018)
Interests: Archaeometallurgy, Human-Environment Interaction, Prehistory

Jini Shin

Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitic Philology
jshin66@jhu.edu
STM: Yale Divinity School
MDiv: Harvard Divinity School
BA: Ewha Woman’s University

Karlene Shippelhoute

Near Eastern Art and Archaeology
kshippe1@jhu.edu
BA: (Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations and Anthropology) University of California, Berkeley (2016)

Meg Swaney

Egyptology
mswaney2@jhu.edu
MA: New York University (2013)
BA: University of Chicago (2011)

Avary Taylor

Near Eastern Art and Archaeology
aktaylor@jhu.edu
BA: Classical and Near Eastern Studies, Bryn Mawr College (2015)

Jill Waller

Egyptian Art and Archaeology
jwaller3@jhu.edu
BA: Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago (2012)

Jason Weimar

Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitic Philology
MA: (Archaeology) Cornell University (2017)
MDiv: Reformed Theological Seminary (2016)
BA: (History) University of Louisiana – Monroe (2012)
Interests: “Ancient South Arabian, Relationship between the Southern Levant and Yemen, Scribal Practice and Errors

Mason Wilkes

Assyriology
mwilkes4@jhu.edu
BA: (English and Comparative Literature Studies) Occidental College (2009)
Interests: “Sumerian Myth and Literature”

Victoria Wilson

Archaeology
vwilso17@jhu.edu
MA: University of Chicago
BA: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lingxin Zhang

Egyptology
lzhan100@jhu.edu
MA: Indiana University (2014)
BA: Tianjin Normal University (2012)