- 2005 B.A., Central Bible College (Biblical Studies)
- 2008 M.A., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Biblical Languages)
- 2008-Present Ph.D. Candidate, Pennsylvania State University (Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies)
My primary interests lie in the reconstruction of Ancient Near Eastern history using text and archaeology. My dissertation research focuses on the kingdom of Judah in the 8th-6th centuries BCE, with a specific focus on its economy and development as a state as it interacted with surrounding polities such as Egypt, Philistia, Israel, and Assyria.
Near Eastern archaeology, Hebrew Bible, ancient economy, state formation, historical geography, Semitic languages.
2006-Present Tell es-Safi/Gath (Israel), Supervisor
2007-08 Tel Dothan Publication Project, Lab coordinator and Research Assistant
SP 2010 Teaching Assistant, RL ST 001: World Religions (PSU)
Teaching Assistant, CAMS 020: Egyptian History and Civilization (PSU)
2008-09 Teaching Assistant, CAMS 020: Egyptian History and Civilization (PSU)
2005-08 Departmental Greek Tutor (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)
“Early Philistine Settlement at Tell es-Safi/Gath—Iron Age I Evidence from Area F” Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Atlanta, GA.
“Phoenician Gadir and the Tartessian Hinterland: A Study in Port-Hinterland Interaction” Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Boston, MA.