Education Ph.D. 1998 University of Michigan. Department of Near Eastern Studies.
October 1984-June 1985 Egyptology Graduate Program, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.
M.A. 1984 John Hopkins University, Department of Near Eastern Studies.
B. S. 1980 Trinity College, Hartford, CT. Department of Psychology.
Academic Positions September 2001 - present Adjunct Assistant Professor of Egyptology, Department of
Middle East Studies, University of Michigan.
September 2001- present Associate Director for Epigraphy, University of Michigan Abydos Middle Cemetery Project.
Publications Books 2012 Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile. Co-Editor with Peter Lacovara, Salima Ikram, and Sue D’Auria. American University in Cairo Press: Cairo. Second Printing 2017.
Sole-authored essays in volume: “Introduction;” “The History of Nubia;” “The Art and Architecture of Nubia during the New Kingdom: Egypt in Nubia;” “Nauri;” “Soleb;”“Abu Simbel;”“Derr;” “Wadi al-Sebua;” “Gerf Hussein;” “Beit al-Wali.”
2001 The Sons of Ramesses II. Vols. I and II. Aegypten und Altes Testament series. Volume 53.
Books in preparation
The Daughters of Ramesses II and Ramesses III: An analysis of documented material with catalogue. Articles and Essays Forthcoming. “A Statue of Ramesses III from the Mut Temple Precinct, Luxor Museum 966:
Prince Prehirwenemef, son of Ramesses III,” In M. Barta, S. Ikram, J. Kamrin, M.
Lehner, and M. Megahed (eds), Guardian of Ancient Egypt: Essays in Honor of Zahi Hawass: Charles University in Prague.
2015 “A Stelaphorous Statue of the Chief Steward of the King Amenhotep III, Amenemhat, called Surer.” In R. Jasnow and K. M. Cooney (eds), Joyful in Thebes: Egyptological Studies in Honor of Betsy M. Bryan. Lockwood Press: Atlanta.
2015 “A Recently Discovered Fragment of Senenmut’s Sarcophagus.” Bulletin of the Egyptological Seminar of New York 19.
2013 “A block statue of the second prophet of Amun, Ahmose.” In E. Frood and A. McDonald (eds), Decorum and experience: essays in ancient culture for John Baines. Griffith Institute, Oxford. 34-42.
2013 “A Diplomatic Marriage in the Ramesside Period: Maathorneferure, Daughter of the Great Ruler of Hatti.” In B. J. Collins and P. Michalowski (eds), Beyond Hatti: A Tribute to Gary Beckman. Lockwood Press: Atlanta.
2010 “A Block Statue of Scribe Ahmose and Amun-Re(-) Osiris.” InZ. A. Hawass and S. Ikram (eds), Thebes and Beyond: Studies in Honour of Kent R. Weeks.Annales du Service des Antiquités de l’Égypte, Cahier 41: 35-46.
2010 “A New Kingdom Ostracon found in the King’s Valley by the Supreme Council of Antiquities.” In Z. Hawass, P. D. Manuelian, and R. B. Hussein (eds), Perspectives on Ancient Egypt: Studies in Honor of Edward Brovarski. Annales du Service des Antiquités de l’Égypte, Cahier 40: 93-100.
2012 “Nefertari.” Encyclopedia of Ancient History. R. Bagnall, K. Brodersen, C. Champion, A. Erskine, and S. Huebner (eds.). http://www.encyclopediaancienthistory.com; Wiley on line Library; https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444338386.wbeah15297
1997 Online book review of Splendors of Ancient Egypt at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archeology, Oxford, England.
Essays in preparation
“A New Kingdom tomb relief fragment in the Kelsey Museum.”
“Prehirwenemef, the son of Ramesses III.”
Field Experience Associate Director for Epigraphy University of Michigan Abydos Middle Cemetery Project (southern Egypt). 2001-present.
Epigrapher Supreme Council of Antiquities Egypt Mission in the Valley of the Kings, Zahi Hawass, Director. November 2008, January 2009.
Epigrapher/Artist (training) University of Chicago, Chicago House, Luxor, Egypt.
October-November 1999, February 2000, February 2010.
Excavation Supervisor Theban Mapping Project, American University in Cairo, Tomb of
the Sons of Ramesses II (KV5).
Epigraphy, recording of objects, and survey assistant.
February 1995, November 1995, February 1996, November 1996.
Field research For thesis The Sons of Ramesses II.
Photography, object and relief collation.
Egyptian Museum, Cairo, 16 sites in northern and southern Egypt.