Hebrew Bible, Syro-Palestinian Archaeology, Household Archaeology, Daily Life in Ancient Israel, Households and Families in Ancient Israel, Food Preparation.
Ph.D. in Biblical Studies, The University of Sheffield, England
M.A. in Biblical Studies, Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, Ohio
B.A. in History, Social Science, and Archaeology, Simpson University, Redding, California
BIBL101: Christian Foundations – Old Testament
ARCH299: The Bible and Field Archaeology
OT399: I & II Chronicles
"Food in Ancient Judah: Domestic Cooking in the Time of the Hebrew Bible." Sheffield: Equinox, (forthcoming November 2012).
“Cooking” in The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology. Edited by Daniel Master, et al. NY: NY: Oxford University Press, (forthcoming 2013).
(contribution to) “Iron and Bronze Production in Iron Age IIA Philistia: New Evidence from Tell es-Safi/Gath, Israel". Journal of Archaeological Science 39(2): 255–67 (2011). Eliyahu-Behar, A., Yahalom-Mack, N., Shilstein, S., Zukerman, A., Shafer-Elliott, C., Maeir, A. M., Boaretto, E., Finkelstein, I., and Weiner, S.
“Gender and Syro-Palestinian Archaeology: A Post-Feminist Perspective” in A Land Like Your Own: Traditions of Israel and Their Reception – Papers from The Graduate Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Biblical World 2008-2009. Jason M. Silverman and Amy Saughton, eds. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2010.
I have been an adjunct professor since 2003, working at various institutions in Ohio, New York, England, and California. I began my full-time appointment at WJU in 2012. I am currently part of the Tel es-Safi / Gath archaeological excavation team in Israel.
The Society of Biblical Literature
The American Schools of Oriental Research
“Food/Meals in the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel” committee at SBL & ASOR