Meet Our Lecturers

David Lee is with the American Rock Art Research Association, as well as Western Rock Art Research, the Mohave Rock Art Workshop, the Nevada Rock Art Foundation, the California Archaeological Site Stewardship Program, and the Australia Rock Art Research Association.  His particular fields of expertise include rock art of the Western U.S. and Australian rock art, and the archaeology of California, Mojave Desert, and the Great Basin. 

Justin Leidwanger is Assistant Professor with the Department of Classics, Stanford University; he holds his degrees from the University Pennsylvania (Ph.D.), Texas A&M University, and Loyola University.  His research interests include the economic networks that shaped ancient maritime commerce during the Roman and Late Antique era.  Professor Leidwanger is the Director of the Stanford University/Soprintendenza del Mare Marzamemi Maritime Heritage Project (Pachino, Siracusa, Sicily), and Co-Director of the Middle East Technical University/Brock University/Stanford University Burgaz Harbors Project (Burgaz, Datça, Muğla, Turkey).  He is also the Principle Investigator for a number of projects on the Yassıada shipwreck, and an Eastern Mediterranean study of basket-handle amphoras.

Professor Stephen Lekson is with the University of Colorado, and holds his Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico.  He specializes in the archaeology of the U.S. Southwest, particularly Chaco Canyon and the Mimbres region.  He has worked on numerous field projects, most recently at Woodrow Ruin, Black Mountain, and Pinnacle Ruin in New Mexico, and at Chimney Rock Great House in Colorado.

Maria Liston is with the Anthropology and Classical Departments of the University of Waterloo, and holds her degrees from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (Ph.D. and B.A.), Indiana University at Bloomington (M.A.) and King College (B.A.).  Her areas of specialization are Greek archaeology, skeletal biology and biological anthropology, paleopathology, and military and battlefield archaeology. 

Jodi Magness is with the Department of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she is the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism. She holds her degrees from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D.), and her areas of expertise are the archaeology of Palestine in the Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic Periods, ancient pottery, ancient  synagogues, Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Roman army in the East. Professor Magness is currently the Director of the excavations at Huqoq, Israel and has also worked at Yotvata and Masada in Israel, Caesarea Maritima, the Athenian Agora, and ancient Corinth, Greece.  She has published widely, was the recipient of the 2008 AIA Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, and is a 2013/2014 AIA Joukowsky Lecturer.
 
A course by Jodi Magness, "The Holy Land Revealed" is available on DVD through The Teaching Company's Great Courses at http://www.thegreatcourses.com/tgc/courses/course_detail.aspx?cid=6220
 

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