Meet Our Lecturers

Bethany Walker is with the Universität Bonn, having previously been with Missouri State University; she holds her degrees from the University of Toronto (Ph.D.), the University of Arizona, and Bryn Mawr College.  Her research interest include the archaeology of Islam, and of Jordan, and she is Senior Director of the Northern Jordan Project, and Director of Excavations and Restorations at the Tall Hisban Excavations (Madaba Plains Project) in Jordan.

Drew Wilburn is Associate Professor of Classics and Archaeological Studies at Oberlin College, and holds degrees from the University of Michigan (Ph.D.), the University of Maryland, and Randolph-Macon College. His areas of specialization are Graeco-Roman Egypt and the archaeology of ritual and magic.  He has been involved in fieldwork at Abydos, Corinth, Tel Kedesh and Caesaerea in Israel, and on Cyprus. His book, Materia Magica: The Archaeology of Magic in Roman Egypt, Cyprus, and Spain, was recently published by the University of Michigan Press.

Carolyn Willekes has received her Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Calgary, Department of Greek and Roman Studies, and holds her B.A. from the University of Guelph.   Her research interests are the breeding, training and use of the horse in the ancient world, the art and history of the Near East and East-West relations, Central Asian and Near Eastern nomadic groups, and Greek history and archaeology, especially the late Classical and Hellenistic periods.  Her most recent publication is "Horse Racing and Chariot Racing", co-authored with Sinclair Bell, in The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life (Oxford University Press, 2013).

John Younger is Professor of Classics and Director of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Kansas University, Lawrence.  He holds a B.A. from Stanford, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Cincinnati, and also studied at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, and the British School of Archaeology at Athens.    His areas of specialization are the art and archaeology of pre-classical and classical Greece, Aegean seals, classical sculpture and architecture, gender and sexuality in the ancient world, gender issues in academe, and internet technology and humanities computing.  He has done field work in Greece, Italy and Israel, and has published widely, recent works including “Seals and Sealing Rings” (Oxford Encyclopedia of Greece and Rome, vol. 6, 2010), “Technical Observations on the Scuptures from the Temple of Zeus at Olympia” (with P. Rehak, Hesperia 78, 2009), and “’We are Woman’: Girl. Maiden, Matron in Aegean Art” (Engendering Prehistoric ‘Stratigraphies’ in the Aegean and Mediterranean, K. Kopaka and R. Laffineur, eds., Aegaeum 30, 2009).

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Dr. Michael Fuller was a Geology major in college, but turned to Anthropology for his MA and PhD, both received from Washington University in St. Louis. He served as a contract archaeologist for... Read More

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