Meet Our Lecturers

Dr. Mulrooney is with the Anthropology Department of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum in Honolulu, and holds her degrees from the University of Auckland (Ph.D.), and the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Her areas of specialization include Pacific archaeology, Geographic Information Systems, chronometric dating techniques, geochemical sourcing of lithic artifacts, and museum studies.  She is currently conducting fieldwork on Rapa Nui (Easter Island), the Hawaiian Islands, and Papua New Guinea.

Helen Nagy is Professor Emerita with the Art Department of the University of Puget Sound.  She received her degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles, and  specializes in Greek and Roman art and archaeology, particularly Etruscan and Medieval (Byzantine) art.  She has authored numerous articles in these fields, especially on Etruscan votives and mirrors.  Dr. Nagy received her degrees from UCLA, and held positions at Western Illinois University, the American Academy in Rome, and the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome.  Her most recent publications include New Perspectives on Etruria and Early Rome (co-edited with Sinclair Bell, 2009).  Professor Nagy is the AIA's Cinelli Lecturer for 2014/2015.

Dimitri Nakassis is Associate Professor with the Department of Classics, University of Toronto, and holds his degrees from the University of Texas at Austin (Ph.D. and M.A.), and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (B.A.).  His areas of specialization include Greek archaeology, especially the Late Bronze Age, Linear B  and early writing systems, and survey archaeology.  Professor Nakassis is co-director for the Western Argolid Regional Project, and his recent publications include KE-RA-ME-JA: Studies Presented to Cynthia W. Shelmerdine, co-editor, (Prehistory Monographs 46, INSTAP, 2014), and Individuals and Society in Mycenaean Pylos (Mnemosyne Supplements, History and Archaeology of Classical Antiquity 358, 2013).

Michael C. Nelson is Associate Professor of Art History at Queens College, City University of New York.  He holds his degrees from the University of Toronto (Ph.D. and MA), and the University of Minnesota, and his areas of specialization are Bronze Age Aegean Architecture, and Greek and Roman architecture.  Professor Nelson is Co-Director and Architect for the excavations at Omrit in Israel, and his current publication projects include The Temple Complex at Horvat Omrit, Volume 1: The Architecture (E.J. Brill, USA, 2015) and “The Architecture of the Palace of Nestor” in The Minnesota Pylos Project: 1990 – 1998 (Oxford: Archaeopress/British Archaeological Reports, 2015).


Dr. Neyland is the Head of the Underwater Archaeology Branch of the U.S. Navy's Naval History and Heritage Command.  He holds his degrees from Texas A&M University, and his areas of specialization are underwater archaeology, naval archaeology, and historical archaeology; his extensive fieldwork includes serving as Director of the recovery operations for the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, of the excavation of John Paul Jones' birthplace, and of the survey and excavation of the War of 1812 ship U.S.S. Scorpion.


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