Affiliation: Penn State Erie/The Behrend College
Leigh-Ann Bedal is Assistant Professor in Anthropology with Pennsylvania State University, Erie/The Behrend College. She received her degrees from California State University, University of California, Berkeley (M.A.) and the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D.), and specializes in Near Eastern archaeology, urbanization, and garden archaeology. She is the Project Director of the Petra Garden and Pool-Complex Excavation in Jordan, and has published a number of articles and survey reports from the site; she has also excavated in Italy, Syria, Iraq and Israel.