Meet Our Lecturers

Bernadette Cap

Bernadette Cap is  Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Department of Anthropology; she holds her degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Ph.D. and M.S.), and Cleveland State University.  Her area of specialization is ancient Mesoamerica, particularly the Classic Maya economy.  Dr. Cap’s dissertation, Classic Maya Economies: Identification of a Marketplace at Buenavista del Cayo, Belize, was awarded the 2017 Best Dissertation Award by the Society for American Archaeology. 

Jeb J. Card

Dr. Jeb Card is Assistant Teaching Professor for the Department of Anthropology, Miami University.  He holds his degrees from Tulane University (Ph.D. and M.A.) and the University of Pittsburgh, and his areas of specialization include Mesoamerican archaeology and archaeology of the colonial Americas, particularly European colonization and its the impact on indigenous Americans and their societies, as seen from early sixteenth-century Ciudad Vieja, El Salvador.  Dr. Card is also interested in current public and media perceptions of archaeology as being a science of fantastical claims of ancient aliens or lost continents, and this is the subject of his most recent publication, Spooky Archaeology: Myth and the Science of the Past (University of New Mexico Press, 2018).

Maureen Carroll

Maureen Carroll is Professor of Roman Archaeology with the University of Sheffield, holding her degrees from Indiana University (Ph.D. and M.A.) and Brock University.  She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquities of London, a founding member of the Sheffield Centre for the Archaeology of Childhood, has served with the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, and on the boards of various research funding bodies.  Her areas of specialization include Roman childhood and family studies, Roman Italy, mortuary studies, clothing and ethnic identity, and the archaeology of Roman gardens; her current field work is at the Roman Imperial Estate at Vagnari Puglia (Italy).  Her main publications include Infancy and Earliest Childhood in the Roman World. ‘A Fragment of Time’ (Oxford University Press, 2018).  Professor Carroll is a 2019/2020 Norton Lecturer for the AIA.

Tane Casserley

Tane Casserley is Research Coordinator with the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  He earned his degree in Maritime Studies at East Carolina University, and his research interests are maritime history, the Civil War, and World Wars I and II.  He has led NOAA archaeological expeditions in the Florida Keys, the Great Lakes, California, the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Alaska, and the USS Monitor. He has also dove with the National Park Service on a sunken B-29 in Lake Mead, and was most recently part of the ongoing research to document the maritime landscape of the WWII Battle of the Atlantic off the coast of North Carolina.

John Cherry

John F. Cherry is the Joukowsky Family Professor of Archaeology with the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University.  He holds his degrees from the University of Southampton (Ph.D.), the University of Texas at Austin (M.A.), the University of Cambridge (M.A), Brown University (M.A.), and the University of Bristol.  His areas of specialization include Aegean and Mediterranean prehistory, Caribbean Archaeology, archaeology of the southern Caucasus, island archaeology, and state formation.  He has been Co-director of the Archaeology in Montserrat project since 2009, and has also been project member with the Mazi Archaeological Project and the Southern Cyclades Islands Project (both in Greece).  Serving as Director of Graduate Studies at the Joukowsky Institute for ten years, he was recently the recipient of Brown University’s 2019 Faculty Advising and Mentoring Award.  Professor Cherry is a 2019/2020 Norton Lecturer for the AIA.

Caroline Cheung

Caroline Cheung is Assistant Professor for the Department of Classics, Princeton University, and holds her degrees from the University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D.), and Florida State University (M.A.).  Her areas of specialization include Roman archaeology, material culture, and history, ancient agriculture and food, and craft production and industries; her recent work has been on Roman storage and packaging containers and their industries for the wine trade, with special focus on the dolium.  Dr. Cheung’s has done field work with the Pompeii Artifact Life History Project, the Cosa excavations, and the Contrada Agnese Project at Morgantina; she was the recipient of a Rome Prize for 2016/2017.

Sarah Clayton

Sarah Clayton is Associate Professor with the Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin – Madison, and holds her Ph.D. from Arizona State University.  She specializes in the archaeology of Mesoamerican complex societies, urban landscapes and rural-urban dynamics, the collapse of states, domestic and mortuary ritual, and migration.  She currently directs the Chicoloapan Viejo Archaeology Project, a long-term study of the regional effects of the decline of the Teotihuacan state and the ways in which new communities form under conditions of conflict and political instability.

Diane Harris Cline

Diane Harris Cline is Associate Professor of History and Classics with George Washington University, where she has received several teaching awards.  She holds her degrees from Princeton University (Ph.D.) and Stanford University, and has twice been a Fulbright Scholar.  Her areas of specialization are the history of ancient Greece, social networks, and epigraphy: “I study innovation and creativity in Classical Athens through social networks. My research involves the application of Social Network Analysis methodology to the social history of ancient Greece.”  In 2016 Dr. Cline published National Geographic’s The Greeks: An Illustrated History, and recent articles include “The Social Network of Socrates,” (CHS Research Bulletin 7, 2019). 

Eric Cline

Eric Cline is Professor of Classics at the George Washington University, Director of the GWU Capitol Archaeological Institute, and former Chair of the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department at GWU.  A National Geographic Explorer and Fulbright Scholar, with degrees from Dartmouth, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania, he is an active field archaeologist with 30 seasons of excavation and survey experience in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Cyprus, Greece, Crete, and the United States, including ten seasons at the site of Megiddo (biblical Armageddon) in Israel and eight seasons at Tel Kabri, also in Israel, where he is currently Co-Director.  Winner of the 2014 “Best Popular Book” award from the American Schools of Oriental Research for his recent book, 1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed, a three-time winner of the Biblical Archaeology Society’s “Best Popular Book on Archaeology” Award (2001, 2009, and 2011), and a popular lecturer who has frequently appeared on television documentaries, he has also won national and local awards for both his research and his teaching.  Dr. Cline is also one of the 36 inaugural NEH Public Scholars announced in July 2015; the Public Scholars program is a major new initiative designed to promote the publication of scholarly nonfiction books for general audiences, and Professor Cline was chosen for his upcoming work on “Digging up Armageddon: The Story of Biblical Megiddo from Canaanites to Christians”.  Dr. Cline was an AIA Norton Lecturer for 2018/2019.

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Pearce Paul Creasman

Pearce Paul Creasman is associate professor of dendrochronology and Egyptian archaeology, curator of the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, and director of the Egyptian Expedition at the University of Arizona. He is author or co-author of more than fifty scholarly articles and six edited volumes, including Pharaoh’s Land and Beyond: Ancient Egypt and Its Neighbors (Oxford University Press 2017). He received a MA and PhD from the Nautical Archaeology Program at Texas A&M University. Professor Creasman is currently involved in several initiatives to apply scientific methods to long-standing problems in Egyptology, using new data to improve the resolution of our collective knowledge in areas such as ancient climate change and chronology. In addition, he leads active fieldwork in Egypt in Sudan. His research primarily focuses on understanding ancient human and environmental interactions, especially as it relates to the use and acquisition of natural resources, and to maritime life in Egypt.

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