Meet Our Lecturers

Rebecca Ingram is Curator of Exhibits and Collections at the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, and Editorial Assistant with the American Journal of Archaeology; she earned her M.A. (2005) and Ph.D. (2013) through the Nautical Archaeology Program at Texas A&M University.  Her research focuses on seafaring and trade in the ancient Mediterranean, in particular the development of shipbuilding technology in the first millennium C.E. In addition to her work as a museum curator and editor, she is a research associate with the Institute of Nautical Archaeology. She has participated in archaeological research in Turkey since 2001, spending more than three years working with the Institute of Nautical Archaeology team at the Theodosian Harbor excavations at Yenikapı in Istanbul. Dr. Ingram was the AIA Steffy Lecturer in 2012/2013, and is the AIA Bass Lecturer for 2017/2018.

Lisa Kahn, Associate Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts, George Mason University has conducted archaeological fieldwork in Europe and the Middle East, presently involved in studies at Caesarea Maritima, Israel and Pompeii, Italy.  She holds her degrees from Boston University (Ph.D.), and the State Universities of New York at Albany and New Paltz. She specializes in the material culture of the Classical world, including ancient beer and brewing, ancient glass, Greek kiln technology, Roman architecture, and cultural heritage protection.

John Kantner is Professor with the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work at the University of North Florida, where he is also Associate Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School.  He holds his degrees from University of California, Santa Barbara (M.A. and Ph.D.) and the Colorado College.  He research interests include anthropological archaeology, development of sociopolitical complexity, evolutionary theory, the U.S. Southwest and Plains, Andean South America, and Central America, spatial analysis and GIS, and ceramic analysis.  Professor Kantner's recent publications include "A GIS-Based Viewshed Analysis of Chacoan Tower Kivas in the US Southwest: Are They for Seeing or To Be Seen?" (Antiquity 90:353, 2016, with Ron Hobgood).

Morag Kersel is with the Department of Anthropology at DePaul University, and holds her degrees from Cambridge University (Ph.D.), the University of Georgia (M.H.P.), the University of Toronto (M.A.) and Queen’s University (B.A.H.).  Her areas of specialization are Eastern Mediterranean and Levantine Prehistory, cultural heritage protection and policy (trade in antiquities, museum practice, and archaeological ethics), and archaeological field school teaching methods.  She is co-director of both the Following the Pots Project in Jordan and the Galilee Prehistory Project in Israel.  Dr. Kersel is the AIA Wilkie Lecturer for 2016/2017.

Lynne Lancaster is Professor with the Department of Classics and World Religions at Ohio University, Athens. She holds her degrees from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (B.A. in architecture), Lincoln College (M.A. in Classical Archaeology), and Wolfson College, Oxford University (Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology). Her interests include Roman architecture, construction and technology and she has worked on many of the standing structures in Rome including Trajan’s Markets and the Colosseum, and as architectural consultant at various locations in Italy.  She has also conducted surveys of provincial vaulting techniques in Tunisia, Turkey, Egypt, Britain and Greece.  Professor Lancaster has published extensively, and her Concrete Vaulted Construction in Imperial Rome: Innovation in Context (Cambridge University Press, 2005) received the AIA’s 2007 James R. Wiseman Book Award.  In 2010/2011 she held the AIA Joukowsky Lecturership.


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