Meet Our Lecturers

Kacy Hollenback is Associate Professor with the Department of Anthropology at Southern Methodist University, and holds her degrees from the University of Arizona.  Her areas of specialization include anthropological archaeology and hazards and disaster research, especially the long-term legacies of disaster.  Her regional expertise is Northern Plains archaeology and anthropology, and she also maintains interests in the American Southwest.  Her current publication project is, with Sarah Trabert, Archaeological Narratives of the North American Great Plains: From Ancient Pasts to Historic Resettlement (in progress).

Patrick Hunt is with the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Stanford University, the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at UCLA, the School of Cultural Diplomacy in London, the Fromm Institute in San Francisco, and the Institute for EthnoMedicine.  He holds his Ph.D. from the Institute of Archaeology, University of London, and has also studied at the University of California at Berkeley, and the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.  His research interests are Alpine archaeology, archaeological science, archaeometry, geoarchaeology, forensic archaeology, Roman archaeology, Celtic archaeology, and Hannibal studies.  His main publications include Alpine Archaeology (2007), and Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History (2007), as well as numerous articles and encyclopedia entries, and his most recent book is Hannibal.

Dr, Jimenez is Interim Director and Associate Curator for the Bade Museum of Biblical Archaeology (Pacific School of Religion), and also Lecturer in the School of Art, San Francisco State University, and a Visiting Lecturer of Egyptian Art and Archaeology in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at University of California, Berkeley.  She holds her degrees from Columbia University and University of California, Berkley (MA and PhD).  Her research interests include Egyptian art and architecture (Old Kingdom to Roman period), Egyptian funerary art (New Kingdom to Late Antique), Eastern Mediterranean cross-cultural interaction and trade relations (New Kingdom to Roman Period), and gender and childhoon in ancient Egypt.  

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.

Jordan Karsten is Assistant Professor with the Department of Religious Studies and Anrthopology at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, and he holds his degrees from Grand Valley State University and the State University of New York at Albany (MA and PhD).  He is a biological anthropologist with research interests in human osteology, bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology, and paleoanthropology. A major focus of his current work has been investigating the biological and behavioral consequences of the transition to agriculture in prehistory, carried out through the analysis of human skeletons dating to the Neolithic period that he has excavated from Verteba Cave, Ukraine.


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