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Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 1992-1998 University of Toronto. Ph.D. May 1998. Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (formerly Middle East and Islamic Studies). 1992-1994, 1996-1997 Open Doctoral Fellowships, 1992-1994 International Student Fee Waivers. Advisor - Dr. Lisa Golombek, Royal Ontario Museum.


Thesis title

  • “The Ceramic Correlates of Decline in the Mamluk Sultanate: An Analysis of Late Medieval Sgraffito Wares”

 

Fellowships and grants

  • 2017-2020: German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development. “The Medieval Jerusalem Hinterland Project: A Multidisciplinary Landscape Study“ – for collaborative excavations at Khirbet Beit Mamzil, hinterland terrace survey, and OSL dating of terrace soils – held jointly with Gideon Avni (Israel Antiquities Authority/Hebrew University).
  • 2017-2020: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Sachbeihilfe). Art historical/archaeological monograph project entitled “Heraldik und ‘Materelle Kultur’ in der Zeit der Mamluken in Aegypten und Syrien”. 
  • 2015: Barakat trust for project project “Agriculture and Rural Settlement in Late Medieval and Ottoman Palestine“.
  • 2014: ASOR Harris grant for field project “Laser Mapping and Water Simulations of Subterranean Systems at Tall Hisban”.
  • 2014-2016: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Archaeological-earth science project entitled “Historische Landnutzung und Landschaftswandel in der Dekapolis-Region” under the auspices of the DACH Lead-Agency. Co-written with Dr. Bernhard Lucke (DFG project lead), Erlangen University (Dept. of Geography), and third partner Prof. Dr. Günther Schörner, University of Vienna (Institute of Archaeology – funded separately)
  • 2012 (full calendar year): Fellow of the Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg for the History and Society of the Mamluk Era (1250-1517), University of Bonn.
  • 2011 (summer): Summer Faculty Fellowship (Missouri State University) – to advance completion of book project “Local Responses to Global Pressures: Publication of the Tall Hisban Excavation Final Reports”
  • 2009 (Jan. 1- June 30): American Center of Oriental Research, Amman, Jordan – National Endowment for the Humanities senior fellowship - to complete book project “Jordan in the Late Middle Ages: Transformation of the Mamluk Frontier”
  • 2008 (fall): College of Humanities and Public Affairs Initiatives Incentive Grant (internal grant - Missouri State University) for project “Promotion of MSU’s Jordanian Archaeology Study Collection through Publication”
  • 2006 (fall): University of Bergen Guest Scholars grant – for book project “Jordan in the Late Middle Ages: Transformation of the Mamluk Frontier”
  • 2004 (summer): National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend – Project entitled “The Politics of Land Management in Medieval Islam: The Village of Hisban, Jordan”
  • 2003 (fall): Oklahoma Humanities Council Research Grant – for archaeological survey of Malka region, northern Jordan
  • 2003 (spring): School of International Studies, Oklahoma State University, travel grant – for a three-month trip to Pattani, Thailand to develop a curriculum of Middle East Studies at the Islamic College of Prince of Songkla University
  • 2001 (summer): Oklahoma Humanities Council Research Grant – for an archaeological excavation of Tall Hisban, Jordan; Oklahoma State University Arts and Sciences Travel Program (2001, Round 2) – for archival work Cairo; Oklahoma State University Dean’s Incentive Grant – to support work on the monograph “Life on the Mamluk Frontier: Transjordan, 1250-1517 A.D.”
  • 2000 (summer): National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellowship, American Center of Oriental Research, Amman, JORDAN. Archival project entitled “Reconstructing Mamluk and Early Ottoman Administration in the Transjordan”
  • 1998: Veronika Gervers Research Fellowship in Textiles and Costume History, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. Research project entitled “The Role of Textiles in Mamluk Ceremonial”.
  • 1995-1996: Kress Predoctoral Fellowship in Egyptian Art and Architecture, American Research Center in Egypt, Cairo, EGYPT.
  • 1994-1995: Fulbright Predoctoral Fellow in Cyprus, Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute, Nicosia, CYPRUS.
  • 1990-1991: Center for Arabic Studies Abroad (CASA) full-year Arabic fellow - The American University in Cairo. Part-time graduate studies in Islamic art history with Drs. Bernard O’Kane and George Scanlon at AUC.


Teaching experience

  • 2013-today: Research Professor, Department of Islamic Studies, University of Bonn
  • 2012: Full Professor of Middle Eastern History, Department of History, Missouri State University
  • August 2008 – 2011: Associate Professor of Middle Eastern History, Department of History, Missouri State University
  • Courses taught: World History to 1600, History of the Middle East to 1918, Modern Middle East Since 1918 (developed an on-line version), Women in Islam, History and Archaeology of the Middle East, Proseminar in Medieval Middle Eastern Historiography, Graduate Seminar on the Middle East, Jordan Archaeology Study Away program
  • Committee work (departmental): Graduate (2008), Compensation (2009, 2010), Personnel (2010), Undergraduate (2010), Asian Search (which I chaired – 2009), African American Search (2010)
  • Committee work (college-level): Endowed Chair of Middle Eastern Politics Search (2008, 2009), Dean’ Advisory (2009)
  • Committee work (university-level): Global and Area Studies (2009, 2010), Graduate Council (2010 – and Grievance sub-committee, same year)
  • Advising: 17 undergraduate students, serve on 4 graduate committees
  • August 2006 – August 2008: Associate Professor of Middle Eastern History (tenured), Department of History, Grand Valley State University. Activities and courses as below.
  • August 2004-August 2006: Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History, Department of History, Grand Valley State University. Member of Middle East Studies, Honors College faculty, and Archaeology consortium. Faculty advisor to GVSU’s Model Arab League. History Department Search Committee. Courses: Islamic World, Islamic Middle East (honors college), World History Since 1500, Women in Islam (graduate course), Historical Archaeology, Modern Middle East.
  • Director of two summer study-abroad programs: Egypt Study Abroad Program (2006) and Archaeological Field Schools in Jordan (2006, 2007).
  • August 2000 – August 2004: Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History, Department of History, Oklahoma State University. Classes taught: Survey of Eastern Civilizations, Modern Middle East from 1800, Islamic Civilization to 1800, Islamic Institutions, Media and Popular Culture in the Arab Middle East, Survey of Central Asia, Historical Archaeology, Hisban Pottery Seminar, Museum Studies. Seminars in Islamic law, American Foreign Policy in the Middle East, Ancient Near East (Syro-Palestinian Archaeology), and Islamic Architecture and Conservation. Direct and teach two travel abroad programs: the Tall Hisban Field School and the Northern Jordan Survey.
  • Honorary faculty advisor for the Arab Students Association (2004 – ongoing); Faculty advisor for Undergraduate History Club (2000-2002); Member of Women’s Faculty Council and Graduate Council; currently serving on History Department’s Graduate Committee
  • Consultant for Middle East Bureau, School of International Studies, Oklahoma State University; OSU media contact for Middle Eastern affairs
  • Advised three M.A. students, Jason Shilling (Department of History; area: Islamic finance, project: a financial and legal portfolio of an Islamic bank in California), Terry Jones (Department of History; area: Islamic history and archaeology, project: thesis on Mamluk sugar industry, M.A. Dec. 2004), and Craig Nabors (School of International Studies, Peace Corps Program; thesis on educational reform in today’s Jordan). Serving on doctoral committee for Aymen Kassaimeh (College of Education, area: curriculum development, project: thesis on civil society and grade school curriculum in modern Jordan)
  • May-June 2003: Taught one course at Nova Southeastern University, Tampa Campus: American History to 1865.
  • March – May 2003: Visiting Professor of Middle Eastern History, Islamic College, Prince Songkla University, Pattani, THAILAND. Taught one graduate seminar (History of Modern Palestine) in Arabic, developed curriculum and exams for new B.A. program in Middle East Studies, lay groundwork for a joint OSU-Prince of Songkla University program in underwater archaeology.
  • August 1999 - May 2000: Visiting Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History, Department of History, Oklahoma State University. Taught the following courses: Survey of Eastern Civilizations, Modern Middle East from 1800, Islamic Civilization to 1800, and Independent Readings in Islamic Institutions.

 

Teaching awards

  • 2004 and 2005: Who’s Who of American Teachers 

 

Archaeology-related experience

  • 2014 – today: Khirbet Beit Mazmil Archaeological and Development Project, Jerusalem.
  • 2003 - today: Northern Jordan Project, JORDAN
  • 1998 - today: Tall Hisban Excavations, JORDAN
  • October 27, 1995: Adjudicator for student archaeology competition, Bishop Strachan School, Toronto, ON.
  • July 1994: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies excavations of medieval Zaraka (13th-c. Cistercian monastery - Lake Stymphalos, GREECE). Trench supervision and ceramic study.
  • June-August 1993: summer research at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Departments of Islamic and Medieval Arts and the Brooklyn Museum.
  • December 1992: Field Supervisor for Royal Ontario Museum excavations of Islamic Zabid, YEMEN
  • June-August 1992: trench supervisor - University of Arizona Expedition to Idalion, classical temple site, Dhali, CYPRUS.
  • 1990-1991: draughting intern with the Egyptian Antiquities Organization (through CASA).The Antiquities position was a rare opportunity to work with Egyptian staff as a ceramist at the Pharaonic sites of Abu Sir, the Western Cemetery at Giza, and the Workmen’s Cemetery at Giza, and the Ayyubid and Mamluk fortifications in Islamic Cairo, EGYPT
  • June-August 1989: Museum Director - Nemea Valley Archaeological Project, Nemea, GREECE.
  • June-August 1988: archaeological field assistant - Bureau of Land Management, Lakeview, OR
  • June-August 1987: archaeological intern - Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

 

Archaeological Project Affiliations

  • 2014 – on-going: Co-Director – Khirbet Beit Mazmil Archaeological and Development Project, Jerusalem.
  • 2003 – on-going: Senior Director – Northern Jordan Project.
  • 1998 – on-going: Director of Excavations  – Excavations at Tall Hisban, Madaba Plains Project, JORDAN. 
  • 2008, 1995: Ceramics consultant (medieval and post-medieval) – Vasilikos Valley Project, CYPRUS – directed by Ian Todd and Alison South.
  • 2001 – 2003: Ceramics consultant (medieval and post-medieval)– University of Warsaw – Polis-Pyrgos Archaeological Project, CYPRUS.
  • 1994 - 1997: Ceramics specialist - Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies (Toronto, ON) -    excavations of medieval Zaraka, Stymphalos, GREECE.
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