Curriculum Vitae

Extra-University Activities

2012 - Present:
Advisor. Ancient Egyptian Demonology in the Second Millennium BCE Project
University of Swansea, Wales, England

2007 - 2015:
Co-Editor-in-Chief, Religion Compass
Blackwell, England

2007 - 2008:
Chair. Paper Selection Committee. Anual Meeting of the
American Research Center in Egypt

2005 - 2013:
Section Editor, Ancient Near East, Religion Compass
Blackwell, England

2004 - Present:
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Hebrew Scriptures

2002 - 2006:
Chapter Council Vice-President, American Research Center in Egypt

2002 - 2006:
President, American Research Center in Egypt, Northwest Chapter
Seattle, WA

2000-2001:
Vice-Chair of Arts Support, Seattle Arts Commission. Appointed by Mayor.
Seattle, WA

1999 - 2001:
Seattle Arts Commissioner. Appointed by Mayor.
Seattle, WA

1999:
Mayor's Arts Task Force-member. Appointed by Mayor.
Seattle, WA

1998-2004:
Associate General Editor and Book Reviews Editor, Journal of Hebrew Scriptures

1998-2005:
World Wide Web consultant, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, University of Washington. Redesigned School and related Program and Center websites.
Seattle, WA

1997:
World Wide Web site consultant and creator, Program of Jewish Studies, University of Washington.
Seattle, WA

1997:
World Wide Web consultant and creator, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. Redesigned School and related Program and Center websites.
Seattle, WA

1997 - 2015:
Creator and manager of Okeanos: website devoted to the interrelationship of Biblical, Classical, and Ancient Near Eastern studies.
Seattle, WA

1996 - 2000:
Co-founder and web coordinator, Seattle Independent Film and Video Consortium. A cooperative for Seattle film and video curators, producers, and media organizations.
Seattle, WA

1993 - 2004:
Vice President/Board Member and co-producer of the non-profit media arts organization OffLine.
Ithaca, NY

1991 - 1995:
Review Editor's Assistant, Journal for the AJS Review
Ithaca, NY

1993:
Guest Lecturer on Ancient Egypt, Alternative High School
Ithaca, NY

1993:
Guest Lecturer on Ancient Egypt, Arnot Art Museum
Elmira, NY

1991 - 1992:
Guest Lecturer on the Ancient World, Good Hope School
Mecklenberg, NY

1991 - 1992:
PTA instructor on Archaeology, Belle Sherman Elementary School
Ithaca, NY

1991 - 1992:
Publicity Director for the Student Government
Milwaukee, WI

1987 - 1995:
Co-founder of Galivant Media
San Francisco, CA

1986 - 1989:
Founder of New Community musicians' cooperative
Milwaukee, WI

1986 - 1989:
Writer and Artist for UWM Post
Milwaukee, WI

 

Memberships

• American Oriental Society (1989-present)
• American Research Center in Egypt (2002-present)
• American Schools of Oriental Research (1991-present)
• Phi Beta Kappa (1988-present)
• Society of Biblical Literature (1992-present)

 

Editorial Work

1. Associate Editor and Book Reviews Editor, Journal of Hebrew Scriptures. 1998-2004.

2. Editor, Puns and Pundits: Wordplay in the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Literature (Bethesda, MD: CDL Press, 2000). Description

3. Co-editor, Prayer, Magic, and the Stars in the Ancient and Late Antique World. Co-edited with Joel Walker, and Brannon Wheeler (Magic in History Series 8; Pennsylvania State University Press, 2003). Description

4. Co-editor, Afroasiatic Linguistics, Semitics, and Egyptology: Selected Writings of Carleton T. Hodge. Co-edited with Dr. Alan Kaye (Bethesda, MD: CDL Press, 2004). Description

5. Editorial Board, Journal of Hebrew Scriptures. 2004-present.

6. Ancient Near East Section Editor, Religion Compass, Blackwell, England. 2005-2013.

7. Co-Editor-in-Chief, Religion Compass, Blackwell, England. 2007-2015.

 

Current Research

"Wordplay" in Ancient Near Eastern Texts. Monograph in progress. Description