About the Institute of Archaeology.

The Institute of Archaeology, organized and officially approved by the Andrews University Board of Trustees in 1980, is an umbrella organization composed of the Institute of Archaeology itself, the Siegfried H. Horn Archaeological Museum, current Archaeological Fieldwork, and the Publications Department. In order to facilitate the free exchange of information, the Institute of Archaeology is networked with several leading archaeological associations: American Schools of Oriental Research; American Center of Oriental Research, Amman; and the William F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem; as well as other organizations. Key personnel are members of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Near Eastern Archaeological Society, the Evangelical Theological Society, the Adventist Theological Society, the Society of Adventist Religious Scholars, the American Anthropological Association.

The Institute of Archaeology is a research entity financed and administered within the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary and is part of the Andrews University system of research institutes and centers. It is administered by a director, two associate directors (one who serves as Curator of Horn Museum), and an Archaeology Advisory Board. The Advisory Board Chairman is the Dean of the Seminary, the Secretary of the Board is the Director of the Institute of Archaeology, and the remaining positions are filled by various pertinent administrators, faculty, and staff.

The purpose of the Institute of Archaeology is to:

  1. Coordinate and/or direct all Andrews University or Andrews University sponsored archaeological research and subsequent publication activities to enhance the training of archaeologists, Bible scholars, and teachers
  2. Serve as a vehicle to provide archaeological field experience for Andrews University and other archaeology students.
  3. House relevant archaeological artifacts in the Horn Museum and books in the Siegfried H. Horn Archaeological Library which are subsidiaries of the Institute of Archaeology.
  4. Publish archaeological data and analysis derived from field research and museum assessions, as well as textbooks, festschriften, manuals, and Occassional Papers through the Archaeological Publications Department.
  5. Educate the general public with respect to archaeological matters by way of archaeological exhibits in the Horn Museum, seminars, public lecture series, and popular articles and publications.
  6. Provide a venue where scholars can meet individually or as groups to pursue research or dialogue.
  7. To facilitate the free exchange of archaeological research data among the various entities of the archaeological fraternity.

History

In 1980, Lawrence T. Geraty, as the Curator of the Horn Museum, organized the establishment of the Insitute of Archaeology. In 1985, when Geraty accepted the presidency of Atlantic Union Colege, William H. Shea agreed to serve as Interim-Director for one year. In mid-1986, J. Bjornar Storfjell filled the position of the one-year Interim-Directory. Randall W. Younker assumed the position of director in 1988, which he currently holds.

Current Personnel

The personnel of the Institute of Archaeology incorporates staff as well as student positions. Staff positions include the Director of the Institute of Archaeology; the Curator of the Siegfried H. Horn Archaeological Museum, who is also Associate Director of the Institute; the Associate Director for Research; and the Director of Archaeological Publications. Student positions include an Assistant to the Curator, an Assistant to the Director of Archaeological Publications, and several Editorial Assistants in its Publication Department. The work of these individuals are coordinated by an Administrative Secretary. In its present organization, the functioning personnel includes:

  • photo of randall w. younkerRandall W. Younker, Ph.D.,
    Director of the Institute of Archaeology
    Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Archaeology
    (B.A., M.A. Pacific Union College; M.A., Ph.D. University of Arizona)
  • photo of constance clark ganeConstance Clark Gane, Ph.D.,
    Associate Director of the Institute of Archaeology;
    Curator of the Siegfried H. Horn Museum
    Associate Professor of Archaeology and Old Testament at SDA Theological Seminary Andrews University
    (B.A., Pacific Union College; M.A., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley)
  • photo of oystein s. labiancaØystein S. LaBianca, Ph.D.,
    Associate Director for Research of the Institute of Archaeology
    Professor of Anthropology at Andrews University
    (B.A., Andrews University; Special Student, Harvard University; M.A., Loma Linda University; Ph.D., Brandeis University; Post-doctoral Fellowship, Cambridge University)
  • photo of paul gregorPaul Gregor, Ph.D.,
    Associate Director of the Institute of Archaeology
    Professor of Old Testament and Archaeology at Andrews University
    (B.A., Newbold College; M.A., Newbold College; Ph.D., Andrews University)
  • photo of paul j. ray, jr.Paul J. Ray, Jr., Ph.D.,
    Director of Archaeological Publications
    Associate Curator of the Sigfried H. Horn Museum
    Associate Professor of Old Testament and Archaeology at Andrews University
    (B.A., University of Illinois; M.A., Andrews University; M.A., Andrews University; Ph.D., Andrews University)
  • photo of amanda mcguireAmanda McGuire, M.A.,
    Administrative Secretary
    (B.A., Union College; M.A., Andrews University)
    Old Testament Ph.D. candidate
  • photo of jacob moody.Jacob Moody, B.A.,
    Assistant to the Curator
    (B.A., Brigham Young University)
    Archaeology M.A. student
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Research Associates and Assistants

In addition to the regular staff of the Institute and Museum, we are privileged to work with the following research associates and assistants. We are grateful for their contributions to the goals of the Institute. Our research associates and asssistants include:

  • photo of robert batesRobert Bates, Ph.D.,
    Research Associate in Egyptology
    (B.A., LaSierra University; M.A., LaSierra University; Ph.D., Andrews University)
  • photo of karen borstadKaren Borstad, Ph.D.,
    Research Associate - Director,  Jalul Survey
    (B.A., Concoria College; Diploma, Control Data Institute; M.A., University of Minnesota; M.A., University of Arizona; Ph.D., University of Arizona)
  • photo of helena gregorOwen Chesnut, M.A.,
    Research Associate
    (B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Jerusalem University College)
    Archaeology Ph.D. candidate
  • photo of helena gregorHelena Gregor, Ph.D.,
    Research Associate
    Andrews University
    (Ph.D., Andrews University)
  • photo of jennifer grovesJennifer Groves, M.A.,
    Research Associate in Near Eastern Archaeology
    (B.A., Andrews University; M.A., University of Arizona)
  • photo of ralph hawkinsRalph Hawkins, Ph.D.,
    Research Associate - Tall Jalul Co-Director
    Associate Professor at Averett University
    (B.A., David Lipscomb University; M.A., David Lipscomb University; D.Min., University of the South; Ph.D., Andrews University)
  • photo of jchang-ho jiChang-Ho Ji, Ph.D.,
    Research Associate - Director of the Ataruz-Dhiban Plateau Research Project
    Professor of Education and Middle Eastern Studies at La Sierra University
    (Ph.D., Andrews University; Ph.D., University of Californa, Riverside)
  • photo of elisabeth lesnesElisabeth Lesnes, Ph.D.,
    Research Associate in Medieval and Classical Archaeology
    Professor at ITT Marco Polo, Palermo
    (M.A., Lille III University; Ph.D., EHESS, Paris)
  • photo of keith mattinglyKeith Mattingly, Ph.D.,
    Research Associate - Hesban Administrative Director
    Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
    and Professor of Religion at Andrews University
    (B.A., Andrews University; M.Div, Andrews University; Ph.D. Andrews University)
  • photo of margarita mattinglyMargarita C.K. Mattingly, Ph.D.,
    Research Associate - Technology Consultant
    Chair and Professor of Physics at Andrews University
    (B.A., Andrews University; M.A., University of Arkansas; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame)
  • photo of david merlingDavid Merling, Ph.D.,
    Research Associate in Near Eastern Archaeology
    (B.A., Southern College; M.Div., Ph.D., Andrews University)
  • photo of steve ortizSteven M. Ortiz, Ph.D.,
    Research Associate - Director of Tel Gezer
    Associate Professor of Archaeology and Director of the Charles D. Tandy Institute of Archaeology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
    (B.A., California State University; M.A., Jerusalem University College; M.A., University of Arizona; Ph.D., University of Arizona)
  • photo of darrell j. rohlDarrell J. Rohl, Ph.D.,
    Research Associate in Classical Archaeology
    Lecturer in Roman Archaeology and History at Canterbury Christ Church University
    (B.A., Andrews University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Durham)
  • photo of elena ronzaMaria Elena Ronza, M.A.,
    Research Associate - Director of Restorations, MPP - Hisban
    Agent for Andrews University Projects in Hisban, Jordan
    (B.A., University of Rome "La Sapienza"; M.A., University of Jordan)
  • photo of reem shqourReem Shqour, M.A.,
    Research Associate - Director, Islamic Village, Jalul, Jordan
    Codirector, Aqaba Islamic Project, Jordan
    (M.A., Catholic University at Leuven; Ph.D. student, Gent University)
  • photo of l.s. baker, jr.L.S. Baker, Jr., M.A.,
    Graduate Research Assistant
    (B.A., Adventist University of the Philippines; M.Div., Andrews University; M.A., Egyptian Archaeology, University College London)
    Archaeology Ph.D. student
  • photo of rodrigo silvaRodrigo P. Silva, Th.D.,
    Research Associate
    Professor at Seventh-day Adventist Seminary of Sao Paulo and Curator of the Paulo Bork Archaeological Museum
    (B.A., Northwest Adventist Academy; B.A., Catholic University; M.Div., Centro de Estudos Superiores da Companhia de Jesus; Th.D., Catholic University of Sao Paulo)
  • photo of efrain velazquezEfrain Velazquez, Ph.D.
    Research Associate
    Assistant Professor of Archaeology and Old Testament at Antillean Adventist University
    (B.A., Antillean Adventist University; M.Div., Andrews University; Ph.D., Andrews University)
  • photo of ron wakemanRon Wakeman, D.Min.,
    Research Associate
    (B.S., Carroll College; M.Div., Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary; D.Min., San Francisco Theological Seminary; Ph.D. candidate, Andrews University)
  • photo of patrick mazaniPatrick Mazani, Ph.D.,
    Research Associate
    Solusi University
    (Ph.D., Andrews University)
  • photo of bethany walkerBethany Walker, Ph.D.,
    Research Associate in Islamic Archaeology and Hesban Co-Director
    Research Professor of Mamluk Studies at Universitaet Bonn
    (B.A., Bryn Mawr College; M.A., University of Arizona; Ph.D., University of Toronto)
  • photo of sabel zabenSabal Zaben, M.A.,
    Research Consultant - Tall Jalul Field Archaeologist
    (M.A., University of Jordan); Ph.D. student, Andrews University
  • photo of mark zeiseMark Zeise, Ph.D.,
    Research Associate - Tall Jalul Co-Director
    Professor of Old Testament at Cincinnati Christian University
    (B.A., Ozark Christian College; M.A., Cincinnati Christian University; M.A., Hebrew Union College; Ph.D., Andrews University)
  • photo of art chadwickArt Chadwick, Ph.D.,
    Research Consultant - GPS / GIS and Technology
    Professor of Geology and Biology and Chair of Department of Biology at Southwestern Adventist University
    (B.A., La Sierra University; Ph.D., University of Miami)
  • photo of jerry chaseJerry Chase, M.A.,
    Research Consultant - GPS / GIS and Database Design
    (B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.A., University of Oregon; M.Div., Andrews University)
  • photo of larry turnerLawrence E. Turner, Jr., Ph.D.,
    Research Consultant - GPS / GIS and Technology
    Professor of Mathematics and Physics and Director of Institutional Effectiveness at Southwestern Adventist University
    (B.A., Pacific Union College; M.A., Pacific Union College; M.S., Michigan State University; Ph.D., Michigan State University)
  • photo of matt vincentMatt Vincent, CGIS,
    Technical Consultant - GPS / GIS and Database Design
    (CGIS, Penn State University)
  • photo of chris chadwickChris Chadwick, M.A.,
    Graduate Research Assistant
    (B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.A., Andrews University)
    NT Archaeology Ph.D. student
  • photo of christie goulartChristie Goulart Chadwick, M.A.,
    Graduate Research Assistant
    (B.A., University of Sao Paulo; M.A., Andrews University)
    Archaeology Ph.D. candidate
  • photo of jeff hudonJeffrey Hudon, M.A.,
    Graduate Research Assistant
    (B.A., Simpson University; M.A., Fuller Seminary; M.A., Jerusalem University College)
    Archaeology Ph.D. candidate
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