Current Students

R. Adam Dodd, Ph.D. Candidate, ABD

Dissertation: "Recalling Genesis and Other Authoritative Traditions: Orality, Textuality, and Memory in the Book of Jubilees"

Research Interests: Hebrew Bible (primarily post-exilic books); Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible; Scribalism and Literacy in Ancient Israel and Post-exilic Judea; Archaeology of Ancient Israel and the Second Temple Period; Biblical Interpretation in Early Jewish Literature; Dead Sea Scrolls

Archaeological Projects: Gezer Survey Project- Associate Director; Gezer Excavation Project- Square Supervisor

Publications: Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary contributions (2015); II Samuel, Modern English Version translator (2014); "More 'Boundary of Gezer' Inscriptions" in the Israel Exploration Journal 64/2 co-author (2014); "Gezer Regional Survey Preliminary Report" in Hadashot Arkheologiyot co-author (2012); Lexham Bible Dictionary contributions (2012)

Presentations: SBL/ASOR Southwest Regional Meeting (2011, 2013, 2019); North Texas Colloquium on Biblical Studies (2018); ETS Southwest Regional Meeting (2017); ETS/NEAS Annual Meeting (2015); Central Texas Colloquium on Religion (2015); SBL/ASOR Central States Regional Meeting (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015); ASOR Annual Meeting (2012, 2013); The Future of Biblical Archaeology Conference (2011)

Background: From Fort Smith, Arkansas, Mr. Dodd received his B.S. in Health Sciences from the University of Central Arkansas and his M.Div. and Th.M. from SWBTS. He is currently a Teaching Fellow at SWBTS and Scarborough College and serves as the Director of Academic and Innovative Technologies at SWBTS. He also serves on the board of multiple academic societies and worked as Research Assistant for the SWBTS cuneiform collection, the Gezer Excavation Project, and the SWBTS Dead Sea Scrolls collection. Mr. Dodd's desire is, through his teaching and research, to help students of the Scriptures understand the sacred writings within their ancient contexts. He is currently a member of Cityview Church where he and his family enjoy serving their local community.


Jared Chatfield, Ph.D. Candidate, ABD

Dissertation: An Archaeological Commentary on the Book of Judges

Research Interests: Iron I; Hebrew Bible; Old Testament studies

Archaeological Projects: Gezer Excavation Project- Square   Supervisor; Gezer Survey Project- Assistant Team Supervisor

Publications: Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary contributions (2015)

Presentations: Southwestern Assemblies of God University (2015); ASOR Central States Meeting (2009, 2010, 2014); ASOR Southwest Regional Meeting (2012, 2014); ETS Annual Meeting (2013)

Background: From Chicago, Mr. Chatfield received his B.A. in History and Biblical Studies from Evangel University and his M.A. in Religious Studies from Missouri State University. He has a passion for teaching and has taught classes at both the high school and college level, including Evangel, Missouri State, Southwestern Assemblies of God University, and SWBTS. His ministry qualifications include coming from an Assemblies of God background and serving in his respective local AG and SBC churches, as well as teaching at evangelical institutions.


Yoonee Ahn, Ph.D. Candidate, ABD

Dissertation: "The Transitional Period Between the Late Third Millennium and the Early Second Millennium BCE in the Southern   Levant and the Patriarchs"

Research Interests: archaeology and the patriarchs; Early Bronze Age-Middle Bronze Age transition; early second millennium BCE;   historicity of the Old Testament

Archaeological Projects: Gezer Excavation Project- Assistant Square Supervisor; Khirbet el-Maqatir- volunteer

Publications: Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary contributions (2015)

Background: From South Korea, Ms. Ahn received her B.A. in English-language Literature from Seoul Women's University and her Th.M. from DTS. She also received her certifications in Arabic from the Kelsey Arabic Institute in Amman. She has taught at JungChul English School in Korea and at the Iraqi Refugee School in Amman. Her ministry qualifications began when, after being raised in a large traditional family that followed Confucianism, her sister's testimony led her to Christianity, and she served in various churches across the world since 1991, including working as a missionary in Jordan for two years.


 Lucas Grimsley, Ph.D. Candidate, ABD

 Dissertation: "Identity and Urban Development- The Influence of   Christianity on City Planning in Cyprus During the 4th-6th Centuries   AD"

Research Interest: Eastern Roman Empire; Roman Israel and Cyprus; New Testament studies; New Testament archaeology; Gospel studies; the historical Jesus; archaeology of Jesus; Pauline studies; Pauline archaeology; Early Church archaeology; Biblical archaeology; Biblical backgrounds; Biblical history; urbanism and cityscape archaeology; Christian identity and archaeology; trade and network connections; educational outreach

Archaeological Research: Kourion Urban Space Project- Assistant Field Director; Ilibalyk Expedition- Field Director; Gezer Excavation Project- Assistant Square Supervisor; Gezer Survey Project- Team Supervisor

Publications: "KUSP: The Preliminary Report of the 2016 Season" in Report of the Department of Antiquity, Cyprus (RDAC) co-author (2019); "KUSP: The First Three Seasons: 2012-2014" in RDAC co-author (2019); RDAC contributions (2016); Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity contributions (2015); Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary contributions (2015); "The Preliminary Results of the First Season of Excavation of the KUSP, Cyprus" in RDAC co-author (2013)

PresentationsASOR Annual Meeting (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018); ASOR Southwest Regional Meeting (2013, 2014, 2016)

Background: From Rancho Cucamonga in Southern California, Mr. Grimsley received his B.A. in Biblical Studies and Christian Ministry from Azusa Pacific University and two Master degrees from SWBTS in Theology and Archaeology and Biblical Studies. He has taught classes at multiple institutions, is currently an Adjunct Professor at Azusa Pacific University and Gateway Seminary, and has worked as support services for the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute annual meeting. He is married to Aurora and is the father of two young sons. His ministry qualifications include serving as a Youth Pastor and Young Adult Minister at his respective churches.


 Bruno Soltic, Ph.D. Candidate, ABD

 Dissertation: Archaeology of Yahweh: Religious Diversity Between   Judah and Israel During the Divided Monarchy

 Research Interests: Religion in the Iron Age; Late Bronze Age; Old   Testament; Hebrew; New Testament; Biblical backgrounds; Early   Church archaeology; Biblical languages; aerial photography in   archaeology; technology in archaeology; videography

 Archaeological Projects: Gezer Excavation Project- Assistant   Square Supervisor and Aerial Photographer; Ilibalyk Expedition- CRM   Archaeologist; Burna Excavation Project- Assistant Area Supervisor

PublicationsHolman Illustrated Bible Dictionary contributions (2015)

Presentations: ASOR Annual Meeting (2016, 2018)

Background: From Croatia, Mr. Soltic received his B.A. in Theology from Matija Vlacic Illirik and his M.A. in Old Testament from Abilene Christian University. He is trilingual, speaking Croatian, Slovenian, and English. He served as aerial photographer for several excavations and has produced several popular educational videos on the different aspects of an excavation. He now resides in Vero Beach, Florida, and attends First Baptist Church of Vero Beach, where he has also served in the Family Ministry.


Philip Webb, Ph.D. Candidate, ABD

Dissertation: "Disaggregation and Regeneration of Socio-Political Complexity on Cyprus in the Early Iron Age"

Research Interests: complex systems and complexity theory; complex networks; network theory; socio-political collapse/archaeology of collapse; Bronze Age-Iron Age transition; Bronze Age collapse; early Iron Age; Cypriot archaeology; Iron Age Cyprus

Archaeological Projects: Kourion Urban Space Project- Senior Staff; Ilibalyk Expedition- Assistant Field Director; Gezer Excavation Project- Assistant Area Supervisor

Publications: The Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary contributions (2015); The Lexham Bible Dictionary contributions (2014)

Presentations: ASOR Southwest Regional Meeting (2017, 2019); The University of North Texas Annual History Conference (2016); ASOR Annual Meeting (2016); NEAS Annual Meeting (2016)

Background: From Columbus, Ohio, Mr. Webb received his B.A. in History from Grace College in Indiana and his M.A. in Ancient and Medieval History from San Jose State University in California. He remains a big Ohio State fan while living in other states and attending other institutions. His ultimate goal is to teach and he has taught classes at Tarrant County College and is an Adjunct Instructor at Dallas Christian College. He is married to Leah and has two young sons. He grew up Grace Brethren and now attends Bear Valley Community Church (SBC).


Marcella Barbosa, Ph.D. Student

Dissertation: Canaanite culture and identity in the Shephelah during the early Iron age

Research Interests: Late Bronze Age-Iron Age transition; Iron Age I; archaeology of ancient Israel; Iron Age Judah; Iron Age Israel; Bronze Age Canaan; Canaanite identity; Canaanite culture in the early Iron Age; ethnogenesis of the people groups of Iron Age I; museum studies; archaeology and the media

Archaeological Projects: Gezer Excavation Project- Field Archaeologist and Assistant Project Manager; Burna Excavation Project- Area Supervisor; Kourion Urban Space Project- Lab Director; Gezer Survey Project- Team Supervisor; Sanisera: Roman City and Necropolis Dig- crew member

Publications: Baker Bible Illustrated Dictionary contribution (forthcoming); Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary contributions (2015)

Presentations: Egypt and Ancient Israel Conference (2019); ASOR Annual Meeting (2016, 2018); SBL Annual Meeting (2018); ASOR Southwest Regional Meeting (2012, 2017, 2018); Foothills of Judah Conference (2017)

Background: Born and raised in San Diego, California, in a large Mexican and Cape Verdean family, Ms. Barbosa first decided she wanted to be an archaeologist at 10 years old and a trip to Israel as a teenager cemented her desire to work there. She received her B.A. in Archaeology and History from Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and her M.A. in Archaeology and Biblical Studies from SWBTS. She works full time to put herself through graduate school. She has worked in retail management at several locations and also with several other historical and archaeological institutions in her current as Curator and Educational Coordinator of the Tandy Archaeological Museum. She grew up in Calvary Chapel churches and currently attends Wedgwood Baptist Church. Her hobbies include dancing, comic books, reading, and movies.


Terrence Nichols, Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: archaeology of the Southern Levant in the Late Bronze through Iron Age III and its intersections with Egypt; New Kingdom; Ramesside Period through the Third Intermediate Period

Archaeological Projects: Gezer Water System Project- Square Supervisor; Gezer Excavation Project- Assistant Square Supervisor; Burna Excavation Project- Field Staff; Karnak Great Hypostyle Hall Project- Student Epigrapher

Presentations: American Research Center in Egypt National Meeting (2019); Egypt and Ancient Israel Conference (2019); Ancient Egypt and New Technology Conference (2019); NEAS/ETS Annual Meeting (2018); ASOR Southwest Regional Meeting (2018); ETS Southwest Regional Meeting (2017)

Background: From Syracuse, New York, Mr. Nichols received his B.S. in Pastoral Studies from Clark Summit University and his M.Div. and M.A. in Youth Ministry from Liberty University. He also has several professional certifications as an IT Technician. He is married to Wendy and has served as a student/youth pastor in three churches- LifePointe Church (TX), All Peoples Church (VA), and Community Gospel Church (NY).


John Harmon, Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: early Iron Age II (10th-9th centuries BC); Arameans; Phoenicians; archaeology of northern Israel; Old Testament studies; statehood

Archaeological Projects: Abel Beth Maacah Expedition- Assistant Field Supervisor; Gezer Excavation Project- Assistant Square Supervisor; Tel Rehov Excavation- volunteer; Tel Dan Excavation- volunteer

Publications: Lexham Bible Dictionary contributions (2014); NBBC Esther editor (2014)

Presentations: ASOR Southwest Regional Meeting (2018); ASOR Annual Meeting (2017)

Background: From Indiana, Mr. Harmon received his B.A. in History from Indiana Wesleyan University and his M.A. in Biblical Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary. He is an experienced handyman and worked several years at the nonprofit Adventure Serve Ministries. His aspirations is to teach and he has worked as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana Wesleyan University and Wesley Seminary. He is engaged to be married to Michelle in May 2019. Aside from his nonprofit work, his other ministry qualifications include an Anglican and Methodist background and his current attendance at Church of Christ the King (SBC).


Charissa Wilson, Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Israelite culture and identity in the early Iron Age II and 9th century BCE; household archaeology

Archaeological Projects: Gezer Excavation Project- Square Supervisor

Publications: Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary contributions (2015)

PresentationsASOR Southwest Regional Meeting (2016, 2019); SBL Annual Meeting (2018); Southwestern Society of Biblical Studies Symposium (2018)

Background: From Canyon, Texas, Ms. Wilson received her B.A. in History from Dallas Baptist University and her M.A. in Archaeology and Biblical Studies from SWBTS. She first began pursuing archaeology in college, a desire born from her interest in history, science, political strategy, and the impact of Scripture. She currently attends The City Church (SBC) and has had several full-time jobs to support herself through school, including executive administration and teaching ESL.


Rev. Jeffrey Prager, Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: archaeology and religious world of the Old Testament period Ammonites, Edomites, and Moabites, as well as the New Testament period Nabataeans and the Roman and Byzantine Decapolis region within the Transjordan; sacred space

Archaeological Projects: Abila Archaeological Project- Assistant Area Supervisor and Co-Registrar; Khirbet Nisya Project- Assistant Square Supervisor; Kourion Urban Space Project- Assistant Square Supervisor

Background: Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and raised in Maryville, Tennessee, Rev. Prager received his B.A. in Sociology from Covenant College, his M.Div. in Biblical Studies from Covenant Theological Seminary, and his Master of Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is married to Kendall and they have two sons. Rev. Prager enjoys backpacking, fly fishing, gardening, and reading. His professional goal is to teach Old Testament and archaeology and he has years of experience teaching high school Biblical Studies. His ministry qualifications include being an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and previous service as assistant pastor at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church in Atlanta.


Rebecca Leavell-Kizzia, Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: bioarchaeology, archaeology of collapse

Archaeological Projects: Gezer Excavation Project- Assistant Square Supervisor; Afendras Archaeology LLC- Field Technician; Kourion Urban Space Project- volunteer; Karnak Great Hypostyle Hall Project- crew member

Presentations: Bacone College (2018); ASOR Southwest Regional Meeting (2018); Bethany Presbyterian Church (2013); First Baptist Church (2013)

Background: Mrs. Leavell-Kizzia grew up on a farm in Muskogee, Oklahoma and her interest in archaeology was born from watching PBS documentaries as a kid. She received her B.A. in Christian Ministry from Bacone College and her M.A. in Archaeology and Biblical Studies from SWBTS. She has worked as a student advisor for Bacone and SWBTS and she enjoys photography, gardening, writing, reading, knitting, and crocheting. She is married to James and they serve as leaders of the Youth Ministry at Calvary Baptist Church in Cleveland, Texas.


Rebekah Ross, Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Cyprus; Roman Empire; Early Church; Roman glass; relationship between the church and the city

Archaeological Projects: Kourion Urban Space Project- Square Supervisor; Karnak Great Hypostyle Hall Project- crew member

Presentations: ASOR Southwest Regional Meeting (2013, 2019); ASOR Annual Meeting (2017)

Background: From Georgia and South Carolina, Ms. Ross received her B.A. in Literature from the University of North Georgia, her Master of Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina, and her M.A. in Archaeology and Biblical Studies from SWBTS. Her pursuit of archaeology allows her to combine her love of history, storytelling, and childhood glee in digging holes. She has worked multiple jobs to support herself through school, including librarian and Presidential Chef. Ms. Ross loves crocheting, 70's Southern rock, old movies, and to feed people. Her ministry qualifications include SBC membership, serving as a college student minister, and attending First Baptist Woodstock (GA), Shandon Baptist (SC), Johnson Ferry Baptist (GA), and currently Wedgwood Baptist Church (TX).


Katherine Hudson, Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: daily life and how people interacted in the Iron Age

Archaeological Projects: Gezer Excavation Project- Assistant Square Supervisor; Khirbet Summeliy Excavation Tell el-Hesi Joint Archaeological Project- volunteer; Field School in Mississippi and Nantahala National Forest- student

Background: From Brandon, Mississippi, Mrs. Hudson received her B.A. in Anthropology from Mississippi State University and her M.A. in Archaeology and Biblical Studies from SWBTS. She has always wanted to be an archaeologist and her first college courses in anthropology convinced her she specifically wanted to study Middle Eastern cultures. She has worked as a research assistant at both the Tandy Institute for Archaeology and the Cobb Institute of Archaeology and Middle Eastern Cultures. She married Patrick in 2018 and currently attends The Dwelling Place.


Mengmeng Li, Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Iron Age; Judean Pillar Figurines; archaeomagnetic and geomagnetic research

Archaeological Projects: Tel Azekah Project; Khirbet el-Mastarah Project

Background: From China, Mrs. Li received her B.A. from The Central Academy of Fine Arts and her M.A. from Tel Aviv University on scholarship. Her undergraduate work led her to participate in the preparation of the design plan for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and her M.A. work led to her conducting geomagnetic research at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.


Clay Carpenter, Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: history and archaeology of the Persian, Hellenistic, and early Roman Levant; archaeological survey; landscape archaeology; post-colonial theory; tombs and burial practices; early Jewish and Christian relations

Archaeological Projects: Ilibalyk Expedition- Square Supervisor; Kourion Urban Space Project- Assistant Square Supervisor

Presentations: ASOR Southwest Regional meeting (2018, 2019)

Background: From Weatherford, Texas, Mr. Carpenter received his B.A. in History from Tarleton State University, which he attended on scholarship by competing on their rodeo team. He also received his M.A. in Archaeology and Biblical Studies from SWBTS. He first learned of archaeology in college and decided to pursue it in his graduate studies. He occasionally teaches classes on history and biblical backgrounds at churches and high schools.


Hyunhwak Kim, Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ancient Israelite religion from the Late Bronze Age and Iron Age I

Archaeological Projects: Gezer Excavation Project- volunteer

Background: From South Korea, Mr. Kim received his B.A. in Theology and his M.Div. from Seoul Theological University, as well as his M.A. in Archaeology and Biblical Studies from SWBTS. He is bilingual, speaking both Korean and English, and he studies ancient Near Eastern languages at the Aram Institute. His ministry qualifications include serving in the ministry for nearly 20 years in both South Korea and the U.S. as well as performing as a tenor in mission and Gospel music groups.


Sabra Ramirez, M.A. Student

Research Interests: Old Testament studies; medical field

Archaeological Projects: Gezer Excavation Project- volunteer; Karnak Great Hypostyle Hall Project- research assistant

Publications: Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary contributions (2015); "Determination of non-covalent binding using a continuous stirred tank reactor and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry" in J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom (2015)

Presentations: Gulf Coast Conference (2015); American Society for Mass Spectrometry (2013, 2014); Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (2013); Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (2012); University of Texas System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Meeting (2012)

Background: From Arlington, Texas, Ms. Ramirez received two B.S. degrees in chemistry and biochemistry from UT Arlington. She is an archaeology student and a pre-med student with extensive lab experience at UT Arlington and the University of Texas at Austin. She aspires to be a physician and finds the cultures and peoples she studies in archaeology insightful and useful for her future career. She is a figure skater and loves to watch each Olympics. Her ministry qualifications include attending a Baptist church and volunteering for charities such as Operation Christmas Child Shoebox, tutoring, and Diversity in Science in the United States (DISCUS).


Evan Maier, M.A. Student

Research Interests: historical backgrounds of the Bible; history of Israel; church history; Native American archaeology

Archaeological Projects: Gezer Excavation Project- Assistant Square Supervisor; Gezer Survey Project- Assistant Supervisor; Gault School at Smith Site- volunteer; Saint Jo site- volunteer; Eagle Bluff site- volunteer

Publications: Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary contributions (2015); Lexham Bible Dictionary contributions (2014)

Presentations: Parker County Archaeological Society Meeting (2016)

Background: From Pilot Point, Texas, Mr. Maier received his B.S. from Texas State University. He is a family man who also owns and operated his own business- Maier Millwork. His ministry qualifications include attending First Baptist Church in Denton, teaching children Sunday School classes, and leading an Adult Singles life group and a Young Married life group.


Stacey Stiles, M.A. and M.Th. Student

Research Interests: Biblical archaeology; archaeology of the Early Church; church history; Christianization of the Roman Empire; Christian and Jewish relations; Navy history and heritage

Archaeological Projects: Kourion Urban Space Project- volunteer; Killaderry Bog Rescue Excavation- student/intern; Gamble Plantation- volunteer; Weedon Island- lab volunteer; Ruffin Pond pottery assemblage- volunteer; Florida Museum of Natural History Ceramic Technology Lab- volunteer

Background: Originally from North Miami Beach, Florida, but has lived in multiple locations in Florida, Ms. Stiles received her B.A. in Anthropology and History with a certificate in Jewish Studies from the University of Florida. She has loved archaeology since she was a child, helped raise her siblings, and worked as a GIS Tech before starting the M.A. program. She is an OIF veteran of the US Navy and currently works and takes online classes, all while helping care for her siblings and their children. Her ministry qualifications include serving as Auburndale NJROTC Cadet Chaplain, serving in College and Young Adult ministries at her respective local churches; teaching preschool Sunday School at Southcliff, and participating in mission trips to Spain and Serbia.


Elijah Hosse, M.A. Student

Research Interests: Biblical archaeology; church history; apologetics

Archaeological Projects: Gezer Excavation Project- Assistant Square Supervisor; Gezer Survey Project- crew member; Ilibalyk Expedition- Square Supervisor; Burna Excavation Project- volunteer

Background: From Tennessee, Mr. Hosse received his B.A. in Biblical Studies and his M.A. in Church History from Liberty University and is concurrently working on an M.Div. from Liberty University and a M.A.A.B.S. from SWBTS. He is also certified as a Pre-marital and marriage counselor. He has worked various jobs to support his family as he pursues his degrees, including photography, retail, and the ministry. His ministry qualifications include participating in missions trips to Indonesia and England; serving an interim pastor; serving as a Children's and Youth minister; and participating in community outreaches such as Daily Bread, Habitat for Humanity, and Child Evangelism Fellowship.


Elisabeth Pollard, M.A. Student

Research Interests: Neo-Assyrian Period; Neo-Babylonian Period; Old Persian Period

Archaeological Projects: Gezer Excavation Project- Assistant Square Supervisor; Burna Excavation Project- Assistant Square Supervisor

Background: From Clarksdale, Mississippi, Ms. Pollard received her B.A. in Christian Studies with a minor in History from Mississippi College. She has worked both as an R.A. and evening custodian to support herself through school. Her hobbies include painting, sketching, photography, basketball, theater, and literature, with a special interest in Edgar Allan Poe. 


Kristen Flake, M.A. Student

Research Interests: Second Temple Period Palestine and Cyprus; Early Church history; Late Antique mosaics; gender roles in New Testament/Late Roman period

Archaeological Projects: Tell es-Safi Excavation- Assistant Square Supervisor; Gezer Excavation Project- volunteer; Kourion Urban Space Project- volunteer

Presentations: ASOR Southwest Regional Meeting (2019)

Background: From Shreveport, Louisiana, Ms. Flake was the first to receive her B.A. in the Ancient Studies program from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. She also led a group of students from her school on the Tell es-Safi Excavation. Her ministry qualifications include an Assemblies of God background, attending Christ Chapel Bible Church, her passion for missions, and serving on the board of the missions department at SAGU.


Emily White Pritchett, M.A. Student

Research Interests: New Testament archaeology

Archaeological Projects: Gezer Excavation Project- volunteer; Auburn Archaeological Field School- student

Background: From Boaz, Alabama, Mrs. Pritchett received her B.S. in anthropology from Auburn University and remains a loyal fan. She married Aaron Pritchett in 2018 and has worked several jobs to support herself through school, including children's ministry and landscaping. Her ministry qualifications include being an SBC member and attending First Baptist Church of Everman.


Erika Brown, M.A. Student

Research Interests: social and cultural aspects of the ancient Near East; ancient Near Eastern languages

Archaeological Projects: Gezer Excavation Project- volunteer

Background: From Kansas City, Mrs. Brown received her B.A. in Ancient Studies from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. She is an avid reader and her interest in archaeology began as a means to better understand the Bible. Now, her goal is to use her degree to help other Christians do the same. She is a veteran of the US Army, has been married for 15 years, and is the mother to two sons.


Erin Edmondson, M.A. Student

Research Interests: Biblical archaeology; Biblical languages

Archaeological Projects: Burna Excavation Project- Assistant Square Supervisor; Gezer Excavation Project- volunteer

Background: From Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Ms. Edmondson received her B.A. in Business Administration and Archaeology from Emmaus Bible College. She loves sports and played on her college basketball team. She has a twin sister and is very close to her family.

 


Jerry Jewell, M.Div. Student

Research Interests: pastoral ministry; Biblical archaeology

Archaeological Projects: Gezer Excavation Project- Square Supervisor; Burna Excavation Project- Assistant Square Supervisor

Background: From Texas, Mr. Jewell is the lead pastor at The Church in the Field. He is married to Becky with three sons and many grandchildren. He has extensive experience in home and auto repair, construction, and shepherding.