Professor of History
I have taught at UNW for 15 years. In the past, I taught at Oakland University and Wayne State University. I also pastored a church for five years. I am currently the Executive Director of the Institute for Biblical Archaeology and the Secretary of the Near East Archaeological Society.
Ph.D. University of Iowa
Office Location: N3147
Past editor of Artifax magazine
The parts of the discipline of history that most intrigue and fascinate me are...
Ancient History and Biblical Archaeology
What I enjoy most in the classroom is...
Student questions and interaction
Currently, I am working on...
The connection of the ancient Etruscans of Italy to the biblical Philistines of the Middle East
Some interesting things I have done in the past include...
I once ran for the U. S. House of Representatives, but lost badly.
Books which have shaped who I am as an historian
There are too many books to list here, and I can’t limit myself to just one or two. But, the individual who had the greatest influence on me as a historian was a former professor of mine named Rembert Carter, whose Ph.D. was from the University of Edinburgh.
Advice I would give to college students:
Do not make a habit of skipping class. It is the greatest reason why students fail in college.