Tuesday, March 30, 2010

OI Staff Profiles in Facebook

The OI has begun a series of staff profiles on Facebook
[First posted 1/27/10; updated 3/30/10]

To start off a new series of posts highlighting the faculty and staff of the Oriental Institute, we asked Membership Coordinator Maeve Reed to tell us a little bit about herself. Maeve started at the OI in July of 2009. This text is adapted from the fall issue of News & Notes

Continuing with our Faculty and Staff biographical series, today we're featuring the Director of the Oriental Institute, Gil Stein.

Gil J. Stein is Director of the Oriental Institute and Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology in the department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. He received his BA (Phi Beta Kappa, Summa cum Laude, honors in archaeology) from Yale University in 1978 and his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988. He has excavated and surveyed in the American Southwest, Turkey, and Syria, He has been a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, a Fulbright Scholar in Turkey (1982-3), a post-doctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Institution (1988-9), and a Resident Scholar at the School of American Research (1994-5)...

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