Research Associates

We are grateful to the following research associates for their contributions to the goals of the Institute. Our research associates include:

Karen Borstad, PhD,
Research Associate – Director,  Jalul Survey
(B.A., Concordia College; Diploma, Control Data Institute; M.A., University of Minnesota; M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona)
Art Chadwick, PhD,
Research Consultant – GPS / GIS and Technology
Professor of Geology & Biology,
Chair of Department of Biology at Southwestern Adventist University
(B.A., La Sierra University; Ph.D., University of Miami)
Christie Goulart Chadwick, PhD,
Research Associate
Professor of Biblical Languages at UNASP-Engenheiro Coelho
(B.A., University of São Paulo; M.A., Ph.D., Andrews University)
Jerry Chase, MA,
Research Consultant – GPS / GIS and Database Design
(B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.A., University of Oregon;
M.Div., Andrews University)
Philip Drey, PhD,
Research Associate – APOT
Special Appointment Faculty, Religious Studies Program, Mount Mercy University
(B.A., University of Notre Dame; M.A., Ph.D., Andrews University)
Helena Gregor, PhD,
Research Associate Tall Jalul
Andrews University
(Ph.D., Andrews University)
Ralph Hawkins, PhD,
Research Associate
Associate Professor at Averett University
(B.A., M.A., David Lipscomb University; D.Min., University of the South; Ph.D., Andrews University)
Chang-Ho Ji, PhD,
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 California, Riverside)
Jeff Hudon, PhD,
Research Associate
(Ph.D., Andrews University)
Giorgia Lanzarone, MA,
Research Associate in Greco-Roman History, Archaeology, and Mosaics
(MA in Classical Letters, University of Palermo; Specializzazione in Classical Archaeology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan)
Vivian Laughlin, MA, PhD candidate
Research Associate-ANE & Roman Archaeology, Anthropology, and Early Church History
(BA, DePaul University, MA, Catholic Theological Union, PhD candidate, Andrews University)
Elisabeth Lesnes, PhD,
Research Associate in Medieval and Classical Archaeology
Professor at ITT Marco Polo, Palermo
(M.A., Lille III University; Ph.D., EHESS, Paris)
Keith Mattingly, PhD,
Research Associate
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Religion at Andrews University
(B.A., M.Div, Ph.D. Andrews University)
Patrick Mazani, PhD,
Research Associate
(Ph.D., Andrews University)
David Merling, PhD,
Research Associate in Near Eastern Archaeology
Former Curator of the Horn Museum
(B.A., Southern College; M.Div., Ph.D., Andrews University)
Alessia Mistretta, PhD,
Research Associate in Classical and Medieval History and Archaeology
Adjointe scientifique at University of Geneva
(Ph.D. University of Salento; Ph.D. University of Hamburg)
Steven M. Ortiz, PhD,
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., Ph.D., University of Arizona)
Darrell J. Rohl, PhD,
Research Associate in Classical Archaeology and Information Systems
Senior Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University
(B.A., Andrews University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Durham)
Maria Elena Ronza, MA,
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)
Reem Shqour, PhD,
Research Associate – Director, Islamic Village, Jalul, Jordan
Co-director, Aqaba Islamic Project, Jordan
(M.A., Catholic University at Leuven; Ph.D. Gent University)
Rodrigo P. Silva, PhD,
Research Associate
(B.A., Northwest Adventist Academy; B.A., Catholic University; M.Div., Centro de Estudos Superiores da Companhia de Jesus; Ph.D., Catholic University of Sao Paulo)
Lawrence E. Turner, Jr., PhD,
Research Consultant – GPS / GIS and Technology
Professor of Mathematics and Physics and
Director of Institutional Effectiveness at Southwestern Adventist University
(B.A., M.A., Pacific Union College; M.S., Ph.D., Michigan State University)
Efrain Velazquez, PhD,
Research Associate
Academic Vice President at Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary
(B.A., Antillean Adventist University; M.Div., Ph.D., Andrews University)
Matt Vincent, CGIS,
Technical Consultant – GPS / GIS and Database Design
(CGIS, Penn State University)
Bethany Walker, PhD,
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)
Mark Zeise, PhD,
Research Associate – Tall Jalul
Professor of Old Testament at Johnston University Florida
(B.A., Ozark Christian College; M.A., Cincinnati Christian University; M.A., Hebrew Union College; Ph.D., Andrews University)