I earned a Ph.D. in 1992 from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and my B.A. and M.A from the University of Durham, England. My interests include Minoan Archaeology, Classical Archaeology and lithics. At Elmira College, I teach courses in the areas of ancient history, art and archaeology as well as ancient Greek and classical mythology. I also regularly teach archaeological excavation methods at the 19th century site of Mark Twain’s summer home outside Elmira. Furthermore I take students on a month-long trip to Greece and Turkey or Greece and Egypt during the Spring term.