Selected Courses

Cracking Codes:

Champollion’s Decipherment of Hieroglyphs in its Historical Context Champollion’s cracking the code of ancient Egyptian scripts and languages in 1822 … More

Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Religion and Magic

NEHC 20212/30212 = ANST 23302Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Religion and MagicM/W/F 9:30–10:30 AM Why did the Egyptians wrap their bodies … More

Ptolemaic Hieroglyphs

EGPT 30446 Ptolemaic Hieroglyphs M/W 8:00–9:20 AM Oriental Institute 208 The temples of Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt are covered with … More

Imagining the Text

Imaging the Text: Books and Manuscripts in the Ancient Middle East NEHC 20032 / 30032 Mon Wed Fri : 01:30 … More

Introduction to Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Introduction to Egyptian Hieroglyphs (8 weeks) Thursdays, Oct 4–Dec 6, 6–8pm in OI 210 and online (Class will not meet … More

Readings in Sahidic Coptic Texts

This course offers an introduction to Coptic literature through direct readings of original material written in the Sahidic dialect of Coptic.

History of the Text

History of the Text: Early Books and Manuscripts Up to the Age of the Printing Press offers a unique perspective within the larger paradigm of approaches to the written word known as the “History of the Book.”

Intensive Sahidic Coptic Grammar

This course will provide a complete introduction to the fundamentals of the Sahidic dialect of Coptic, the phase of the ancient Egyptian language written with the Greek alphabet and in use from ca. AD 200-1100.

Hieroglyphica: A History of Egyptology

In Hieroglyphica: A History of Egyptology, students will explore the history of Egyptomania by tracing its origins in the ancient world to the modern scholars of today through readings, lectures, and discussions.


Dominican University

LIS 711 History of the Text: Early Books and Manuscripts up to the Age of the Printing Press (Spring 2017–2022)

University of Chicago

NEHC 20212 Ancient Egyptian Religion and Magic (Spring 2022)
EGPT 30446 Ptolemaic Hieroglyphs (Winter 2022)
EGPT 10102 Introduction to Middle Egyptian II (Winter 2019)
NEHC 20032 Imagining the Text: Books and Manuscripts in the Ancient Middle East (Autumn 2018)
NEHC 20001 Ancient Near Eastern History & Society 1: Egypt (Autumn 2015)
EGPT 20110 Introduction to Old Egyptian (Winter 2015)
EGPT 40454 Demotic Texts IV (Autumn 2008)

Oriental Institute Museum

Reading the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead (Autumn 2021)
Continuing Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Online Course (Winter 2021)
Introduction to Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Online Course (Autumn 2020)
Twilight of Empire: Late Period Egypt and Beyond, Hybrid Course (Autumn 2019)
Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Religion, Hybrid Course (Winter 2019)
Introduction to Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Hybrid Course (Autumn 2018)
Readings in Sahidic Coptic Texts, Hybrid Course (Summer 2018)
Intensive Sahidic Coptic Grammar, Hybrid Course (Winter 2018)
Hieroglyphica: A History of Egyptology, Hybrid Course (Autumn 2017)
Intensive Advanced Middle Egyptian Grammar, Hybrid Course (Winter 2017)
Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Museum-Goers, Hybrid Course (Spring 2016)How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs Online, Online Course (Spring 2015)
Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Beginners (Winter 2015)
EgyptianHieroglyphs for Museum-Goers (Autumn 2014)
Intermediate Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs (Winter 2011)
Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs (Autumn 2011)
History of Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt (Winter 2010)
The Temples of Greco-Roman Egypt (Autumn 2010)
Affairs and Scandals in Ancient Egypt (Winter 2006)

Guest Lecturer

NEHC 20001 Ancient Near Eastern History & Society 1: Egypt, University of Chicago (Autumn 2019)
NEHC 30625 Approaches to the Study of the ANE, University of Chicago (Autumn 2013–2019)
NEHC 20212 Introduction to Egyptian Religion, University of Chicago (Spring 2019)
CLAS 35315 Jews in Graeco-Roman Egypt, University of Chicago (Autumn 2015)
CLA 230: Cultural Crossroads in Antiquity, Cornell College (Spring 2011)
NEHC 10200 Ancient Egyptian Language, Culture, and History (2010–2011)
ARCH 494 Economies of the Ancient Mediterranean, Wheaton College (Autumn 2009)
EGPT 30121 Demotic Texts, NELC Department, University of Chicago (Spring 2006)

Teaching Assistant

EGPT 30501 Introduction to Middle Egyptian 2, University of Chicago (Winter 2005)