Board of Governors

Betsy Bryan
President

Betsy Bryan is the Alexander Badawy Professor of Egyptian Art and Archaeology at Johns Hopkins University. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University in 1980. Her areas of specialization are history, art and archaeology of the New Kingdom. Her current fieldwork is in the temple complex of the goddess Mut at South Karnak, and her research focuses on defining the earliest forms of the temple of Mut of Isheru.

David A. Anderson
Vice President

David Anderson is an associate professor of archaeology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh. He has over 35 years of experience conducting archaeological research and since 1996 has been the director of the El-Mahâsna Archaeological Project. His research focuses on the origins of Egyptian civilization, in particular the organization of Predynastic society and the role of ideology in the formation of the ancient Egyptian centralized state and the origins of Egyptian divine kingship. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, he was the Senior Prehistorian/Archaeology Manager for the Cultural Resources Group of GAI Consultants, Inc., and the Senior Archaeologist and Operations Manager of the Cultural and Natural Resources Section of Michael Baker Jr., Inc., both in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Anderson specializes in the integration of technology and archaeology, utilizing geophysical sensing, and 3D photogrammetry and visualization to facilitate collection and analysis of field results.  He has been a member of ARCE since the late-1980s.

Richard (Dick) Larsen
Treasurer

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Dick Larsen is a distinguished professor of accounting at George Mason University’s School of Management where he teaches tax and management courses in the undergraduate, MBA and executive MBA programs. Prior to teaching, Mr. Larsen was with Ernst & Young for 35 years, holding several positions, including partner in the national tax department. He serves on the board of the nonprofit, Tax Analysts, and chairs the organization’s Finance and Audit Committee. Mr. Larsen received his MBA from Columbia University and a law degree from George Washington University.

 

Yekaterina Barbash

Yekaterina Barbash is an Associate Curator in the Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Middle Eastern Art Department at the Brooklyn Museum, where she curated and co-curated several exhibitions. Prior to joining the Brooklyn Museum, Dr. Barbash has taught ancient Egyptian art and Egyptian hieroglyphs at a variety of colleges and universities in the Tri-state area. She received her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University. She has been a member of the Johns Hopkins University expedition to the Mut Precinct in Karnak, Egypt, where the Brooklyn Museum also maintains an excavation. Her research interests include ancient Egyptian religion and philology, with a particular focus on mortuary texts and the Book of the Dead.

Stephanie Denkowicz

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Stephanie Denkowicz, J.D. is a special counsel at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP specializing in corporate law and cross border mergers and acquisitions. She earned her B.A. from the University of Arizona and her J.D. from Rutgers University in 1977. She has been an ARCE member since 2003, is a member of the University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition, is a board member and president of the ARCE New York chapter.

Denise Doxey

Denise Doxey is curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian and Near Eastern art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Previously, she was keeper of the Egyptian section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. She completed her M.Phil at Oxford University and her Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author or co-author of numerous publications on Egyptian and Nubian art, archaeology and civilization. She has excavated in Greece and Egypt and has taught Egyptology courses at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University. She currently serves on the board of ICOM’s International Committee for Egyptology and is president of the New England chapter of ARCE.

William Inglee

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William Inglee is a senior partner at Inglee Sauer Moseley Strategies, LLC. Previously, Mr. Inglee worked on Capitol Hill as a Congressional staff member for 25 years and was directly involved in ARCE’s initial USAID funding in the mid-1990s. He has also served as staff director for the House Appropriations Committee. From February to June of 2017, Mr. Inglee was a full-time senior advisor to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Mr. Inglee has served on numerous boards, including those that support environmental preservation, culture and international affairs. He joined ARCE in 2009 and was previously a member of ARCE's Board of Governors from 2013 to 2016.

Janice Kamrin

Janice Kamrin is an associate curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to her work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she served as project director for a cluster of ARCE-sponsored projects at the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. These included the Egyptian Museum Registrar Training and Database projects, which oversaw the creation of a new database for the Egyptian Museum and the intensive training of young Egyptians to serve as registrars and documentation specialists.

Erin Moseley

Erin Moseley is Lockheed Martin’s Vice President of Aeronautics Strategy and Business Development, and previously a Senior Partner in Inglee Sauer Moseley Strategies, LLC, a private consulting firm. Her professional experience includes working within the private and government sectors to strengthen business competitiveness, strategic campaigns and tactical programs. She has a double-major in international relations and political science from Azusa Pacific University, a Master of Arts in national security studies at Georgetown University and is completing a certificate of Nuclear Deterrence from Harvard University. Ms. Moseley currently serves on the board of trustees for the Fisher House Foundation.

Nicholas Picardo

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Nicholas Picardo is associate director of the Giza Project at Harvard University. He specializes in household archaeology and digital archaeology. He has served as director of the South Abydos Settlement Excavation E Project and field director with the Kom el-Hisn Provincialism Project. He was a visiting instructor of Egyptology at Brown University in 2010, and a research associate in the Art of the Ancient World department of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston where he co-curated the exhibition “The Secrets of Tomb 10A: Egypt 2000 BC.” He co-founded the Pennsylvania chapter of ARCE, is currently the treasurer of the New England chapter, and previously served as each chapter’s president. He has been an ARCE member since 2003.

Terry Rakolta

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Terry Rakolta is a long-time supporter of civic and community organizations. She is currently serving as president of the Human World Foundation and is establishing an animal shelter in the Dominican Republic. Ms. Rakolta also serves as a trustee of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit. Her previous board experience includes service on health, educational and cultural organizations. She has participated in archaeological missions affiliated with the University of Michigan and is interested in building organizational capacity for the preservation of Egyptian cultural history.

Robert Ritner

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Robert Ritner is a professor of Egyptology at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago and was, from 1991-1996, the first Marilyn M. Simpson Assistant Professor of Egyptology at Yale University. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Dr. Ritner is the author of over 100 publications on Egyptian religion, magic, medicine, language and literature, as well as social and political history. He has lectured extensively on each of these topics throughout the United States, Europe and Egypt. In association with The Field Museum of Chicago, Dr. Ritner was the academic advisor for an Egypt installation and for two British Museum exhibits: “Cleopatra of Egypt: From History to Myth and Eternal Egypt.” In addition, he served as consultant and lecturer for the traveling Cairo Museum exhibit “Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt.” Dr. Ritner has led Oriental Institute tours of Egypt for 30 years.

Ed Snow

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Ed Snow is a partner with Burr & Forman, LLP, a law firm representing financial institutions, manufacturing concerns and healthcare entities, among other lines of business. He is licensed to practice law in Georgia, Maryland and Tennessee. He received his J.D. from the University of Tennessee School of Law and his LL.M. in Banking Law from the Boston University School of Law. Mr. Snow is also a former adjunct professor of contracts and contract drafting at Emory Law and frequently writes and speaks on lending and other legal topics, including legal documents and practices from the ancient Near East. Mr. Snow is co-chair of the board for the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University. 

Paul Stanwick

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Paul Stanwick is a management consultant at Accenture PLC, with experience across a range of financial services, including banking, hedge funds, financial publishing and investment research. He earned an MBA in finance from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. in Egyptian and Roman art history and archaeology from the New York University Institute of Fine Arts. Dr. Stanwick is a scholar of Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt. He has been an ARCE member since 1988.

Emily Teeter

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Emily Teeter, PhD, recently retired from the staff of the Oriental Institute Museum at the University of Chicago. She is the Editor of the JARCE, a Research Associate of the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, and an Associate of the Oriental Institute. Her area of specialization includes the history and religion of second millennium BC Egypt with emphasis on popular religion and cult ritual. She is a past president of the ARCE Board of Governors and she is very active in the Chicago chapter. She has been a member of ARCE since 1974.

Deborah Vischak

Deborah Vischak is an assistant professor of ancient Egyptian art and archaeology in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. She received her Ph.D. from the New York University Institute of Fine Arts in 2006. Her work investigates social and communal identities and regionalism in Egyptian material culture. She has worked on excavations and conducted field work at a number of sites from Giza to Aswan and has recently joined Dr. Matthew Adams as co-director of the Abydos North Cemetery project. Dr. Vischak was an ARCE fellow in 2003 and has been an ARCE member since that time.

Josef Wegner

Josef Wegner is an associate professor of Egyptian archaeology in the department of Near Eastern languages and civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania and associate curator in the Egyptian section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. He received his Ph.D. in 1996 from the University of Pennsylvania. He has directed excavations at the mortuary complex and settlement site dedicated to Pharaoh Senwosret III at South Abydos since 1994, as part of the University of Pennsylvania-Yale University-New York University Institute of Fine Arts Expedition to Abydos. His research has been supported by fellowships and grants from ARCE, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Geographic Society and the American Philosophical Society. He has been an ARCE member since 1985.

Louise Bertini
Executive Director 

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Louise Bertini is an Egyptologist and specialist in faunal analysis who has worked on more than 20 archaeological projects in Egypt over the past 15 years. She obtained an M.A. in Egyptology from the University of Liverpool, and a Ph.D. in archaeology from Durham University. Her research interests include zooarchaeology, bioarchaeology, paleoecology, paleopathology, domestication, subsistence reconstruction, and animal mummification as well as other areas of Egyptology. Since 2004, she has served as a Field Supervisor and zooarchaeologist on the Khirbat Iskander archaeological project in Jordan. She has taught Egyptology at the American University in Cairo since 2009 and has also served in several administrative capacities at the university since 2008. Based in Egypt since 2003, she has played an active role in furthering ARCE missions, namely supporting research on various aspects of Egyptian history and culture. She has been a member of ARCE since 2003.

 

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