Education

he University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
– Ph.D., Egyptology, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Expected 2016
– C.Phil., Egyptology, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, 2013
– M.A., Egyptology, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, 2009

The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
– High Honors B.A., Anthropology, 2003

Research

CLA Center for Digital Humanities
Research and Instructional Technology Consultant: 2014 – Present
Project Collaboration:
– UCLA Art Library’s Visual Resource Collection for Teaching and Research (Omeka, CSS, PHP)
– La Fuerza de la Costumbre Online Markup and Publication (TEI, XML, XSLT)
– Hebrew E-Workbook Migration to Kaltura (Moodle/Kaltura integration)
– ECHO Online Journal Migration (Joomla, WordPress, HTML)
– GIS Exploration Project, UCLA Department of Spanish/Portuguese (geodata visualization, ArcGIS, ESRI Story Maps)
– Paris Past & Present: 3D Modeling of Medieval Paris (project management)
– Playing with Shakespeare Website Redesign (iMovie, HandBrake)

UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
– Editorial Assistant 2009-2012: Online Encyclopedia of Egyptology (UEE)

UCLA – RUG Fayum Excavation Project, Egypt
– Graduate Student Researcher: 2007-2009 (VR modeling of site using Multi-Gen Creator)
– Site Survey and Analysis: October 14 – December 1, 2006
– Trench Supervisor: November 1 – December 20, 2004
– Survey of Fayum Neolithic and Epipaleolithic: October 10 – November 1, 2004

Upper Basin Archaeological Research Project, Kaibab National Forest, Arizona
– Lab Assistant:  November 18 – December 10, 2002
– Field Assistant: September 26 – October 24, 2002

Slavia Project, Giecz, Poland
– Field & Lab Assistant: July 30 – August 31, 2002

Carpenter’s Run Pioneer Cemetery Project, Blue Ash, Ohio
– Field Assistant:  June 15 – July 20, 2002

Amistad Research Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
– Archival Assistant:  September 1 – December 20, 1999

Publications

Articles

Online Publications
2016: Immersive Museum Participation

Immersive Museum Participation

2016: Haptic Computing and Tactile Interfacing

Haptic Computing and Tactile Interfacing

2015: Discovering Drupal in San Diego: SANDCamp 2015

Discovering Drupal in San Diego: SANDcamp 2015

Print Publications
2006: W.Z. Wendrich, J.E.M.F. Bos, K.M. Pansire (co-author). “VR Modeling in Research, Instruction, Presentation and Cultural Heritage Management: the Case of Karanis (Egypt)”. The 7th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage VAST (2006). M. Ioannides, D. Arnold, F. Niccolucci, K. Mania (Editors).

Conferences
2008 Storage Symposium: Preservation and Access to Archaeological Materials.  Los Angeles, Cali.
“The Difficulties of Preserving Spatial Context: Karanis, Tourism, and the Olive Oil Industry”

2006 CIPA/VAST Conference – 7th VAST International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology,
and Cultural Heritage.  Nicosia, Cyprus.
“VR Modeling in Research, Instruction, Presentation and Cultural Heritage Management: the Case of Karanis (Egypt)”

2005 Wep Waut in Westwood – The Archaeology of Ritual: Ancient Egyptian Sun Cults
“Tomb and Temples: Solar Reflections in the Archaeological Record of Tell el-Amarna”

2004 Wep Waut in Westwood – From Alexander to Cleopatra: The Archaeology of Ptolemaic Egypt
“Ptolemaic Berenike”

Honors & Awards

  • 2008 Regents Stipend – $10,000
  • 2006 Cotsen Friends of Archaeology Grant – $1,500
    Project Title: “The Production of Olive Oil in Ancient Karanis”
  • 2006 Graduate Research Mentorship
    Project Title: “Magic and Materiality of Egyptian Headrests” – $26,000
  • 2004 Steinmetz Travel Grant – $1,000

Courses

Instructor of Record:
2008-2012: (Summer Sessions) University of California, Los Angeles: “Ancient Egyptian Civilization”

Teaching Associate
2013: University of California, Los Angeles: “Egyptian Religion”
2008: University of California, Los Angeles: “Ancient Egyptian Civilization”

Teaching Assistant/Instructor of Record
2005-2006 (Summer Sessions) University of California, Los Angeles: “Ancient Egyptian Civilization”

Teaching Assistant
2005: University of California, Los Angeles: “Ancient Egyptian Civilization”

Fields of Interest

  • digital humanities and its applications for the field of archaeology & historical research
  • symbolic belief systems in ancient Egypt
  • the mind-body-magic relationship between objects and persons
  • miniaturization and the creation and function of amulets
  • furniture and tool use in ancient, non-elite Egyptian households