• PhD: Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA 2020
  • MA: Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA 2016
    Other Graduate Work: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, George Fox University 2010-2013
  • BA: Communications, Northeastern State University 2006


  • The military’s use of writing as a communication technology, acceptance/rejection of communication technologies by society, and narrative depictions of writing.
  • Sociolinguistics of writing in the ancient Near East, particularly as it relates to the transcription and orthography of foreign words.
  • Cultic icons
  • Proto-Alphabetic
  • Textual portrayals of death and burial
  • Dueteronomistic History



  • (Forthcoming) Book Review – The Biblical Hebrew Companion for Bible Software Users, by Michael Williams. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2015. Journal of Hebrew Higher Education.
  • 2014 Book Review – Purity and the Forming of Religious Traditions in the Ancient Mediterranean World and Ancient Judaism, edited by Christian Frevel and Christophe Nihan. Leiden: Brill, 2013. Religion 44(1): 176—180


  • Teaching Assistant: Jerusalem the Holy City
  • Teaching Assistant: UCLA Travel Study Israel 2014

Fields of Interest

  • Hebrew Bible
  • Northwest Semitic Linguistics