- Religions of the Ancient Near East
- Ph.D., Harvard University, 1982
- B.A., University of Tennessee, 1974
Distinctions / Awards
- Faculty Fellow, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 2007-2008.
- Two-year grant from University of Illinois Provost’s Office for support of the InscriptiFact Project, 2007
- Associate, Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois, 2003-2004