Ash Melika, PhD
Professor of Archaeology/Anthropology
Office Phone: 951-552-8799 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Location: James 140 Office Hours:
|PhD||Anthropology/Egyptology||University of Leicester, England||2015|
|Th.M.||Old Testament||Gateway Seminary||2021|
|M.Div.||Semitic Languages, Hebrews Scriptures, and the ancient Near East||Princeton Theological Seminary||2003|
|M.A.||Culture Anthropology/Archaeology||Columbia University||2000|
|M.A.||Egyptology||New York University||1997|
|B.A.||Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology||Hunter College (The City University of New York)||1994|
Participated in archaeological training at Saqqara, Egypt.
Involved in a research project of several tombs at the Giza Plateau, Egypt.
A team member for two seasons at Tell el-Borg excavation site, North Sinai, Egypt.
I was involved in ethnographic research among the al-Qurna community in Luxor, Egypt.
I was involved in ethnographic research among the Coptic monastic community of Deir-el Souryan, Wadi el-Natrun, Egypt.
Introduction to Archaeology: Ancient Near East
Introduction to Archaeology: Egypt
Introduction to Archaeology: Levant
Introduction to Biblical Archaeology
Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology
Language and Culture
Anthropology of Religion
Introduction to Anthropology
Race, Class, & Gender
World History: Antiquity to 1500 AD
History of the Modern Middle East
Introduction to Arabic II
Introduction to Religion
Dynamics of Religious Experiences
Religions of the World
Survey of the Old Testament
Introduction to Sociology
Sociology of Marriage and the Family
Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests
Archaeology and Languages of ancient Egypt and the ancient Near East
Wisdom Literature (ancient and modern)
Anthropology of Religion
Eastern Christianity (Monastic Theology)
Anthropology of Modern Middle Eastern Minorities
Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU
Raritan Valley Community College, NJ
Mercer County Community College, NJ
Berkeley College, NJ
Bergen County Community College, NJ
Research, Presentations, & Publications
“The Founding of the Temple in Ancient Egypt: Ritual and Symbolism,” in “An Excellent Fortress for His Armies, a Refuge for the People”: Egyptological, Archaeological, and Biblical Studies in Honor of James K. Hoffmeier (Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania University Press, 2020)
“The Poor, Poverty, and Materialism in the Instruction of Amenemope, the Book of Proverbs, and Coptic Texts: A Socio-Historical Reading, in Coptic Culture Series (Cairo: American University of Cairo Press).
“Poverty and Subsistence in Ancient Egyptian and Biblical Wisdom Literature,” Fourth International Symposium on Coptic Culture: Past, Present, & Future (Advocacy, Activism, and Freedom: Historical Perspectives), Stevenage, England, (2017)
“Tribal Warfare in the Books of Judges and Joshua: An Anthropological Reading,” Society of Biblical Literature/American Academy of Religion, TX, (2016)
“The Founding of the Temple in ancient Egypt and Israel,” Society of Biblical Literature/American Academy of Religion, CA, (10/2014)
“The Materialization of ancient Egyptian Kingship ideology in the New Kingdom (c.a. 1550-1070 BC)”, Southwestern Anthropological Association, CA, (4/2014).
"Signs of Protest: The Semiotics of the Egyptian Revolution of 25 January," American Ethnological Society, NY, (April 2012).
"Near Eastern Conceptions of Wisdom," Society of Biblical Literature: Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, NJ, (March 2012).
“Isaiah 19:1-15: A Reversal of Egyptian Royal Ideology” Society of Biblical Literature, MA, (November 2008).
.“Ancient Pharaonic Statues and the Quest for Conception amongst the Rural Population in Egypt,” Northeastern Anthropological Association, MA, (March 2007).
"Society in Ancient Egypt" at the International Congress of Egyptologists, XI, Florence, Italy, (August 2015).
Church Membership & Activities
Community Service & Involvement
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE Certificate Awarded)
Chaplaincy Work Services at Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, Staten Island, NY.
Chaplaincy Work Services in the Emergency Room at Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY.
Society of Biblical Literature
The Evangelical Theological Society
American Anthropological Association
International Association for Egyptologists
American Research Center in Egypt
Archaeological Institute of America
American Schools of Oriental Research
Interests & Hobbies
An age without passion has no values, and everything is transformed into representational ideas.