Staff

Co-directors

Yosef Garfinkel

Yosef Garfinkel (Ph.D., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) is Yigael Yadin Professor of Biblical Archaeology at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has directed excavations at Shaar-Hagolan, Tel Tzaf, and Khirbet Qeiyafa. He has published over 20 books on the archaeology of Israel and has exhibited the results of his excavations at the Louvre and Metropolitan Museum of Art. Since 2013, he is Co-Director of The Fourth Expedition to Lachish.

Michael G. Hasel

Michael G. Hasel (Ph.D., University of Arizona) is Director of the Institute of Archaeology and Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology at Southern Adventist University. He has participated in and directed excavations in Jordan (Jalul), Cyprus (Idalion), and Israel (Ashkelon, Dor, Gezer, Ekron, Hazor, Masada, Khirbet Qeiyafa). He specializes in military tactics of Egypt and the ANE and has published several books. Since 2013, he is Co-Director of The Fourth Expedition to Lachish.

Martin G. Klingbeil

Martin G. Klingbeil (D.Litt., Stellenbosch University) is Associate Director of the Institute of Archaeology and Professor of Biblical Studies and Archaeology at Southern Adventist University. He has participated in excavations in Jordan (Umeiri) and Israel (Khirbet Qeiyafa, Lachish). He specializes in ancient seals and iconography and has published extensively in that field. Since 2013, he is Co-Director of The Fourth Expedition to Lachish.

Square Supervisors

  • Antonio AnobileBA cand., Southern Adventist University
  • Guilherme Brasil de Souza BA cand., Southern Adventist University
  • Matthew Bronson BA cand., Southern Adventist University
  • Sang Yeup Chang MA cand., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Leif Harald Fredheim MA cand., University College London
  • Clemente Perez Garcia MA cand., University of Vienna
  • Jonathan Gardner MA cand., Wheaton College
  • Giselle S. HaselMA, MFA, Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Katherine HeslerBA cand., Southern Adventist University
  • Hoo-Goo Kang Ph.D., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Igor Kreimerman Ph.D. cand., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Silvia MenjiviarB.A cand., Southern Adventist University
  • Juan MoraB.A cand., Southern Adventist University
  • Cherie Lynn Olsen BA, Southern Adventist University
  • Nestor Petruk Ph.D. cand., University of Barcelona
  • Celeste VoigtMA, Andrews University
  • Joel Willis MA cand., Georgia State University

Conservation

Orna Cohen

Orna Cohen

CIRC Database and Information Technology

Scot Anderson

Scot Anderson (Ph.D., University of Nebraska) is Professor of Computing, School of Computing, Southern Adventist University and serves as the CIRC Database developer. He has participated in excavations at Khirbet Qeiyafa.

Michael Dant

Michael Dant (MS, Andrews University) is Associate Professor of Computing, School of Computing, Southern Adventist University and served as IT manager and quadcopter pilot/trainer. He has participated in excavations at Khirbet Qeiyafa and Lachish.

Christopher Dant

Christopher Dant (MS cand., Southern Adventist University) served as IT manager and quadcopter pilot.

Thomas Olsen

Thomas Olsen (MS cand., Southern Adventist University) served as IT associate manager and CIRC database manager. He has participated in excavations at Khirbet Qeiyafa and Lachish.

Survey and Mapping

Roland Dell'mour

Roland Dell'mour (Mag.) served as digital illustrator and draftsman. He has participated in previous excavations at Khirbet Qeiyafa and Lachish.

Shimon Gasanov

Shimon Gasanov has participated in various archaeological projects throughout Israel. He served as archaeological surveyor.

Daniel Perez

Daniel M. Perez (MA, Northern Arizona University) is Museum Coordinator of the Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum, Southern Adventist University. He has participated in excavations in the United States, Uzbekistan, and Israel. He serves as archaeological surveyor, field archaeologist, and secondary quadcopter pilot.

Jesse Rademacher

Jesse Rademacher(MFA, Savannah College of Art and Design) is associate professor in the School of Visual Art and Design at Southern Adventist University. He served as digital illustrator and draftsman.

Sarahi Remolina

Sarahi Remolina(BFA cand., Southern Adventist University) has prior experience in traditional and digital illustration in various capacities.  She served as digital illustrator and draftswoman.

J. Rosenberg

Jay Rosenberg serves as archaeological surveyor. He has participated as an archaeological surveyor for numerous excavations in Israel.

Epigraphy/Wet Sifting

Anat Mendel

Anat Mendel(Ph.D. cand., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) is a lecturer in north-west Semitic epigraphy and an assistant curator at the Collections of the Hebrew University. She served as the wet sifting project manager.

Nestor Petruk

Nestor Petruk (Ph.D. cand., University of Barcelona) serves as square supervisor and epigraphist. He has participated in excavations in Jordan and Israel.

Zooarchaeologist

Ed Maher

Ed Maher (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago) is a lecturer in archaeology at North Central College specializes in anthropological theory and zooarchaeology.

Metal Objects

Yoav Farhi

Yoav Farhi (Ph.D., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) is an archaeologist, numismatist and researcher for various projects.

Illustration/Object Registrar

Giselle S. Hasel

Giselle S. Hasel (MA, MFA, Savannah College of Art and Design) is associate professor of Illustration and Art History in the School of Visual Art and Design, Southern Adventist University. She has been an archaeological illustrator for over 20 years.

Pottery/Object Registrar

Thandi Klingbeil

Thandi Klingbeil (MSA, Andrews University) has participated in excavations at Khirbet Qeiyafa and Lachish.

Site Photographer

Edward Appollis

Edward Appollis(D.Min., Andrews University) is Senior Lecturer among the Theology Faculty at Helderberg College, South Africa.

Nick Lindsay

Nick Lindsay(BS, Southern Adventist University) recently graduated with a degree in Film Production from Southern Adventist University and is pursuing a career in media production.

Seth Shaffer

Seth Shaffer(BA, Southern Adventist University) is Office and Periodicals Manager at McKee Library, Southern Adventist University.

Camp Manager

Margaretha Perez

Margaretha Perez (BS, University of California, Riverside) has participated in excavations at Lachish.

Site Manager

Oz Ginsburg

Oz Ginsburg

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