PhD Degrees Awarded

Department of Egyptology & Assyriology
(formerly Department of Egyptology and Department of the History of Mathematics)
PhD Degrees Awarded



Dissertation Title-Field

Job Placement


Amanda Davis

Egyptian and Minoan Relations during the Eighteenth Dynasty/Late Bronze Age


Yuzhen Guan

The Treatment of Eclipses in Early Chinese Astral Sciences - History of the Exact Sciences in Antiquity



Kathryn Howley Uildriks

The Royal Pyramid Tombs of Nuri: Cultural Interaction between Nubia and Egypt in the Middle Napatan Period - Assyriology

Adjunct Professor, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) 


Julia Troche


Origins of Apotheosis in Ancient Egypt -


Instructor, Missouri State University


Sung Hwan Yoo

Patterns of ancient Egyptian child deities – Egyptology


Ramadan B. Hussein

The Saite Pyramid Texts copies in the Memphite and Heliopolitan shaft-tombs: a study of their selection and layout – Egyptology

Former Senior Archaeological Supervisor at the Ministry of State for Antiquities, Egypt; currently Humboldt Foundation Fellow, University of Tübingen, Germany


Toke L. Knudsen

The Siddhāntasundara of Jñānarāja: A critical edition of select chapters with English translation and commentary – History of Mathematics

Associate Professor of Mathematics, State University of New York, Oneonta


Emily O'Dell

Excavating the emotional landscape of ancient Egyptian literature – Egyptology

Assistant Professor, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman


Kelly-Anne Diamond

Ancient Egyptian funerary ritual: the term 3i – Egyptology

Adjunct Professor, Department of History, Villanova University


Jessica Lévai

Aspects of the goddess Nephthys, especially during the Graeco-Roman period in Egypt – Egyptology

Visiting Lecturer, Bridgewater State University


Micah Ross

Horoscopic ostraca from Medinet Madi – History of Mathematics

Postdoctoral Fellow, National Tsing Hua Univ Taiwan


Andreas Woods

A grammatical analysis of the late Demotic take Setne II (Pappyrus BM EA 10822) – Egyptology

Assistant Professor, Department of Afro-American Studies, Howard University


Clemency Williams (Montelle)

Eclipse theory in the ancient world – History of Mathematics

Senior Lecturer (tenured), Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Canterbury, New Zealand


Joseph Gerard Leichter

The Zīj as-Sanjarī of Gregory Chioniades: Text, translation and Greek to Arabic glossary – History of Mathematics


Mariam Ayad

The funerary texts of Amenirdis I: Analysis of their layout and purpose – Egyptology

Associate Professor of Egyptology, American University in Cairo, Egypt


Setsuro Ikeyama

The Brāhmasphuasiddhānta Chapter 21 with the Commentary of Pthūdakasvāmin – History of Mathematics


Robert Lopilato

The Apotelesmatika of Manetho – History of Mathematics


Kim Leslie Plofker

Mathematical Approximation By Transformation of Sine Functions in Medieval Sanskrit Astronomical Texts – History of Mathematics

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Union College


Takanori Kusuba

Combinatorics and magic squares in India: A study of Nārāyana Pandita’s Ganitakaumudī Chapters 13–14 – History of Mathematics

Professor, Osaka University of Economics, Japan


Stephen Evan Thompson

A lexicographic and iconographic analysis of anointing in ancient Egypt – Egyptology


Takao Hayashi

The Bakhshālī manuscript – History of Mathematics

Professor, Science and Engineering Research Institute, Doshisha University, Japan


Alexander Jones

Book 7 of Pappus’s Collection: Edition,  translation, and commentary – History of Mathematics

Professor of the Exact Sciences in Antiquity, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University


Jacques Sesiano

The Arabic text of books IV to VII of Diophantus’ Arithmētika in the translation of Ousā ibn Lūqā, edited with translation and commentary – History of Mathematics

{Emeritus] Lecturer, École doctorale, Mathématiques, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland


Peter Christopher Solon 

The Hexapterygon of Michael Crysokokkes edited, translated, and annotated – History of Mathematics


Bernard Raphael Goldstein

The commentary of Ibn al-Muthanna to the astronomical tables of al-Khwarizmi – History of Mathematics

University Professor of History and Philosophy of Science and of Jewish Studies, University of Pittsburgh [Emeritus]


Richard Holton Pierce

Three demotic papyri in the Brooklyn Museum – Egyptology

Professor of Egyptology {Emeritus], Department of Greek, Latin and Egyptology, University of Bergen, Norway


William Duane Stahlman

The astronomical tables of Codex Vaticanus graecus 1291 – History of Mathematics

Professor of History of Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison [deceased]


Caroline Nestmann Peck

Some decorated tombs of the first intermediate period at Naga ed-Der – Egyptology

Teaching Associate in Egyptology, Brown University [deceased]


Asger Hartvig Aaboe

On Babylonian planetary theories – History of Mathematics

Professor of the History of Science and Medicine, Yale University [deceased]