Professor, History Program
Phone: 814-871-5605
Office: PC 3212
richard002@gannon.edu

  • Biography
  • Courses Taught
  • Educational History
  • Professional Experience
  • Professional Societies
  • Publications
  • Scholarship/Research

Biography

Hi, I’m Suzanne and I’m a professor in the History and Archaeology Department, as well as in the Theology Department.  I am an archaeologist who directs a dig in Jordan at a site called Khirbat Iskandar, about 30 miles south of the capital city of Amman.  We are planning our eleventh season in summer, 2013. 


As director of the Collins Institute for Archaeological Research, I am involved in directing students who help in the processing of materials from the dig, as we prepare them for publication.  It’s a great opportunity for students in the Archaeology program, as it allows them to receive “hands-on” training in the skills needed in the field.  They learn to draw by hand and then on the computer in order to finalize drawings and plates for publication.  There are tons of materials (well at least a ton) that need to be worked on, as well as the continued digitization of all the documentation of the dig.  I also teach classes in the “lab,” such as the Arch 202 course in Laboratory Techniques, taught this spring 2013, a great course for those going on the dig.


The latest project I am involved with is The Museum @ Gannon, a new museum that will be housed in the History and Archaeology Department’s large conference room in Palumbo Center 3215, near my office.   Yes, we are building exhibits right now based primarily, but not solely on the Khirbat Iskandar materials housed in the Collins Institute.   In future we will have traveling exhibits from outside museums and various changing exhibits.  This new museum will also be a great teaching resource for the new Archaeology and Public History concentration in the department.  Students will be able to take classes in museum and archival studies and be interns and have experiential learning opportunities in the Museum.


Aside from all of these various activities and teaching classes, I am a working scholar who has published two books (and numerous articles), and I’m working on two other books at the moment, one of which is Vol. II of the Khirbat Iskandar Expedition.  We are doing a lot of new and exciting things in the History and Archaeology Department to prepare students for graduate school and/or a career.

 
 

Courses Taught

  • Near Eastern Archaeology and History
  • Archaeology of the Ancient Israel
  • Laboratory Techniques
  • Science and Archaeology
  • International Studies: Middle East
  • Global Archaeology/Global History I
  • Western Heritage I/Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
  • West in the World/West in the World (Honors)
  • Biblical Hebrew
  • Sacred Scriptures
     

Educational History

  • B.A. Gannon University (1971)
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (senior year abroad) (1970-71)
  • Ph.D The Johns Hopkins University (1978)
  • Post-Doctoral Studies: The Department of Anthropology,
    University Museum, the University of Pennsylvania (1985-86)

Dissertation Title: The End of the Early Bronze Age in Palestine-Transjordan: A Study of the Post-EB III Cultural Complex  - a study of socio-cultural change ca. 2350 B.C.E.[directed by Dr. William G. Dever]

 

Professional Experience

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

  • 2012-present Coordinator of the Archaeology and Public History Concentration and The Museum @ Gannon
  • 2009-present Professor, Department of History and rchaeology; Department of Theology, Gannon University
  • 1999-2009 Associate Professor, History Program; Department of Theology, Gannon University [tenure 2005]
  • 2000-present Director, The Collins Institute for Archaeological Research at Gannon University
  • 2000-present Program Coordinator, Archaeology and Culture Minor

---Previously taught at Drew University Graduate School and Seminary (1983-1999); Department of Classical and Oriental Studies, Brandesis University (1979-1980); Interdiscipinary Humanities Program, Berea College (1976-1978)---

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 1981-present Principal Investigator, the Archaeological Expedition to Khirbat Iskandar and its Environs (Jordan)
  • 2011-2012 President of the Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society (ASOR/SBL/CBA)
  • 2010-2011 Vice President/President-Elect of the Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society
  • 2010-present Chairs Coordinating Council, the American Schools of Oriental Research
  • 2009-2011 Board of Trustees, the American Schools of Oriental Research
  • 2006-present Chair, American Schools of Oriental Research Regional Affiliations Committee
  • 2000-present ASOR regional coordinator, Eastern Great Lakes Regional Society
  • 1999-present Gannon University Corporate Representative for the American Schools of Oriental Research
  • 1990-1993 Editorial board, The American Schools of Oriental Research Dissertation. Series
  • 1985-1993 Committee on Archaeological Policy, The American Schools of Oriental Research
  • 1980-1993 Program Committee of The American Schools of Oriental Research
  • 1980-1983 Curator, The New Jersey Museum of Archaeology at Drew University
     

Professional Societies

  •        American Schools of Oriental Research
  • Archaeological Institute of America
  • Catholic Biblical Association
  • Israel Exploration Society
  • Palestine Exploration Fund
  • Society for Biblical Literature
     

Publications


Publications
In Press:

  • Richard, S. Khirbat Iskandar Tell, Tombs, and Bab edh-Dhra‘: a Multidimensional Quantitative Approach.  Studies in the History and Archaeology of Jordan XI.  Amman: Department of Antiquities, Jordan
  • Richard, S.  The Archaeology of the Early Bronze Age in Jordan.  The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant (ca. 8000-332 BCE).  Eds.  M.L. Steiner and A. E. Killebrew.  Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Richard, S, Long, J. C., Jr., Wulff-Krabbenhoft, R, and Webb, S. D.  Khirbat Iskandar 2010.  American Journal of Archaeology 116(4).

Books:

  • Richard, S., Long, J.C., Jr., Holdorf, P., and Peterman, G. eds. 2010 Archaeological Expedition to Khirbat Iskandar and Its Environs.  Vol. 1: Khirbat Iskandar Final Report on the Early Bronze IV Area C “Gateway” and Cemeteries. Archaeological Expedition to Khirbat Iskandar and its Environs, Jordan Vol. 1.  Boston: The American Schools of Oriental Research Archaeological Report Series 14.  With contributions by C. E. Cordova, J. D. D’Angelo, S. Ellis, J. Forsen, Y. Goren, M. C. Metzger, Y. M. Rowan and L. Welton.  [hereafter Khirbat Iskandar Vol. 1]
  • Richard, S., ed.  2003 Near Eastern Archaeology: A Reader.  Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.

Museum Catalogue:

  • Richard, S and Vanco, J.  2001 Archaeology at the Dawn of History: the Khirbet Iskander Excavations, ed. N. Smith.   Erie: Erie Art Museum.

Articles/Chapters in Books/Reviews/Web:

  • Richard, S.  2011. On the Periphery of the Madaba Plains Project: Celebrating Core Accomplishments to the Field of Archaeology.  Pp. 79-93 in The Madaba Plains Project: Forty Years of Archaeological Research into Jordan’s Past, eds. D.R. Clark, LG Herr, Ø. S. LaBianca, and R.W.Younker.  London: Equinox Publishing, Ltd.
  • Richard, S. 2011 Acco. Pp. in HarperCollins Bible Dictionary, ed. by M. A. Powell.  San Francisco: HarperCollins.
  • Richard, S. 2011 Arad. Pp. in  The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary, rev. and updated, ed. by E. Meyer (Mark Allan Powell).  San Francisco: HarperCollins.
  • Richard, S. 2011 Bronze Age. Pp. in HarperCollins Bible Dictionary, rev. and updated, ed. by Mark  Allan Powell.  San Francisco: HarperCollins.
  • Richard, S. 2010 Introduction.  Pp. 1-19 in Khirbat Iskandar Vol. 1.
  • Richard, S. 2010 The Area C Early Bronze IV Ceramic Assemblage. Pp. 21-35 in Khirbat Iskandar Vol.1.
  • Richard, S., Peterman, G., and James D. D’Angelo 2010 The Early Bronze IV Cemeteries at
    Khirbat Iskandar.  Pp. 159-63 in Khirbat Iskandar Vol. 1.
  • Peterman, G. and Richard, S.  2010 Excavation of the Area D, H. and J Cemeteries. Pp. 165-208 in Khirbat Iskandar Vol. 1.
  • Richard, S. and Peterman, G. 2010 Ceramic Assemblage of the Early Bronze IV Cemeteries. Pp. 223-49 in Khirbat Iskandar Vol. 1.
  • Richard, S. and Long, J. C., Jr. 2010 Summary and Conclusions.  Pp. 271-79 in Khirbat Iskandar Vol. 1.
  • Richard, S. 2009 Early Bronze IV Peoples: Connections between the Living and the Dead at
    Khirbet Iskander. Pp. 691-701 in Studies in the History and Archaeology of Jordan X, ed., F. al-Khraysheh.  Amman: Department of Antiquities, Jordan.
  • Richard, S. and Long, J.C., Jr.  2009 Khirbet Iskander, Jordan and Early Bronze IV Studies: A View from a Tell.  Pp. 90-100 in The Levant in Transition, ed. P. J.  Parr.  Vol. 9 of the PEF Annual Series.  London: Maney Publishing.
  • Richard, S. 2008 Iskander, Khirbet.  Pp. 450-51 in The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible,  Vol 3: I-MA, ed. K.D. Sakenfeld.  Nashville: Abingdon Press.
  • Richard, S., Long, J. C., Jr., and Libby, B.  2008 Khirbet Iskander. Archaeology in Jordan, 2007 Season, eds. S. H. Savage, Keller, D. R., and Tuttle, C. A. American Journal of Archaeology 112: 521-22.
  • Richard, S.  2008 Archaeology of the Near East: the Levant.  Pp. 834-48 in Encyclopedia of Archaeology, ed.  D. M. Pearsall.  London: Academic Press.
  • Richard, S.  2008  Archaeology of the Near East: the Levant.  Encyclopedia of Archaeology, ScienceDirect-Elsevier, Inc. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/referenceworks/9780123739629
  • Richard, S. Long, J.C, and Libby, B.  2007 Khirbet Iskander.  ACOR Newletter Vol. 19-2—Winter: 7-8.
  • Richard, S.  2007 Husn, et-Tell.  P.  921 in The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Vol. 2: D-H, ed. K.D. Sakenfeld.  Nashville: Abingdon Press.
  • Richard, S. and Long, J.  2007 Khirbet Iskander: A City in Collapse at the end of the Early Bronze Age.  Pp. 269-276 in Crossing Jordan – North American Contributions to the Archaeology of Jordan.  Eds.  T.E. Levy, P.M. M. Daviaur, R.W. Younker and M. Shaer.  London: Equinox Publishing, Ltd.
  • Richard, S. and Long, Jesse C., Jr.  2007 Social Institutions at Khirbat Iskandar: An Argument for Elites in EB IV.  Pp. 71-81 in Studies in the the History and Archaeology of Jordan IX, ed. F. al-Khraysheh. Amman: Department of Antiquities, Jordan.
  • Richard, S.  2006 Ader, Khirbet.  P. 52 in The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible,Vol 1: A-C, ed. K.D. Sakenfeld.  Nashville: Abingdon Press.
  • Richard S.  2006 Early Bronze IV Transitions: An Archaeometallurgical Study.  Pp. 119-132 in Archaeological and Historical Essays on Ancient Israel in Honor of William G. Dever,  eds. S. Gitin, G. Edward Wright and J.P. Dessel.  Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
  • Richard, S and Long, J.C., Jr.  2006 Three Seasons of Excavations at Khirbat Iskandar, Jordan: 1997,  2000, 2004.   Annual of the Department of Antiquities, Jordan 49: 261-276.
  • Richard, S, Long, J.C., Jr., Libby, B.  2005  Khirbet Iskander.  Archaeology in Jordan, 2004, eds. S.A. Savage, K.A. Zamora, and D.R. Keller. American Journal of Archaeology 105:3 (July): 541-42.
  • Richard, S, Long, J.C., Jr., and Libby, B.  2004  Khirbet Iskander.  ACOR Newsletter Vol. 16-2—Winter: 4-5.
  • Richard, S. 2004 Review of:  In Quest of Ancient Settlements and Landscapes: Archaeological Studies in Honour of Ram Gophna, ed. Edwin C. M. van den Brinck and E. Yannai.  Tel Aviv: Ramot Publishing, Tel Aviv University, 2000.  Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research  335: 205-207.
  • Richard S. 2004  Herbert Bardwell. Huffmon: A Reflection.  Pp. 1-6 in Inspired Speech—Prophecy in the Near East: A Festschrift in Honour of Herbert B. Huffmon, eds. J. Kaltner and L. Stuhlman.  Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series 378.  London: T & T Clark International/A Continuum Imprint.
  • Richard, S.  2003 Introduction.  Pp. xiii-xvi in Near Eastern Archaeology: a Reader, ed.S. Richard.  Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
    Richard, S.   2003 The Early Bronze Age in the Southern Levant.  Pp. 105-114 in Near
    Eastern Archaeology: a Reader, ed. S. Richard.  Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
    Richard, S.  2002  2000 Season of Excavations at Khirbet Iskander, Jordan.   Pp. 105-114
    in Proceedings, Eastern Great Lakes and Midwest Biblical Societies, Vol. XXI, ed. B. Fiore. Buffalo: Canisius College.
    -Richard, S, Long, J, and Libby, B.  2001 Khirbet Iskander.  Archaeology in Jordan,, eds. S.A. Savage, K. Zamora, and D.R. Keller.  American Journal of Archaeology 105:3 (July): 440-441.
    -Richard, S. and Long, J  2000  Khirbet Iskander.  ACOR Newsletter Vol. 12-1--Summer: 7-8.
    -Richard, S.  2000 Archaeology at the Dawn of History: the Khirbet Iskander
    Excavations. Web Site: www.gannon.edu/departmental/archaeology/default.asp
    -Richard, S.  2000 Chronology vs. Regionalism in the Early Bronze IV Period: An
    Assemblage of Whole and Restored Vessels from the Public Building at Khirbet Iskander. Pp 399-417 in The Archaeology of Jordan and Beyond: Essays in Honor of  James A. Sauer, ed. L. E. Stager, J. A. Greene, and M. D. Coogan; Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
    -Richard, S.  1998 Review of Ancient Pottery of Transjordan: An Introduction Utilizing Published Whole Forms--Late Neolithic through Late Islamic, eds. R.E. Hendrix, Philip R. Drey, and J. Bjornar Storfjell.  Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 310: 79-81.
    -Richard, S. and Long, J. 1998  Khirbet Iskander.  Archaeology in Jordan, eds. V. Egan and P.M Bikai., American Journal of Archaeology 102:3 (July): 587-588.
    -Richard, S.  1997 Khirbet Iskander.  Pp. 188-89 In Encyclopedia of Near Eastern Archaeology, ed., Eric M. Meyers.  New York: Oxford University Press.
    -Richard S.  1996 Arad.  P. 47 in The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary, rev. and updated, ed. by P.J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: HarperSan Francisco.
    -Richard, S. and Long, J.  1995 Khirbet Iskander.  Archaeology in Jordan, eds. P.M. Bikai and D. Kooring.   American Journal of Archaeology 99:3 (July): 512-14.
    -Richard, S. and Long, J.  1995 Archaeological Expedition to Khirbet Iskander, 1994.  Annual of the Department of Antiquities, Jordan 39: 81-92.
    -Richard, S.  1993  Review of: The Bab edh-Dhra Cemeteries Excavated by Paul Lapp by T. Schaub and W. Rast.  Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1990.  Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 290-291: 137-39.
    -Richard, S.  1993  Khirbet Iskander.  In The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land, eds. Ephraim Stern, et al.  Jerusalem: Carta and Israel Exploration Society: 649-52.
    -Richard, S.  1992  Iskander, Khirbet.  Pp. 523-26 In The Anchor Bible Dictionary, vol. 3, eds. David Noel Freedman, et al.  NY: Doubleday & Co.
    -Richard, S.  1992  Ader. Pp. 71-72 in The Anchor Bible Dictionary, vol. 1, eds. David Noel Freedman, et al.  NY: Doubleday & Co.
    -Richard, S. 1992  Husn, el.  Pp. 339-40 in The Anchor Bible Dictionary, eds. David Noel Freedman, et al.  NY: Doubleday & Co.
    -Richard, S.   1991 Khirbet Iskander.  Archaeology in Jordan, ed. B. De Vries.  
    American Journal of Archaeology 95:2 (April): 262-64.
    -Richard, S.  1989 Khirbet Iskander.  Pp. 301-309 in Archaeology of Jordan II:  Field Reports, eds. J. B. Hennessy and D. Homes-Fredericq. Assyriological Foundation Georges Dossin.  Brussels: Peeters Leuven.
    -Richard, S. 1990 Khirbet Iskander and the Early Bronze IV: Fourth Preliminary Report,
    1987 Season. Pp. 33-58 in Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research Supplement No. 26, ed. W. E. Rast.  Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns for the American Schools of Oriental Research.
    -Richard, S. 1988  Four Seasons of Excavations at the Early Bronze IV Site of Khirbet Iskander.  Liber Annuus 37: 40-44.
    -Richard, S. and Boraas, R.S.  1988 The Early Bronze IV Fortified Site of Khirbet Iskander, Jordan: Third Preliminary Report, 1984 Season.  Pp. 107-30 in Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research Supplement No. 25, ed. W. E. Rast.  Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns for the American Schools of Oriental Research.
    -Richard, S.  1987 The Early Bronze Age: The Rise and Collapse of Urbanism. Biblical Archaeologist 50, no. 1: 22-43.
    -Richard, S and Parker, T. 1987 The Roman Castellum of Khirbet el-Fityan."  Pp. 429-
    46 in The Roman Frontier in Central Jordan: Interim Report on the Limes Arabicus Project, 1980-1985, part ii, ed. S. Thomas Parker.  London: British Archaeological Reports Series 340(11).
    -Richard, R.  1987 Questions of Nomadic Invasions at the End of the Third Millennium, B.C.  Pp. 323-30 in Studies in the History and Archaeology of Jordan III, ed. A. Hadidi.  Amman: Department of Antiquities.
    -Richard, S.  1986 Excavations at Khirbet Iskander, Jordan: A Glimpse at Settled Life during the 'Dark Age' in Palestinian Archaeology.  Expedition 28, no. 1: 3-12.
    -Richard S. 1985  Acco.  P. 9. in Harper's Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper & Row.
    -Richard, S. 1985 Arad.  Pp. 42-43 in Harper's Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper & Row; rev. in Harper Collins Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper, 1996, p. 47.
    -Richard, S. 1985 Balances.  Pp. 90-91 in Harper's Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper & Row;  rev. in Harper Collins Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper, 1996, p. 100.
    -Richard, S. 1985 Bottles.  Pp. 140 in Harper's Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper & Row; rev. in Harper Collins Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper, 1996, p. 152.
    -Richard, S. 1985 Bowl. P. 140 in Harper's Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper & Row ; rev. in Harper Collins Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper, 1996, p. 153.
    -Richard, S. 1985 Bronze. P. 143 in Harper's Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper & Row; rev. in Harper Collins Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper, 1996, p. 155.
    -Richard, S. 1985 Bronze Age.  Pp. 143-44 in Harper's Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper & Row; rev. in Harper Collins Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper, 1996, p. 155-56.
    -Richard, S. 1985 Copper.  P. 181 in Harper's Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper & Row; rev. in Harper Collins Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper, 1996, p. 195-96
    -Richard, S. 1985 Cosmetics. P. 190 in Harper's Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper & Row; rev. in Harper Collins Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper, 1996, p. 207.
    -Richard, S. 1985 Fuller. P. 323 in Harper's Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper & Row; rev. in Harper Collins Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper, 1996, p. 353.
    -Richard, S. 1985 Linen. Pp. 562-63 in Harper's Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper & Row; rev. in Harper Collins Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper, 1996, p. 608-609.
    -Richard, S. 1985  Mughara, Wadi el.  P. 662 in Harper's Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper & Row; rev. in Harper Collins Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper, 1996, p. 711.
    -Richard, S.  1985 Natufian.  P. 689 in Harper's Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper & Row; rev. in Harper Collins Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper, 1996, p. 741.
    -Richard, S. 1985 Nests. P. 697 in Harper's Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper & Row; rev. in Harper Collins Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper, 1996, p. 749-50.
    -Richard, S. 1985 Nethanel.  P. 697 in Harper's Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper & Row; rev. in Harper Collins Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper, 1996, p. 750.
    -Richard, S. 1985 Oak. P. 716 in Harper's Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper & Row; rev. in Harper Collins Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper, 1996, p. 770.
    -Richard, S. 1985 Ointments and Perfumes. P. 719 in Harper's Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper & Row; rev. in Harper Collins Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper, 1996, p. 773-74.
    -Richard, S. 1985 Olive. Pp. 727-28 in Harper’s Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper & Row; rev. in Harper Collins Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper, 1996, p. 782.
    -Richard, S. 1985 Reservoir. Pp. 862-63 in Harper's Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper & Row; rev. in Harper Collins Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper, 1996, p. 925.
    -Richard, S. 1985 Salt. P. 893 in Harper's Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper & Row; rev. in Harper Collins Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper, 1996, p. 959.
    -Richard, S. 1985 Sand. P. 905 in Harper's Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper & Row; rev. in Harper Collins Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper, 1996, p. 971.
    -Richard, S. 1985 Tanning. P. 1017 in Harper's Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper & Row; rev. in Harper Collins Bible Dictionary, ed. by Paul J. Achtemeier.  San Francisco: Harper, 1996, p. 1091.
    -Richard, S. and Boraas, R.S. 1984 Preliminary Report of the 1981-82 Seasons of the Expedition to Khirbet Iskander and its Vicinity. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 254:  63-86.
    -Richard, S.  1983 Report on the Expedition to Khirbat Iskandar and its Vicinity, 1982.  Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan XXVII: 45-53.
    -Richard, S.  1982 Report on the 1981 Season of Survey and Soundings at Khirbat Iskandar.  Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan XXVI: 289-99.
    -Richard, S.  1980 Toward A Consensus of Opinion on the End of the Early Bronze Age in Palestine/Transjordan.  Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 237: 5-34.
    -Dever, W.G. and Richard, S.  1977 A Reevaluation of Tell Beit Mirsim Stratum J. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 226: 1-14.
     

Scholarship/Research

Scholarly Presentations

  • "William G. Dever’s 50 Years of EB IV Research: Ideas that have Stood the Test of Time." ASOR Session:  “One Generation Shall Commend Your Works to Another."  Honoring William G. Dever's 50 Years in Archaeology.  American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, San Francisco (November 2011).
  • “Expedition 2010 to Khirbat Iskandar, Jordan.” American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA (November 2010 w/J. Long).
  • “Khirbat Iskander Tell, Tombs, and Bab adh-Dhra‘: a Multidimensional Quantitative Approach.” The 11th International Conference on the History and Archaeology of Jordan (ICHAJ 11), University of Paris, Pantheon-Sorbonne, the National Institute of the History of Art, Paris, France (June 7-12, 2010)
  • “Connections between the Living and the Dead at Khirbat Iskandar.” Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society Annual Meeting, Richfield, Ohio (April 2010).
  • “A New EB IV Quantitative Ceramic Analysis at Khirbat Iskandar.”  American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA (November 2009) (w/P. Holdorf).
  • “Excavating the Early Bronze Age at Khirbet Iskandar: Continuty in ‘own’life at the end of the Early Bronze Age (EB IV, ca. 2300-2000 BCE).”   The 6th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (6ICAANE), Università di Roma <La Sapienza> (May 5-10, 2008).
  • “Final Analysis of the Quantitative Study of the Khirbet Iskander EB IV Ceramic Assemblage” –American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (November 2007) (w/P. Holdorf).
  • “Expedition 2007 to Khirbet Iskander, Jordan” – American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (November 2007) (w/J. Long).
  • “Early Bronze IV Peoples: Connections between the Living and the Dead at Khirbet Iskander” -- 10th International Conference on the History and Archaeology of Jordan, Washington, D.C. (May 2007).
  • “The High Place at Khirbet Iskander” – Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society Regional Meeting. Erie, Pa (March 2006).
  • “Khirbet Iskander Tomb and Tell Ceramics: Corpus Comparisons, with Reference to Bab edh-Dhra” -- American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (November 2005) (w/P. Holdorf)
  • “The Khirbet Iskander Excavations, 2004” -- Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society RegionalMeeting, Wheeling, WV (April 2005).
  • “Expedition 2004 to Khirbet Iskander, Jordan” -- American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, San Antonio (November 2004) (w/J. Long)
  • “Social Institutions at Khirbet Iskander: An Argument for Elites in EB IV” -- 9th International Conference on the History and Archaeology of Jordan: Cultural Interaction through the Ages, Petra, Jordan (May 2004). (w/J. Long)
  • “The Impact of Khirbet Iskander on Early Bronze IV Studies” -- The Levant in Transition --the Intermediate Early Bronze Age: A Fourt-Day International Conference, British Museum, London (April 2004) (w.J. Long)
  • “A Unique EB IV Bronze Weapon from Khirbet Iskander, Jordan: Evidence for Elites?” --Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society Regional Meeting, Wheeling, WV (April 2004)
  • “The Early Bronze IV Archaeological Household.” --American Schools of Oriental ResearchAnnual Meeting, Atlanta, GA (November 2003).
  • “The Final Report on the Unique Early Bronze IV Gateway at Khirbet Iskander.”  Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society (SBL/CBA/ASOR) Annual Meeting.  Erie, PA. (April 2003).
  • “Vestiges of Early Bronze Age urban traditions: The Final Report on the Early Bronze IV Khirbet Iskander Area C  “Gateway”--American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, Toronto, CA (November 2002).
  • “Interpreting a period of Deurbanization at the End of the Early Bronze Age: Excavations at
    Khirbet Iskander, Jordan”--Catholic Biblical Association Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH (August 2002)
  • “The 2000 Season of Excavations at Khirbet Iskander, Jordan” --Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society Regional Meeting, Wheeling, WV (April 2001)
  • “The 2000 Khirbet Iskander Excavations” --Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Nashville, TN (November 2000) (w/J. Long).
  • “An Overall Assessment of the EB IV Ceramic Tradition at Khirbet Iskander, with a Chronotypological Comparison to Bab edh-Dhra”--annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Nashville, TN (November 2000) (w/P. Holdorf).
  • “Report on the 2000 Khirbet Iskander Excavations” --ACOR Summer Lecture Series, Amman, Jordan (July2000).
    “Statistics-Based Typology: A Strategy for Data Sharing” – Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Boston, MA. (November 1999) (w/P. Holdorf).
  • "Chronology vs. Regionalism in the Early Bronze IV: A Case for Three Phases from Khirbet
    Iskander" - Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Orlando, FL (November 1998) (w/P. Holdorf).
  • "The 1997 Archaeological Expediton to Khirbet Iskander: Season Report" - Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Napa, CA (November, 1997). (w/J. Long)
  • "A Report on the 1997 Excavations to Khirbet Iskander" - ACOR Lecture Series, Amman, Jordan, (July 1997).
  • "An EB IV Assemblage of Whole and Restored Vessels from the Public Building at Khirbet Iskander" - Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, New Orleans (November, 1995).
  • "The Chalcolithic Cult: The Mother Goddess in Transition"-The Archaeological Institute of America, New Jersey Region (May 1995)
    -Matriarchal-Patriarchal transitions: Vestiges of the Mother Goddess in the Chalcolithic Cult -Academic Women at Drew, Annual Meeting (April 1995).
  • "The Chalcolithic Cult: Vestiges of the Prehistoric Mother Goddess"- Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Chicago, IL (November, 1994).
  • "The 1994 Archaeological Expedition to Khirbet Iskander, Season  Report and Site Reevaluation"  - Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Chicago, IL (Nov 1994). (w/J. Long).
  • "From Country to City: Culture & the Gods in Transition."  At the Crossroads: Judaism & Christianity in Transition: A Symposium in Honor of Dr. Robert Bornemann, the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia.  March 1, 1994.
  • "The Khirbet Iskander Gate Complex in its Early Bronze Age Social and Architectural Context"– Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Kansas City, MO (November 1991).
  • "Bronze Age Prototypes to the Iron Age 'Israelite Four-Room House'" - Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, New Orleans, LA (November 1990).
  • "Cultural Change at the End of the Third Millennium, B.C.: A New Theoretical Construct." - University of California at San Diego; University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (April 1990).
  • "Specialization/Despecialization: A Model to Explain Culture Change and Continuity at the End of the Early Bronze Age, ca. 2350-2000 B.C." - Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Los Angeles, CA (November, 1989).
  • "Urban/Non-Urban Transitions: Adaptation at the End of the Third Millennium, B.C. in alestine/Transjordan" - Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Chicago, IL (November, 1988).
  • "Khirbet Iskander and the Early Bronze Age: A Reevaluation of the so-called Dark Age in the Levant" - The Archaeological Institute of America, Northern NJ Society (April 1988).
  • "Report on the Fourth Season of Excavations at Khirbet Iskander" - Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Boston, MA (December, 1987).
  • "Questions of Nomadic Invasions at the End of the Third Millennium, B.C." - Third Annual Conference on the History and Archaeology of Jordan, Tübingen, Germany (April, 1986).
  • "EB IV Ceramics, Some Sociocultural Perspectives" – American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA (November 1986).
  • "Sedentism in the Early Bronze IV Period: the Khirbet Iskander Excavations" - Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Anaheim, CA (November, 1985).
  • "New Light on the Early Bronze IV Cultural Complex" - American Oriental Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD (April 1983). "Excavations at Khirbet Iskander, Jordan, 1982" -the Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (Dec. 1982).
  • "Excavations at Khirbet Iskander, Jordan, 1982" - The American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, New York, NY (November, 1982).
  • "Preliminary Season of Excavations and Survey at Khirbet Iskander, 1981" - The American Schools of Oriental Research  Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (November, 1981).
  • "The Late Third Millennium, B.C. Archaeological Picture in Palestine/Transjordan: a Reassessment" - The Cambridge Archaeological Seminar, Harvard Semitic Museum, Cambridge, MA (March, 1980).
  • "Syro-Palestinian Relations at the End of the Third Millennium, B.C.: a New Look at the Palestinian EB IV" - Society of Biblical Literature/American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, Boston, MA (March, 1980).