Editor Name: Ash Melika
Designation: Associate Professor
University: California Baptist University
Dr. Melika received a MA (1997) in Egyptology from New York University, a MA (2000) in Anthropology from Columbia University, and a MDiv (2003) with a focus on ancient Israel and ancient Near Eastern languages and cultures from Princeton Theological Seminary. He earned his PhD in Anthropology with a special focus on Egyptology from the University of Leicester, England. His academic and research background has prepared him to investigate ancient as well modern cultures from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Dr. Melika participated in ethnographic and archaeological fieldwork in Egypt, and continues to focus his research on the Middle East. He serves as an associate professor of Anthropology/Archaeology at California Baptist University.