David Graf, Ph.D.
Director of the joint Saudi-American Jurash Proect and the Hellenistic Petra Project (Jordan).
For futher information of the archaeological projects see this e-Veritas article
David Graf has taught at the University of Miami since 1986 as a specialist in the history and archaeology of the Greco-Roman Near East. He is the author of Rome's Arabian Frontier from the Nabataeans to the Saracens (1997), an associate editor of the multi-volume Anchor Bible Dictionary (1994), and over 100 articles in scholarly journals. He was the first National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow in Jordan and a recent William F. Fulbright Scholar in Saudi Arabia. He has participated in excavations on the Euphrates in Turkey and the Red Sea in Egypt, and is the current director of the Hellenistic Petra Project in Jordan and the leader of the first joint Saudi-American archaeological project in the SW Asir Province of Saudi Arabia. He has been the recipient of a Stanley J. Seeger Fellowship in the Program in Hellenic Studies at Princeton University, a Sterling Dow Fellowship at the Center for Epigraphical and Paleographical Studies in the Department of Greek and Latin at Ohio State University, a Senior Fellowship at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington DC, a Lady Davis Fellow at the Institute of Archaeology at Hebrew University in Jerusaelm, is a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and currently serves on the Committee on Archaeological Policy for the American Schools of Oriental Research. He teaches REL 307, Pre-Islamic Arabia; REL 380 Archaeology of Palestine; and in conjunction with the Classics Department, the core courses in Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman history (REL 301-304 = CLA 301-304).