Dr. Dawn McCormack Dr. Dawn McCormack

Associate Professor

CONTACT
E-mail: dawn.mccormack@mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 494-8603
Office Location and Mailing Address: Peck Hall, Room 224D
MTSU Box 23
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

FIELDS: Ancient and Late Antique Egypt, Ancient Near East, Archaeology, Remote Sensing, GIS

BIOGRAPHY: My expertise is ancient Egypt, and I have an active archaeological project at Abydos. My research focuses on 13th Dynasty kingship and royal mortuary monuments. I have also completed a remote sensing project at the Monastery of St. John the Little in Wadi Natrun and have conducted a survey of sites in the cliffs above Abydos dating from the Pharaonic through Coptic periods.

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT:

  • History 1110, World Civilizations I
  • History 3070, Topics in World History: Middle Egyptian I and II
  • History 4410, Classical History
  • History 4560, Ancient Egypt
  • History/Anthropology 4860, Historical Archaeology
  • History 4870, Field Course in Historical Archaeology

GRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT:

  • History 6304, Topics in World History: Ancient Egyptian Religion and Culture in Context
  • History 6555/7555, Archaeology and Public History
  • History 6870/7870, Archaeological Fieldwork for Public Historians

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

McCormack, Dawn. "Reconstructing Economic and Political Problems from the Remains
of Royal Tombs: Dynasty XIII of Ancient Egypt." Archaeological Review from Cambridge: Archaeology and Economic Crises 26.1 (2011), pp. 37-52.

McCormack, Dawn. "The Significance of Royal Funerary Architecture in the Study of 13th Dynasty Kingship." In The Second Intermediate Period (13th-17th Dynasties), Current Research, Future Prospects, edited by M. Marée, 69-84, pl. 5. Belgium: Peeters Leuven, 2010.

McCormack, Dawn. "Establishing the Legitimacy of Kings in Dynasty XIII." Vol. 1 of Millions of Jubilees: Studies in Honor of David P. Silverman, edited by. Zahi Hawass and Jennifer Houser Wegner, 375-85. Cairo: Conseil Suprême des Antiquités de l'Égyptie, 2010.

SELECTED AWARDS: 


American Research Center in Egypt, Antiquities Endowment Fund Student Training Grant, 2011.

MTSU College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Advisor Award, 2010.

Kolb Society Fellow
http://www.kolbsociety.com/index.php/kolb-fellows/fellows#mccormack

EDUCATION:

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2008
B.A.,   University of Pennsylvania, 1997

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