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Patricia Podzorski

Art History
Curator, Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology
OFFICE: Communication & Fine Arts Bldg. 215
PH: 901/678-2649
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EMAIL: ppodzrsk@memphis.edu
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EDUCATION

Ph.D. -- University of California at Berkeley, Egyptian Art & Archaeology, 1994
M.A. -- University of California at Berkeley, Egyptian Art & Archaeology, 1982
B.A. -- Washington State University (summa cum laude), Anthropology (with archaeology emphasis), 1978


SELECT TEACHING EXPERIENCE

M.A. thesis committee advisor or member, Department of Art, Fall 2002 to present.
Lecturer, ARTH 7125/8125 (Graduate seminar in Egyptian Art and Archaeology – Portraiture in Egyptian Art), Department of Art, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN; Spring 200.
Lecturer, ARTH 7125/8125 (Graduate seminar in Egyptian Art and Archaeology – Interpreting the Material Culture of Ancient Egypt), Department of Art, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN; Fall 2005.
M.A. thesis committee member, Department of History, Spring 2004.
Lecturer, ARTH 4381/6381 (Art Curatorial Techniques), Department of Art, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN; Spring 2005.
Lecturer, ARTH/ANTH 4660/6660 (Museum Collections), Departments of Art & Anthropology, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN; Spring 2004 & Fall 2004.
Lecturer, ARTH 4112/6112 (Egyptian Art & Archaeology–Old and Middle Kingdoms), Department of Art, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN; Fall 2003; Fall 2006.
Lecturer, ARTH/ANTH 7662 (Museums and Communities), Departments of Art & Anthropology, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN; Spring 2003.
Lecturer, ARTH 7116 (Middle Egyptian Language II), Department of Art, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN; Spring 2003.
Lecturer, ARTH 7115 (Middle Egyptian Language I), Department of Art, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN; Fall 2002.
Lecturer, ARTH 4111/6111 (Art and Archaeology of Egypt), Department of Art,
University of Memphis, Memphis, TN; Spring 2002. Content advisor, ARTH 7130 (Art History Methods and Professional Practice), Department of Art, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN; Spring 2002 & Fall 2003.
Visiting Assistant Professor, AHA 470 (Museum Studies I: History, Philosophy, Functions and Future of Museums), Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; Fall 2000.
Guest lecturer, "Museum Collecting: Philosophy, Ethics, Procedures," ISLT Q320/Hist 374 (Introduction to Archives and Manuscripts), Information Science and Learning Technology/Department of History, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; October 25, 2000.
Guest lecturer, "Clothing in Ancient Egypt", TAM 187 (History of Western Dress), Department of Textile and Apparel Management, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; February 8 and 10, 2000.
Visiting Assistant Professor, AHA 471 (Museum Studies II: Collections, Management, Care and Preservation), Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; Fall 1999.


MUSEUM EXPERIENCE

Curator of Egyptian Art, Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology, University of Memphis; October 2001 to present.
Co-ordinator, IEAA Docent Program; October 2001 to present.
Assistant Director, Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri-Columbia; September 1998 to September 2001.
Acquisition, David Roberts' watercolor Monastery of the Carmelites (1832); 1999.
Speaker and Consultant, Seattle Art Museum, Teacher Training Institute on Ancient Egypt, Seattle Art Museum, Summer 1998.
Research Fellow, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley; September 1995 to August 1997.
Information Systems Manager/Museum Scientist, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley; June 1991 through August 1995.
Assistant Registrar/Assistant Museum Scientist, P.A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley; August 1988 to August 1990.
Assistant Supervisor, Egyptian Pottery Conservation Project, P.A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley; 1987 to August 1995.
Senior Museum Preparator/Assistant Registrar, P.A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley; August 1984 to July 1988.
Registration Assistant, P.A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Univer¬sity of California at Berkeley; September 1981 to August 1984.
Preparator, Paleontology Museum, University of California at Berkeley; September 1980 to June 1981.
Registration Assistant, University Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley; September 1979 to June 1980.
Volunteer/Staff, Washington State University Anthropology Museum; 1974 to 1976.


EXHIBIT EXPERIENCE

Exhibit curation, content, design, preparation and installation, Ancient Egypt and Nubia, a permanent exhibition at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis; November 2001 to present.
Exhibit curation and content (with J. Knudsen), Focus on Egypt's Past.  The Excavations of George A. Reisner, 1899-1905.  Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley; November 1993-August 1994.
Exhibit curation, content, design, preparation and installation (with J. Knudsen), Bread and Beer and Every Good Thing.  P.A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley; December 1991.
Exhibit curation, content, design, preparation and installation (with J. Knudsen), Held in Value:  Ancient Egypt.  P.A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley; March 15, 1989 to January 1990.
Exhibit curation, content, design, preparation and installation (with J. Knudsen), Selections from the Egyptian Collections of the Lowie Museum of Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley;  Fall 1985.
Exhibit curation, content, preparation and installation, The Development of Artificial Lighting, P.A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley; Spring 1983.
Curation, design, and installation of Teaching Exhibits on various topics in Egyptology, University of California at Berkeley; Fall 1984, Fall 1986, Fall 1987 and Spring 1988.


ARCHAEOLOGY EXPERIENCE

Visiting Scholar, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, (Seattle); August 1997 through June 1998.
Archaeological Project and Field Director, B.O.A.S., Inc. (Seattle, WA); Fall 1997 to August 1998.
Dissertation research trip, Cairo, Egypt; Spring 1987.
Square Supervisor, University of California, Berkeley, Tel Dor Expedition (Israel); Summer 1985.  Project director: David B. Stronach.
Archaeologist, Archaeological Consulting (Salinas, CA); Summer 1983, 1982.
Egyptology Assistant, University of California, Berkeley, Theban Mapping Project; Spring 1982.  Project director: Kent R. Weeks.
Archaeologist, Archaeological Consulting (Salinas, CA); Summer 1980, 1979.
Archaeologist, Gavilan Foundation (Santa Cruz, CA); 1978 to 1979.
Research Aid, State of California Regional Office of the California Archaeological Site Survey, Cabrillo College, Santa Cruz, CA; 1978 to 1979.
Excavation and Survey, Washington State University, Naqada Predynastic Expedition (Egypt); Summer 1978.  Project director: Fekri Hassan.
Research Assistant, Lithic Analysis of Siwa Oasis, Egypt, Prehistoric Collections, Washington State University; 1977 to 1978.
Hydraulic Excavation, Washington State University Archaeological Field School (Ozette Project); Summer 1977.
Research Assistant and Laboratory Foreman, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry Archaeological Field School; Summer 1976; Summer 1975.


PUBLICATIONS

Monographs
Sunnyside Wildlife Area Cultural Resources Site Survey, with contributions by A.R. Blukis Onat, G. Bishop, J. Butler and S. Davis.  B.O.A.S., Inc., Seattle, WA, 1998.
An Archaeological and Historic Resource Assessment of the Proposed Tollgate Farm Development, King County, Washington, and A.R. Blukis Onat.  B.O.A.S. Inc., Seattle, WA, 1998.
The Northern Cemetery at Ballâs in Upper Egypt: A Study of the Middle and Late Predynastic Remains.  Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California at Berkeley; Dec. 1994.  Available from Coyote Press, Salinas, California.
Their Bones Shall Not Perish.  An Examination of Human Skeletal Remains from Naga-ed-Dêr in Egypt.  SIA Publishing, New Malden, Surrey, England, 1990.

Articles & Short Notices        
"Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt," in The World and Its Peoples Encyclopedia, The Brown Reference Group, London, in press.
"The Coffins of the Mistress of the House and Songstress of Amon, Nes-Khonsu-pa- Shered, wife (Hbzwt) of the Libator of Khonsu, Nes-Per-Nebu," in preparation.
“Report on the Human Remains from 45-IS-50,” in Archaeological Investi¬gations at Sites 45-IS-49 and 45-IS-50, Penn Cove Park, Whidbey Island, Washington, Astrida Blukis Onat, with Patricia Podzorski and Gary C. Wessen, B.O.A.S. Inc., Seattle, WA, in press.
"#77. Biconical Juglet, Tell el-Yahudiyah Ware," "#79. Scarab," "#80. Scaraboid," and "#81. Scarab" in  Testament of Time: A Catalog of Ancient Palestinian Objects in the Collection of the Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri, Jane C. Biers and James H. Terry, eds., Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2004.
"An Investigation Concerning Incense Burners and Offering Tables of the Late Predynastic in Egypt."  In Proceedings of the Symposium on Ancient Egyptian Pottery.  Fifth Colloquium of the International Group for the Study of Egyptian Pottery,  C.A. Keller and C. Redmount, eds., University of California Archaeological Resource Facility (Berkeley), 2003.
"Naga ed-Deir."  In The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt. D. Redford, ed., Oxford University Press, London and New York, 2001.
“Early Egyptian Human Remains: Retrieval, Conservation and Analysis,” Newsletter of the American Research Center in Egypt, No. 179, Fall 2000.
"Naga ed-Deir."  In Encyclopedia of the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt, K. Bard, ed., Routledge, London, 1999.
Report on the Ancient Egyptian Coffin of the Priest of Min, Osiris and Sokar Iret-net Hor-irw on Loan to the Haggin Museum, Stockton, California from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.  Report prepared for the Haggin Museum, Stockton, California, July, 1997.
"George A. Reisner." In The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East, E. M. Meyers, ed., Oxford University Press, London and New York, 1997.
"Naqada."  In The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East, E.M. Meyers, ed., Oxford University Press, London and New York, 1997.
"Report on the Archaeology and Ethnology SIG Meeting in Seattle," SPECTRA.      Publication of the Museum Computer Network;  Vol. 22, No. 1, Summer 1994.
"Focus on Egypt's Past," with Joan Knudsen, KMT, Spring 1994.
"The Correlation of Skeletal Remains and Burial Goods: An Example from Naga-ed-Dêr 7000."  In Biological Anthropology and the Study of Ancient Egypt,  W. Vivian Davies and Roxie Walker, eds., British Museum Press, London, 1993.
"Archaeology & Ethnology SIG," SPECTRA.  Publication of the Museum Computer Network; Vol. 21, No. 1, Summer 1993.
"NAGPRA SIG," SPECTRA.  Publication of the Museum Computer Network; Vol. 20, No. 1, Winter 1993.   
"Artifacts Excavated By the Hearst Expedition from the Fort at El-Ahaiwah," Cahier de Recherches de l'Institut de Papyrologie et d'Égyptologie, No. 11. Lille, France, 1989.
"Predynastic Egyptian Seals of Known Provenience in the R.H. Lowie Museum of Anthropology," Journal of Near Eastern Studies; 1988.
"Identification of Some Egyptian Wood Artifacts in the Lowie Museum of Anthropology," with J. Knudsen and N. Rem, MASCA Journal; June 1985.

Reviews   
"The Tomb Builders of the Pharaohs (M. Bierbrier)," Journal of the Council for Museum Anthropology, Vol. 18, No. 3, 1994.

Illustrations
Fig. 9 "Alabaster vessel inscribed for Pepi I," from P. Lacovara, "The Stone Vase Deposit at Kerma," in W.V. Davies, ed., Egypt and Africa: Nubia from Prehistory to Islam, London 1991


PAPERS PRESENTED

“Decorated Ceramics of the Late Predynastic: Update on Methodology and Findings Related to a Study of Production, Distribution and Function,” paper read at the Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Boston, April 21-25, 2005.
"Report on the Coffin and Mummy of Irt-net-Hor-irw in the Haggin Museum, Stockton, California," paper read at the Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt; Atlanta, April 25-27, 2003.
“Nag ed-Deir,” paper read at the Workshop on The Bioarchaeological Heritage of Ancient Egypt; Qantara, Egypt, April 25-27, 2000.
“Storage and Maintenance of Human Remains,” paper read at the Workshop on The Bioarchaeological Heritage of Ancient Egypt; Qantara, Egypt, April 25-27, 2000.
“Rediscovering David Roberts’s Monastery of the Carmelites (1832),” paper read for Midday Gallery Event, Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri; Columbia, MO, November 3, 1999.
"Decorated Ceramics of the Late Predynastic:  A Preliminary Report on Methodology and Findings Related to a Study of Regionality in Manufacture and Distribution, and Usage," paper read at the Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt; Los Angeles, April 24-26, 1998.
"Where Have All the Children Gone:  Age and Gender Variability in Predynastic Egypt," paper read at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association; San Francisco, November 20-24, 1996.
"Evidence for Regionality and Changing Modes of Production in Some Late Predynastic Mortuary Ceramics," paper read at the Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt; St. Louis, April 12-14, 1996.
"Use of Archaeological Databases in Research and Teaching," paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Museum Computer Network; Seattle, October 28-November 1, 1992.
"Evidence for Changes in Burial Practices in the Egyptian Predynastic: The Human Remains," paper read at the Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt; Seattle, April 24-26, 1992.
"The Archaeology of the Ka: An Examination of Some of the Earliest Representational Evidence of the Ka," paper read at the Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt; Boston, April 26-28, 1991.
"The Correlation of Skeletal Remains and Burial Goods: An Example from Naga-ed-Dêr," paper read at the Colloquium on Biological Anthropology and the Study of Ancient Egypt, British Museum; London, July 4-6, 1990.
"An Investigation Concerning Incense Burners of the Late Predynastic Period in Egypt," paper read at the 5th Colloquium of the International Group for the Study of Egyptian Pottery; Berkeley, April 30-May 1, 1990.
"An Examination of the Effects of Cooling Rate on Strength in Red Granite," paper read at the Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt; Berkeley, April 26-29, 1990.
"Xeroradiographic Examination of Some Late Predynastic Egyptian Pottery," paper read at the Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt; Philadelphia, April 21-23, 1989.
"A Predynastic Cylinder Seal from Ballas and the Origin of Some Predynastic Seals," paper read at the Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt; Chicago, April 29-May 1, 1988.


OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Peer reviewer, American Association of Museums, Museum Assessment Program- Collections (MAP II); March 2002 to present.
Associate Member, Graduate Faculty, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN; Spring 2005 to present.
Guest lecturer, “Mummification in Ancient egypt”, Biblical Resource Center Summer Archaeology Camp; August 3, 2005.
Affiliate Member, Graduate Faculty, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN; Spring 2002 to Spring 2005.
Guest lecturer, “Research from Human Remains”, Biblical Resource Center Summer Archaeology Camp; August 5, 2004.
Reviewer for National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and Access Grants, Fall 2002, Fall 2003 & Fall 1997.
Guest lecturer, “Egypt Rocks!”, Memphis Archaeological and Geological Society; February 14, 2003.
Assistant Editor–Articles, MVSE The Annual of the Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri, Columbia; Fall 1999 to September 2001.
American Association of University Women, "Tech Check" evaluation of female high school student participation in technology courses, Columbia, MO; Spring 2000.
Adjunct member, Middle East Center, University of Washington, Seattle; Fall 1997 to Summer 1998.
Treasurer and Membership Co-chair, Northern California Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt; November 1995 to July 1997.
Advisor, Egyptian Friends Society, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum, University of California at Berkeley; Summer 1995 to July 1997.
Enrichment lecturer, Classical Cruises, tour to Egypt; December 20, 1996-January 8, 1997.
Guest lecture, "Egyptology in the News," The Egyptian Museum, San Jose, CA; April 27, 1996.
Guest lecture, "The Challenges of Egyptology," The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, CA; February 24, 1996.
Guest lecture, "The Tombs of Ramses II and His Sons," Lehrhaus Judaica, Berkeley, CA; November 7, 1995 and February 29, 1996.
Enrichment lecturer, International Journeys, Inc., tour to Egypt; February 16-25, 1995.
Panel organizer, The Road Not Yet Taken:  New Perspectives and Applications for Non-Traditional Information Related to Artifact Collections.  Annual Meeting of the Museum Computer Network; November 3-6, 1993.
Chair, SIG in Archaeology and Ethnology, Museum Computer Network; November 1992 to December 1994.


GRANTS / AWARDS

Funding for guest speaker from Friends of Chucalissa, Department of Anthropology,
Department of Art, and Academic Enrichment funds from the College of Communication and Fine Arts; Spring 2003.
Chancellor's Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of California at Berkeley; 1990 to 1991.
Graduate Student Instructor Course Improvement Grant, University of California at Berkeley, "Photo Layout:  Funerary Ritual in Ancient Egypt;" Spring 1988.
Regents Traveling Fellowship (Egypt), University of California at Berkeley; 1986 to 1987.
Alumni Funds, University of California at Berkeley, "Expansion of Computerized Catalogue of Selections from the Egyptian Collections of the Lowie Museum;" 1986.
Council on Educational Development - Instructional Improvement Grant, University of California at Berkeley, "Creating a Computerized Catalogue of Selected Items from the Egyptian Collections of the Lowie Museum;" 1985 to 1986.
Committee on Teaching Minigrant, University of California at Berkeley, "Improving the Egyptian Slide Collection in the Department of Near Eastern Studies;" 1986.
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (Arabic), University of California at Berkeley; Spring 1984.
Graduated summa cum laude, Washington State University; 1978.


MEMBERSHIPS

American Research Center in Egypt.
The Egypt Exploration Society.
American Association of Museums.
Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Society.
Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society.


SPECIALTIES AND AREAS OF INTEREST

Ancient technology; material culture; ceramics; Middle and Late Egyptian; human osteology; archaeological methodology; curation; museology; information databases.

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