War veteran, archaeologist, teacher, father of five: all of this speaks of adventure. Justin is a PhD student in Near Eastern Archaeology at Andrews University. His current research (Spring/Summer, 2014) involves preparations for two sites in Sicily-Mt Reitano and Mokarta-where Justin will serve as a field director. In the summer of 2013, Justin participated in excavations at Kourion, Cyprus. In May of 2012, Justin received an MAR in Biblical Cultural Settings; while in seminary, Justin became the president of Eta Beta Rho (a Hebrew honors society on campus). As a part of this degree, Justin spent six weeks at Tall Jalul, Jordan as a square supervisor at an archaeological dig. This supervisory experience added hands-on training to the book, academic knowledge from seminary. Justin served in the United States Army in an Infantry Recon Platoon in the Anbar province of Iraq in 2006 earning the prestigious Combat Infantryman Badge-which translates into direct combat experience. Justin currently teaches online courses (Archaeology of the Old Testament, Readings in Archaeology, and Religions of the Ancient Near East) at God's Bible School and College in their distance education department. Justin has been an ABR associate since April 2010.