Main Research Interests:
- Excavation and study of New Kingdom Egyptian monumental structures--tombs, temples and palaces
- Egyptian art, culture, religion and symbolism
- Egyptian interaction with surrounding cultures
Major Archaeological Projects:
- Excavation, study and recording of New Kingdom Royal Monuments in the area of the Valley of the Kings, Egypt. 1989-
- Current Project: Excavation of the New Kingdom Memorial Temple of Queen Tausret, Western Thebes
Professional Offices and Affiliations:
- Editor, Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections
- Member, International Association of Egyptologists
- Founding President, Arizona Chapter, American Research Center in Egypt (1990-2000)
- National Board of Governors, American Research Center in Egypt (1994-1997)
- Editorial Board, KMT: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt (1994-present)
- Board of Trustees, The Amarna Research Foundation (1996-present)
- National Board of Governors, American Research Center in Egypt, Second Term (1997-2000)
- Editorial Board, PalArch Foundation (2005-present)
Publications (numerous articles, chapters and reviews, and the following books):
- Reading Egyptian Art: A Hieroglyphic Guide to Ancient Egyptian Painting and Sculpture (London and New York, 1992);
Swedish, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic translations.
- Symbol and Magic in Egyptian Art (London and New York, 1994); Spanish translation.
- Valley of the Sun-Kings: New Explorations in the Tombs of the Pharaohs (Tucson, 1995)
- The Complete Valley of the Kings: Tombs and Treasures of Egypt's Greatest Pharaohs, co-authored with C. Nicholas Reeves (London and New York, 1996); German, Spanish, Japanese, Dutch translations.
- The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt: Eternal Symbols in Stone (London and New York, 2000); Dutch, German, Hungarian, Italian translations.
- The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt (London and New York, 2003); German, Spanish, Japanese, French translations.
- Egyptology Today (Cambridge, 2008)
- Egyptian Scarabs (Oxford, 2008)
- The Temple of Tausret: The University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition Excavations, 2004-2011 (Tucson, 2011)
- Tausret: Forgotten Queen and Pharaoh of Egypt (Oxford, 2012)
- Editor: The University of Chicago Oriental Institute Directory of North American Egyptologists:
- Editor, Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections (2008-)