I first became interested in Ancient Egypt when my father took me as a small child to sit on the paws of Queen Hatsheptsut's sphinx in the old galleries of the Department of Egyptian Art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1976 I received my M.L.S. from Rutgers University and worked in various capacities in the Wilbour Library of Egyptology between 1976 and 1978. From 1977 through 1985 I pursued a course of study in Egyptology in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale University, receiving my M.A. (1979), M.Phil. (1981) and Ph.D. (1985) upon the completion of my doctoral thesis, "The God Montu: from the Earliest Attestations to the End of the New Kingdom." I took part in the Fall 1981 season of the Akhenaten Temple Project in East Karnak under the direction of Dr. Donald B. Redford of Penn State University, then affiliated with the University of Toronto. While a staff member of the Thomas J. Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1979-1987, I taught evening courses in introductory Middle Egyptian at the Library and a course in Ancient Near Eastern civilization at Marymount Manhattan College. Most of my Egyptological publications were written between 1976 and 1987. I have recently contributed several articles to the Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, and I have begun revising my thesis for publication. I am a member of the American Research Center in Egypt, the Egypt Exploration Society and the International Association of Egyptologists.