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Megan Lewis has a B.A. from Birmingham University (UK) in Ancient History, an M.Phil. from the same in Assyriology, and an M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from the Johns Hopkins University. She attained ABD status in a Ph.D. program at The Johns Hopkins University, before deciding that her energies would be better spent elsewhere. She hopes to return to school and obtain her doctorate at a later date.

Megan serves on the board of directors for H.A.P.S., and takes care of the day-to-day running of the Digital Hammurabi YouTube channel and Podcast.

E. L. Meszaros is an internet writer and Ph.D. student in the History of the Exact Sciences in Antiquity at Brown University. She holds an M.A. in History of Science from the University of Chicago and an M.A. in Linguistics from Eastern Michigan University. She is a member of the H.A.P.S. board, and knows first-hand how difficult it can be to afford graduate school, especially if you’re not coming in straight from undergrad and have “unexpected” expenses like family or debt, and is so excited about the opportunities, research, and people that H.A.P.S. is enabling! Together with Sara Mohr, E.L. writes and presents the "Assyriology Today" series on the Digital Hammurabi channel.

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Sara Mohr is a Ph.D. student in Assyriology at Brown University with a BA from the University of Chicago. One of her primary research interests is the digital representation of the cuneiform record, work on which would not have been possible without support from the H.A.P.S. grant. She is a member of the H.A.P.S. board, passionate about public scholarship and is a regular contributor to the Digital Hammurabi channel as writer and presenter of the "Assyriology Today" series.

Dr. Joshua Bowen graduated from the Johns Hopkins University in 2017, with a Ph.D. in Assyriology. He wrote his dissertation on the lamentational liturgies of the city of Kiš, and specializes in the Sumerian language. Joshua was awarded the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (D.A.A.D.) and Fulbright scholarship during the 2014-2015 academic year, allowing him to spend the year in Tubingen, Germany, working with Dr. Konrad Volk on his dissertation project.


As well as his Ph.D., Josh holds a B.S. in Religion from Liberty University, a Th.M. in the Old Testament from Capital Bible Seminary, and a M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from the Johns Hopkins University. Prior to entering academia, Joshua was a chaplain in the U.S. Airforce where he also gained an A.A. in Avionics. 

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