Jonathan David joined the Department of Classics in the fall of 2009. Before coming to Gettysburg, he taught history and archaeology courses at California State University, Stanislaus and The Pennsylvania State University. His PhD dissertation (and current book project) focuses on the earliest writing of history in ancient Greece, particularly the work of the historian Herodotus of Halicarnassus (c. 484-420 BCE). This study is a comprehensive treatment of Herodotus’ methodological reliance upon physical memorials, both for his initial inquiry and for his formal composition. It also involves much evidence from modern archaeological examinations of the particular sanctuaries, monuments, cities, and other locations of special interest to the historian. Dr. David has been a regular member at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, and he was a research fellow for the Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar on Cultural Exchange in the Mediterranean World (Temenos Project) at Penn State and Brown Universities. He is currently involved in two ongoing archaeological projects in northern Israel, The Megiddo Expedition and the Jezreel Valley Regional Project.