Dr. John (Jack) D.M. Green joined ACOR as the Associate Director in Amman in October 2017. In this role, Dr. Green supports ACOR’s activities, including the USAID–SCHEP project. He also serves as the project director of the Temple of the Winged Lions Cultural Resource Management Initiative (TWLCRM), at Petra. He has participated in many surveys and excavations, including in Jordan at Khirbat al-Mudayna al-Aliya and Tall Dhiban.
Dr. Green’s academic and professional background is in ancient Near Eastern archaeology, cultural heritage, and museums. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Liverpool (1999) and M.A. and Ph.D from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London (2001, 2006). He was curator of Ancient Near East at the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford (2007–11), chief curator of the Oriental Institute Museum, University of Chicago (2011–15), and deputy director at the Corning Museum of Glass, NY (2016–17). He is also a visiting scholar at Cornell University (2016–present).
His current research and publication focus is the Tell es-Sa’idiyeh (Jordan) Cemetery Publication Project with the British Museum, which follows on from his doctoral thesis.