Thanks for taking your time to check out my site. I am Daniel C Browning Jr—engineer turned archaeologist, former Professor of Religion and History, and continuing student of those (and other) things. I spent most of a career at a “teaching institution” with a huge teaching load (academics will understand the numbers: a nine-month contract of 30 semester hours, plus numerous overloads). Thus, I became a “generalist” with a wide range of teaching subjects—one term, I recall noting that I would shift within a single day from teaching a class on The Holocaust in a crowded classroom to more crowded Intro to New Testament course, and then to translating Ugaritic (a Bronze Age “Canaanite” language) with three students. At the same time, I developed several diverse but specific and oddly-connected research interests. These were informed by my engineering background and furthered by archaeological work, a study travel program with students, and other “off the grid” research explorations.

I am currently (part time) Instructor of History, Religion, and Geography at Pearl River Community College, Forrest County Center, Hattiesburg, MS.

For the curious or those who want to offer me great opportunities: my academic CV is available on my page.

This site—as I conceive it—will be a place to present some of my observations, musings, and perplexions relative to those research interests and how they relate to human behavior.