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Teaching Hide
Grove City College, Department of History, 2003-present .
Stanford University, Department of Classics and Intro. to the Humanities (IHUM), 2001-2003.
Michigan State University, 1999-2001.
Publications: Books Hide
Impérios Antigos: Da Mesopotâmia à Origem do Islã, trans.Gertulio Schanoski Jr. (São Paulo: Madras, 2013).

Ancient Empires: From Mesopotamia to the Rise of Islam
, with Eric H. Cline (Cambridge University Press, May 2011).     

News and Frontier Consciousness in the Late Roman Empire
(Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, November 2006).
Selected Publications: Articles / Book Chapters Hide
"Settler Colonialism from the Neo-Assyrians to the Roman Empire," in Edward Cavanagh and Lorenzo Veracini eds., The Routledge Handbook of the Global History of Settler Colonialism (London: Routledge, forthcoming).   
"Wall Decoration: Worked Stone," in Bir Ftouha: A Pilgrimage Church Complex at Carthage. Susan Stevens et al. eds. Journal of Roman Archaeology Supplementary Series 59 (2005), 379-97.
"The Opening of the Western Mind: The Emergence of Higher Education in the 'Dark Ages," in P.C. Kemeny ed., Faith, Freedom, and Higher Education: Historical Analysis and Contemporary Reflections (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2013), 14-34.
"'The Enchanter's Wand': Charles Darwin, Foreign Missions and the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle," Journal of Religious History 31:2 (2007), 131-150.
Selected Publications: Specialized Encyclopedia Articles Hide
"Phrygian Empire" in Encyclopedia of the Empires of the World (10,000 word essay).  New York: Facts on File of World History Series, 5 volumes, 2007. 
“Diocese” in Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition. Graham Speake, ed.  London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000, 482-484.
"Tomyris" and "Triaria" in From Amazons to Fighter Pilots, ed. Reina Pennington. Greenwood Press, 2003, 439-40 and 440-41.   
Selected Publications: Book Reviews Hide
 The Hellenistic Settlements in Syria, the Red Sea Basin, and North Africa by Getzel Cohen (Berkeley 2006), Historian 70.1 (2008): 93-94.
The Seer in Ancient Greece, Michael Flower (Berkeley 2008), Historian 72.2 (2010): 468-469.

The Empress Theophano: Byzantium and the West at the turn of the first millennium, Adelbert Davids (Cambridge 1995), Medieval Prosopography 17:1 (Spring 1996): 275-280. 
Publications: Translation Hide
“Mommsen, Harnack, and the Prosopography of Late Antiquity,” by Stefan Rebenich.  Translated from German by Mark W. Graham for Medieval Prosopography 17:1 (Spring 1996): 149-167.
Dissertation / Thesis Hide
"'World with Limits': News and Frontier Consciousness in the Late Roman Empire" (Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University, 2001); Committee Chair, John W. Eadie
"The Conventus in Roman Spain: Origin, Function, and Continuity (cs. 30 B.C. - A.D. 640)" (M.A. Thesis, University of South Carolina, 1995); Committee Chair, Ralph W. Mathisen
Selected Papers / Conference Presentations Hide
“Empire, Frontiers, and Identity: The Late Antique Perspective," at University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Oct. 2006.
“Portents, Prophecies, Talismans, Saints' Cults and Late Roman Imperial Frontiers,” Mellon Grant Research Presentation, Stanford University, May 2003.
“Late Roman Frontiers / Late Antique Worldviews” at Configuring Late Antiquity, Stanford University, Stanford Humanities Center and the Mellon Foundation, Nov., 2002.   
 “Christianizing the Rural Roman Empire: The Case of North Africa and Anatolia” -- at African Studies Association 44th Annual Meeting: Africa and the African Diaspora: Past, Present, Future, Houston, TX, Nov. 2001.
“World(-view) with Limits: News and Frontier Consciousness in the Later Roman Empire,” at Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity IV: Tr
Selected Papers / Conference Presentations 2 Hide
“Christianizing the Rural Empire: The Case of the Anatolian and Iberian Peninsulas” -- at Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity Conference III : Urban and Rural, held at Emory University, March 1999.
“Prophecy, Panegyric, and Power: Using Frontier Information in the Later Roman Empire,” at Imperial and Post-Colonial History Conference, Michigan State University, February 1999.
“‘Bishop, not of the Romans, but of the Lombards’: Gregory the Great and the Mission to the Lombards” -- at the Nineteenth Medieval Forum, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH, 1998.
“A Tale of Two Histories: Philosophy of History in the Theology of St. Augustine of Hippo” -- at Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters Annual Conference (Ann Arbor), March 1997.
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Professional Activities Hide
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, "Culture and Communication in Pre-Modern Islam," University of Chicago, Summer 2005.
"Ancient Greece in the Modern College Classroom Seminar: Herodotus," Center for Hellenic Studies (Harvard), Summer 2010.

Registrar for Archaeological Excavations at Bir Ftouha, Carthage (Tunisia), 1996-1999.
Panel Chair and Moderator, “History and the Idea of Christian Scholarship,” Biennial Conference on Faith and History, Huntington, IN, October 2002.
Panel Chair, “Africanizing Christianization: The Influences of African World Views on Christian Missionaries and the Spread of Christianity in Africa” at African Studies Association 44th Annual Meeting, Africa and the African Diaspora: Past Present Future, Houston, TX, November 2001.
Professional Organizations Hide
Association of Ancient Historians
Society for Late Antiquity
Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society
Education Hide
Ph.D. (2001) -- Michigan State University
M.A. (1995) -- University of South Carolina
Summer 2005 -- National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, "Culture and Communication in Pre-Modern Islam," University of Chicago.
Personal Hide
Married to Becky (Harrison) Graham 
Four Children -- Estelle May (13), Sarah Ellen (11), Phoebe Ruth (8), and Ira Alden (6)
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