Tom McCollough is the Nelson and Mary McDowell Rodes Emeritus Professor of Religion at Centre College and he is currently a member of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Coastal Carolina University. Prof. McCollough has also served as the Annual Professor at the Albright Institute for Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. His research focuses on the history of Judaism and Christianity in antiquity and in particular what can be recovered of that history from the archaeology of Roman and Byzantine Galilee. He is the Director of the Archaeological Excavations of Khirbet Qana (Cana of Galilee), and the Associate Director of the Archaeological Excavations at Kefar Shikhin. His articles appear in a wide range of journals and works of collected essays. His books include Archaeology and the Galilee: Text and Context in the Graeco-Roman and Byzantine Periods (with D. Edwards) and The Archaeology of Difference: Gender, Ethnicity, Class and The Other in Antiquity (with D. Edwards). Prof. McCollough received a B.A. from the University of Florida, a M.Div. degree from Duke University Divinity School and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Notre Dame.