Nshan Tomas Kesecker
Biography
Education
University of Chicago (2013 - 2015)
• MA, Middle Eastern Studies (Ancient)
University of San Francisco (2010 - 2013)
• Bachelor of Arts, History (Europe)

Publications
“Lugalzagesi in the Shushgal Net: Early Dynastic Iconography of Kingship in the Sargonic Period” Upcoming publication, Academy of Sciences of Armenia
“Lugalzagesi: The First Emperor of Mesopotamia?” Upcoming publication, ARAMAZD
"The Elamite Version of the Inscription of Xerxes at Lake Van." Vem 61.1 (2018): 31-37.
"Anointing an Empire: The North African Aristocracy's Exploitation of the Imperial Roman Economy." Lights: The MESSA Journal 3.2 (2014): 14-23

Experience
Yerevan State University – Lecturer (September 2017-present)
• Taught class on ancient Iranian history to undergraduate and graduate students
• Taught class on academic English writing
• Taught class on spoken English
• Helped with Armenian to English translations of articles, abstracts, official letters, etc.
• Assisted with office tasks
• Birthright Armenia volunteer placement

Experience
Yerevan State University – Lecturer (September 2017-present)
• Taught class on ancient Iranian history to undergraduate and graduate students
• Taught class on academic English writing
• Taught class on spoken English
• Helped with Armenian to English translations of articles, abstracts, official letters, etc.
• Assisted with office tasks
• Birthright Armenia volunteer placement

Study for Success – English Instructor (August 2017-February 2018)
• Taught English to adults in groups and individually
• Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-intermediate levels
• Birthright Armenia volunteer placement

Birthright Armenia – Volunteer (July 2017-March 2018)
• Volunteer at various placements in Yerevan, including Yerevan State University
• Assisted with office tasks

Krouzian Zekarian Vasbouragan Armenian School – History and Computer Teacher (September 2016-June 2017)
• Taught world history to 7th grade students
• Taught computer class for 1st-8th grade students
• Substituted throughout the year for various subjects, including science, American history, Armenian, English, math, etc.
• Tutored many students in math, science, ancient history, English and Armenian

William Clark – Typist and Editor (2011-2014)
• Typed dictation for novels and short stories.
• Edited and prepared novels for electronic publication on Kindle, NOOK, etc.

Wolf Ridge Archaeology Lab - Intern (2011-2013)
• Participated in the excavation of the Sutro Heights Conservatory
• Catalogued artifacts from various provenances
• Surveyed various sites in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA)

Armenian Apostolic Church – Deacon, Instructor (2005-present)
• Served on the altar since approximately 2005
• Ordained deacon (November 2017)
• Taught Ancient Near Eastern geography and history in Sunday School
• Chairman of St. John Armenian Church Youth Organization Junior Chapter (2008-2010), organized charity and volunteer projects

Languages
Fluent
• English
• Eastern Armenian
• Western Armenian
Intermediate Proficiency
• German
• Italian
Reading Proficiency
• Classical Armenian
• Akkadian
• Old Persian
• Middle Persian
• Elamite
• Sumerian

Awards and Honors
Luys Foundation Scholarship (2013-2015)
Armenian General Benevolent Union Graduate Scholarship (2013-2014)
WEDFund Scholarship (2013)
University of San Francisco Honors in the Humanities (2013)
University of San Francisco Dean’s List (2012, 2013)
Armenian American Citizen’s League Scholarship (2011, 2012)
Triple X Armenian Fraternity Scholarship (2010)

Affiliations
Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society (2012-present)
Armenian Church Youth Organization (2008-present)

Nshan Tomas Kesecker

Lecturer | Faculty of Oriental Studies - Chair of Iranian Studies