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Robert Brier, Ph.D.
Long Island UniversityBob Brier was born in the Bronx, where he still lives. He received his bachelor’sdegree from Hunter College and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1970.From 1981–1996 he was Chairman of the Philosophy Department at C.W. Postcampus of Long Island University and now primarily teaches Egyptologycourses. He was Director of the National Endowment for the Humanities’Egyptology Today Program and has twice been selected as a Fulbright Scholar.He is also the recipient of the David Newton Award for Teaching Excellence.In 1994, Dr. Brier became the first person in 2,000 years to mummify a humancadaver in the ancient Egyptian style. This research was the subject of a National Geographic television special,
. Dr. Brier is also the hostof The Learning Channel’s series
The Great Egyptians
.Professor Brier is the author of
Ancient Egyptian Magic
Encyclopedia of Mummies
(Facts on File:1998),
The Murder of Tutankhamen
A True Story
Daily Lifein Ancient Egypt
(Greenwood: 1999), and numerous scholarly articles.