Andrew Koh is Museum Scientist for the Yale Peabody Museum and faculty in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. He founded the ARCHEM Project in Greece in 2003 to integrate the study of ancient organic residues into fieldwork and currently directs the Yale Ancient Pharmacology Program, which endeavors to bridge the sciences and humanities while connecting the past with the present to elucidate non-linear innovation. He taught ancient Greek and archaeology at UCLA and held a Florence Levy Kay fellowship in chemistry and classical archaeology at Brandeis University while founding its Digital Scholarship Lab. Prior to his arrival at Yale, he was appointed Senior Research Fellow in the MIT Center for Materials Research in Archaeology and Ethnology.
Dr. Koh holds a BS in biophysics and classics (pre-medicine), master’s degrees in biblical studies and Egyptology, and a PhD in archaeology (ancient history and chemistry emphases) from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his dissertation in residence at the Stanford Archaeology Center as a part of the exchange scholars program and received post-doctoral training at the University of Michigan and its Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. He is an active field archaeologist who is co-director of the Southern Phokis Regional Project in Central Greece and previously served for many years as associate director of the Kabri Archaeological Project in the Upper Galilee. He has served on committees for the National Endowment for the Humanities, Getty Research Institute, National Science Foundation, American Chemical Society, Science History Institute, Archaeological Institute of America, American Society of Overseas Research, Society for Classical Studies, Town of Concord Historical Commission, and Boston Museum of Science.