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Classical Studies

Jerome Hall, PhD

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Before coming to USD, Jerome Hall, PhD, was the underwater archaeologist for Puerto Rico and president of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology.  His current research projects include the excavation of a 17th-century northern European merchant shipwreck off the north coast of the Dominican Republic, as well as the documentation and publication of a 1st-century boat recovered from the Sea of Galilee.


PhD, Texas A&M University, Anthropology (specialty in Nautical Archaeology)
Nova Southeastern University
Abilene Christian University

Scholarly and Creative Work

Protection of submerged cultural resources; surf culture and history; early seafaring

Teaching Interests

Surf Culture and History, Introduction to Archaeology, Piracy of the New World, Post-Medieval Seafaring and Empire, Biblical Archaeology, and Caribbean Cultures