Degrees & Certifications Earned
BS in Biology, Valparaiso University
MA in Near Eastern Antiquities, Cincinnati Christian University
MDiv in Theology/Philosophy, Cincinnati Christian University
MA in Ancient History, Miami University
PhD in Ancient History, Miami University
RPA (Registered Professional Archaeologist)
John D. Wineland serves as faculty sponsor of the Herodotus Society (student history organization) and Phi Alpha Theta (national history honorary society) chapter. His course offerings cover a wide range of topics including archaeology, the history of Christianity, Modern Europe, the Middle East, Medieval history, and Ancient history, but his main area of research and publication is the history and archaeology of the Mediterranean World. Dr. Wineland has excavated in Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for over thirty years. He has led over a dozen study tours to archaeological and historical sites across Europe and the Mediterranean world. He has received grants for over $200,000 for his work in technology, teaching, and archaeology.
Academic Service: Past President of the Near East Archaeological Society, Past President of the Southeast Region of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Past Editor of the Near East Archaeological Society Bulletin.
Publications: Over 35 papers at academic conferences and published in Fides et Histora, Journal of the ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies, American Journal of Archaeology, Near East Archaeological Society Bulletin, Anchor Bible Dictionary, Eerdman’s Dictionary of the Bible, Oxford Encyclopedia of Near Eastern Archaeology, Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary, Encyclopedia of the Stone-Campbell Movement, Chapter in The World of the New Testament: Cultural, Social, and Historical Contexts. Authored Books: My Father’s World: Essays in Honor of Reuben G. Bullard, The Light of Discovery: Studies in Honor of Edwin Yamauchi, Ancient Abila: An Archaeological History, Ancient Abila: The Preliminary Reports 1980-1996.
In his spare time Dr. Wineland enjoys singing, playing his guitar, and leading worship. He also enjoys cooking and baking. His homemade pizzas are gaining notoriety among his students. He is also an avid traveler and speaks about history and archaeology on cruises around world.