About Me

I spent most of my youth in Beaufort, South Carolina. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina at Beaufort I went back to work as its business manager. After five years I relocated to the Columbia campus as Assistant Director of MBA Programs. After completing my MBA a year later I became employed as a Special Agent in the FBI. After twenty-two years, I retired to North Carolina where I earned a Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. There I teach courses in New Testament, Christian origins, and non-canonical Christian texts. Having been to Israel a number of times to conduct research, explore, and participate in archaeological excavations, I was prompted to write The Upper Room and Tomb of David: The History, Art and Archaeology of the Cenacle (McFarland, 2016) available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and directly from the publisher.

I am currently working with archaeologists Shimon Gibson and Emanuel Eisenberg to publish the findings from an earlier excavation on Mount Zion that will shed new light on the history of the area now occupied by the Upper Room.

I live in Charlotte with my wife Ann. You can write to me at dclause2@uncc.edu.

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