Professor Lesko has taught all stages of the Egyptian language (Old, Middle, and Late Egyptian, Demotic and Coptic) as well as lecture courses in literature, religion, and history. His research interests have included Coffin Texts (on-going), Book of the Dead (more recent), literature (current), lexicography, oenology, Deir el-Medina. In 1995 he co-directed an NEH Humanities Institute on "The Image and Reality of Women in Ancient Near Eastern Societies."

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Professor Leonard Lesko received his Bachelors of Arts and Masters of Arts in Classics from Loyola University, Chicago in 1961 and 1964, respectively. He then received his Doctor of Philosophy in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations - Egyptology from the University of Chicago in 1969. From 1964 to 1965, Professor Lesko served as Research Assistant - Egyptologist Epigrapher with Epigraphic Survey of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago in Luxor, Egypt. From 1966 until 1982, he held positions as Acting Instructor, Acting Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor of Egyptology for the Department of Near Eastern Studies of the University of California, Berkeley. Since 1982, Leonard Lesko has held the position of Wilbour Professor at Brown University.

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