Lecture on the "Agora" Phillip Stanley received an MA in Biblical Theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley and another in Ancient Greek from the University of California. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in the areas of Greek History, Greek Archaeology, and Sumerian Studies. He has been a Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at San Francisco State University for over twenty years. During that time he has been involved in several overseas study programs and tours. He has twice served as the academic director for the SFSU Semester in Athens Program and once on the London Semester, and he excavated in Turkey as a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1997, Dr. Stanley was the academic director for the Fall Semester program in Greece.