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Coordinator of the Academic Support Center; Lecturer

Cindy Ausec

  • University of California, Berkeley, and the Graduate Theological Union, PhD, Near Eastern Religions, 2010
  • University of Arizona, MA, Classical Art and Archaeology, 1998
  • National University, MBA
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, BA, International Relations

Dr. Cindy Ausec is a scholar of ancient Near Eastern religions. At Zaytuna College, she has taught Research Methods Seminar, US History, Ancient Civilizations, Rise and Fall of Civilizations, and Introduction to Philosophy. 

She received her PhD in Near Eastern Religions in 2010 from a joint program of study with the University of California, Berkeley, and the Graduate Theological Union. Prior to her post at Zaytuna College, Dr. Ausec was an adjunct faculty member at Monterey Peninsula College.

Her PhD thesis, titled “Gods Who Hear Prayers: Popular Piety or Kingship in Three Theban Monuments of New Kingdom Egypt,” investigates the iconography and purposes of Thutmose III’s and Ramesses II’s Eastern Temples at Karnak and the Eastern High Gate of Ramesses III’s mortuary temple at Medinet Habu. 

Dr. Ausec joined the faculty of Zaytuna College in Spring 2012. 

Email: [email protected]

Office hours: By appointment

Working papers

“For Whom the Gods Hear.” To appear in a collection in honor of Candy Keller (currently with the publisher).

Personal interests

Ancient religions, leather tooling