Prof. Lane has his Ph.D. in Aegean Archaeology and M.Sc. in Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoeconomy from the University of Sheffield, and B.A. in Anthropology from Indiana University. He teaches Introduction to Archaeology of the Ancient World, Greek Archaeology and Art, Archaeology of Aegean Prehistory, Archaeological Methods and Techniques, and Ancient Greek, among other courses at UMBC. He is also Co-Director, along with Dr. Elena Kountouri of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports, of the Mycenaean Northeastern Kopaïs (MYNEKO) Test Program, an ongoing project of archaeological fieldwork around the Late Bronze Age III, or Mycenaean (c. 1300–1190 BCE), fortress of Glas in Boiotia, central mainland Greece, as well as laboratory analyses of the project’s finds. He specializes in archaeological survey and excavation, anthropological theory in archaeology, Bronze Age economies in the Eastern Mediterranean, and Mycenaean Greek and the Linear B script in which it was written.