Kurtis Tanaka is a qualitative analyst with Ithaka S+R’s Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums program, where he uses his research, teaching, and fieldwork experience to analyze findings from Ithaka S+R’s Research Support Services and Teaching Support Services programs. Kurtis holds a bachelor’s degree in classical languages from the University of California, Berkeley and a doctorate in the art and archaeology of the Mediterranean world from the University of Pennsylvania. As an archaeologist, Kurtis has worked extensively on excavations in Greece and Turkey, including Mycenae, Nemea, Corinth, and Gordion. Building on this experience, his dissertation explored processes of cultural and technological change in Greece and Turkey during the eight to sixth to centuries BCE.