Robert Littman, MLitt., PhD is a Professor of Classics at the University of Hawaii. He is a specialist in the languages, history and archaeology of the ancient world particularly in Greece and Egypt. Educated at Oxford and Columbia Universities, he has been a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is the author of 8 books and over 30 articles in ancient medicine, Greek history, literature, archaeology and biblical studies. He was a member of the Egyptian Mummy Project, which investigated mummies through CT Scanning. His new projects include a study of DNA in ancient Egyptian mummies and ancient skeletal remains. He is a former Trustee of the Archaeological Institute of America. In 2017, the Archaeological Institute of America awarded him the Martha and Artemis Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award in archaeology. Currently, he is currently the Director of the Tell Timai excavation of the ancient city of Thmouis in the Nile Delta, Egypt.
He also has an extensive business career in commercial real estate development and management in Hawaii. He is the President and principal broker of Libor Realty, Ltd, which has developed and redeveloped small commercial projects, luxury houses and hotels.
He has extensive experience in non-profit educational and charitable organizations both in Hawaii and nationally. He brought his financial, fundraising and leadership skills to these organizations. Among others, he has served on the Board of Directors of Aloha United Way, and as treasurer of Congregation Sof Ma’arav, and President of Archaeological Institute of America- Hawaii, as well as president of the AODO Kalaniiki Estates. On a national level he was a Trustee of the Archaeological Institute of America, and on the Board of Directors of American Friends of Hebrew University, which awarded him the Magness Award for his fundraising and leadership contributions to the organization.