Ronald J. Leprohon

Professor Emeritus of Egyptology
Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, 4 Bancroft Avenue, Room 422, Toronto, ON, M5S 1C1


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Ancient Egyptian language and literature 
  • Ancient Egyptian religion and comparative mythology
  • Ancient Egyptian kingship and its use in propaganda
  • Relationship between text and image
  • Relationship between Egypt and Nubia


Served as Education Officer and Project Egyptologist for the exhibition of the Treasures of Tutankhamun in Toronto in 1978-79, and has done archaeological work in Egypt for the Akhenaten Temple Project and the Dakhleh Oasis Project. In 1981 he became the first director of the Canadian Institute in Egypt, and is currently Professor of Egyptology in, and past Chair of, the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto. The recipient of a University of Toronto Faculty of Arts and Science Outstanding Teaching Award in 2002-2003, he has also published a two volume study of the funerary stelae in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (1985 and 1991) as well as The Great Name. Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary, a comprehensive study of the three thousand-year history of the titulary of the pharaohs (2013).


PhD, University of Toronto