Harrison Kipp is an adjunct professor of archaeology at Night Vale Community College.
Mr. Kipp is well known in Night Vale for his fringe beliefs: he once produced a three-part program on Night Vale Community Television claiming that pyramids and other ancient structures were the work of human beings, not aliens.
Despite his laughable scholarship, Mr. Kipp does do field work. In an expedition that--unbeknownst to him--was funded by Hiram McDaniels and the Faceless Old Woman as part of their attempted mayoral coup, he found a talisman out in the desert and accidentally used it to raise a sand golem.
The shame of the golem incident drove Mr. Kipp to live alone in the desert, where he teaches classes and holds office hours via Skype.