The year is 1936. Hitler has risen to power as dictator of the German Reich. The Nazis are scouring the world to find a sacred religious artifact with tales of destructive capabilities: The lost Ark of the Covenant, a golden chest containing the stone tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments.
The United States government enlists the services of Dr. Jones, an archeologist and antiquities professor at an ivy-league university with a reputation for extracurricular forays for ancient cultural artifacts. Donning his leather jacket, fedora, and bullwhip, the unassuming, bespectacled academic transforms himself into Indiana Jones. Fighting the Gestapo and an array of Nazi-collaborators, the hunt is on for one of the most prized, lost treasures of antiquity as the dark threat of Nazi imperialism looms.
Indiana Jones personifies the dual nature of a professional. On the one hand, he is a scholar with one foot firmly entrenched in the academic developments of his profession. On the other, he regularly leaves the safe and predictable confines of the scholarly world and enters the fray of the front lines to apply and refine his knowledge. His context-specific personas dramatize the different roles that a professional must play.