Jodi Magness, Ph.D.

Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism, Department of Religious Studies. Adjunct Appointment, Department of Classics. Faculty member, Carolina Center for Jewish Studies and the Curriculum in Archaeology · UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Magness' research interests include Jerusalem, Qumran & the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient synagogues, Masada and the Roman Army in the East.

Jerusalem Judaism Ancient Pottery Archaeology of Ancient Palestine Ancient Synagogues

Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich

Assistant Professor · University of Mary Washington

Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich specializes in German-Jewish literature and Holocaust Studies.

German Literature German-Jewish History Jewish Literature Holocaust Studies German Language

Christopher A. Frilingos

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

An expert on early Christianity

Apocalypticism Biblical Literature Early Christianity

Bree Akesson

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Work · Wilfrid Laurier University

Assistant Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University who conducts research with children and families affected by war and global social work

Refugee and Human Rights Issues War and Violence Children and Families Social Work Social Work Education

G. Michael Stathis

Professor of Political Science · Southern Utah University

Specializing in political science, international relations, and media portrayal of Islamic religion

Theories of International Relations Islamic State Fourth Gulf War International Conflict American Government

L. Todd Wood

Editor-in-Chief · Creative Destruction Media/Tsarizm.com

Specialist in the National Security Threat from Economic Weakness and Sovereign Debt/The Russian Situation

National Debt Bond Market Russian Issues

Andrew Ellul

Professor of Finance · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Ellul's research interests focus on empirical corporate finance, especially ownership structures and their impact on firms’ decisions.

Institutional Investors Ownership Structure Corporate Governance Market Microstructure Financial Economics

Julian Ku

Professor of Law · Hofstra University

Professor Ku is an expert on international law, constitutional law, U.S. foreign policy, and Chinese foreign policy.

International Law International Law in U.S. Courts Constitutional Law Corporate Law Trans Pacific Partnership

Daniel Smith-Christopher

Professor of Theological Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Old Testament Studies Old Testament Theology Religion and Peace Nonviolence Cross-Cultural Interpretation of the Bible and Indigenous Christianity Postcolonial Interpretation of Bible

Jeremy Pressman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of Middle East Studies · University of Connecticut

Dr. Pressman specializes in the Arab-Israeli peace process, US foreign policy, and the scope of political protests in the United States.

Arab-Israeli Conflict Middle East Peace Process Political Protests

Gil P. Klein

Associate Professor of Theological Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Rabbinic Judaism Architectural History Talmud and Midrash Sacred Space Roman Cities

Jean-Pierre Isbouts, DLitt

Adjunct Faculty - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

Humanities scholar, award-winning filmmaker and best-selling National Geographic author

Music Theory Comparative Religious Studies Disruptive Technology Organizational Innovation Academic Writing

Russell Lucas

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

Expert in U.S.-Middle East relations and politics of the Arab world

Democratization Saudi Arabia Public Opinion Middle East Politics Foreign Policy

George Bisharat

The Honorable Raymond L. Sullivan Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: bisharat@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4721 / Office 603F-200

Criminal Procedure Islamic Law Law and Social Anthropology Criminal Practice Law in Middle East Societies

Ruthellen Josselson, PhD

Doctoral Faculty - Clinical Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Psychodynamic and an existential psychotherapist

Life Span Development Theories of Relationship Group Dynamics and Group Therapy Individual Psychotherapy Narrative and Life History Research

Philip Turner

Publishing Consultant, Curator & Writer · The Great Gray Bridge

Curator, writer, editor, blogger—amplifying my enthusiasms for many audiences.

Storytelling Content Development Web Content & Editing Freelance Writing & Blogging Publishing

Dorit Rubinstein Reiss

Professor of Law, James Edgar Hervey '50 Chair of Litigation · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: reissd@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4844 / Office 324-200

Public Law Public Administration Accountability Law and Politics Tort Law

Leia Saltzman

Assistant professor of social work · Tulane University

Leia Saltzman is an expert on trauma associated with community violence and mass disaster.

Trauma Posttraumatic growth Mass disaster COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Community Resilience

Prof. Ariela Lowenstein

Head, Social Gerontology Center for Research · University of Haifa

Professor Lowenstein's research specializes in intergenerational family relations and caregiving

Carers and Caregiving Intergenerational Family Relations Elder's Quality of Life Gerontological Education Policy Development

Binyamin Blum

Associate Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contact Information: blumb@uchastings.edu / Office 342-200