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Faculty & Staff

Learn about our faculty members' academic backgrounds and interests, our affiliated faculty and staff, and find out how to contact them.

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FACULTY

Jeanne Abrams

Jeanne Abrams

Director of the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and Beck Archives & Professor of Jewish History
(CJS & Penrose Library)

Jewish History of the West; Jewish Women's History; History of Medicine in the West

Phone: 303-871-3016 and 303-871-2977
Email: jeanne.abrams@du.edu
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Sari Havis

Sari Havis

Teaching Associate Professor & Hebrew Program Coordinator
(CJS & Department of Languages and Literatures)

Hebrew language pedagogy; Israeli cinema; Israeli culture and society; Israeli identity and Holocaust Studies

Phone: 303-871-2343  
Email: sari.havis@gmail.com
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Sarah Pessin

Sarah Pessin, Director

Director and Interfaith Chair, Center for Judaic Studies & Professor of Philosophy and Judaic Studies
(CJS & Department of Philosophy)

Jewish Philosophy; Medieval Philosophy (comparative Jewish, Islamic, Christian); Neoplatonism; Modern Jewish Philosophy; Post-Holocaust theology and ethics

Email: sarah.pessin@du.edu
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Adam Rovner

Adam Rovner

Associate Professor of English and Jewish Literature
(CJS & Department of English and Literary Arts)

American Jewish and Israeli Literature; Translation and Translation Theory; Trans-national Holocaust Literature; Literature and Jewish Nationalisms; Narrative Theory; Humor Studies

Phone: 303-871-2861
Email: adam.rovner@du.edu
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Alison Schofield

Alison Schofield

Associate Professor of Judaic Studies and Religious Studies
(CJS & Department of Religious Studies)

Judaism; religious theory; Dead Sea Scrolls; sacred space; exile and diaspora; gender and Judaism; Bible; Second Temple Judaism

Phone: 303-871-2752
Email: dralisonschofield@gmail.com
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Jonathan Sciarcon

Jonathan Sciarcon

Associate Professor of Jewish History
(CJS & Department of History)

Middle East History; Iraqi Jewish History; History of Jewish Women's Education in Iraq; Ottoman History; US-Israeli Relations

Phone: 303-871-2954
Email: jonathan.sciarcon@du.edu
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AFFILIATED FACULTY

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Pamela M. Eisenbaum

Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Origins
Iliff School of Theology


Phone: 303-765-3167
Email: peisenbaum@iliff.edu
Education: PhD, Iliff School of Theology

Amy Erickson

Amy Erickson

Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible
Director of MTS Program
Iliff School of Theology

Phone: 303-744-1287
Email: aerick26@du.edu
Education: PhD candidate, Princeton Theological Seminary

Arthur Gilbert

Arthur Gilbert

Associate Professor
Korbel School of International Studies


Phone: 303-871-2545
Email: argilber@du.edu
Education: PhD, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

Beth Karlsgodt

Elizabeth Campbell (Karlsgodt)

Associate Professor
Department of History


Modern European and French History; History and Memory; Holocaust History; History and Legacy of Nazi Art Looting

Phone: 303-871-2947
Email: elizabeth.campbell@du.edu
Education: PhD, New York University
Lydia Gil Keff

Lydia Gil Keff

Teaching Associate Professor of Spanish
Languages & Literatures Department


Spanish Language and Literature; Memory Studies; Holocaust Literature; Latin American Jewish Literature; Holocaust in Latin America; Jewish-Latino and Jewish-Latin American literature in translation

Phone: 303-871-7844
Email: lydia.gil@du.edu
Education: PhD, Spanish/Latin American literature, University of Texas at Austin
Kristian Miccio

G. Kristian Miccio

Professor
Sturm College of Law

Criminal Law and Procedure, Jurisprudence, Holocaust Studies, & Constitutional Law

Phone: 303-871-6361
Email: kmiccio@du.edu
Education: LLM, Columbia Law School, Columbia University
JD, Antioch School of Law, Antioch University
MA, public administration, Rockefeller College, University of New York
BA, Marymount College of Fordham University

Greg Robbins

Gregory A. Robbins

Associate Professor, Department Chair
Department of Religious Studies


Phone: 303-871-2751
Email: grobbins@du.edu
Education: PhD, Duke University

Wagner

Rabbi Stanley M. Wagner, of blessed memory

Founding Director, Professor Emeritus
News: Rabbi Wagner is co-author of the five-volume Onkelos on the Torah: Understanding the Bible Text (Gefen Publishing House, Jerusalem/New York) with Rabbi Dr. Israel Drazin.Selected materials from their work were incorporated into the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations' new and increasingly popular Shnayim Mikra program, in which each weekly portion of the Torah's current book is studied online.

The goal of integrating these materials is to encourage people to increase their study of Onkelos, an important Bible commentator and translator.In 2010, Rabbi Stanley Wagner published an essay on Onkelos, "Translation, Midrash, and Commentary Through the Eyes of Onkelos," The Jewish Bible Quarterly, volume 38, number 3, 151, July-September 2010, pp. 191-201.

STAFF

Amy Balogh

Amy Balogh

Program Manager &
Adjunct Professor in Judaic & Religious Studies

Phone: 303-871-3542
Email: amy.balogh@du.edu
Education: PhD, Joint Doctorial Program in the Study of Religion - Biblical Interpretation, University of Denver & Iliff School of Theology;M.A. Jewish Theological Seminary; B.A. Patten University

Patricia Guerra

Patricia Guerra

Assistant to the Director of the Center for Judaic Studies

Phone: 303-871-3021
Email: patricia.guerra@du.edu
Education: AS, Accounting, Front Range Community College

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Nicole Cote

Inclusive Excellence Fellow
Center for Judaic Studies

Email: Nicole.Cote@du.edu
Education: B.A. Fine Arts, Marist College; M.A. Higher Education (in progress)

Thyria Wilson

Thyria K. Wilson

Archivist and Reference Specialist
Assistant to the Director of the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and Beck Archives


Phone: 303-871-3012
Email: thyria.wilson@du.edu
Education: JD, MLIS, University of Denver