1975-present: Associate Professor of Judaic (and, since 1991, Religious) Studies, University at Albany
1973-1975: Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies and Coordinator of Judaic Studies Program, State
University of New York at Binghamton
1966-1973: Lecturer, History Department, Queens College
Professor in Residence, Academy for Jewish Studies, Summer Seminar, Skidmore College (1985, 1986,
1991, 1993, 1995)
Visiting Professor of Religious Studies, Siena College (Fall 1978; 1986-87; Spring 1992)
Research Fellow, Institute of Jewish Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem (1980- 1981)
Faculty Council of the College of Arts and Sciences, 1993-present (Chair, 1993-1995); University
Senate and its Undergraduate Education Council, Spring 1996; Dean's Advisory Committee (1993-
1995); Chair, Judaic Studies Department (1975-1988); Advisor to Judaic Studies majors and minors,
CUE representative, liaison with International Programs for advisement and program evaluation
concerning study-abroad programs in Israel, 1975-present; Curriculum Committee of College of
Humanities and Fine Arts, 1986-1989 (Chair, 1988-1989); General Education Course Subcommittee,
1981-1982; and others.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Book: The Dositheans: A Samaritan Sect in Late Antiquity (Studies in Late Antiquity, Vol. 17), Leiden,
Chapters, Articles: In Encyclopaedia Hebraica; Christianity, Judaism, and Other Greco-Roman Cults;
Cambridge History of Judaism; and in journals such as Journal of Judaic Studies and Journal of
Reviews: Over fifteen, in journals including AJHQ, Hadassah Magazine, Shofar, and AJS Review.
Lectures, et al.: At AJS Annual Conference; Ben-Zvi Institute, Jerusalem; Bar-Ilan University, Tel-
Aviv; Albany chapter, Biblical Archaeological Society; etc.
Jewish messianic movements in antiquity, a reconsideration of methodology and conclusions.
Preparation of manuscript, The Sword of Goliath: David in Heroic Literature.
History of Ancient Israel and Early Christianity; Archaeology of Israel; Biblical Text Courses; Jewish
Civilization Survey; Jewish and Christian Messianic Thought and Movements.
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