Faculty

M.A. and Semester Abroad Programs

Salwa Awad

Salwa Awad

Faculty, Bethlehem Bible College. Began teaching at JUC in 2005.

Gabriel Barkay, Ph.D.

Gabriel Barkay, Ph.D.

B.A., M.A., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Ph.D., Tel Aviv University. Excavations in Lachish, Jerusalem, Megiddo, Tel Zayit, Susa (Iran) and others. Faculty, Bar-Ilan University. Directed excavations at Ramat Rachel, Ketef Hinnom and others; currently director of the Temple Mount sifting project. Recipient of the Jerusalem Prize. Extensive publications. Began teaching at JUC in 1975.

Amitai Baruchi-Unna, Ph.D.

Amitai Baruchi-Unna, Ph.D.

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Faculty of Humanities of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and faculty at the Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Haifa University. Extensive publications. Began teaching at JUC in 2011.

Eldon Clem, Ph.D.

Eldon Clem, Ph.D.

B.A., The Master’s College; M.A., M.Div., Trinity International University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion. Ordained rabbi. Published author. Began teaching at JUC in 2011.

Chandler Collins, M.A.

Chandler Collins, M.A.

B.A., Moody Bible Institute; graduate studies, Jerusalem University College; M.A., M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Excavations at Khirbet Qeiyafa and Abel Beth Maacah. Administrative Dean at Jerusalem University College. Began teaching at JUC in 2017.

Petra Heldt, Ph.D.

Petra Heldt, Ph.D.

B.A., Frei Universitat, Berlin; M.Th., Kirchliche Hochschule, Berlin; Ph.D., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Executive Secretary of the Ecumenical Theological Research Fraternity in Israel. Director, The Thomas Oden Patristic Study Center. Ordained minister. Extensive publications. Began teaching at JUC in 1994.

Jonathan Kaplan, Ph.D.

Jonathan Kaplan, Ph.D.

B.A., M.A., PhD, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Recipient of the Herzl Fellows Award. Administrative Director, Rothberg International School (Undergraduate Program) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Published author. Began teaching at JUC in 1986.

Shulamith Laderman, Ph.D.

Shulamith Laderman, Ph.D.

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Lecturer, Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies. Published author. Began teaching at JUC in 2018.

Yigal Levin, Ph.D.

Yigal Levin, Ph.D.

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Bar-Ilan University. Faculty, Bar-Ilan University. Excavations at Sumaqa (Mt. Carmel), Kefar Hanania, Beth Shemesh and Tell es-Safi (Gath). Extensive publications. Began teaching at JUC in 2006.

Adolfo Roitman, Ph.D.

Adolfo Roitman, Ph.D.

M.A., University of Buenos Aires; M.A., Ph.D., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Ordained rabbi. Curator and Director, The Shrine of the Book, Israel Museum. Published author. Began teaching at JUC in 2017.

Bernard Sabella, Ph.D.

Bernard Sabella, Ph.D.

B.A., Franklin and Marshall College; Ph.D., The University of Virginia. Faculty and Chair, Department of Social Science, Bethlehem University. Elected member of the Palestinian Legislative Council representing Jerusalem. Extensive publications. Began teaching at JUC in 1994.

Daphna Sharef-Davidovich, Ph.D.

Daphna Sharef-Davidovich, Ph.D.

B.A., M.A., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Ph.D., Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Faculty, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Published author. Began teaching at JUC in 2012.

Moshe Silberschein, M.H.L.

Moshe Silberschein, M.H.L.

B.A., Columbia University; B.H.L., M.H.L., Jewish Theological Seminary. Faculty, Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion. Ordained rabbi. Began teaching at JUC in 1992.

Paul Wright, Ph.D.

Paul Wright, Ph.D.

B.A., Bethel College; M.A., Institute of Holy Land Studies / Jerusalem University College; M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; M.Phil, Ph.D., Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion. President, Jerusalem University College. Visiting faculty, Tantur Ecumenical Institute for Theological Studies and special instructor in the Israeli Ministry of Tourism Tour Guide Program. Excavations at Giloh, Ramat Rahel and Tel Rehov. Ordained minister. Published author. Began teaching at JUC in 1996.

Oded Yinon, M.A.

Oded Yinon, M.A.

B.A., M.A., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Extensive publications. Began teaching at JUC in 1987.

Short-Term Academic Programs

Vernon Alexander, M.A.

Vernon Alexander, M.A.

B.A., The University of Oklahoma; M.A., Jerusalem University College; M.A., The University of Durham; Ph.D. candidate, Bar Ilan University. Published Author. Began teaching at JUC in 2012.

John (Jack) Beck, Ph.D.

John (Jack) Beck, Ph.D.

B.A., Northwestern College; M.Div., Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary; Th.M., Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Freelance writer and consultant; Faculty, Bible World Seminars. Extensive publications. Began teaching at JUC in 2008.

Brian Bernius, Ph.D

Brian Bernius, Ph.D

B.A., Asbury College; M.A., Asbury Theological Seminary; M.Phil., Ph.D., Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion. Associate Professor of Old Testament and Near East Studies, Indiana Wesleyan University. Began teaching at JUC in 2016.

Bryan Beyer, Ph.D.

Bryan Beyer, Ph.D.

B.A., Colorado State University; M.Div., Denver Conservative Baptist Seminary; Ph.D., Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Faculty, Columbia Biblical Seminary and School of Missions. Published author. Began teaching at JUC in 2006.

Chandler Collins, M.A.

Chandler Collins, M.A.

B.A., Moody Bible Institute; graduate studies, Jerusalem University College; M.A., M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Excavations at Khirbet Qeiyafa and Abel Beth Maacah. Administrative Dean at Jerusalem University College. Began teaching at JUC in 2017.

Spencer Elliott, M.A.

Spencer Elliott, M.A.

B.A., Millar College of the Bible; M.A., Jerusalem University College. Began teaching at JUC in 2017.

Carl Laney, ThD

Carl Laney, ThD

B.S., University of Oregon; M.Div., Th.M., Western Seminary; Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary; graduate studies, Institute of Holy Land Studies. Professor of Biblical Literature, Western Seminary. Published author. Began teaching at JUC in 2007.

Aubrey Taylor McClain, Ph.D.

Aubrey Taylor McClain, Ph.D.

B.A., Oklahoma State University; M.A., Jerusalem University College; Ph.D., Bar Ilan University. Published author. Began teaching at JUC in 2010.

John Monson, Ph.D.

John Monson, Ph.D.

B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Institute of Holy Land Studies; graduate studies, Hebrew University; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University. Associate Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Excavations at Jerusalem, Har-Tuv, Timnah, Lachish, Qeiyafa, Abel Beth-Maacah, Ashkelon. Published author. Began teaching at JUC in 1988.

Cynthia Parker, Ph.D

Cynthia Parker, Ph.D

B.A., Butler University; M.A., M.A.R., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; graduate studies, Jerusalem University College; Ph.D., University of Gloucestershire. Published author. Began teaching at JUC in 2007.

Rebecca Pettit, M.A.

Rebecca Pettit, M.A.

B.A., Northland International University; M.A., M.A., Jerusalem University College. Award-winning filmmaker. Began teaching at JUC in 2018.

Perry Phillips, Ph.D.

Perry Phillips, Ph.D.

B.A., Beloit College; M.A., Institute of Holy Land Studies; M.Div., Biblical Theological Seminary; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University. Faculty, Gordon College. Published author. Began teaching at JUC in 1977.

Elaine Phillips, Ph.D.

Elaine Phillips, Ph.D.

B.A., Cornell University; M.Div; Biblical Theological Seminary; M.A., Institute of Holy Land Studies; Ph.D., The Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning. Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, Gordon College. Published author. Began teaching at JUC in 1997.

Carl Rasmussen, Ph.D.

Carl Rasmussen, Ph.D.

B.A., Luther College; B.D., Th.M., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; graduate studies, Institute of Holy Land Studies; Ph.D., The Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning. Professor of Old Testament, Bethel University. Began teaching at JUC in 1973.

Brian Schultz, Ph.D.

Brian Schultz, Ph.D.

B.A., Briercrest Bible College; M.A., Jerusalem University College; Ph.D. Bar Ilan University. Faculty, Biblical and Religious Studies, Fresno Pacific University. Excavations at Tell Miqne, Tell es-Safi and Qumran. Published author. Began teaching at JUC in 1997.

Emily Thomassen, M.A.

Emily Thomassen, M.A.

B.A., Trinity Christian College; M.A., Jerusalem University College; Ph.D. Candidate, University of Chicago. Published author. Began teaching at JUC in 2011.

Paul Wright, Ph.D.

Paul Wright, Ph.D.

B.A., Bethel College; M.A., Institute of Holy Land Studies / Jerusalem University College; M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; M.Phil, Ph.D., Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion. President, Jerusalem University College. Visiting faculty, Tantur Ecumenical Institute for Theological Studies and special instructor in the Israeli Ministry of Tourism Tour Guide Program. Excavations at Giloh, Ramat Rahel and Tel Rehov. Ordained minister. Published author. Began teaching at JUC in 1996.