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3 Aravnah HaYevusi
Hebron Road, 9411602
P.O. Box 1276, Mt. Zion
9101202 Jerusalem, Israel
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THE FACULTY
| Introduction to the Faculty

At Jerusalem University College, we believe that our faculty is top-notch! Not only is each member of our faculty an expert in their chosen field, but more importantly together they bring a unique mix of talents and insights to our curriculum that helps our students discover, know and integrate these areas of study in meaningful and holistic ways. Simply put, our faculty is unmatched, and helps us fulfill our unique mission to the evangelical Christian world.

 

From our beginning in 1957, our educational goal has been to expose non-Israeli, evangelical graduate and undergraduate students to the land and peoples of the land of the Bible. One of the most important ways that we do this is to rely almost exclusively on local faculty. Our courses are taught by Israelis, by Palestinians and, in some cases, by expatriates who have been residents in the land for many years. In every case, these men and women are experts in the fields covered by the curriculum of JUC, and live and breathe their own subject matter, first-hand. The majority either have had, or continue to hold, teaching positions and professorships at other institutions in Israel and/or in the Palestinian territories, while teaching courses and working closely with our students at JUC. We aim to expose our students to a wide variety of voices that represent the spectrum of life in Israel, voices that speak passionately, yet fairly, about matters at hand. The members of our faculty who are Christian are able to help students understand and integrate what they are learning in a Christian context.

 

In addition to members of the Long-Term program faculty, the following are among the more recent instructors who have taught in our intensive short-term programs of two and three week duration:

 
| The Faculty for Short-Term Programs

 

Vernon Alexander, Ph.D. candidate. B.A., The University of Oklahoma; M.A., Jerusalem University College; M.A., The University of Durham; Ph.D. candidate, Bar Ilan University.


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. Published author.


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


Robert Duke, Ph.D. B.A., Multnomah Bible College; M.A., Jerusalem University College; M.A., The University of California at Los Angeles; Ph.D., The University of California at Los Angeles. Associate Professor of Biblical Stuides, Azusa Pacific University.


J. Carl Laney, Th.D. 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


John Monson, Ph.D. B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Institute of Holy Land Studies; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University. Assistant Professor of Archaeology, Wheaton College. Excavations at Ashkelon. Published author.


Robert Mullins, Ph.D. B.A., Southern California College; graduate studies, Institute of Holy Land Studies; M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary; Ph.D., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, Azusa Pacific University. Board of Trustees, the American Schools of Oriental Research. Excavations at Beth-Shean and Tel Rehov. Published author.


Cynthia Parker, Ph.D. candidate. B.A., Butler University; M.A., M.A.R., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; graduate studies, Jerusalem University College; Ph.D. candidate at the University of Gloucestershire.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Aubrey Taylor, Ph.D. candidate. B.A., Oklahoma State University; M.A., Jerusalem University College; Ph.D. candidate, Bar Ilan University.


Emily Thomassen, M.A. B.A., Trinity Christian College; M.A., Jerusalem University College.

 
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