Teaching Faculty

Hermann Beck

Interim Chair
Cooper Fellow


(305) 284-5947
Hermann Beck received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles after studying Germanistik and ancient and modern history at German universities (Mannheim, Freiburg, and Berlin), the London School of Economics, and the Sorbonne.  He has been a Fulbright Scholar, a Fellow at the Berliner Historische Kommission, and a...

Dexter E Callender, Jr.

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-3695
Dexter E. Callender, Jr. , has taught at the University of Miami since 1995 and is the author of Adam in Myth and History (Harvard Semitic Studies, Eisenbrauns, 2001). A recipient of the 2000 Provost's Excellence in Teaching Award, he was also named "Professor of the Year" by the Pan-Hellenic Association in 2001. With research...

Henry A. Green, Ph.D.



(305) 284-4375
Henry A. Green has taught at the University of Miami since 1984. He received his Ph.D. from St. Andrews University (Britain) after postgraduate work in Canada, at the Sorbonne (France) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). He is the author or co-author of four books, including Research in Action (education of at-risk...

William Scott Green



(305) 284-4733
William Scott Green, Professor of Religious Studies, Fain Family Endowed Chair in Judaic Studies. William Green has written widely on ancient Judaism, the study of religion, and higher education. He has held fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Andrew Mellon...

Bradford R McGuinn

Senior Lecturer
Director of MAIA Program


(305) 284-4015
Dr. McGuinn is a Senior Lecturer with the Department of Political Science and Director of the MAIA program. He holds a PhD in International Studies, with concentration in Middle Eastern studies, from the University of Miami. His fields of research and teaching include international security, Middle Eastern studies, civil-military relations and...

Haim Shaked

Director of Judaic Studies


(305) 284-6882
Dr. Haim Shaked has been a tenured Professor of International Studies at the University of Miami (UM) since 1988. He has been the incumbent of the Dr. M. Lee Pearce Chair in Middle East Peace Studies (since 1993). In September 1998, UM announced the creation of the university-wide Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies and...

Ira M. Sheskin



(305) 284-6693
Professor Sheskin is widely recognized for his work on the geography and demography of the American Jewish community. His areas of expertise involve the collection, analysis, and presentation of quantitative data. Much of his work can be found at www.jewishdatabank.org. He is the editor of the American Jewish Year Book and authors the annual...