William Scott Green


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About William Scott Green

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 Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the John Templeton Foundation. He served as editor of the Journal ofthe American Academy of Religion and was educational director of archaeological excavations in the Galilee and Tuscany. He is co-editor of the Brill Reference Library of Judaism and a member of the advisory committee for the Bloomsbury Religion in North America project. His current teaching and scholarly interests are the evolution of religion, particularly ancient Judaism; the nature of propaganda and genocide; and religion, architecture, and the metaverse. He earned an A.B. in religion at Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. in religion from Brown University, and he studied at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He joined the University in 2006 and served as Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education until 2020. He previously was Professor of Religion, Dean of the College, and Philip S. Bernstein Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Rochester.