Alan Levenson is Schusterman/Josey Chair of Jewish History at The University of Oklahoma and Director of the Schusterman Center for Judaic & Israel Studies. Alan taught history, thought and Bible at Siegal College in Cleveland for 18 years, where he authored many essays and three books: An Introduction to Modern Jewish Thinkers: from Spinoza to Soloveitchik (Jason Aronson, 2000); Between Philosemitism and Antisemitism: German Defenses of Jews and Judaism (University of Nebraska Press, 2004); and The Story of Joseph: A Jewish Journey of Interpretation (William & Mary, 2006). Since moving to Oklahoma, he has published The Making of the Modern Jewish Bible (2011), The Wiley-Blackwell History of Jews and Judaism (2012), and Joseph: Portraits Through the Ages (2016). His first professional love remains teaching. Professor Levenson lives with his wife in Norman, Oklahoma, and their college-age son is currently studying in Heidelberg, Germany.
David Engel, Maurice Greenberg Professor of Holocaust Studies; Professor of History, Jewish Studies and Political History, New York University, will visit Siegal Lifelong Learning and give two lectures about Jewish history on May 10 and 11.