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Faculty Members

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Fabian Alfie
Ph.D., Professor, The Department of French & Italian and Judaic Studies
Email: alfie@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-7349
FAX: 520-626-8022
Office: (520) 621-5559

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison,1995. Professor of Italian. I've been at the University of Arizona since 1997, after teaching for two years at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.  I...
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Susan Crane
Ph.D., Associate Professor, Modern European History
Email: scrane@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-1113
Office: Social Sciences 237A
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Sol Davis
Ph.D., Executive Director, Jewish Museum of Maryland
Email: sdavis@jewishmuseummd.org
TEL: 410-732-6400
Office: 410-732-6400

Sol Davis is the Executive Director of the  Jewish Museum of Maryland. He teaches Jewish Responses to the Holocaust for the Center for Judaic Studies. He also teaches for the UA Honors College and UA College of Education. In 2018, Bryan received a Ph.D. in Language, Reading and Culture at the...
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Joela Jacobs
Ph.D., Assistant Professor, German Studies
Email: joelajacobs@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-2300
Office: LSB 306

Dr. Joela Jacobs is Assistant Professor of German Studies, and she is affiliated with the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies, the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, and the Institute of the Environment. She earned her Ph.D. in Germanic Studies at the University of Chicago, where she...
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Sharon Medgal
Ph.D., Director, Water Resource Center
Email: smegdal@cals.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-9591
FAX: (520) 792-8518
Office: (520) 621-9591

Sharon B. Megdal is Director of The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center and C.W. and Modene Neely Endowed Professor. She is Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science and serves as Director of...
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Joaquin Ruiz
Ph.D., Dean Emeritus, Director, Biosphere 2, Professor, Geosciences and BIO5 Institute
Email: jruiz@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-8527
Office: ENR2 Room N525

Joaquin Ruiz received his B.S. in Geology and B.S. in Chemistry at the University of Miami. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Michigan. Ruiz served as Assistant Professor at the University of Miami from 1982 to 1983 before joining the University of Arizona...
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Howard J. Schwartz
M.D., Rabbi, Lecturer, Judaic Studies
Email: sbs-judaic@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5758
FAX: (520) 626-5767
Office: (520) 626-5758
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Max Strassfeld
Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Religious Studies/Classics & Judaic Studies
Email: mstrassfeld@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-1383
Office: Learning Services Building Room 222
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Adam Ussishkin
Ph.D., Professor, Linguistics & Judaic Studies
Email: ussishki@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-7121
FAX: (520) 626-9014
Office: Douglass 312

I'm a professor in the Department of Linguistics, with appointments in Cognitive Science, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, Near Eastern Studies, Judaic Studies, and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. My research focuses on lexical access, as well as phonology and morphology. Much of...
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