Board of Trustees

The Institute’s Board comprises five Officers elected to a once renewable three-year term – a Board Chair, a President who is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Institute in the US, and in cooperation with the Director in Israel – and twenty-seven Trustees.  Trustees, both academic and non-academic, serve a three-year term, with no term limit.  Trustees serve on committees and must attend at least one of the two annual board meetings.  Both Officers and Trustees are expected to make an annual contribution to the Operations Budget of the Institute.

W. F. Albright Board of Trustees - 2018-2019


  • Sidnie White Crawford, Chair, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Sharon Herbert, President, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Bjorn Lindgren, Treasurer, Houston, Texas
  • J.P. Dessel, Vice President , University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Susan Cohen,   Secretary,  Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana


  • Beth Alpert-Nakhai, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
  • Andrea Berlin, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Elizabeth Bloch-Smith, St Joseph University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oded Borowski, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Joan R. Branham, Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Scott Bucking, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
  • Weston Fields, Kodiak, Alaska
  • Jennifer Gates-Foster, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Edward L. Greenstein, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
  • James Hardin, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi
  • Jacqueline Haynes, Potomac, Maryland
  • John Jorgensen, Adamstown, Maryland
  • Donald Kane, Potomac, Maryland
  • Gerald Knoppers, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
  • Carroll Kobs, Forth Worth, Texas
  • W. Mark Lanier, Houston, Texas
  • Nat Levtow, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
  • Peter Machinist, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Carol Meyers, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • Steven Ortiz, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas
  • David Rosenstein, Washington, DC
  • Lee R. Seeman, Great Neck, New York
  • David Vanderhooft, Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Daniel Wolk, New York, New York


  • Walter E. Aufrecht, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
  • Vivian A. Bull, Madison, New Jersey
  • Edward F. Campbell, Scarborough, Maine
  • William G. Dever, Emeritus, University of Arizona, Tuscon, Arizona
  • Patty Gerstenblith, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
  • Seymour Gitin, Dorot Director Emeritus, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Norma Kershaw, Mission Viejo, California
  • Eric M. Meyers, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • Joe D. Seger, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi
  • Lydie Shufro, New York, New York
  • John R. Spencer,  John Carroll University,  San Diego, California
  • Lawrence Stager, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • J. Edward Wright, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona