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Classical and Near Eastern Studies
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Classical and Near Eastern Studies.

Classical and Near Eastern Studies

The mission of the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies is to produce and disseminate knowledge about the civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East from the Neolithic period through late antiquity. The Department faculty conducts research and teaches courses in the languages and literatures of Greece, Rome, and the Near East (including Modern Hebrew); and the art, history, and religious traditions of these civilizations, including the development of early Judaism and Christianity. The Department offers majors in Greek, Hebrew, and Latin. CNES is also the administrative home of the programs in Religious Studies and Classical Civilization.

The CNES faculty includes a number of scholars who have won awards for both teaching and research.


Department News

  • Welcome Fall 2014 CNES Faculty!

    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Patricia Ahearne-Kroll Ph.D. and Dr. Stephen Ahearne-Kroll Ph.D, will join the Classical & Near Eastern Studies Department in Fall 2014.

    Patricia Ahearne-Kroll joins the CNES faculty as assistant professor. Dr. Ahearne-Kroll's Doctoral training is in the Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Judaism, and rabbinic midrash. In 2010, Dr. Ahearne-Kroll received Ohio Wesleyan's Sherwood Dodge Shankland Award for Encouragement of Teachers. Her courses include CNES 3204 The Dead Sea Scrolls and CNES 1201/3201 The Bible: Context and Interpretation.

    Stephen Ahearne-Kroll joins the CNES faculty as associate professor and Sundet Family Chair in New Testament and Christian Studies. Dr. Ahearne-Kroll's teaching areas include: New Testament studies, Hellenistic religions, Second Temple Judaism, gender in ancient religion, family in the ancient Mediterranean world, ethnicity in the ancient Mediterranean world, ancient and modern hermeneutical theory, religious studies generally. His courses include GRK 5200 Biblical Greek and CNES 3072 The New Testament.

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  • Welcome Nita Krevans!

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Nita Krevans as chair for the department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies.

    Thank you Chris Nappa for all your hard work and dedication serving as department chair for the past six years.
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