Dr. Jodi Magness
Jodi Magness received her B.A. in Archaeology and History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and her Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania. Shecurrently holds a senior distinguished chair in the Department of Religious Studies at the UNC at Chapel Hill. Magness has published dozens of articles in journals and edited volumes as well as several prize-winning books. Her research interests include ancient pottery, ancient synagogues, Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Roman army in the East. She has participated on 20 different excavations in Israel and Greece, and since 2011, has directed excavations at Huqoq in Galilee.
As a leading scholar, Magness has been consulted on a number of popular presentations of Biblical archaeology and history. She also consulted for and is featured in a National Geographic giant screen film on Jerusalem and will begin her term as the President of the Archaeological Institute of America in 2017.