Yudit GreenbergYudit K. Greenberg
George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Professor of Religious Studies
Director of Jewish Studies Program


Professor Greenberg's fields of teaching and research include modern and contemporary Jewish thought, women and religion, and cross-cultural studies of the body. She writes on issues related to language, love, and the body in religious and philosophical writings. Greenberg is the author of Better than Wine: Love, Poetry and Prayer in the Thought of Franz Rosenzweig (Scholars Press), and has written numerous articles in modern and contemporary Jewish thought in leading journals such as The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy. She has contributed essays to several books in modern and postmodern Jewish philosophy, and is presently completing her second book entitled Divine Love and Eros in Jewish Thought. Her Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions was published in November, 2007.

Greenberg has lectured nationally and internationally, has served as co-chair of the studies of Judaism section of the American Academy of Religion and is on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion. A native of Israel, she has been a very active voice and presence in the religious and spiritual life of the Central Florida community. She has been a visiting scholar at the Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard and, in spring 2001, was a visiting scholar at the Centre for Jewish Studies at Oxford University.

Interdepartmental Faculty

Jenny Caplan

Visiting Professor of Religion

B.A., Wellesley College
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School
Ph.D. Candidate, Syracuse University
Specializations: Religion in America, American Judaism, religion and popular culture, New Religious Movements, Native American religions

Nancy M. Decker

Associate Professor of German

B.A., College of William and Mary
M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University
Specializations: German language, literature, cultural history, and questions of colonialism. 

Todd French

Visiting Professor of Religion

B.A., in German and Chemistry, Lipscomb University
Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary
M.Div, Union Theological Seminary
Ph.D., in History of Christianity, Columbia University's Department of Religion
Specializations: Early Christianity, Byzantine Hagiography, Syriac, Islam, Mysticism, Gender, Poverty, and Extremes in Religion

Susan C. Lackman

Professor of Music Theory and Composition

B.Mus.Ed., Temple University
M.A., American University
Ph.D., Rutgers University
Specializations: musical composition, criticism, and broadcasting.

Jim Norris

Lecturer, Department of History Chair

B.A. (Honors) in History, University of Texas at Austin
M.A. in History, Western Washington University
PhD in History, Tulane University
Specializations: Latin America, Mexico, borderlands, and U.S. history 

Maurice O’Sullivan

Professor of English and Kenneth Curry Chair in Literature

A.B., Fairfield University
M.A., Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
Specializations: 18th-century English literature, minority literature, popular culture, and Florida studies.


Anne Zimmermann

Professor of English and Rollins Lecturer

B.A., Westminster College
M.F.A., Purdue University
Ph.D., Purdue University


Yudit K. Greenberg
George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Professor of Religious Studies
Director of Jewish Studies Program

Jewish Studies
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