William Dever

Distinguished Visiting Professor, Lycoming College, Anthropology Department
Knowledge / Expertise
Interest/Specialty Areas Dever received the PhD in Syro-Palestinian Archaeology from Harvard University. Active in the field of Near Eastern archaeology since 1955, Dever has led numerous field research and excavation projects in Jordan and Israel. He served as the Director of the Hebrew Union College Excavations at Gezer from 1966 to 1971. He was also Director of the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem from 1971 to 1975. For nearly 30 years, Dever served as Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology and Anthropology and as head of the Department of Oriental Studies at the University of Arizona. Lycoming College is a consortium member of the current Gezer excavation project, which is directed by one of Dever’s former doctoral students