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Richard Freund, PhD

Professor

Judaic Studies Department - Chair
History Department

Auerbach Hall 110

860.768.4022

freund@hartford.edu

PhD   Jewish Theological Seminary of America   |   MA   Jewish Theological Seminary of America
BA   Queens College  |   BJL   Herzliah College


Richard Freund is the Director of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies and Greenberg Professor of Jewish History at the University of Hartford. He has directed six archaeological projects in Israel and three projects in Europe on behalf of the University including: Bethsaida, Qumran, the Cave of Letters, Nazareth, Yavne, Har Karkom (Mount Sinai) as well as archaeological projects in Burgos and Cadiz, Spain and a research project at the extermination camp at Sobibor, Poland. Dr. Freund is the author of six books on archaeology, two books on Jewish ethics, over one hundred scholarly articles and has appeared in fifteen television documentaries.