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Kimberly Rubin

Kimberly Rubin

Lecturer in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Jewish Studies

221 Weaver Building University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 863-8941


Kimberly Rubin completed her graduate work in biblical and religious studies at the Harvard Divinity School, with a focus on New Testament and Early Christian History. Her research and studies cover early Christian history in its cultural, religious, and social settings in the Greco-Roman world, Second Temple and post-Temple Judaism and the relationship between Judaism and Christianity, and the archaeology of the eastern Roman Empire. She has participated in several archaeological excavations in Israel and Jordan, and onsite seminars in Greece, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Jordan, and Turkey. At PSU, she is a Lecturer in Jewish Studies, Religious Studies, and Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies, and her courses have included Early Judaism (CAMS/J ST/RL ST 111), New Testament (CAMS/J ST/RL ST 120), and Early Christianity (CAMS/J ST/RL ST 124).

Student Testimonial

“The Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies is an incredibly helpful community of individuals who love to learn. The faculty members of this department are very thoughtful and provide invaluable assistance to otherwise confused undergraduates. (...)
The smaller department size allows students to establish relationships with faculty and to establish a community in a school that might otherwise seem dauntingly large. The Classics and the study of the ancient Mediterranean world are strong at Penn State. For a school that prides itself on cutting-edge research and applied sciences, Penn State is a superb promoter of the Humanities. This support allows the CAMS department to recruit world-class faculty, provide generous funding and aid to undergraduates, and establish resources for research. The structure of the department was a perfect fit for me and allowed me to explore a wide-range of subjects related to my interests. In my four years in the program, I strengthened my Latin and Greek and was also able to study Egyptian Hieroglyphs and Sumerian. I now look forward to continuing my training in philology as I pursue graduate study.”

Timothy W. Dooley
2011 CAMS graduate

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