Ira M. Sheskin, Ph.D.(Ohio State University, 1977)
Chairman and Professor
Professor Sheskin is widely recognized for his work on the geography and demography of the American Jewish community. His areas of expertise involve the collection, analysis, and presentation of quantitative data. Much of his work can be found at www.jewishdatabank.org. He is the editor of the American Jewish Year Book and authors the annual article in that volume on the number of Jews in the United States. He also authors Comparisons of Jewish Communities: A Compendium of Tables and Bar Charts which compares measures of demography and religiosity among 55 American Jewish communities. He has authored over 40 studies of Jewish communities across the United States. He is past Chair of both the Transportation Geography and Ethnic Geography Specialty Groups of the Association of American Geographers and serves on the Board of the Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference.
- Sheskin, I. “Ten percent of American Jews,” in Andrea Greenbaumn, ed.,
The Jews of South Florida (Boston: Brandeis University Press, 2005), pp. 000-000.
- Sheskin, I. and Arnold Dashefsky, “Jewish population of the United States, 2006,” in David Singer and Lawrence Grossman, eds., American Jewish Yearbook, 2006 (New York: The American Jewish Committee, Vol. 106, 2006), pp. 133-193.
- Sheskin, I. The Jewish Community Study of Detroit (Detroit: The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, 2007).
- GEG 105 World Regional Geography
- GEG 481 Introduction to Quantitative Methods