Dexter Callender, Jr. Ph.D.
Dexter E. Callender, Jr. , has taught at the University of Miami since 1995 and is the author of Adam in Myth and History (Harvard Semitic Studies, Eisenbrauns, 2001). A recipient of the 2000 Provost's Excellence in Teaching Award, he was also named "Professor of the Year" by the Pan-Hellenic Association in 2001. With research interests in myth theory and the nature of religious discourse, he is a specialist in Hebrew Bible and the history and literature of the ancient Near East. In addition to REL 101, Introduction to Religion, and REL 111, Introduction to Hebrew Bible, his regular course offerings include REL 311, Prophecy and Prophetic Literature; REL 305, Religion and Culture in the Ancient Near East; and REL 356, Myth and Religion.