Retired & Emeritus Faculty

Althea Stroum with Ina Willner and Professor Joan Ullman, 1996.

Althea Stroum with Ina Willner and Joan Ullman, 1996.

Many distinguished faculty members have contributed to the growth of Jewish Studies at the University of Washington over the last 40 years. This page lists the professors who have retired. We thank them for their outstanding teaching, research, and program leadership!

At our 40th Anniversary Gala in 2014, Stroum Center celebrated the historic achievements of these individuals and the program they helped to build. You can see a timeline of Jewish Studies history, including archival photographs and documents, at this link.

Retired & Emeritus Professors

  • Paul Burstein, Department of Sociology, Jewish Studies Chair, 2003-2008
  • Joe Butwin, Department of English
  • Hillel Gamoran
  • Martin Jaffee, Jackson School of International Studies, Sam and Althea Stroum Professor, 1988-1989
  • Anna Kartsonis, Department of Art History
  • Deborah Kerdeman, College of Education
  • Levis A. Kochin, Department of Economics
  • Hubert Locke, Evans School of Public Policy
  • Gary Martin, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization
  • Joel Migdal, Jackson School of International Studies
  • Michael Rosenthal, Department of Philosophy, Sam and Althea Stroum Professor, 2016-2019
  • Robert Stacey, Department of History, Former Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
  • Joan Ullman, Department of History

In Memoriam

Jere Bacharach, Department of History, Jewish Studies Chair, 1981-1985
Memorial for Jere Bacharach written by Naomi Sokoloff

Gad Barzilai, Department of Law, Societies, and Justice, Jewish Studies Chair, 2008-2011
Memorial for Gad Barzilai written by Joel Migdal

Edward Alexander, Department of English, Jewish Studies Chair, 1974-1981
Memorial for Ed Alexander written by Joe Butwin