Professor of Theology
and Classical & Near Eastern Studies
Director of the Kripke Center
for the Study of Religion and Society
Professor Simkins teaches courses in Hebrew Bible and Israelite Religions for the Theology Department, and the archaeology and history of the ancient Near East for the Classical & Near Eastern Studies Department. His specialties include the Bible and the environment, gender and the worldview of the ancient Israelites, and the political economy of ancient Israel.