Ph.D., English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 1983. Major field of concentration: American Literature and Culture, 1620-1870.
M. Phil., with Distinction, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 1977.
M.A., with Honors, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 1975.
B.A., summa cum laude, Columbia College, Columbia University, 1974.
Professor Emeritus, Bar-Ilan University, till 120.
Associate Professor, Department of English, University of California, Davis, 1990-1997 (Assistant Professor, 1983-1990).
Visiting Professor, Departments of English and American Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1991-1992, 1994-1997.
Lecturer, Department of English, Princeton University, 1981-1983.
Lecturer, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 1978-1980.
Adjunct Instructor, Department of Language and Literature, Touro College, New York City, 1978-1980.
Adjunct Lecturer, English Department, City College of New York, CUNY, Fall 1977.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND OTHER ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
Advisor, Sami Rohr Prize in Jewish Literature, 2010-current/
Coordinator, Matanel Prize for Young Jewish Writers, 2012-2013.
Selection Committee, Grants in Literature, Israel Science Foundation, 2012, 2019.
Postdoctoral Selection Committee, USIEF (Fulbright Commission), 2011-2013.
International Selection Committee, Richard Ellmann Lectures on Modern Literature, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, 2010.
Advisory Committee, Jewish Fiction .net, 2010-current.
Advisory Committee, Studies in American Jewish Literature, 2010-current.
Director, Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing, June 2006-December 2007; Chair, Steering Committee, -2020.
Director, Lechter Institute for Literary Study, Bar-Ilan University, 2004-2010.
Co-organizer, Kisufim: The Jerusalem Conference for Jewish Writers, 2006-current.
Advisor, Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, Jewish Book Council, New York City, 2006-current.
Chair, Department of English, Bar-Ilan University, 2001-2004.
Director, Anne Shachter Smith Project in Literature, Department of English, Bar-Ilan University, 2002-present.
Member, Academic Committee, Rothberg International School, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1999-current.
Member, Richard Beale Davis Prize Committee, Early American Literature, 1999.
Director, University of California Study Center, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1994-1996.
Graduate Adviser, Department of English, University of California, Davis, 1993-94.
Manuscript Reader, University of Chicago Press, University of California Press, Northeastern University Press, American Quarterly, Poetics Today, ESQ,, Western Folklore, Journal of the Early Republic, etc.
Acting Coordinator of Writing Programs, Department of English, University of California, Davis, Spring 1993.
Chairman, Masters Committee, Department of English, University of California, Davis, 1984-1986.
Faculty Fellow, Stevenson Hall, Princeton University, 1982-1983.
Research Consultant, The Library of America, Literary Classics of the United States, New York City, 1980-1981.
Assistant Coordinator, American Studies Program, Columbia University, 1977-1978.
Bibliographic Researcher, "A Library of American Puritan Writings: The Seventeenth Century," ed. Sacvan Bercovitch, AMS Press, 1977.
Various graduate research positions, 1975-1977.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Fellow, Sami Rohr Institute for Jewish Literature, 2010-current.
Fellow, Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 2005.
Israel Science Foundation Research Grant, 2000-2002.
Fulbright Teaching Award, 1991-1992.
Humanities Institute Fellow, University of California, Davis, 1988-1989.
University of California, Davis, Faculty Development Awards, 1987-1988, 1988-1989.
University of California, Davis, Faculty Research Grant, 1983-1984, 1984-1985, 1985-1986, 1986-1987, 1988-1989, 1989-1990, 1990-1991, 1992-1994, 1996-97.
University of California, Davis, Junior Faculty Research Fellowship, 1984, 1985, 1987.
University of California, Davis, Undergraduate Instructional Improvement Program Award, 1984-1985, 1990-1991, 1993-94.
Columbia University Presidential Fellow, 1974-1975, 1975-1976, 1980-1981.
M. Phil. attained with distinction, 1977.
M.A. awarded with Honors, 1975.
B.A. awarded summa cum laude, 1974. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, 1974.