David Stern

David Stern is the Moritz and Josephine Berg Professor of Classical Hebrew Literature at the University of Pennsylvania where he served for many years as director of the Jewish Studies Program. He is also on the executive committee of the American Academy of Jewish Research. He has held visiting appointments at various institutions including Princeton and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 
He is the recipient of various awards and fellowships for his work on classical Jewish literature and religion, and the history of the Jewish book, and has many publications in the field, including Midrash and Theory: Ancient Jewish Exegesis and Contemporary Literary Studies (1998) and the forthcoming The Jewish Library.