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About William H Krieger

William Krieger is a philosopher of science and working archaeologist, splitting his time between the University of Rhode Island and Israel's coast. Having received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Claremont Graduate University, a B.S. in Biology from Columbia University, and a B.A. in Jewish Philosophy from the Jewish Theological Seminary, he joined URI in 2006. Dr. Krieger ’s research interests include the Philosophy of Science, Science and Values, the Philosophy of Technology, Epistemology and Metaphysics, the Philosophy of Religion, and Archaeological Theory and Methods.
Dr Krieger's teaching interests reflect his research, and he was awarded the URI College of Arts & Sciences Teaching Award in 2011.
A working archaeologist who has gotten his hands dirty and/or wet at a variety of sites throughout Israel, Dr Krieger is currently Co-Director of the Israel Coast Exploration (ICE) project, a research dig and field school that provides training opportunities in terrestrial and underwater archaeology as well as in archaeological conservation and heritage.
In 2010 Dr Krieger participated in a conference devoted to underwater archaeology. The resulting document, the Penn-Brock Statement of Principles and Best Practices for Underwater Archaeology and the Stewardship of Underwater Cultural Heritage in the Mediterranean is helping to shape international policy by putting forward a set of principles and best practices for underwater archaeology and the stewardship of underwater cultural heritage.
Dr Krieger currently serves as the Executive Secretary of the International Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (HOPOS), as an area editor (in Archaeology of the Levant: Archaeological Theory) for The Journal Religious Studies Review, and as a member the John Hazen White Center for Ethics and Public Service. He has also served on boards for a variety of other organizations focusing on archaeology, religion, and the humanities.


2016 Present Faculty Member, Tell es-Safi/Gath ‐ Archaeological Excavations
Present Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Rhode Island