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About William H Krieger

William Krieger is a philosopher of science and working archaeologist, splitting his time between the classroom at the University of Rhode Island and the field in Israel. 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 currently serves as a supervisor at Tell es-Safi/Gath's infamous Field F,
In 2010 Dr Krieger joined an international group to create the Penn-Brock Statement of Principles and Best Practices for Underwater Archaeology and the Stewardship of Underwater Cultural Heritage in the Mediterranean.

Dr Krieger currently serves as a member the John Hazen White Center for Ethics and Public Service. He has also served on boards for a variety of organizations focusing on philosophy, archaeology, religion, and the humanities.


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