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Religion , history and archaeology educator

Carol Lyons Meyers, American Religion, history and archaeology educator.


Meyers, Carol Lyons was born on November 26, 1942 in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Harry J. and Irene R. (Winkler) Lyons.


AB with honors, Wellesley College, 1964. Master of Arts in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, Brandeis University, 1975.


Area supervisor Joint Expedition to Tell Gezer, Israel, 1964—1967. Editorial assistant, assistant to registrar Ashdod Excavation Project, Israel, 1963—1965. Quadrangle director Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1965—1967.

Teaching assistant Boston Area Seminar International Students, 1965. Area supervisor, lector Joint Expedition to Khirbet Shema, Israel, 1970—1971, area supervisor Israel, 1971, field supervisor Israel, 1972. Core staff, field archeologist Meiron Excavation Project, 1974—1978.

Associate director Joint Expedition to Meiron, Israel, 1978. Co-director Joint Sepphoris Project, Israel, since 1985, Sepphoris Regional Project, Israel, since 1992. Senior advisor Sephhoris Acropolis Project, since 1998.

Instructor Bible Academy Jewish Studies without Walls, New York City, 1974—1978. Instructor Center Continuing Education Duke University, Durham., North Carolina, 1978—1979, assistant professor religion, 1977—1984, associate professor, 1984—1990, associate director women's studies, 1985—1998, professor, since 1990, acting director women's studies Durham., 1992, Mary Grace Wilson professor, since 2002, acting director, Judaic studies, 2004. International correspondent fellow Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies, Bar Ilan University, since 1998.



Board directors Bethel Community, Durham, 1980. Member of North Carolina Museum Art (Judaica committee since 2003), Hadassah (education chairman 1970-1971), Society Biblical Literature (chairman seminar 1981, steering committee seminar on monarchy 1982, program committee since 2000, steering committee, consultation on space, place and lived experience of antiquity), Israel Exploration Society, Albright Institute Archaeol. Research (fellowship committee 1979-1982, vice president 1982-1994, trustee since 1982, chair, Dever prize committee since 2001, chair nominating committee since 2005), Catholic Biblical Association, British School Archaeology Jerusalem, Association Jewish Studies, Archaeol.

Institute American (vice president 1976, secretary treasurer 1984-1985), American School Oriental Research (trustee 1976-1978, committee on archaeological policy 1976-1981, committee on publications 1977-1992, editorial committee since 1978, committee on archaeological policy 1997—2003, since 2003, trustee since 2006, member officers nominating committee 2007), Jewish Federation.


Married Eric Mark Meyers, June 25, 1964. Children: Julie Kaete, Dina Elisa.

Harry J. Lyons

Irene R. (Winkler) Lyons

Eric Mark Meyers

Julie Kaete Meyers

Dina Elisa Meyers