Kenneth R. Atkinson
Faculty - Professor of History
Ph.D., Temple University, 1999
Professor Atkinson’s special interests include Ancient History, Archeology, Religion, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. He is the author of five books, most recently including Queen Salome: Jerusalem’s Warrior Monarch of the First Century B.C.E. (2012), as well as many articles and book chapters. He is a recipient of the Iowa Regent’s Award for Faculty Excellence, and of UNI’s Donald N. McKay Faculty Research Award. Dr. Atkinson also received the Commander’s Award for Public Service medal from the Federal Department of Defense.
Dr. Atkinson teaches the Liberal Arts Core class on the Middle East, and upper level classes on the History of Classical Civilization and Biblical Archaeology, as well as Humanities.