The Team

2015 Team

We are a multinational team intent on exploring the archaeology and history of greater Jezreel.

The Jezreel Expedition is sponsored by the Zinman Institute of Archaeology at the University of Haifa, Israel, and the University of Evansville in Indiana. Co-directors are Norma Franklin (University of Haifa) and Jennie Ebeling (University of Evansville).

norma and jennie

Norma Franklin is a Research Associate at the Zinman Institute of Archaeology at the University of Haifa and an Associate Fellow at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. Her research has focused on the northern kingdom of Israel and includes ancient building techniques, water systems and technology. 

Jennie Ebeling is Associate Professor of Archaeology and Chair of the Department of Archaeology and Art History at the University of Evansville in Indiana. Her research interests include women in Canaan and ancient Israel and ancient food and drink technology.



Consortium Partners
Consortium members include Chapman University, Moravian Theological Seminary, San Francisco Theological Seminary, University of Arizona, Vanderbilt University, Villanova University, and Wesley Theological Seminary.

Jezreel Expedition 2017 Senior Staff: Field Director Ian Cipin (University College London), Area Supervisors Noga Blockman (Tel Aviv University), Philippe Guillaume (University of Bern), and Inbal Samet (University of Haifa), and Registrar Ann Stehney (Lafayette College).

Jezreel Expedition 2016 Senior Staff: Ian Cipin (University College London), Deborah Appler (Moravian Theological Seminary), Noga Blockman (Tel Aviv University), Philippe Guillaume (University of Bern), Inbal Samet (University of Haifa), Ann Stehney (Lafayette College).

Jezreel Expedition 2015 Senior Staff: Deborah Appler (Moravian Theological Seminary), Julye Bidmead (Chapman University), Noga Blockman (Tel Aviv University), Ian Cipin, Philippe Guillaume (University of Bern), Michael Koletsos (University of Michigan), Ann Stehney (Lafayette College).

Jezreel Expedition 2014 Senior Staff: Julye Bidmead (Chapman University), Ian Cipin (University of Haifa), Philippe Guillaume (University of Bern), Judith Hadley (Villanova University), Michael Koletsos (University of Arizona), Rafi Lewis (University of Haifa).

Jezreel Expedition 2013 Senior Staff: Deborah Appler (Moravian Theological Seminary), Julye Bidmead (Chapman University), Noga Blockman (Tel Aviv University), Ian Cipin (University College London), Philippe Guillaume (University of Bern), Judith Hadley (Villanova University).

Jezreel Expedition 2012 Senior Staff: Deborah Appler (Moravian Theological Seminary), Julye Bidmead (Chapman University), Noga Blockman (Tel Aviv University), Ian Cipin (University College London).