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Robert R. Duke, Ph.D., is an expert in Old Testament, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Second Temple Judaism. He has spent almost four years studying in the Middle East, which has highly influenced his perspectives and teaching. Duke has also devoted research time to improving pedagogy in biblical studies, investigating how service-learning and community-engaged teaching can improve student retention of course material. Among his many awards, Duke received a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to study at Hebrew University in 2000–01, and was a Fellow at the Albright Institute for Archaeological Research in 2005. Today, Duke serves as the western region director and Distinguished Scholar of Hebrew Texts for the Green Scholars Initiative.