An attorney by profession, Steven Stark-Riemer graduated magna cum laude from the City College of New York in 1972, studying Anthropology, and specializing in Archaeology. He participated in fieldwork at the Tell Gezer excavations in Israel under the direction of William G. Dever, today’s preeminent American biblical archaeologist. Following graduation, he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society and accepted into the doctoral program in Anthropology at UCLA. Though he did not formally pursue this line of study, his interest in the archaeology, history, and religion of the biblical world continues, and he is well-read in these fields, and in biblical studies, generally. Since 2007, Mr. Stark-Riemer has taught courses on Ancient Israel at area synagogues and lifelong learning programs, and has acquired a devoted following in the Capital District.