Ernest S. Frerichs
When one mentions Ernest S. Frerichs's name at an ASOR
or Albright meeting and asks how to describe him in a few words, the response most likely would be: Ernie
is a warm, caring, gentle person, trustworthy, with an extraordinary sense of commitment and dedication to any project he
becomes associated with, and is a most wonderful and sensitive teacher.
is extremely concerned about the quality of scholarship, and very supportive of the future generations of scholars.
has been responsible for helping start numerous young careers.
interests are so diverse and his
breadth of knowledge so vast, that had the internet not been invented, Ernie
would have been the best substitute for it, with one major difference: he
would have added his
own very special sensitivity to any given search.
has been associated with ASOR
and with the Albright for some thirty years.
He has been an ASOR Trustee since 1976.
He served as Chair both of its Evaluation Committee and of the Nominating Committee, as well as a member of the Fellowship and Grants Committees.
From 1993 to 1996 he
was ASOR Vice President-at-large.
He is currently on the Biblical Archaeologist Editorial Board.
He recently was elected by the ASOR Board as an Honorary Trustee.
In addition to his
long-standing involvement with ASOR
has also made an extraordinary contribution to its Jerusalem School
, the Albright Institute
First elected as an AIAR Trustee in 1974, he has participated in the work of almost every AIAR committee.
He first served as Secretary-Treasurer, and then from 1976 to 1982 as AIAR President.
He has since been a continuing member of the Executive Committee and more recently served as Chair of the Nominating Committee.
For the past fifteen years he
has also been the National Co-Coordinator of the Volunteer Program and of the Consortium Relationship of the Tel Miqne-Ekron Archaeological Expedition
, an excavation project affiliated with ASOR
and the Albright.
Ernest S. Frerichs
is a unique individual who commands the trust, admiration, respect and affection of all who know him.
career long support in dedicated work and service to ASOR and the Albright Institute
is truly outstanding.
[Dr. Ernest Frerichs resides in Providence, Rhode Island.
Former Dean of Graduate Studies, Professor of Religious Studies, and Director of the Judaic Studies Program at Brown University, he presently serves as Executive Director of the Dorot Foundation. ]
Finally, the Albright
owes a great debt of gratitude to the late Joy Ungerleider-Mayerson, former Chairman of the Board of the Albright, and to Trustees Richard Scheuer and Ernest Frerichs