Introduction

Photo by Mark Cornelison /UKphoto

Welcome! I am Christian Brady, a scholar of ancient Hebrew and Jewish literature, Professor of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and Jewish Studies, and the inaugural dean of the Lewis Honors College at the University of Kentucky. I was dean of the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State from 2006-16.

This site is the nexus of my online presence. Here you can find my curriculum vitae (or PDF version), a listing of my administrative experience, books, and a link to Targuman, my personal blog.

I am also the husband of Elizabeth who is a writer, an Associate Teaching Professor in the department of Communication Arts and Sciences, and a public relations consultant for Global Programs at Penn State.

Mack with his 8v8 Medal

We have two beautiful and well above-average children. Our daughter is in college and is passionate about history and art history. Sadly, our son Mack passed away in 2012, just two weeks before his 9th birthday. Our friends and family helped establish the Mack Brady Memorial Penn State Soccer Fund that supports and develops goalkeepers in Penn State’s Men’s Soccer Program. My latest book, Beautiful and Terrible Things, grows out of my scholarly work and this deep, personal loss of our son.