A. Daniel Frankforter has taught ancient and medieval history and religious studies at the university level for forty years. He holds degrees from Franklin and Marshall College, Drew University, and the Pennsylvania State University. He has done post-graduate work at Columbia University, Cornell, and the Universitat von Gottingen. He was awarded professorial rank in 1988.
His research specialty is the history of ideas, and his books have ranged widely. In addition to translations and commentaries on early texts, he has published reference works, histories of gender issues, critiques of contemporary religious practices, and several history textbooks. Reviewers have noted the care he takes to ensure that his writing is accessible to readers other than fellow scholars.
Professor Frankforter is married to composer and performer Karen Keene. Her profession is his avocation. He serves his college as carillonneur and chapel organist.