Professor Dan Cohn-Sherbok is Professor Emeritus of Judaism at the University of Wales. Born in Denver, Colorado, he was a student at Williams College, Massachusetts, spending a junior year in Athens, Greece. He was ordained a Reform rabbi at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He was Chaplain of the Colorado House of Representatives, and Honorary Colonel Aide-De-Camp of New Mexico. He received a PhD from Cambridge University, England. Later he received an honorary DD from the Hebrew Union College, New York.
He taught theology at the University of Kent and served as Director of the Centre for the Study of Religion and Society, and was Professor of Judaism at the University of Wales. He has served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Essex; Middlesex University; St Andrews University; Trinity University College; Charles University, Prague; St Andrews Theological College, Moscow; Vilnius University, Lithuania; York St John University; St Mary's University, and Honorary Professor at Aberystwyth University.
He has been a Visiting Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge; Harris Manchester College, Oxford; a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society; a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; a Corresponding Fellow of the Academy of Jewish Philosophy; a Life Member of Wolfson College, Cambridge; an Honorary Senior Member of Darwin College, University of Kent; an Associate Member of the SCR, Christ Church, Oxford; a Visiting Fellow of the Centre for Religions for Peace, University of Winchester; Member of the Cartoonists Club of Great Britain; President of the London Society for the Study of Religion, and Member of the Arts and Humanities Peer Review College. He has also served as a Visiting Scholar of Mansfield College, Oxford; the Oxford Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies, and Sarum College.
He was a finalist of the Times Preacher of the Year, and winner of the Royal Academy Friends design competition. He is the author and editor of over 100 books dealing primarily with the Jewish heritage which have been translated into Russian, Greek, Bulgarian, Hebrew, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Swedish, Japanese, Turkish, Persian and German. He has also illustrated 15 books of cartoons.