Interest

Running, soccer, skiing, travel

Memberships

American Academy of Religion North American Association for the Study of Religion North, American Patristics Society Society of Biblical Literature, Westar Institute

Work History

Work History
Dec 2012 - Present

Adjunct Lecturer

University of Oregon

Professor of Religious Studies.

Responsibilities

Courses: Martyrdom, Biblical Books: Paul's Letters

Aug 2008 - Jun 2012

Assistant Professor

Bridgewater College

Professor of Religious Studies.

Responsibilities

I taught 7-8 courses in Religious Studies per year. Courses: Readings in the Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Jesus in History and Culture, Biblical Interpretation, Religions of the Far East, Classical Cultures: The Mediterranean World, Introduction to the Liberal Arts. Committees: Writing Instruction Focus Group, Graduate Fellowships Committee, Service Learning Committee, Library Committee. Experiential Learning: Classical Cultures: The Mediterranean World is a travel course to Greece and Italy. I took three classes to these countries during the January Interterm session. We traveled to the following sites: Athens, Delphi, the Greek Islands, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Sorrento, Pisa, Florence, and Venice. The course examined the cultures of ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, and Renaissance Italy.

Sep 2006 - Jun 2008

Visiting Assistant Professor

University of Oregon

Professor of Religious Studies.

Responsibilities

I taught 6-7 courses in Religious Studies per year. Courses: Beginnings of Christianity, History of Christianity I (Ancient), History of Christianity II (Medieval), Early and Medieval Christian Heresy, Sex and Gender in Early Christianity, Jewish and Christian Spiritual Autobiographies.

Aug 2004 - Jun 2006

Assistant Professor

College of Santa Fe

Professor of Religious Studies.

Responsibilities

I taught 6 courses in Religious Studies per year. Courses: Introduction to Religion Studies, World Religions I (Eastern Religions), World Religions II (Western Religions), Introduction to the First Testament, Principles for a Christian Morality, Religion and Ethics, Native American Religions, Letters of Paul, Jesus in History and Culture, Between the Rivers: Civilization and Conflict in Mesopotamia Committees: Academic Computing Committee, Library Committee.

Aug 2000 - Jun 2004

Visiting Assistant Professor

Wells College

Professor of Religious Studies.

Responsibilities

I taught 6 courses in Religious Studies per year. Courses: Approaches to the Liberal Arts, Introduction to World Religions, The Old Testament and Hebrew Beginnings, The New Testament and Early Christianity, Religions of the East, Islamic Civilization and Culture, Greco-Roman Religions, The Soul in the Ancient World, Sex and Gender in Antiquity, Gnosis: Greek-Jewish-Christian, Apocalypse Now?, Heroes-Heroines-Martyrs-Saints, Religious Studies and Human Values: Senior Seminar, Religious Diversity and Values, Introduction to Attic Greek, Introduction to New Testament Greek Department Chair of Religious Studies and Human Values (2002-2004) Committees: Admissions and Financial Aid Committee, Diversity Committee, Interfaith Council, Hillel Club Experiential Learning: During a January Intersession I took a class to Washington, DC to study the intersections between religious practice in the world's religions, social justice, and public policy.

Aug 1999 - May 2000

Visiting Assistant Professor

West Virginia University

Professor of Religious Studies.

Responsibilities

I taught 6 courses in Religious Studies. Courses: Introduction to Issues in Religion, Introduction to the Old Testament I, Introduction to the Old Testament II, History of Christian Thought I, History of Christian Thought II, The Soul in the Ancient World.

Education

Education
Aug 2001 - May 2003

MA

Creighton University
Achievements

Fields of Study: Greco-Roman History, Greco-Roman Religions

Aug 1994 - May 1999

PhD

Claremont Graduate University

I received an M.A. in Religion in 1998 and a Ph.D. in 1999. The title of my dissertation is: "The Journey of the Soul: Its Expressions in Early Christianity." Awards: I received the Stuart Jardine Wolfenden Fellowship Fields of Study: Biblical Studies, The History of Christianity, History of Religions.

Sep 1986 - Mar 1990

BA

Santa Clara University
Achievements

Eta Sigma Phi and Phi Alpha Theta Honor Societies