CV

See below for selections from my full Curriculum Vitae.

Education

June 2019Ph.D. in Religious & Theological Studies, University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology
Concentration: Biblical Interpretation – New Testament and Christian Origins
Comps: Second-Century Christianity, Council of Nicaea, and 1/2 Thessalonians
Dissertation: From “Most Useful Book” to Scriptura Non Grata (The Shepherd of Hermas)
May 2013M.T.S. (Master of Theological Studies), Anderson University School of Theology
Professional Distinctions in Biblical Studies and Biblical Languages
Thesis: Teaching Heresy: Lessons from a Critical Investigation … of the Ebionites
Dec. 2006B.A., Miami University (Oxford, Ohio), Cum Laude
Major in Strategic Communication with a Minor in Marketing

Teaching Experience

TermRankInstitutionCourseLevelModality
Spring 2023ADJAnderson U.Early Church and the EmpireGraduateOnline
Fall 2022ADJAnderson U.New TestamentGraduateOnline
Fall 2021ADJU of DenverWorld Christianities (Sec. 1)UndergraduateCampus
ADJU of DenverCreation & HumanityMixed U/G/Ph.D.Campus
ADJU of DenverWorld Christianities (Sec. 2)UndergraduateCampus
Fall 2020ADJU of DenverChristianityMixed U/GRemote
Winter 2020GTAU of DenverNew TestamentUndergraduateOnline
Spring 2018GTAU of DenverNew TestamentUndergraduateCampus
Spring 2017GTAU of DenverLimits of Human KnowledgeUndergraduateCampus
Fall 2017GTAIliff S.O.T.Hebrew BibleGraduateCampus
Fall 2016GTAU of DenverMajor Figures – Bible & Qur’anUndergraduateCampus
Winter 2016GTAIliff S.O.T.Hebrew BibleGraduateOnline
Fall 2015GTAU of DenverIslam & U.S. PoliticsUndergraduateCampus
Fall 2011 –
Spring 2013
GTAAnderson U.Introduction to the Bible (x4)UndergraduateCampus
Fall 2011GTAAnderson U.The Gospel of MarkUndergraduateCampus

Paraeducational Experience

January 2021 – August 2021Freelance Professional Proofreader and Adult Education Instructor
September 2019 – June 2020Evening & Weekend Reference Librarian, University of Denver
August 2014 – June 2019Research Center Desk/Library Assistant II, University of Denver
September 2017 – June 2018Writing/Research/Languages Tutor, DU Learning Effectiveness Program
August 2012 – May 2013Hebrew I/II Tutor, Anderson University Kissinger Learning Center
August 2011 – May 2013SOT Writing Tutor, Anderson University Kissinger Learning Center

Grants/Awards

Summer 2012Archaeological Fellow of the Jeeninga Museum of Bible and Near Eastern Studies
Participant, Tel Hazor Excavations with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Teaching and Research Specialties

Christian Origins and Early Christianities (1st–5th Century)The Shepherd of Hermas and Non-Canonical Christian Texts
The New TestamentHeresiology/Heresy and Orthodoxy
Formation of the Biblical CanonEarly Christian Interpretation of Scripture
Christian Classics—Patristic TextsJewish Christianity

Additional Instructional Competencies

Humanity and Divinity / Creation and HumanityThe Hebrew Bible
World ChristianitiesThe Essenes, Dead Sea Scrolls, and Qumran
Theism and AtheismChurch History: Catholicism, Protestantism, etc.
Religion and Politics/SocietyReligious Studies—General Survey / Introduction
Second Temple JudaismReligious Studies—Overview of Abrahamic Faiths
Christianity, the Bible and Pop CultureThe Qur’an, Islam and Christianity

Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • North American Patristics Society
  • International Society for Heresy Studies

Languages

Koinē Greek, Biblical Hebrew, Ecclesiastical Latin, French, and German

Life Interests

Genealogy, cycling, volunteering, technology, reading, sports, Star Wars, and camping.