• Chair and Adelia A.F. Johnston and Harry Thomas Frank Associate Professor of Religion
  • Rice Hall 330
  • 440-775-8579
  • Monday 1:30-2:30 p.m.
    Wednesday 3:00-4:00 p.m.

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  • Bachelor of Arts, Kalamazoo College, 1987
  • Master of Divinity, Vanderbilt Divinity School, 1991
  • Doctor of Theology, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University, 2002



    • 109. Jerusalem: Negotiating Sacred Space
    • 184. Genesis Through the Centuries
    • 201. The Bible in the Christian Communities of Asia, Africa and Latin America
    • 202. The Nature of Suffering: The Book of Job and its History of Interpretation
    • 205. Hebrew Bible in its Ancient Near Eastern Context
    • 208. New Testament and Christian Origins
    • 303. Anthropological Approaches to the Study of the Bible: Kinship and the Family in Ancient Israel
    • 338. Biblical Historiography and the Shaping of National Memory: The Book of Isaiah and its Canonical Legacy

    Additional Teaching

    Select Publications

    • The Gendered Language of Warfare in the Israelite-Assyrian Encounter. Harvard Semitic Monographs 62. Winona Lake, Ind: Eisenbrauns, 2004.
    • “Sculpted Warriors: Sexuality and the Sacred in the Depiction of Warfare in the Assyrian Palace Reliefs and in Ezekiel 23:14-17,” Lectio Difficilior (January 2007).
    • "'Oh that you were like a brother to me, One who had nursed at my mother's breasts.' Breast Milk as a Kinship-Forging Substance." Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 12 article 7 (2012): 1-42. http://www.jhsonline.org/Articles/article_169.pdf