Areas of Expertise
Main area of expertise: New Testament/Bible
Other areas of expertise/interest: religion and science fiction, religion and science, Mandaeism
Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)
See CV for full details. Recent publications and conference papers have covered the following topics: The Mandaean Book of John, Intertextuality in the New Testament, Religion and Science Fiction
Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)
Clarence L. Goodwin Chair in New Testament Language and Literature. I teach courses every semester on the Bible, as well as a core curriculum course (First Year Seminar) on Faith, Doubt and Reason. Also teach advanced course on topics such as the Historical Figure of Jesus, religion and sci-fi, and religion and science, as well as on specific books of the Bible (such as Revelation and the Gospel of John).
Avid listener to "classical" music from the late 19th century onwards. Favorite composers include Kurt Atterberg and Erich Wolfgang Korngold.
PhD - University of Durham, England
BD - University of London, England
Diploma in Religious Studies - University of Cambridge, England
Association Memberships (professional/educational)
Society of Biblical Literature
American Academy of Religion
American Oriental Society
After completing my Ph.D. I taught New Testament at a university in Romania for three years. I began working at Butler University in the of Fall 2002.