PhD, 2005, University of Notre Dame
My primary area of research is Jewish and Christian apocalyptic literature, and within that, particularly 1 Enoch and the Book of Revelation. My book, The Heavenly Book Motif in Judeo-Christian Apocalypses 200 BCE-200 CE (Brill, 2012), has to do with how concepts of heavenly books and writing function in apocalyptic literature as claims to authority and permanence.
I am chair of the John's Apocalypse and Cultural Contexts Ancient and Modern section of the Society of Biblical Literature.
I am a member of the international team of scholars revising the New Testament of the New American Bible. When it is approved, the revised edition of the NAB will be used for scriptural readings in English-speaking Masses of the Roman Catholic church and in Catholic parishes and schools.