PhD, 2005, University of Notre Dame
- REL 102 Introduction to the New Testament
- REL 320 Jesus of Nazareth
- REL 323 Apocalypses
- REL 397 Dead Sea Scrolls
- REL 341 C. S. Lewis
- REL 631 Judeo-Christian Apocalypses
- REL 730 Basic Issues in Biblical Interpretation
- REL 731 Reading the Signs of the Times: Hermeneutics and Apocalyptic Literature
Research and professional interests
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 have published many academic articles and essays, including pieces on C. S. Lewis in venues such as The Journal of Inklings Studies and The Wall Street Journal.
Awards and honors
- Director's Award for Outstanding Faculty Research, Missouri State University, 2013
- Regional Scholar, Society of Biblical Literature, 2008
- Regional Scholar, Central States Region of the Society of Biblical Literature, 2007