Nathan J. Barnes, PhD

PhD Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University – May 2012
New Testament and Early Christian Literature
“Reading 1 Corinthians with Philosophically Educated Women”

Study Non-degree seeking pre-doctoral, complete Dec. 2004
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

MA Religion – Aug. 2003
Biblical Studies Specialization
Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, TX

BA May 2001, Cum Laude
Religion major and Spanish minor
Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, TX

AA May 2001, With honors
South Plains College, Levelland, TX

High School Diploma, May 1997
Coronado, Lubbock, TX

Work Experience:

Freelance Editor – Jan. 2005 – Present,

Professional writing services including proofreading, editing, SEO writing, ghostwriting, and copyediting. Most of my work has been with first-time writers of fiction and non-fiction, helping authors with to bring a rough draft to manuscript and then to publication.

Adjunct Instructor, Wayland Baptist University – Fall 2012 – Present

Teach online courses as assigned in the Department of Religion and Philosophy. Create all components of the course in Blackboard. Utilize online resources for teaching: screencasting, interactive Google Earth maps, websites on various topics in the ancient world, facilitate discussion forums, create YouTube lectures, continue research, collaborate with peers.

Follow-Up Manager – Jan. 2004 – March 2012

Cargill Associates, Inc., Ft. Worth, TX
Duties: Maintain and manage contact with more than 1600 current and former clients for the fundraising firm Cargill Associates, Church Division. Analyze receipts and other data to determine appropriate levels of continuing service. Develop literature, power point presentations, and strategies to strengthen a capital campaign during its three year giving period.  Strengthen relationships with clients to secure customer loyalty.  Work closely with the President’s Office, IT Supervisor, and Marketing Supervisor to create, refine, and implement marketing and customer service strategies.

Teaching Assistant – Fall 2008, Spring 2009

Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University

Course:  Introduction to New Testament (graduate), Fall 2008

Course:  Latino/a Church Studies (graduate), Spring 2009

Assist Professor Francisco Lozada in fall and spring New Testament courses.

Coordinator of External Registrations/VA Certifying Official – Aug. 2001 – Aug. 2003

Office of the Registrar
Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, TX
Duties: Coordinate the input of course schedules and grades into university computer systems for 13 campuses in seven states. Ensure the accuracy of documentation for administrative decisions and act on those decisions. Oversee the filing of external campus information, supervise student workers. Train external campus staff in University procedures concerning registrations. As the Veteran’s Affairs Certifying Official, I certified qualified students for the Montgomery G.I. Bill.

Full Scholarship to the Ph.D. program at Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University, Fall 2005; Dr. Marianna Brady Memorial Endowment, SWBTS 2003-2004; Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, WBU 2002; Phi Theta Kappa National Honors Society for Two Year Colleges and Spanish Honors Society, South Plains College. First Degree Black Belt, American Taekwondo Association, 1996.