PhD, Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University, May 2012

  • Dissertation Topic: “Reading 1 Corinthians with Philosophically Educated Women” – SAMPLE
  • Committee: Professors Warren Carter, Shelly Matthews, Francisco Lozada
  • Major: New Testament and Early Christianity
  • Minor: Theological Hermeneutics

Study, Non-degree seeking pre-doctoral; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, complete May 2005

MA, Religion; Wayland Baptist University, August 2003

  • Biblical Studies Specialization
  • Thesis: “The Philosophical and Social Setting in Life and Historical Exegesis of the Haustafel in Ephesians”
  • Committee: Professors Glyndle Feagin, Carolyn Ratcliffe, and Glenn Saul

BA, Religion; Wayland Baptist University, May 2001, Cum Laude

  • Major: Religion
  • Minor: Spanish

AA, South Plains College, May 1999, With Honors

Teaching Philosophy:

It is my desire to inspire students to critically think about the New Testament and early Christian literature in their social, historical, and philosophical contexts.  My mentors have taught me the importance of mastering the art of teaching by continually developing professionally in both effective teaching practices and scholarly enquiry.  Therefore, I believe that my contribution to a New Testament faculty will have a dual focus on excellence in teaching and scholarship.

Professional Organizations:

  • Society of Biblical Literature, since 2005
  • American Academy of Religion, since 2005
  • National Association of Baptist Professors, since 2005


  • Full Scholarship to the Ph.D. program at Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University, 2005-2009
  • Dr. Marianna Brady Memorial Endowment, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2003-04
  • Graduate Teacher’s Assistant Stipend, Wayland Baptist University, 2001-03
  • Who’s Who Among Graduate Students in American Universities and Colleges, Wayland Baptist University, 2002
  • Various scholarships from the Religion Department, Wayland Baptist University, 1999-2003
  • Phi Theta Kappa National Honors Society for Two Year Colleges, South Plains College, 1997-99

Professional Experience:

Adjunct Instructor, New Testament
  • Wayland Baptist University, Fall 2012 to present
  • Department of Religion and Philosophy
  •  Course: Introduction to New Testament (undergraduate)
  •  Delivery: Online via Blackboard
Teaching Assistant, New Testament
  • Brite Divinity School, Dr. Francisco Lozada, supervisor
  • Course:  Introduction to New Testament (graduate), Fall 2008
  • Course:  Latino/a Church Studies (graduate), Spring 2009

My Book

Reading 1 Corinthians with Philosophically Educated Women. Pickwick, 2014.


“Reading 1 Corinthians with Philosophically Educated Women.” Brite Divinity School. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses,  

Committee: Professors Warren Carter, Shelly Matthews, Francisco Lozada. 


“Women in Philosophy and the Agon Motif in 1 Corinthians 9.”  Perspectives in Religious Studies 36.1.

“I. Howard Marshall’s use of 1 and 2 Corinthians in Kept by the Power of God,” a response to I. Howard Marshall’s book Kept by the Power of God: A Study of Perserverence and Falling Away. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2008 (previous editions: Paternoster Press, 2005, 1995; Bethany, 1975; Epworth, 1969).  Forthcoming in Testamentum Imperium, 2015.

Book Reviews

Review.  Joynes & Rowland, eds., From the Margins 2: Women of the New Testament and Their Afterlives in The Bible and Critical Theory 7, no. 1 (2011), 61-6.

Review. Marianne Bjelland Kartzow, Gossip and Gender: Othering of Speech in the Pastoral Epistles.  New York: Walter de Gruyer, 2009, in The Bible and Critical Theory 7, no. 1 (2011), 67-9

Review. Perkins, Pheme. Reading the New Testament: An Introduction. 3rd ed. Mahwah, N.J.: Paulist Press, 2012. [hard copy; 1st ed. 1978]. The Bible and Critical Theory, 2014.

Review. Sheppard, Beth M. The Craft of History and the Study of the New Testament. Society of Biblical Literature: Resources for Biblical Study 60. Atlanta, Ga.: Society of Biblical Literature, 2012. The Bible and Critical Theory, 2014.

Review. Kartzow, Marianne Bjelland. Destabilizing the Margins: An Intersectional Approach to  Early Christian Memory. Eugene, Oreg.: Pickwick Publications, 2012. The Bible and Critical Theory, 2014.

Research Interests:

The History of Women in Philosophy
Popular Moral Philosophy and Pau
The Symposium and Early Christian Meal
Abortion and Exposure in Christian Tradition
Roman baths and Christian Baptism