Curriculum Vitae

CONTACT

Judson University
1151 North State Street
Elgin, Illinois 60123
(847) 628-1053


CURRENT POSITION

Judson University
Elgin, Illinois

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies
August 2010-present


EDUCATION

Baylor University
Waco, Texas

Ph.D. in Biblical Studies
Emphasis: Old Testament

William Carey College
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

B.A. in Religion, Minor: Mathematics


PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

March 2015
Higher Learning Commission
Chicago, Illinois
Co-Presenter: “Making Big Classes Small: Active Learning, Accountability, and Assessment”

February 2015
Midwest Society of Biblical Literature
Bourbonnais, Illinois

Section chair, “Hebrew Bible: The Writings”
Book Review Panel, “Beyond the Obvious: Doorways to Understanding the New Testament”, by D. Dale Walker
Keynote at Graduate Student Lunch, “The Virtues of Active Learning and Skills-based Assessment” 

November 2014
Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area: Pedagogy Symposium
Elmhurst, Illinois
Co-Presenter: “Making Big Classes Small: Active Learning, Accountability, and Assessment”

October 2014
Invited Workshop on Teaching, Baylor University
Waco, Texas
Presentation, “Engaging Faith” Luncheon
Presentation, “Seminar in Teaching Excellence”

June 2014
Workshop on Teaching, Hosted by Berry College
Rome, Georgia
Presentation: “Active Learning and Assessment Tools for the Contemporary Classroom”

February 2014
Midwest Society of Biblical Literature
Bourbonnais, Illinois
Paper: “Flipping Old Testament, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Active Learning”

Spring 2013
Midwest Society of Biblical Literature
Bourbonnais, Illinois
Section chair, “Psalms & Wisdom Literature” February 2013-present

November 2011
Society of Biblical Literature,
National Meeting San Francisco, California
Paper: “Rivals or Coregents?: Kingships of YHWH and David in Book V of the Psalter”

February 2011
Midwest Society of Biblical Literature
Bourbonnais, Illinois
Panel Discussion: “Navigating the Job Market”

May 2010
National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, National Meeting,
Atlanta, Georgia
Paper: “Whistling Past the Graveyard: The Narrative Effect of Psalms 84–89”

March 2010
National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, Regional Meeting,
Dallas, Texas
Paper: “Electronic Parables: Teaching the Hebrew Bible through Song & Cinema”

March 2010
Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion
Atlanta, Georgia
Presiding: Hebrew Scriptures/Old Testament II

July 2008
Young Scholars in the Baptist Academy
Georgetown, Kentucky
Paper: “Baptist Voices for Religious Tolerance in an Age of Globalization”

November 2007
Society of Biblical Literature, National Meeting
San Diego, California
Paper: “Back to the Beginning: Yahweh as King, Moses as Mediator and Psalms 104-106”

August 2007
Journal for Interdisciplinary Studies and the University of San Francisco Symposium
San Francisco, California
“Globalization & Its Discontents: Modernization, Culture & Religion”
Panel Chair: “Media and Cross-Cultural Communication”
Paper: “Can I Like Buddha and Still Love Jesus?: Growing Perspectives in a Shrinking World.”

March 2007
Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion
Nashville, Tennessee
Paper: “Davidic Voice, Mosaic Remembrance: The Narrative Effect of Psalms 101-103”

March 2004
Southwest Regional Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature
Dallas, Texas
Paper: “The Place and Function of Psalm 91: The Narrative of Biblical Poetry”


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

International Programs Coordinator,August 2014-May 2015
Judson University
Elgin, Illinois

Adjunct Professor of Religion, Fall 2011 
Northern Baptist Theological Seminary,
Lawndale Community Church
Lombard, Illinois

Assistant Professor of Religion 2005-2010
Director of International Programs 2007-2010
Shorter College
Rome, Georgia

D.Min. Program Field Mentor 2006-2008
Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
Rome, Georgia

Adjunct Professor of Religion 2005
Berry College
Rome, Georgia

Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies 2004-2005
Shorter College
Rome, Georgia

Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies 2004 
George W. Truett Theological Seminary
Waco, Texas

Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies 2002-2004 
Baylor University
Waco, Texas

Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies 1998-2004
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Belton, Texas


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Chicago Society of Biblical Research January 2012-present
Society of Biblical Literature August 1997-present
National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion November 2009-present
NAFSA: Association of International Educators 2007-2010


MINISTRY EXPERIENCE

Northern Illinois Area
Pulpit Supply 2010-present
Sample Church Sermon, December 22, 2013, Bethany Chapel, Wheaton, Illinois
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZP8xvEwOyA

Judson University Chapel Speaker
Elgin, Illinois Fall 2010-present
   Sample Chapel Sermon, October 7, 2013, “Here I Am”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahre3m2QQV0

American Baptist Men’s Retreat
Springfield, Illinois September 2015
Keynote Speaker, “Sabbath & Shalom”

Methodist Men’s Retreat
Plano, Illinois  February 2015
     Keynote Speaker, “Praying the Psalms”

S.O.A.R. Judson University Leadership Summit for High School Students
Elgin, Illinois June 2014
Keynote Speaker

Methodist Men’s Retreat
Plano, Illinois February 2014
Keynote Speaker, “Men in a Hurry”

North Central Region of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker,
“Issues Facing the 21st Century Church” April 2013

Northern Illinois Area
Pulpit Supply 2010-present

First Baptist Church of Park Ridge
Park Ridge, Illinois
Interim Pastor 2011-2012

Northwest Georgia Area
Pulpit Supply 2007-2010

First Baptist Church of Tucker
Tucker, Georgia
Interim Pastor 2006-2007

Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Calhoun, Georgia
Interim Pastor 2005-2006

The Leroy Baptist/Methodist Church,
Leroy, Texas
Interim Pastor 2003-2004

First Baptist Church of Golinda
Golinda, Texas
Pastor 1999-2002

Ordained at First Baptist Church of Waco, Texas
June 1997