Assistant Professor of Old Testament
- Traditional Undergrad Academics / Bible, Religion & Ministry
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.Div., Alliance Theological Seminary
B.S., University of Houston
Phone: 616-254-1650 ext. 1339
What can students expect from your classes?
I live what I teach and I believe that God can do great things in and through the lives of my students.
Favorite Bible Verse
“For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere.” (Psalm 84:10a, NRSV)
This verse contextualized to my own circumstance means “A moment in God’s presence is better than a whole life without him.”
Mentors/ Role Models
I had a wonderful teacher, Prof. Michael V. Fox, who taught me what it means to be a teacher and scholar. He was a clear example of one walking extra miles repeatedly for his students as a teacher while never neglecting his work as a scholar. My aspiration is to become a teacher like him to my students.
Publications and Projects
"Mission Not Impossible: Justifying Zion's Destruction and Exonerating the Common Survivors." Pages 269-91 in Daughter Zion: Her Portrait, Her Response. Edited by Mark J. Boda, Carol J. Dempsey, and LeAnn Snow Flesher. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2012.
Chorus in the Dark: The Voices of the Book of Lamentations. Hebrew Bible Monograph 54. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2013.
The nations in Isaiah's vision, focusing on nationalism, universalism, and the Servant songs.