I am a Ph.D. student in the Joint Doctoral Program in Religious Studies at the University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology, specializing in New Testament/Christian origins and biblical interpretation.

My current research interests include Luke-Acts, early Jewish/Christian identity, and early Rabbinic/Christian scriptural interpretation.


Ph.D. Student, Religious Studies: New Testament and Biblical Interpretation. University of Denver & Iliff School of Theology (Joint Doctoral Program), Denver, Colorado. Expected graduation: 2020. GPA: 3.9. Dissertation: TBA. Dissertation Supervisor: Gregory Robbins.

M.A., Theological Studies—Research Track: New Testament. Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Shawnee, Kansas. 2014. Thesis: “‘I Will Ask You a Question’: A Socio-Rhetorical Study of Opposing-Turn Questions in the Gospel of Luke.” Supervisor: David May. Second Reader: Vance Thomas.

B.A., English—Writing Track. Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. 2011.

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