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EDUCATION

Ph.D.   Wheaton College Graduate School, Wheaton, IL

  • Biblical and Theological Studies, Old Testament
  • Dissertation: “Deuteronomic Influence in Ezekiel” [info]
  • Advisor: Prof. Daniel I. Block

M.A.    University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

  • Hebrew Bible
  • Thesis: “The Additions to the Wisdom of Ben Sira: The Question of Their Origin with Text and Commentary”
  • Advisor: Prof. Michael V. Fox

B.A.    University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

  • Majors: Hebrew Bible; Jewish Studies
  • Minor:  Religious Studies

PRESENTATIONS

Society of Biblical Literature

  • “Deuteronomic Influence in the Book of Ezekiel,” Theological Perspectives on the Book of Ezekiel Section at the Annual Meeting of the SBL (Baltimore, 2013)
  • “Ezekiel’s Deuteronomic Theology of Exile,” Exile (Forced Migrations) in Biblical Literature Section at the Annual Meeting of the SBL (Chicago, 2012)
  • “Qoheleth’s Pessimistic Response to Death,” Wisdom in Israelite and Cognate Traditions Section at the Annual Meeting of the SBL (Atlanta, 2010)
  • “Ezekiel 16 and the Song of Moses: A Prophetic Transformation?” Theological Perspectives on the Book of Ezekiel Section at the Annual Meeting of the SBL (New Orleans, 2009)
  • “Revisiting the Origins of the Additions to Ben Sira,” Wisdom in Israelite and Cognate Traditions Section at the Annual Meeting of the SBL (Boston, 2008)

Evangelical Theological Society

  • “Deuteronomy as Scripture,” Panelist in the Pentateuch section “Deuteronomy as Good News: A Conversation with Daniel I. Block” at the Annual Meeting of the ETS (Baltimore, 2013)
  • “Ezekiel’s ‘Deuteronomic’ Theology of Exile,” Ezekiel & Daniel Section at the Annual Meeting of the ETS (San Francisco, 2011)
  • “Ezekiel’s ‘No-Good Laws’ (Ezek 20:25): A Reexamination,” Old Testament Prophets Section at the Annual Meeting of the ETS (Atlanta, 2010)
  • “The Pentateuchal Legal Foundations for Ezekiel’s Social Ethic,” at the Annual Meeting of the ETS (New Orleans, 2009)
  • “Indeterminacy in the Garden of Eden Story: The Insignificance of the Unspoken,” Old Testament Narrative Literature Section at the Annual Meeting of the ETS (Providence, 2008)

Other

  • “The Additions to Ben Sira and the Book’s Multiform Textual Witness,” at the
    International Colloquium “Identités et altérités: les différentes versions du Siracide”
    (Metz, France, October 16, 2009)

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

  • John William Wevers Prize in Septuagint Studies, Awarded by the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies for “The Additions to Ben Sira and the Book’s Multiform Textual Witness,” 2010
  • L. John and Marjorie Look Buyse Ph.D. Fellowship, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10
  • University of Wisconsin Book Store Academic Excellence Award, 2006
  • Ida and Isaac Lipton Essay Award, Department of Jewish Studies, University of Wisconsin, 2006
  • Laurence and Frances Weinstein Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Department of Hebrew & Semitic Studies, University of Wisconsin, 2005-06
  • University of Wisconsin Hilldale Research Fellowship, Awarded for Study of the Additions to the Wisdom of Ben Sira, 2005