"The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict" - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies." - Thomas Jefferson
"The men who create power make an indispensable contribution to the nation’s greatness, but the men who question power make a contribution just as indispensable, especially when that questioning is disinterested, for they determine whether we use power or power uses us." - John F. Kennedy
Born and raised in North Carolina (and educated a bit there, too).
Completed graduate work at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
Loves all things Nebraska Wesleyan, including plays, art shows, athletic events, and much more. If students do it, I want to find a way to support it!
Biography of a Dream: A Reception-Historical Study of the Fourth Beast in Daniel 7 (Gorgias Press, 2021)
One Nation Under Graham: Apocalyptic Rhetoric and American Exceptionalism (Baylor University Press, 2021)
B.A. - Wingate University
M.Div. - Wake Forest University
Ph.D. - Vanderbilt University
Nebraska Wesleyan University
The Life and Times of Jesus
The Life and Letters of Paul
Religion, Peace, and Social Justice
Science and Religion - First-Year Writing
Science and Religion in the Western Tradition
Jews and Christians
The Book of Daniel
The Book of Revelation
History of Interpretation
Forum Committee Chair
Member - Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
Thread Coordinator - Science and Religion Thread
Faculty Advisor - Blue Key Academic Honors Society
Faculty Advisor - PRIDE Alliance
Awards and Achievements
-Faculty Scholarship Award (2020-2021 Academic Year). Given by Nebraska Wesleyan University, April 2021.
-Dr. Margaret J. Prouty Faculty Teaching Award (2017-2018 Academic Year). Given by Nebraska Wesleyan University, April 2018.
-Certificate in College Teaching. Given by the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching, April 2015.
-The Biblical Languages Award. Awarded by the Wake Forest School of Divinity, May 2012.
-Student Presenter Award. Awarded by the Society of Biblical Literature Central States Regional Conference. Paper: "Facing Reality: Interpreting Connections between the Spiritual Conversions of Gilgamesh in the Epic of Gilgamesh and Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 4,” March 2011.
-Fred H. Allen Award for Christian Leadership and Service. Awarded by Wingate University, May 2009.
-Undergraduate Achievement Award. Awarded by the Theta Alpha Kappa chapter at Wingate University, April 2009.
-Excellence in Religious Studies. Awarded by Wingate University, April 2009.
-Excellence in New Testament Greek. Awarded by Wingate University, April 2009.