firstname.lastname@example.org | 817-257-5805 Associate Professor of New TestamentShelly Matthews holds the ThD from the Harvard Divinity School, the MDiv from Boston University School of Theology, and the BA from the University of North Dakota. Before arriving at Brite, she was the Dorothy and B.H. Peace Jr., Associate Professor of Religion at Furman University, in Greenville South Carolina, where she taught for 13 years.
She is an ordained United Methodist Minister (Dakotas Area Conference), and served three years in parish ministry in North Dakota before entering graduate school.
She was the co- founder and served for six years as co-chair of the Violence and Representations of Violence Among Jews and Christian section of the Society of Biblical Literature and currently serves on steering committees for the SBL Sections on Early Jewish Christian Relations and Ancient Fiction and Jewish and Christian Narrative. She is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Biblical Literature and a member of the Westar Institute.
Her research interests include feminist biblical interpretation, feminist historiography, early Jewish Christian relations, and Paul in the second century.
D.Th., Harvard Divinity School, 1997
M.Div, Boston University School of Theology,1987 B.A., University of North Dakota 1984