I completed a PhD at the Centre for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto in 2011 and a Master of Arts in Religion and Culture at Laurier in 2001. I also have an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology (University of Waterloo) and Bachelor of Religious Education in Biblical Studies (Columbia Bible College).
In addition to teaching at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary and Laurier (Department of Religion and Culture), I have taught courses at the University of Toronto and Huron University College (Western University in London, Ont.) in the areas of New Testament/Early Christianity, religious/sacred texts, New Testament Greek and Religious Studies.
My area of research is Early Christian Studies, with a focus on the cultural and social context of early Christian communities. In my doctoral work, I examined how an understanding of ancient Mediterranean age structure, intergenerational relationships and the life course illuminates social dynamics among women and men in early Christian texts. I continue to work on age, old age, age and gender, and the idea of generation in early Christian communities.
I am available to supervise students in the areas of New Testament studies, Early Christianity, ancient Mediterranean culture, and reading sacred texts. I am able to provide guidance in social and cultural aspects of age and aging.
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