About Me

I am currently Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and Ancient Judaism and Chair of the Department of Textual, Historical and Systematic Studies of Judaism and Christianity at Radboud University Nijmegen. Since 2019 I have also been Research Associate in the Department of Old Testament and Hebrew Scriptures at the University of Pretoria.

A native Californian, I did my first degree at Scripps College in Claremont, Ca., focussing mainly on twentieth century theology and ethics, then moved to Oxford to pursue ethics in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament under the supervision of John Barton. Before taking up my post at Radboud I was Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at the University of Nottingham (UK), where I directed the Centre for Bible, Ethics and Theology, and David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary, where I taught masters and doctoral students in a number of areas relating to the Hebrew Bible and Hebrew exegesis. I have held research fellowships at Keble College and St John’s College in Oxford and at Fitzwilliam College and Gonville and Caius College in Cambridge, as well as the University of Göttingen.