Bio: Received a BA Hons. in Classical and Early Christian Studies from the University of Calgary; MA from the University of Calgary in Religious Studies (Ancient Christianity); M.St. from Oxford (Christ Church) in Jewish Studies; Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in Religious Studies (Early Christianity). Before coming to BYU held a Visiting Assistant Professorship in the Department of Classical Studies at Tulane University in New Orleans.
Courses Taught: New Testament, Book of Mormon, Second Temple Judaism, History of Ancient Christianity (A.D. 100 - 400), Persecution and Martyrdom in Ancient Christianity, Egypt in the Roman Empire, Classical Mythology
Areas of Expertise: New Testament, Second Temple Judaism, History of Ancient Christianity until the Byzantine Period
Areas of Research: Early Christianity in Egypt; Ancient Christian Letters; Greek Papyrology
Languages: Biblical Hebrew (reading), Sahidic Coptic (reading), Classical Greek (reading), Latin (reading), French (reading), German (reading)