I teach in The Honors College at the University of Houston, and specialize in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). My current projects have to do with prophecy and divination in the ancient Near East. In addition to my classes and community lectures on the Hebrew Bible, I teach upper division courses on ancient medicine and ancient scribal culture, and I regularly lead cultural tours to the Middle East. I received my M.A. and Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University, where I won the Bowdoin Prize and was a graduate fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. I also hold two seminary degrees (M.A.R., Th.M.).