I teach in The Honors College at the University of Houston, and specialize in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). My current research focuses on ancient scribal culture, early Jewish and Christian interpretation of the Bible, and rituals of prophecy and healing in the Israelite religion. 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.).