Jacqueline E. Lapsley
Jacqueline E. Lapsley serves as Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor of Old Testament. She earned her MA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her MDiv from Princeton Seminary, and her PhD from Emory University. Lapsley is interested in literary theory, ethics (especially creation ethics), theological anthropology, and gender theory, as tools for reading the Old Testament theologically. Her courses cover gender theory, and creation ethics in the Old Testament. Her current research and writing focuses on the relationship between human dignity and creational dignity. She edited the “Gender and Method” issue of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel (2016), and is co-editor (with Patricia K. Tull) of After Exegesis: Feminist Biblical Theology (2015), and A Women’s Bible Commentary, 3rd edition (2012, with C. Newsom and S. Ringe). She serves on the editorial boards of The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel, and the new Interpretation Commentary Series (with co-editors Brian Blount, Beverly Gaventa, and Samuel Adams). Lapsley is an ordained Presbyterian elder and teaches and preaches in congregations.
“Through my field education placement at Trinity Presbyterian Church in East Brunswick, New Jersey, I discovered my gift to minister to all age groups. ”