“The Dead Sea Scrolls are what first brought me to Trinity years ago as a student and remain what excites me most about researching and teaching on faculty. My interests intersect at the transmission and early interpretation of biblical traditions in ancient Judaism, with a particular focus on Aramaic literature found among the Qumran library. I am currently writing a volume on a cross-section of these texts for a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant project for the Eerdmans Commentaries on the Dead Sea Scrolls series. This project extends out of my McMaster University dissertation turned monograph, “The Dynamics of Dream-Vision Revelation in the Aramaic Dead Sea Scrolls” (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2015), which was awarded the 2015 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise from the University of Heidelburg. I am a member and regular presenter at annual meetings of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies and Society of Biblical Literature and past fellow of the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem.
I teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs in the Department of Religious Studies in the areas of Old Testament literature and languages and am Co-Director of The Dead Sea Scrolls Institute, founded in 1995 as the first institute of the university and the only research centre of its kind in North America. For information on research opportunities, initiatives, an events relating to the Dead Sea Scrolls at Trinity follow us on Twitter(@twudssi) and Facebook.com/twudssi.”