2000 Ph.D. (Old Testament and Hebrew), Dallas Theological Seminary
Dissertation: "The Ideological Relationship Between Old Testament Law and Proverbs"
1988 Th.M. (Old Testament), Temple Baptist Seminary
Thesis: "An Exegetical Theology of Common Work in the Pentateuch"
1983 M.Div. (New Testament), Temple Baptist Seminary
1976 B.A. (History), University of Pennsylvania
2004-present Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament, Criswell College, Dallas, TX
2000-2004 Assistant Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament, Criswell College
2008-present Adjunct Professor of Old Testament, Liberty Baptist Seminary, Distance Learning Program
2000-2004 Associate Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament, Criswell College
2003-2004 Adjunct Professor of Hebrew, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Dallas extension)
1999-2000 Visiting Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament, Criswell College
1995-1998, Adjunct Professor of Hebrew, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX
1994-1996 Proctor of Old Testament, Institute of Theological Studies (consortium of seminaries)
1992-1999 Adjunct Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament, Criswell College
1984-1990 Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, Temple Baptist Seminary, Chattanooga, TN
1983-1984 Graduate Assistant in Old Testament and Hebrew, Temple Baptist Seminary
Editor of Larry Waters, The New Testament Story: Preparing to Tell God's Story of Redemption-Part 2. Harrisburg, PA: Association of Baptists for World Evangelism, 2007.
The Old Testament Story: Preparing to Tell God's Story of Redemption-Part 1. Harrisburg, PA: Association of Baptists for World Evangelism, 2006.
"Numbers," The Bible Knowledge Key Word Study: Old Testament: Genesis-Deuteronomy, pages 335-440. Edited by Eugene H. Merrill. Colorado Springs, CO: Cook Communications, Victor Books, 2003.
Assisted in editing James D. Price, The Syntax of Masoretic Accents in the Hebrew Bible. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellin, 1990.
Foreword in James D. Price, Optimal Equivalence: A Theory for Bible Translation. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen, forthcoming in 2007.
Book review of Russell T. Fuller and Kyoungwon Choi's Invitation to Biblical Hebrew: A Beginning Grammar. Invitation to Theological Studies Series. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Academic and Professional, 2006; in Criswell Theological Review NS 6, no. 1 (Fall 2008).
"The Complementary Relationship Between Proverbs and Moses' Law," Criswell Theological Review NS 5, no. 1 (Fall 2007): 3-32.
Book review of John D. Currid's A Study Commentary on Genesis: Volume 2: Gen 25:19-50:26. Darlington, England: Evangelical, 2003; in Criswell Theological Review NS 2, no. 1 (Fall 2004): 111-13.
Book review of A. Dotan's The Parallel Bible: Hebrew-English Old Testament. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2003; in Criswell Theological Review NS 1, no. 2 (Spring 2004): 250-52
Significant Activities of Service
To the College and seminary:
2004-Present Book review editor, Criswell Theological Review
2003-2004 Member of Academic Cabinet, Criswell College
February 2002 Cross-cultural teaching: extension class in Manila, Philippines
2000-2006 Member of Faculty Development Committee (Chair since 2004)
1999-2004 Coordinator for College faculty teaching in Zaparoshe Bible Institute with Jim Mugg Global Outreach
1987-1990 Initiated Temple Seminary Book Awards program with over 20 publishers to promote student scholarship
1985-1990 Managing editor: Temple Baptist Seminary periodical, The Mantle
To International Seminaries and Bible Institutes:
2004 Visiting Lecturer in Old Testament, Beltsi Bible Institute (Jim Mugg Global Outreach), Beltsi, Moldova, teaching OT Survey 2 (Job-Malachi)
1998, 2000, 2003, Visiting Lecturer in Old Testament, Zaparozhye Bible Institute of the Baptist Union, Zaparozhye, Ukraine
June-August 2003 Visiting Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament, International School of Theology-Asia (now International Graduate School of Leadership), Manila, Philippines, teaching OT 615: O.T. Poetic Books and OT 621/715: Hebrew Exegesis of Deuteronomy
May 1997 Visiting Lecturer in Old Testament, Moscow Bible Institute of the Russian Baptist Union (with Jim Mugg Global Outreach), Moscow, Russia
To the church/community:
1994-Present Adult Sunday School (The Builder's Class), First Baptist Church, Dallas, TX