Dewey JoannaJoanna Dewey
Harvey H. Guthrie, Jr. Professor Emerita of Biblical Studies
Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, MA

Joanna Dewey is the Harvey H. Guthrie, Jr. Professor Emerita of Biblical Studies at Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. A specialist in the Gospel of Mark, orality studies, and feminist approaches to the New Testament, she is the author of several books, including Mark as Story (3rd ed., 2012).

Books

  • Mark as Story: An Introduction to the Narrative of a Gospel (3rd ed., with David Rhoads and Donald Michie), 2012
  • Orality and Textuality in Early Christian Literature (editor), 1994
  • Markan Public Debate: Literary Technique, Concentric Structure and Theology in Mark 2:13:6, 1980
  • Disciples of the Way: Mark on Discipleship, 1976

Academic Credentials

  • A.B., Smith College, Northampton, MA
  • M.A., University of California, Berkeley
  • M.Div., Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, CA
  • Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA

Academic Appointments

  • Adjunct Professor, Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, MA, 2006–
  • Lecturer in Bible, Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY, 2006–
  • Adjunct Professor in Biblical Languages, General Theological Seminary, New York, NY, 2005–
  • Academic Dean, Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, MA, 1999–2005
  • Harvey H. Guthrie, Jr. Professor of Biblical Studies, Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, MA, 1999–2005
  • Associate Professor of New Testament Studies, Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, MA,1988–1999
  • Visiting Associate Professor of New Testament, Colgate Rochester/Bexley Hall/Crozer, Rochester, NY, 1987–1988
  • Consultant/Scholar at Large, Institute for Research in Social Behavior, Oakland, CA, 1985–1987
  • Associate Professor of New Testament and Church History, Graduate Seminary, Phillips University, Enid, OK, 1981–1985
  • Director of M.Div. Studies, Graduate Seminary, Phillips University, Enid, OK,1983–1985
  • Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Humanities, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 1977–1981
  • Research Analyst, Consultant, Institute for Research in Social Behavior, Oakland, CA, 1972–1977, 1962–1966
  • Teaching Assistant, Intensive Summer Language Program, Greek and Hebrew, San Francisco Theological Seminary, 1970–1974
  • Teaching Fellow, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, CA, 1970–1972

Honors

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar Fellowship, Stanford University, 1979
  • Conant Sabbatical Grants, 1991, 1995, 1998, 2002
  • Member of Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Service

  • Society of Biblical Literature
    Chair, The Bible in Ancient and Modern Media Group, 1992–1996
    Co-chair 19891991; Member, Steering Committee, 1984
    Member, Steering Committee, Mark Group, 2002–
    Member, Steering Committee, Group on Literary Aspects of the Gospels and Acts, 1980–1991
    Nominating Committee, Member 1981–1983
    Chair, Nominating Committee, 1983
    Member, Steering Committee, Seminar on Mark, 1974–1979
    New England Region
    Vice President, 1995–1996
    President, 1996–1997
    Western Region
    Member, Nominating Committee, 1987
    Southwest Region
    Coordinator, New Testament Program, 1983
    Member, Nominating Committee, 1981
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Biblical Literature, 1990–1996
  • Member, Editorial Board, Sheffield Academic Press, Sheffield, England, 1992–1995
  • Director, Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, Inc. 1984–1985
  • Member, Catholic Biblical Association
  • Fellow, Westar Institute