Johnson-DeBaufre-MelanieAssistant Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity
Drew Theological School, Madison, New Jersey

Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre is Assistant Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Drew Theological School and the Graduate Division of Religion, Madison, New Jersey. A graduate of Harvard Divinity School with a Th.D. in New Testament and Early Christianity, Johnson-DeBaufre previously taught in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She is the author of Jesus Among Her Children (2005) and Mary Magdalene Understood (with Jane Schaberg, 2006). An ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches, USA, she also serves as Co-Editor of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion.

Books

  • Mary Magdalene Understood, with Jane Schaberg, 2006
  • Jesus Among Her Children: Q, Eschatology, and the Construction of Christian Origins, 2005

Academic Credentials

  • Th.D., Harvard Divinity School
  • M.Div., Harvard Divinity School
  • B.A., Eastern College

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Drew Theological School and the Graduate Division of Religion, 2005–
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Luther College, 2000–2004

Professional Service

  • Co-Editor of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, 2005-
  • Co-Chair of the Q Section Steering Committee for the Society of Biblical Literature, 2003–2006
  • Q Section Steering Committee for the Society of Biblical Literature, 2001–2006
  • Member of the Women's Studies Board, Luther College, 2003–2005

Ecclesiastical Status

  • Ordained Minister in the American Baptist Churches, 1996–

Grants Awards and Honors

  • Wabash Institute for Teaching and Learning in Religion, Lilly Endowment, Inc. Summer research grant.
  • Wabash Institute for Teaching and Learning in Religion, Lilly Endowment, Inc. Participation grant, 2003–2004.
  • Luther College Sense of Vocation Programs, Lilly Endowment, Inc. Course development grant.
  • Dean's Dissertation Fellowship, Harvard Divinity School, 1998–1999.