Alicia Myers teaches New Testament and Greek. Prior to joining the faculty at Campbell, she taught at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH. Her dissertation focused on the role of the Old Testament in presenting the character of Jesus in the Gospel of John; it is published in the Library of New Testament Studies series as Characterizing Jesus (2012). She has published articles in the Journal of Biblical Literature, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Biblica, and Perspectives in Religious Studies, several essays in edited volumes and The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies (ed. Julia M. O’Brien, forthcoming), as well as contributions focused more on the concerns of pastors in Lectionary Homiletics and Feasting on the Gospels (WJK, forthcoming). She is a member of Steering Committee of the Johannine Literature Unit of the Society of Biblical Literature and is a member of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion. Her research continues to focus on the use of the Old Testament in the Gospel of John and characterization. At present she is co-editing, with Dr. Bruce G. Schuchard, a volume highlighting various perspectives on John’s use of Scripture titled Abiding Words (SBL Press, forthcoming). In addition, she is working toward her second monograph, which will focus specifically on the construction of mothers and motherhood in the New Testament world. A constant feature of her research is an interest in how Greco-Roman rhetoric and literatures can aid our understanding of the New Testament.
Alicia is married to Scott Myers, a Sr. IT Manager at Duke University. They have two sons, Keaton and Gavin, and a dog, Griffin, who together keep them very busy!
- BA, Indiana Wesleyan University
- MTS, Duke University Divinity School
- PhD, Baylor University
- Co-Chair the Johannine Section of the Society of Biblical Literature (2014-present)
- Vice President, Southeast Region of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion (2016-2017)
- Blessed Among Women? Mothers and Motherhood in the New Testament. Current book project under contract with Oxford University Press.
- Rhetoric. Pages 187-203 in How John Works: Storytelling in the Fourth Gospel. Edited by Douglas Estes and Ruth Sheridan. SBLRBS 86. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016.
- Pater Nutrix: Milk Metaphors and Character Formation in Hebrews and 1 Peter.â€ Pages 95â€“117 in Making Sense of Motherhood: Biblical and Systematic Perspectives. Edited by Beth Stovell. Wipf and Stock, 2016.
- Abiding Words: Perspectives on the Use of Scripture in the Gospel of John. Co-edited with Bruce G. Schuchard. SBL Resources for Biblical Studies Series 81. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2015.
- Gender, Rhetoric, and Recognition: Characterizing Jesus and (Re)defining Masculinity in the Gospel of John.â€ Journal for the Study of the New Testament 38 (2015): 191-218.
- ˜In the Father's Bosom": Breast-feeding and Identity Formation in the Gospel of John. Catholic Biblical Quarterly 76 (2014): 481-97.