B.A. Gordon College
M.A. University of Chicago
M.A., Ph.D. Princeton University
Late Antiquity, Byzantium, Early Islam, Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Christian Spirituality in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, Byzantine Gaza and Palestine, Development of Christian Thought
“Desert Fathers and Desert Literature,” Encyclopedia of Ancient History (Oxford: Blackwell, 2010).
"Ecclesiastics and Ascetics: Finding Spiritual Authority in Fifth and Sixth-Century Palestine." Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies 9.1 (2006).
"Anchorite and Abbot: Cooperative Spiritual Authority in late Antique Gaza," in The Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies. (Leuven: Peeters, 2006).
Disciples of the Desert: Monks, Laity, and Spiritual Authority in the Sixth-Century. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, 2005).
"The Three Heirs of Rome," in A History of World Civilizations from a Christian Perspective, edited by Jerry Pattengale. St. Marion, Indiana: Triangle Publishing, forthcoming.