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David Reis Bridgewater College

Former Assistant Professor
 
Bridgewater College

United States

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David Reis Bridgewater College - Professional Summary

 

David Reis earned a Master of Arts in Religion and a Doctor of Philosophy in Religion (focusing on the History of Christianity) from Claremont Graduate University prior to working as a college professor. In the last 13 years, he has taught courses on religion and Christianity at West Virginia University, Wells College in upstate New York, the College of Santa Fe (now the Santa Fe University of Art and Design), and Bridgewater College in Virginia. After teaching as an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Bridgewater College from 2008 to 2012, David Reis joined the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Oregon in the summer of 2012 as a Courtesy Visiting Professor and Adjunct Instructor. Beginning in December 2012, he will teach two courses at the University of Oregon, respectively titled Martyrdom and Biblical Books: Paul’s Letters.

At each college or university where he has taught, David Reis has engaged in research projects, written for various academic publications, served as a faculty representative, and lectured to professional and community groups on topics in his fields of expertise. For example, while employed at West Virginia University (1999 to 2000), he presented papers at two meetings of the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature. From 2000 to 2004, David Reis taught at Wells College, and during that time, he received a Pluralism Project Affiliate Grant from Harvard University. While at the College of Santa Fe (2004 to 2006), he served as a sub-editor for Religious Studies Review. At Bridgewater College, he participated in a research project sponsored by the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity.

While employed at Bridgewater College, David Reis served as a faculty representative on several school committees, including the Graduate Fellowships Committee, the Library Committee, and the Service Learning Committee. Outside of teaching at Bridgewater College and participating in campus activities, he wrote for several academic publications, among them The Bible and Critical Theory and the Journal of Early Christian Studies.

 

 

David Reis Bridgewater College - Professional Experience

 


Aug 2008 - Jun 2012
Bridgewater College
Bridgewater, VA
Assistant Professor

Professor of Religious Studies.

Responsibilities:
I taught 7-8 courses in Religious Studies per year. Courses: Readings in the Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Jesus in History and Culture, Biblical Interpretation, Religions of the Far East, Classical Cultures: The Mediterranean World, Introduction to the Liberal Arts. Committees: Writing Instruction Focus Group, Graduate Fellowships Committee, Service Learning Committee, Library Committee. Experiential Learning: Classical Cultures: The Mediterranean World is a travel course to Greece and Italy. I took three classes to these countries during the January Interterm session. We traveled to the following sites: Athens, Delphi, the Greek Islands, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Sorrento, Pisa, Florence, and Venice. The course examined the cultures of ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, and Renaissance Italy.
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Aug 2004 - Jun 2006
College of Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM
Assistant Professor

Professor of Religious Studies.

Responsibilities:
I taught 6 courses in Religious Studies per year. Courses: Introduction to Religion Studies, World Religions I (Eastern Religions), World Religions II (Western Religions), Introduction to the First Testament, Principles for a Christian Morality, Religion and Ethics, Native American Religions, Letters of Paul, Jesus in History and Culture, Between the Rivers: Civilization and Conflict in Mesopotamia Committees: Academic Computing Committee, Library Committee.
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University of Oregon
Dec 2012 - Present
Adjunct Lecturer

Professor of Religious Studies.

Responsibilities:
Courses: Martyrdom, Biblical Books: Paul's Letters
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Sep 2006 - Jun 2008
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR, United States
Visiting Assistant Professor

Professor of Religious Studies.

Responsibilities:
I taught 6-7 courses in Religious Studies per year. Courses: Beginnings of Christianity, History of Christianity I (Ancient), History of Christianity II (Medieval), Early and Medieval Christian Heresy, Sex and Gender in Early Christianity, Jewish and Christian Spiritual Autobiographies.
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Aug 2000 - Jun 2004
Wells College
Aurora, NY
Visiting Assistant Professor

Professor of Religious Studies.

Responsibilities:
I taught 6 courses in Religious Studies per year. Courses: Approaches to the Liberal Arts, Introduction to World Religions, The Old Testament and Hebrew Beginnings, The New Testament and Early Christianity, Religions of the East, Islamic Civilization and Culture, Greco-Roman Religions, The Soul in the Ancient World, Sex and Gender in Antiquity, Gnosis: Greek-Jewish-Christian, Apocalypse Now?, Heroes-Heroines-Martyrs-Saints, Religious Studies and Human Values: Senior Seminar, Religious Diversity and Values, Introduction to Attic Greek, Introduction to New Testament Greek Department Chair of Religious Studies and Human Values (2002-2004) Committees: Admissions and Financial Aid Committee, Diversity Committee, Interfaith Council, Hillel Club Experiential Learning: During a January Intersession I took a class to Washington, DC to study the intersections between religious practice in the world's religions, social justice, and public policy.
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Aug 1999 - May 2000
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
Visiting Assistant Professor  

Professor of Religious Studies.

Responsibilities:
I taught 6 courses in Religious Studies. Courses: Introduction to Issues in Religion, Introduction to the Old Testament I, Introduction to the Old Testament II, History of Christian Thought I, History of Christian Thought II, The Soul in the Ancient World.

 

David Reis Bridgewater College - Education


Aug 1994 - May 1999
Claremont Graduate University
Claremont, CA
PhD, Religion

I received an M.A. in Religion in 1998 and a Ph.D. in 1999. The title of my dissertation is: "The Journey of the Soul: Its Expressions in Early Christianity." Awards: I received the Stuart Jardine Wolfenden Fellowship Fields of Study: Biblical Studies, The History of Christianity, History of Religions.
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Aug 2001 - May 2003
Creighton University
Omaha, NE
MA, History

Achievements:
Fields of Study: Greco-Roman History, Greco-Roman Religions
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Sep 1986 - Mar 1990
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA
BA, History

Achievements:
Eta Sigma Phi and Phi Alpha Theta Honor Societies

 

David Reis Bridgewater College - Interests

 

Running, soccer, skiing, travel

 

David Reis Bridgewater College - Memberships


American Academy of Religion North American Association for the Study of Religion North, American Patristics Society Society of Biblical Literature, Westar Institute

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