Julie Faith Parker combines her passions for the Church and Scripture in her role as Associate Professor of Biblical Studies. She holds a Ph.D. in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible from Yale University, awarded with distinction, and also has degrees from Hamilton College (B.A.; Phi Beta Kappa), Union Theological Seminary in NYC (M.Div.), and Yale Divinity School (S.T.M). During her education, Parker spent a year in Paris studying art history and also lived in a barrio in Central America for six months studying liberation theology. She is ordained in the United Methodist Church and worked full-time in ministry prior to doctoral studies, first as a congregational pastor then as a university chaplain. Her research interests focus on feminist biblical interpretation, childist biblical interpretation, and ancient Near Eastern languages and cultures. She has authored or edited six books. Parker is also strongly committed to working with people who are incarcerated.
Prior to coming to General, Parker taught at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio where she founded the Trinity Prison Project. She has also taught at Yale Divinity School, Colby College, Fordham University, Andover Newton Theological School, and New York Theological Seminary, with a program teaching students incarcerated in Sing Sing Maximum Security Prison.
She is married to the Rev. Dr. Bill Crawford and they are the proud parents of two grown children, Graham and Mari. She enjoys going to museums, singing, and running, and has run the New York City Marathon twice.
Located in Seabury Hall, Fourth floor
+ Courses Taught
HS 1 Intro to Old Testament, HB 10 Biblical Hebrew, HS 3 Interpreting and Proclaiming Holy Scripture: Old and New Testament Hermeneutics and Exegesis.