Professor and Department Chair

Degrees: Ph.D., Northwestern University

Expertise: Biblical studies and early Christianity

Chair, Department of Theology & Religious Studies
General Editor, Conversations with the Biblical World

A frequent lecturer and author of numerous articles and books, Dr. McGinn’s main areas of interest concern the development of the earliest churches (including “dissenting” movements) and of early Christian writings in their social and cultural environments. She also contributes to the scholarship on “engaged” methods of adult pedagogy. Her most recent publications include By Bread Alone: The Bible through the Eyes of the Hungry, edited with Lai Ling Ngan and Ahida Calderón Pilarski (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2014) and The Jesus Movement and the World of the Early Church (Winona, MN: Anselm Academic, 2014).

Biblical Studies resources:
Personal blog:

Course Schedule

Spring 2016

  • TRS205.51 New Testament Introduction TR 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
  • TRS389.1 Teaching Theology and Religious Studies to Adolescents & Young Adults W 6:30 – 9:15 p.m.
  • TRS491.51  Internship
  • TRS309.51 Special Topic: Modern and Biblical Hebrew  MTWTF 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    This intensive course meets February 29 – March 4 (Spring Break)

Summer 2016

  • TRS101.51 Introduction to Theology and Religious Studies (online)
  • TRS309.51/509.51 Corinthians by Simulation W 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fall 2016

  • TRS400 Engaging Scriptures Biblical Interpretation T 6:30 – 9:15 p.m.
  • TRS490 Research Methods for Theology and Religious Studies T 5:00 – 6:15 p.m.
  • TRS491.52  Internship
  • TRS493.51 Senior Seminar F 2:00 – 4:45 p.m.