BUIES CREEK, North Carolina – The Campbell University Department of Christian Studies has named Lindsey Trozzo to the position of assistant professor of New Testament, starting fall of 2016.
A native of Houston, Texas, Trozzo attended Biola University and Talbot School of Theology in California before returning to Texas to enter the doctoral program at Baylor University. Currently, while finishing her dissertation on the Gospel of John, she serves as a full-time teaching and research assistant to the Bradford Chair at Texas Christian University.
“Professor Trozzo is bringing a Texas-sized dose of energy and originality to the department in the fall,” said Dr. Adam English, chair of Christian Studies at Campbell. “She perfectly fits the profile for this position. Deeply committed to student success in the classroom, she is a person of faith and an impressive scholar. She has ministerial experience working with high schoolers and starting a neighborhood church. In terms of scholarship, she has already produced significance research on ethics and rhetoric in the Gospel of John.”
Although Campbell will be her first full-time teaching appointment, Professor Trozzo is not new to the classroom. She has given New Testament lectures at Perkins School of Theology, Texas Christian, Baylor, and Truett Theological Seminary.
“I am humbled, honored and beyond excited to join the Campbell University Department of Christian Studies,” Trozzo said. “Campbell is a unique place where an authentic Christian mission stands firmly beside a stalwart commitment to open inquiry and a sincere value for diversity.”
Trozzo earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies, a Master of Arts in New Testament, and soon a Doctor of Philosophy in New Testament. Dr. English said Trozzo is well-equipped to navigate the rich complexities of biblical studies with students.
“Interpretations of the Bible are all around us: in literature, in politics, in church, and in the conversations we share with family and friends,” Trozzo said. “I’m convinced our lives will become more purposeful as a result of listening and learning together.”