Faculty & Staff
Title: Adjunct Faculty
Ph.D. University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto
M.A. University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto
M.A. London Bible College, England
Professional & Community Affiliations
Richard taught full-time at IPS from 1997-99, after which he moved back to his home country – Canada – where he is Associate Professor of New Testament at Queen’s Theological College and Queen’s University Department of Religious Studies, in Kingston, Ontario. Since that time he has continued to teach courses for IPS either in the summer or online. Richard’s research interests are focused on community formation in the first century C.E., and he has done quite a bit of work on the various types of voluntary associations that existed during that time. Richard has published six books, the most recent of which is Lydia: Paul’s Cosmopolitan Hostess (Liturgical Press, 2009). He is currently writing a commentary on 1 & 2 Thessalonians and working on inscriptions from voluntary associations in Thessalonica and in Ephesus.