Faculty Profile – Erica Lee Martin, PhD2019-12-03T08:25:16-08:00
Erica L. Martin, Ph.D.

Erica Lee Martin, PhD

Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
Instructor of Hebrew Scriptures

  • 2009 Ph.D. in Biblical Studies, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley CA
    Dissertation: Incest and Inner-Biblical Exegesis (Gen 9:20-25 and 19:30-38)
  • 2001 MA in Religious Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem Israel
  • 1998 MA in Pastoral Studies, Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry, Seattle WA
  • 1994 BA in Classics, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma WA
  • 2012-2014 Full Time Lecturer, Seattle University, Department of Theology and Religious Studies. Undergraduate courses: Introduction to Qur’ān; Between Bible and Qur’ān; Christian-Muslim Dialogue.
  • 2009-2014 Affiliate Chaplain for Jewish Life, University of Puget Sound, Office of Spirituality, Service & Social Justice
  • 2010-2013 Adjunct Faculty, University of Puget Sound, Department of Religious Studies. Undergraduate courses: Ancient Israel; New Testament; Religions of the Book.
  • 2009-2012 Full-Time Adjunct Faculty, Seattle University (Shared appointment between three departments)
    Seattle University Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Undergraduate courses: Introduction to Hebrew Bible; Women in the Hebrew Bible; Religions of the Book: Scripture in Judaism, Christianity and Islam; Torah: The Birth of a People; Christian-Muslim Dialogue.
    Seattle University Honors Program, Undergraduate course: Honors Theology.
    Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry, Graduate courses: Exodus in Jewish Interpretation and Identity; Greek I; Greek II; Greek III; Abraham to Muhammad: Scripture and Interfaith; Religious of the Book: Scripture in Judaism, Christianity and Islam; Religions of the Book; Women in Ancient Israel.
  • 2007-2011 Adjunct Faculty, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Center for Anglican Leadership and Learning, Berkeley CA, Online courses: Women in Early Christianity; New Perspectives on Paul; Introduction to New Testament; Digging up Damascus Road: Reading Paul; The Gospel of John.
  • 2014 “The Christian Bible and the Jews” in Anselm Companion to the Bible. Carvalho, Corrine L., ed. Winona, MN: Anselm Academic.
  • 2014 “The Christian Bible and the Jews” in Anselm Companion to the New Testament. Carvalho, Corrine L., ed. Winona, MN: Anselm Academic.Anselm Companion to the Bible
  • 2010 “Noah in the Qur’ān,” in After the Deluge: Post-Biblical Traditions of Noah. Michael E. Stone, Aryeh Amihay and Vered Hillel, eds. Leiden: Brill, 2010.
  • 2010 “The Rabbinic Knife: How and Why the Rabbis Castrated Noah,” in Interpretation, Religion and Culture in Midrash and Beyond, Volume IV. Lieve Teugels and Rivka Ulmer eds. New Jersey: Gorgias Press.

Selected Online Publications

  • 2014 “What Happened in Noah’s Tent?” Noah’s Flood.
  • 2014 “Lions and Noah and Groans, Oh My! Dangerous Beasts aboard the Ark.” Noah’s Flood.
  • 2014 “Darren Aronofsky’s Noah and Jewish Tradition.” Noah’s Flood.
  • 2013 “Connecting with the Kid in the Back Row Using Blended Learning,” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MA.
  • 2012 “Circuit Training in the Biblical Studies Classroom,” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • 2012 “Ezekiel and the ‘C’ Word,” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • 2012 “The Euphemistic Hijab: Uncovering Hidden References to Women’s Bodies in the Hebrew Bible,” Society of Biblical Literature, Pacific Northwest Regional Meeting, Portland, OR.
  • 2011 “Out of Egypt: Hagar’s Biblical Potential Realized in Qur’ān and Tafsir,” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • 2011 “Texting, Twitter and other Technologies in the Biblical Studies Classroom,” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
    Selected Community Presentations/Engagements:
  • 2014 Keynote Speaker, “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made,” Lavender Graduation Celebration Keynote Address, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma WA
  • 2014 Adult Educator: Class title “Isaac and Ishmael: What Sarah’s Jewish Children should know about Hagar’s Muslim Descendants,” Temple Beth El, Tacoma WA
  • 2014 Guest Presider, “To Life! The Jewish Holiday Tu B’Shevat,” Vashon Island Unitarian Fellowship, Vashon, WA
  • 2013 Adult Educator: Class title “Nice Jewish Boys? The Jewishness of Jesus and Second Temple Judaisms,” St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Tacoma WA
  • 2013 Adult Educator: Class title “The Midrashic Imagination,” Temple Beth El, Tacoma WA
  • 2013 Adult Educator: Class title “Nice Jewish Boys? The Jewishness of Jesus and Second Temple Judaisms,” Temple Beth El, Tacoma WA
  • 2013 Guest Presenter, Introduction to Judaism, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Tacoma WA
  • 2012 Guest Presider, “Perspectives on At-One-Ment,” Vashon Island Unitarian Fellowship, Vashon, WA
  • 2012 Adult Educator: Class title “G-d’s Wandering Wife: Biblical Texts on Sexuality, Reproduction and Israel’s Marriage to HaShem,” Temple Beth El, Tacoma WA

CONTACT
Email: martine@seattleu.edu
Phone: 206.296.5300

COURSES TAUGHT
Hebrew Scriptures (STMM 5240, 5260)

Greek language (STMM 5120-5140) and Hebrew language (STMM 5150-5160)

Introduction to the Qur’an (special topic)

Exodus and Jewish Interpretation and Identity (STMM 5290)

Between Bible and Qur’an (STMM 5180)

Prophets and Social Justice (STMM 5190)

AREAS OF INTEREST
Hebrew Bible

Second Temple Jewish Literature

New Testament

Qur’an

Scriptural Languages (Hebrew, Greek, Arabic)

Inter-religious Dialogue

LBGTQ Hermeneutics

Curriculum Vitae