The Author: Mary Anna Bader is Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at the College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, where she
also teaches in the Women’s Studies Program. She previously taught religious studies at Dominican University, River Forest,
Illinois. She received her Ph.D. in Hebrew/Hebrew Bible from Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC); her Th.M. from
LSTC; her M.Div. from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina; and her B.S. in psychology from
Houghton College, Houghton, New York. Her current research interests include the post-Hebrew Bible traditions of Dinah and
Tamar, women and religion, the life and teachings of Jesus, assessment, exploring new ways to teach the biblical traditions,
and feminist criticism.