Faculty Biographies

James D. Dvorak

James D. Dvorak Title: Associate Professor of New Testament
Email: jim.dvorak@oc.edu
Hometown: Bagley, Iowa
Degree: Oklahoma Christian University - B.A. Bible; Trinity Evangelical Divinity School - M.A. Divinity; George Washington University - M.A. Education; McMaster Divinity College - Ph.D

James D. Dvorak earned his bachelors in Bible from OC in 1995, his M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2001, and his masters in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University in 2004.  He has his Ph.D. from McMaster Divinity College in Christian theology, specializing in Hellenistic Greek and Linguistics.  Dvorak has many years of experience teaching as a New Testament Teaching Fellow at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, an adjunct in both the College of Biblical Studies and the College of Professional Studies at OC, and most recently, as a part-time faculty of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College.  His research interests include application of modern linguistics and discourse analysis to the study of ancient and biblical Greek grammar, translation theory, and New Testament interpretation; implementation of modern linguistics and discourse analysis as a hermeneutical/exegetical model; New Testament theology; and the history of biblical interpretation.  Dvorak has published a number of articles, chapters, and book reviews, and is currently co-editing two books.


"John H. Elliott's Social-Scientific Criticism." TinJ28.2 (2007) 251-278.

"The Relationship Between John and the Synoptics." JETS 41.2 (June 1998) 201-213.

"Thermalization, Topic, and Information Flow." JLIABG 1 (2008) 17-37.

Baptism: Historical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspectives. McMaster Theological Studies Series. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2011. (Co-edited with Gordon L. Heath)

The New Testament Church. McMaster Biblical Studies Series 1. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2012 (co-edited with Dr. John Harrison)