I am a PhD candidate in religious studies at Emory University. I have a BA in Classics from California State University, Long Beach (2006) and a Master of Theological Studies (MTS) from Candler School of Theology (2009). My research is primarily concerned with Luke-Acts, ancient historiography, and rhetoric. My dissertation, "All Things to All People: Luke's Paul as an Orator in Diverse Social Contexts," looks at Luke's characterization of Paul in four of the main speeches in Acts (chs. 13, 17, 20, and 26). I have a lot of experience working in academic libraries and recently have begun a career as a theological librarian. I am working at Pitts Theology Library as the curator of archives and manuscripts. My wife, Wendy, and I live in Tucker with our son, Rowan. In my free time, which is rare these days, I enjoy woodworking and spending time with my family.