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James Todd

Title: Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies

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Dr. Jay Todd has been teaching at College of the Ozarks since 2011. He has a passion to help his students better understand the Bible and fall deeper in love with the Hero of Scripture by teaching them biblical content and interpretation. He hopes his students become lifelong learners and servants in the local church. His research interests include the Psalms, the Pentateuch, the role and function of the old covenant, biblical interpretation, and the geography and archaeology of ancient Israel. His works include Remember, O Yahweh: The Poetry and Context of Psalms 135–137 (Wipf and Stock, 2015) and Sinai and the Saints: Reading Old Covenant Laws for the New Covenant Community (IVP Academic, 2017).

He is happily married to Christina, and they have three children: Maisy, Lily, and Isaac. When not reading, writing, or teaching, he loves almost all things outdoors, including hiking, kayaking, hunting, snow skiing, and yardwork. He is also recovering from a lifetime addiction to watching the Crimson Tide play football on Saturdays in the fall.


Email: jtodd@cofo.edu