Former Associate Professor of Religion, at Greensboro College, Jennifer G. Bird is now living in Portland, OR. She is speaking and teaching on matters related to gender, sexuality, and power within the texts of the Bible, especially from the letters of the New Testament.
Her undergraduate degree is a BS in Mathematics, with an Education minor, from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1994). After two years training with an international para—church organization, Young Life, and a cross-country "happiness move" to Portland, OR, she found herself applying to seminary in order to study biblical languages and look into what the Bible says about women. With an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary (2001), she began PhD work in New Testament and Early Christianity at Baylor University, and then completed her studies at and received her doctorate from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee (2007).