David Odell-Scott is an Associate Dean and Professor in the College of Arts & Sciences. In addition to his role as Associate Dean and Professor, he serves as the Director for the Center for Comparative and Integrative Studies, as well as the Coordinator for the Religion Studies Program.
During his time at Kent State University, he has served as the director for many Graduate Student theses, as well as Undergraduate Honors theses.
For more information on his past and present involvement, please see his Curriculum Vitae (CV) below.
1. The Sense of Quoting: A Semiotic Case Study of Biblical Quotations.
5. Democracy and Religion: Free Exercise and Diverse Visions. Editor and “Preface,” Third Annual Symposium on Democracy, Kent State University. Kent State University Press, Kent, Ohio. 2004. Print, ePUB & ePDF.
BOOK CHAPTERS AND ENTRIES
6. “Semiotics,” co-authored with George Aiecher, in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation,
Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York (2013).
7. “Metaphysics and Christian Theology,” in Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge and New York; 2010.
8. “William of Ockham,” in Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity. 2010.
9. “One with Another,” in Reading Romans with Contemporary Philosophers and Theologians, Volume VII, Romans through History and Cultures Series; T & T Clark International, New York and London, England. 2007.
10. “The Question of Patriarchy and Heterosexual Eroticism in Romans and Corinthians,” Gender, Tradition and Romans: Shared Ground, Uncertain Borders. Romans through History and Cultures Series, Volume V. Editors Cristina Grenholm and Daniel Patte, (T. & T. Clark International: New York and London; 2005).
11. “Deconstruction,” in Handbook of Postmodern Biblical Interpretation, ed. Andrew K. M. Adam. Chalice Press, St. Louis, 2000.
13. "A/t-Onement, Exclusion and Orthodoxy: 2 Corinthians 6:11-7:4," COV&R: The Bulletin of the Colloquium on Violence & Religion, No. 10.7 (1996).
14. "Paul's Skeptical Critique of a Primitive Christian Metaphysical Theology," Encounter 56.2.127-146 (1995).
15. "A Recent History of An Ignored Interpretation: The Egalitarian Interpretation of 1 Cor 14:34-36." Biblical Literacy Today, 9.3.11-12 (Winter, 1994-1995).
16. "In Defense of an Egalitarian Interpretation of First Corinthians 14:34-36: A Reply to Murphy-O'Connor's Critique," Biblical Theology Bulletin, 17.3. (July, 1987).
17. "Let The Women Speak In Church: An Egalitarian Interpretation of First Corinthians 14:33b-36," Biblical Theology Bulletin, 13.3: (July, 1983).
REFEREED ACADEMIC NOTE/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
18. “Letter to the Editor,” Religion in the News, 11.2.22 (Fall, 2008).
INVITED POPULAR PUBLICATIONS
19. "Communion Meditations," Table Talk. Jane McAvoy, Ed. Chalice Press, St. Louis; 1993
20. "Women in Corinth," The Disciple (January, 1988).
21. “The Status of Women in Corinthians," The Tennessean, guest editor (December 8, 1987)
22. "Women in Corinth," Biblical Literacy Today, 3.3 (Spring, 1989)
Ph.D., Philosophy, Vanderbilt University , M.Div., Vanderbilt University , B.A., Texas Christian University
Affiliate (fellow) of the Pluralism Project at Harvard University; Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Ohio Pluralism Project at Kent State University; Fellow, Westar Institute; Program Chair (2002-2012) Semiotics and Exegesis Section, Society of Biblical Literature; Member, American Academy of Religion, member, American Philosophical Association; Member, North American Tillich Society; Member, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy.