Religion faculty

John M. Vonder Bruegge, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Religion
Co-director of the Honors Program

Ph.D., Yale University
Th.M., Harvard Divinity School
M.Div., Covenant Theological Seminary
B.S., University of Missouri

712-707-7082
jvonder@nwciowa.edu
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Profile

Professor Vonder Bruegge's teaching interests include early Christian history and literature, the New Testament and archaeology, Johannine literature, and Josephus and ancient Judaism. He earned a doctorate at Yale University; a Master of Divinity degree from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri; and a Master of Theology degree from Harvard University.

Prior to joining Northwestern’s faculty, he served as a research assistant at Harvard and Yale and as a teaching fellow and lecturer at Yale Divinity School. Vonder Bruegge participated in an archaeological excavation in Turkey and studied archaeology in Israel and Greece. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion.


Courses


    Professional experience

    • Lecturer in New Testament Greek, Yale Divinity School
    • Graduate Teaching Center Consultant, Yale University
    • Research Assistant, Yale University
    • Research Assistant, Harvard University
    • Tiberias Archaeological Excavations, Tiberias, Israel
    • Sardis Archaeological Expedition, Salihli, Turkey

    Memberships

    • Society of Biblical Literature
    • American Academy of Religion

    Honors

    • Teaching Excellence Award, Northwestern College, 2009
    • Yale University Dissertation Fellowship, 2003-04
    • Yale University Fellowship, 1998-2002
    • John Perry Miller Fund Award, Yale University, 2001
    • Robert G. Rayburn Homiletics Award, Covenant Theological Seminary, 1994
    • Curators’ Scholarship, University of Missouri, 1987-91
    • Missouri Higher Education (Brightflight) Scholarship, 1987-91