Dr. Dennis Tucker is Associate Professor of Christian Scriptures and has been at Truett since 2002. He has served as Associate Dean since 2007. Prior to coming to Truett, Dr. Tucker taught at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR, where he served as Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology, and also as Director of External Programs. He received his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition, Dr. Tucker received a Specialist in Education degree in Educational Administration from the University of Louisville. He has completed additional studies at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO.
Dr. Tucker is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, and the National Association of Professors of Hebrew. He serves as series editor for The Baylor Handbook on the Hebrew Bible published by Baylor University Press, and wrote the first volume in the series on the book of Jonah (2006). Other publications include Diachronic and Synchronic: Reading the Psalms in Real Time (London: T & T Clark, 2007), co-edited with two of his colleagues in the Baylor University Department of Religion, Drs. Joel Burnett and William Bellinger. In addition, Dr. Tucker co-authored The Story of Israel: A Biblical Theology published by InterVarsity Press (2004) and co-edited Introduction to Wisdom Literature and the Psalms, published by Mercer University Press. Other publications include articles in Biblica, Vetus Testamentum, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, Horizons in Biblical Theology, and Perspectives in Religious Studies. In addition, Dr. Tucker presents papers regularly at the national and regional meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature. His current research projects focus on the final book of the Psalter (Psalms 107-150) and the reception history of Daniel.
Dr. Tucker continues to preach and work with churches. He has served as an interim or on staff in churches in Texas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana, and Arkansas. He and his wife, Tish, have three daughters: Hannah, Sarah, and Hope. Dr. Tucker enjoys running, taking care of the family horses, and coaching girl's basketball.