Scott Ryan recently graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in Religion from Baylor University, writing his dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Beverly Roberts Gaventa on the apostle Paul's adaptations of Jewish divine conflict motifs in the letter to the Romans. In the 2016–17 academic year, Scott received the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award at Baylor. Currently, he serves as the Wabash Fellow in Religion in the Department of Religion, teaching undergraduate courses and overseeing an initiative designed to increase faculty participation in mentoring graduate students for the teaching vocation.
Prior to coming to Baylor, Scott completed the Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees at Duke University Divinity School, where he received the Excellence in Bible Award. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Gardner-Webb University, where he received the Greek Award and the Christian Service Award. Scott has published his research in journals such as New Testament Studies, Perspectives in Religious Studies, and Baptist History & Heritage, and presented a number of times at professional conferences. He was selected as a Young Scholar in the Baptist Academy in 2015 and received the Schmeltekopf Fellowship for Educational Leadership in 2013–14. His primary research interests include the Pauline Epistles, the Gospel of Mark, Israel’s Scripture in the New Testament, Material Culture (Pompeii and Herculaneum), Second Temple Judaism(s), Literary and Rhetorical Criticism, and Reception History.