Justin has taught in the Religion Department since 2014 and in the Honors College's BIC program since 2016. He is married to Hannah King, an Associate Registrar at Baylor University. They have one son and two dogs, and they are expecting a daughter in early September.
Justin's research and academic interests revolve around the New Testament, especially the undisputed Pauline epistles and the Gospel of Mark. His work is historical critical in nature, engaging with the religious, rhetorical, political, material, and otherwise social world(s) that influence these texts. One manifestation of this is his book, Speech-in-Character, Diatribe, and Romans 3:1-9: Who's Speaking When and Why It Matters (2016). He has also published articles in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal for the Study of the New Testament.