Chair, Department of Religion
Professor of Old Testament
Area of Specialization: Old Testament Studies.
Professor Westbrook enjoys sharing with students her great love for the biblical text. Each academic year, she introduces students to the formal study of scripture, teaching several foundational courses in the Religion core curriculum and biblical Hebrew. She also regularly teaches courses in Old Testament historical books and the Pentateuch, giving specific attention to narrative interpretation methodologies, and encouraging students to discover the amazing relevance of these texts to the current reader.
As an ordained minister for over twenty-five years, Professor Westbrook also has great interest in issues concerning women in leadership and ministry roles. She regularly teaches related courses, as well as speaking at conferences, retreats and chapel services.