Vernon K. Robbins
I. Educational Background
- Westmar College - LeMars, Iowa, graduated cum laude 1960 B.A.
- United Theological Seminary - Dayton, Ohio, graduated cum laude 1963 M.Div.
- University of Chicago, Divinity School - Chicago, Illinois 1966 M.A.
- University of Chicago, Divinity School - Chicago, Illinois 1969 Ph.D.
II. Professional Experience
- 1968-1984 Religious Studies and Classics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
- 1983-1984 Fulbright Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Trondheim, Norway
- 1984-1988 Associate Professor, Department and Graduate Division of Religion, Emory University, Atlanta
- 1986-1987 Chair of Classics and Director of Classical Studies, Emory University
- 1988-89 Chair of Department of Religion, Emory University
- 1991-92 Chair of Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Languages and Literatures
- 1988-2019 Professor of Religion, Department and Graduate Division of Religion, Emory University
- 1999-2002 Visiting Professor of New Testament, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
- 2001-2019 Winship Distinguished Research Professor of New Testament and Comparative Sacred Texts in the Humanities, Department and Graduate Division of Religion, Emory University
- 2019- Professor Emeritus of Religion-Winship Distinguished Research Professor in the Humanities, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
III. Grants, Fellowships, Awards, or Professional Recognition
- Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research Fellowship, St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota, 1975
- Faculty Study in a Second Discipline Research Fellowship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Ancient and Modern Rhetorical Theory), Fall, 1981
- Society of Biblical Literature-Claremont Research Fellowship, Spring, 1982
- Fulbright Hays Research-Lecture Fellowship, University of Trondheim, Norway, 1983-84
- Emory University Research Fellowship, 1988
- Centre for Science Development, Human Research Science Council, Research-Lecture Fellowship, South Africa. Six week series of lectures, including three two-day seminars involving nine universities in South Africa. All expenses paid. July-August 1996.
- Corda E. Smith Greek Award, 1962
- Incomplete List of Excellent Teachers (UIUC): 1972-1974, 1976, 1977, 1979
- University of Illinois School of Humanities Teaching Excellence Award, 1981
- Phi Beta Kappa Teacher Recognition: Emory College, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1996
- Distinguished Alumnus Award: Teikyo Westmar University, 1992
- Scholar Mentor for Promising Ph.D. Student, Society of Biblical Literature: Mark Given, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1996-97
- 1998 Outstanding Alumnus Award, United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio
D. Who's Who Listings, etc.
- Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1960
- Who's Who in Biblical Studies and Archaeology, 1986-1987
- Who's Who in Religion in the Southeast, 1990-91
- Who's Who in Religion, 1992-1993 (4th ed.)
- Who's Who in American Education, 1992-1993 (3rd ed.)
- Who's Who in the South and Southwest, 1992 (23rd ed.)
- Men of Achievement, Cambridge, England, 1992 (15th ed.)
- Dictionary of International Biography, 1992 (22nd ed.)
- Who's Who in the World, 1998 (15th ed.)
- Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 1998 (5th ed.)
E. Invited Prestigious Addresses and Lectures
- International Scholar to Conduct Seminar on Rhetorical Criticism and the Gospels: Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, August, 1992
- Exegetiska dagen New Testament lecture, Uppsala University, Sweden, September, 1993.
- Lecture and seminar, Research Network for Biblical and Judaic Studies, University of Utrecht, Netherlands, March, 1994.
- Keynote address, South Carolina Academy of Religion, Myrtle Beach, SC, February 17, 1995: New Rhetorical and Historical Modes for Interpreting Ancient Texts.
- Keynote address, London Conference on the Rhetorical Analysis of Scripture, London, England, July 27, 1995: The Present and Future of Rhetorical Analysis.
- Plenary address, South Africa Rhetoric Conference, Stellenbosch, July 11, 1996: Six Discourses in Early Christianity.
- Glasmacher lecture, University of Ottawa, Canada, March, 1997.
- Plenary address, Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society meeting, Pittsburgh, April 16-17, 1998: The Difference the Gospel of Thomas Makes.
- Plenary address, Society of Biblical Literature/Catholic Biblical Association New England Regional Meeting, Andover-Newton Theological School, Newton Centre, MA: How Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation Reconfigures Historical Interpretation
F. Positions of Recognition in Scholarly Societies
- Director: National Society of Biblical Literature Research Group on Pronouncement Stories, 1981-87
- Editorial Board: Journal of Biblical Literature, 1982-87
- Society of Biblical Literature Council, Member at Large, 1984-87
- Evaluation Team, Rutgers University, Department of Religious Studies, April, 1985
- Charter member of Jesus Seminar, 1985
- Charter member of Social Facets Seminar, 1986
- Social Facets Steering Committee, 1987-89
- Associate Editor: Semeia and Semeia Studies, 1987-93
- Chair: Education Committee, Scandinavian American Foundation of Georgia, 1988-93
- Associate Editor: Abingdon New Testament Commentaries, 1988-present
- General Editor: Emory Studies in Early Christianity, 1989-present
- Associate Editor: New Testament Studies and New Testament Studies Monograph Series, international journal and monograph series for the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, 1991-94
- Associate Editor: Abingdon New Testament Commentaries, 1988-present
- Chair: Rhetoric and the New Testament Section, Society of Biblical Literature, 1991-96
- Visiting Scholar: Princeton University, 1993-94
- Visiting Scholar: University of Glasgow, 1994
- Chair: Evaluation Team, Berry College, Department of Religion, 1995
- Visiting Scholar: Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2000-01
- Steering Committee: Rhetoric and the New Testament Section, Society of Biblical Literature, 1996-present
- Co-Chair: Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation Seminar, Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, 1999-present
G. Emory University Positions of Leadership
- Director: Religious Studies, 1978-1980, UIUC
- Chair: Classics and Director of Classical Studies, Emory University, 1986-87
- Chair: Department of Religion, Emory University, 1988-89
- Chair: Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Languages and Literatures, Emory University, 1991-92
- Director: Undergraduate Studies, Department of Religion, Emory University, 1992-93
- Faculty Council: Emory College, 1990-93
- Executive Committee: Emory College, 1993-96, 2001-04
- Chair: Grievance Committee, Emory College, 1993-96, 2001-04
- Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Religion, Emory College, 2001-03
- Society of Biblical Literature, 1968-present
- Chicago Society of Biblical Research, 1971-1984
- American Academy of Religion, 1968-1977
- Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research, 1975-present
- Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, 1979-present
- Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, 1982-present
- International Society for the History of Rhetoric, 1984-present
- Fulbright Alumni Association, 1984-present
- Jesus Seminar, Charter Member, 1985-1990
- Social Facets Seminar, Charter Member, 1986-1990
- Catholic Biblical Association, 1987-present
- The Context Group, 1992-present