Caryn Reeder, Ph.D.

Professor of New Testament, Co-Coordinator of Gender Studies
(805) 565-7047

Office Location

Porter Center  Room 13

Office Available


Dr. Reeder is on Sabbatical for the Fall 2021 Semester.



New Testament, Second Temple Judaism, and war, family and violence in the Bible


Dr. Reeder earned a B.A. from Augustana College, an M.A. in biblical studies from Wheaton College, and an M.Phil. in Old Testament and Ph.D. in New Testament from the University of Cambridge. She came to Westmont in 2007. Her research interests include the household, gender, and violence in the Bible and biblical worlds. Her recent research addresses women, children, and warfare in the Gospel of Luke, and the interpretation of the story of the Samaritan woman in the context of women's lives in the church. She also teaches in the Gender Studies program. Her newest book, The Samaritan Woman's Story: Reconsidering John 4 After #ChurchToo, will be published in January 2022 by InterVarsity Press.