faculty

Sandra Richter, Ph.D.

Robert H. Gundry Professor of Religious Studies
805-565-6168

Office Location

Porter 107

Office Available

Monday 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
& appointments can be made outside these hours via email

Specialization(s)

Deuteronomy, Isaiah, Archeology and the Bible, and American environmental practice

Research Interests
  • Deuteronomy, Isaiah, Archeology and the Bible, and American environmental practice
  • Economies of the Iron Age I, II and III
  • Agriculture and animal husbandry in the Levant
  • Military methods in the Ancient Near East
  • Family systems in tribal communities
  • Literary expertise of the biblical writers
Biography/Details

Dr. Richter graduated from Valley Forge Christian College, earned a Master of Arts at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and completed a doctorate in Near Eastern languages and civilizations and Hebrew Bible at Harvard University. She has taught at Asbury Theological Seminary, Wesley Biblical Seminary and Wheaton College. Previously, she served in professional ministry and speaks regularly to lay people. Her scholarly works include “The Deuteronomistic History and the Name Theology.” She wrote “The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry into the Old Testament” and produced three DVD-based curriculums designed around the book. Forthcoming works include a commentary on Deuteronomy (Eerdmans), ‘‘The Fifth Gospel: A Christian Entry into the Book of Isaiah” (IVP Academic), and a book on environmental theology (Hendrickson).