Effective June 1, 2024, Dr. Daniel Frayer-Griggs '08 became the director of the Center for Writing and Learning Support and assistant professor of biblical exegesis at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Dr. Frayer-Griggs will be transitioning into this role after serving as the Seminary’s interim director of the Center for Writing and Learning Support and visiting assistant professor of Bible.

“Dr. Frayer-Griggs has made tremendous contributions to our community,” said President Asa J. Lee. “The decision to appoint him to this position was as easy one. The Seminary values his scholarship and willing spirit and we’re glad he’ll continue to form students here for ministries familiar and yet to unfold.”

Dr. Frayer-Griggs brings to this role more than 15 years of teaching experience (Duquesne University, Carlow University, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary) and five years of experience as a writing specialist at the Seminary. He holds a Ph.D. in New Testament (Durham University) and additional degrees in education (M.Ed., Aquinas College), English (M.A., McNeese State University; B.A., Hope College), and theology (M.A., Pittsburgh Theological Seminary; B.A., Hope College). Dr. Frayer-Griggs is the author of Saved Through Fire: The Fiery Ordeal in New Testament Eschatology (Pickwick, 2016), editor of The Pilgrim’s Progress in Modern Language (Whitaker House, 2019), and co-editor of “To Recover What Has Been Lost”: Essays on Eschatology, Intertextuality, and Reception History in Honor of Dale C. Allison Jr. (Brill, 2020). He has published articles in Harvard Theological Review, Journal of Biblical Literature, Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus, and New Testament Studies and contributed lessons to The Presbyterian Outlook. Dr. Frayer-Griggs is a regular presenter at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature and is a recipient of SBL’s Regional Scholar Award. In addition to his academic accomplishments, Dr. Frayer-Griggs has also taught in local church communities and is an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

“This dual position directing the Writing Center and teaching as a member of the faculty integrates my backgrounds in English composition and biblical studies in ways I could not have foreseen,” says Dr. Frayer-Griggs. “Working with the students, staff, and faculty at PTS over the past several years has been richly rewarding. I'm excited about this transition and grateful for the opportunity to continue investing in PTS through my teaching, mentoring, and scholarship.”