Associate Professor of New Testament
Year Started in this Position at PTS: 2020

Contact Information


  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
  • M.T.S., Duke University  
  • B.A. Bethel University, Biblical Studies and History

Recent Courses Taught

  • The Shape and Content of the Bible
  • The Old Testament in the New
  • The Quest for the Historical Jesus
  • Luke-Acts
  • The Gospel of Mark
  • The Gospels, Acts, and Johannine Epistles
  • New Testament Exegesis
  • Biblical Greek


Church Association

Current Church Membership: East Liberty Presbyterian Church

Professional Competencies

Areas of Specialty

  • The Gospels, Acts, and the Life of Jesus
  • The Old Testament in the New
  • History of Biblical Interpretation
  • Hellenistic Jewish Literature
  • Dead Sea Scrolls
  • The Early Church/Church Fathers
  • Eschatology
  • Biblical Theology

Professional Service

  • Chair of New Testament Section, Eastern Great Lakes Bible Society
  • Member, Society of Biblical Literature


  • Teaching Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2010-2015
  • 2015 Society of Biblical Literature Regional Scholar (one of only three in the U.S. and Canada)
  • Award for Excellence in Bible, Duke Divinity School

Additional Resources

  • In this podcast, Dr. Tucker Ferda and the Rev. Porsha Williams Gates talk about why Dr. Ferda loves teaching New Testament Scripture, the value of understanding the biblical world, Scripture as invitation to imagination, and the vital importance of resisting the human tendency to remake Scripture in our own image. Listen to the podcast.