James D. Dvorak

Vice President Academic, Professor of New Testament

Jim has been teaching in biblical studies (primarily New Testament) for over twenty years, and has been in administration for over ten years. In addition to VP Academic duties, Jim teaches New Testament textual courses as well as the Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning course. He is also primary or secondary supervisor for a number of DPT and PhD students. He is active in both ETS and SBL, typically presenting papers or moderating sessions at each conference every year. At SBL, he co-chairs the Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics unit with Xiaxia (Esther) Xue, an MDC PhD alumna. He also remains active in research and writing (see CV for list of publications).


McMaster Divinity College
Hamilton, ON
The George Washington University
Washington, DC
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Deerfield, IL
Oklahoma Christian University
Oklahoma City, OK

Current Course List

Course Title Instructors Term Year/Month Days
Curriculum, Teaching & Learning James D. Dvorak Winter 2024 Tues

Recent Publications

Title Professor Name Year
The Interpersonal Metafunction in 1 Corinthians 1–4 James D. Dvorak 2021
The Epistle of James: Linguistic Exegesis of an Early Christian Letter James D. Dvorak, Zachary K. Dawson 2019
The New Testament Church: The Challenge of Developing Ecclesiologies James D. Dvorak, John P. Harrison 2012
baptism book cover Baptism: Historical, Theological, And Pastoral Perspectives Gordon L. Heath, James D. Dvorak 2011