Department of Religious Studies

Dr. James C. Moyer

James C. Moyer






Strong Hall 267


Religious Studies

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Missouri State University
Religious Studies
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897 work


PhD, 1969, Brandeis University


  • REL 101
  • REL 103 History of the English Bible
  • HST 542/642
  • REL 397 Proverbs and Ecclesiastes
  • REL 397 Psalms
  • REL 510/615 Jeremiah
  • REL 510/615 Genesis 

Research and professional interests

  • Old Testament/Hebrew Bible especially Psalms and Wisdom Literature
  • History of Israel
  • Archaeology
  • The Bible

Awards and honors

  • Governor's Award for Teaching Excellence, 2013
  • Missouri State University Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2011-12
  • John Gammie Distinguished Scholar Award, Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, Dallas, 2007-08
  • Teaching Fellowship Program Grant to train GA’s/TA’s in Mediated Learning, 2004
  • University Award for Teaching Excellence, 2001
  • Outstanding Advisor Award, Missouri Academic Advising Association and Southwest Missouri State University, 1999
  • College of Humanities and Public Affairs Teaching Excellence Award, 1998
  • National Endowment for the Humanities/American Schools of Oriental Research Summer Institute, “An Archaeological History of Syria-Palestine” University of Pennsylvania, June 2-July 11, 1986
  • 1985 Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence at Southwest Missouri State University
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College Teachers, 1984. Topic: History Writing in Ancient Greece, the Near East and Israel: A Comparative Study. Director: John Van Seters, University of North Carolina
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College Teachers, 1980. Topic: Biblical History in its Near Eastern Setting. Director: William W. Hallo, Yale University
  • Archaeological Fellowship, Hebrew Union College Biblical and Archaeological School, 1969-1970
  • Sachar International Fellowship, Brandeis University, 1969-1970